Brazil’s Clean Capacity to Top 60GW in 2030?

Renewable energy capacity in Brazil is forecast to exceed 60GW by 2030. That’s the prediction from analytics firm GlobalData, which expects the nation’s overall renewable power capacity, excluding small hydropower, will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 6% over the period. This will see total capacity soar from …

Renewable Jobs Around the World Topped 11 Million in 2018

Renewable jobs around the world topped 11 million in 2018. That’s according to the latest analysis by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) – this figure compares with 10.3 million clean energy jobs in 2017, the increase being driven by renewable energy industries increasingly spreading around the globe. The report …

Renewable Power ‘Already Cheapest Kind of Electricity in Many Countries’

Renewable power is already the cheapest source of electricity in many parts of the world. That’s the verdict from a new report published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which suggests the cost advantage of renewables will extend further as prices continue to fall in the next decade. It …

EU Clean Water Laws Under Attack from Industry Lobbyists

Industry lobbies are mounting a push to roll back EU clean water regulations, even though less than half of the continent’s rivers, wetlands and lakes are in a healthy state. The lobby offensive is aimed at weakening the bloc’s floods and water framework directives, which require all states to ensure …

EU Approves Lithuania’s €385m Renewable Energy Scheme

The European Commission has approved a €385 million (£333m) scheme to support electricity production from renewable energy sources in Lithuania. The government intends to introduce the new aid scheme in May for the installation of renewable sources such as wind, solar and hydropower. It will support Lithuania’s national target of …

Microsoft Inks Deal for Hydropower in Washington

Microsoft has signed a new five-year agreement to buy hydropower for its campuses in Washington. The deal has been inked with the Chelan County Public Utility District (PUD) for its Puget Sound campuses to be powered entirely by local hydro. Microsoft is also in the final stages of negotiating an …

Sweden ‘Leading the Way Towards a Low Carbon Future’

Sweden has the lowest share of fossil fuels in its primary energy supply among all member countries that are part of the International Energy Agency (IEA). It is also the second lowest carbon intensive economy and is a “global leader” in building a low carbon future, according to IEA’s latest …