Latin America’s Energy Community Underlines Link Between Energy Transformation and Prosperity

High-level energy and climate decision makers from Latin America and the Caribbean underlined the importance of low-carbon energy policy to securing stable, long-term prosperity across regional economies, during a webinar co-hosted by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE). The virtual meeting entitled Accelerating …

Volvo Buses Inks New Electric Bus Orders In Norway

Norway is one of the most active nations when it comes to cutting carbon emissions. That means putting significant incentives in place for electric vehicles, be they passenger vehicles, trucks, ferries, or buses. One of its policy initiatives calls for all urban buses in the country to be battery electric …

Some Electric Vehicles Are More Affordable Than Petrol Cars in UK

Electric vehicles (EVs) are often seen as being more expensive than petrol cars, but if the fuel saving costs are taken into account and the upfront purchase price is spread across monthly leasing payments, then a new EV could cost the equivalent of less than £200 per month. If the …

Verkor, Europe’s New Battery Cell Producer, Begins Its Industrial Journey

Verkor, a French industrial company, is set to amplify battery cell production in Europe, with the support of EIT InnoEnergy, Schneider Electric and the GROUPE IDEC. The new venture will accelerate the production capacity of low-carbon batteries in southern Europe to meet growing demand for electric vehicles and stationary storage. …

ABB Breaks Ground on $30 Million Facility for EV Chargers to Meet Global Demand

ABB has marked the start of construction at its new facility in San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy, which will serve as a global Center of Excellence and production site for electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The 16,000 square meter facility is expected to be operational by the end of 2021. As a …

Electric Dreams: Green Vehicles Cheaper Than Petrol in the UK

Research shows that over the lifetime of a car electric vehicles work out at around £107 cheaper per year than petrol or diesel equivalents; On average an electric car costs £52,133 over its lifetime, compared to £53,625 for a petrol fuelled model; A year-old electric vehicle sold second hand only …

30 Innovative Solutions Show Path to Renewable-Powered Future

Recently, IRENA has published the full series of 30 Innovation Briefs under its Innovation Landscape report. It is the most comprehensive analysis available on innovation priorities that policymakers must address to successfully decarbonise the electricity systems with renewables and push for innovative renewables solutions in a COVID-19 recovery stimulus. With …