UNEP Start-Up Challenge Winners Show How Business Can Build Back Better From COVID-19

The 2020 winners of a UN Environment Programme (UNEP) start-up initiative are demonstrating business solutions that will help Asia build back better and greener after the COVID-19 pandemic. The nine entrepreneurs selected by the 2020 Asia-Pacific Low Carbon Lifestyles Challenge are advancing green businesses in the categories of low-carbon energy, …

IRENA and UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry Cooperating on Renewable Energy

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Energy and Industry, to cooperate in the field of renewable energy and drive an accelerated shift to low-carbon energy sources. The MoU was signed in by IRENA Director-General Francesco La …

Green Investment Group Sells 70MW of Energy Assets to Bioenergy Infrastructure Group

The Green Investment Group, known until Friday as the Green Investment Bank, has offloaded more than 70MW of low-carbon energy capacity for an undisclosed sum. The deal follows the conclusion of the controversial sale of the Green Investment Bank last week, which saw Australian lender Macquarie take ownership of the …

IRENA To Work With State Grid Of China To Accelerate Energy Transition

The International Renewable Energy Agency and the State Grid Corporation of China announced their intention last week to increase their cooperation with the intent to advance China’s energy transition. The State Grid Corporation of China is the world’s largest utility, and China has already proven itself as the world leader …

Germany Breaks Record: 85% of Energy Comes From Renewables Last Weekend

Germany’s “Energiewende”—the country’s low-carbon energy revolution—turned another successful corner last weekend when renewable energy sources nearly stamped out coal and nuclear. Thanks to a particularly breezy and sunny Sunday, renewables such as wind and solar, along with some biomass and hydropower, peaked at a record 85 percent, or 55.2 gigawatts, …

Harworth Seals Deal for New 5MW Solar Farm in Yorkshire

UK developer Harworth is expanding its clean energy portfolio with the announcement yesterday that a deal to build a new 5MW solar farm in North Yorkshire has been signed off. Kellingley Solar Farm, which will span 28 acres of land near the former Kellingley Colliery in North Yorkshire, received planning …