North America’s largest coal power plant to become 44-MW solar farm

Located on the shores of Lake Erie, the Ontario Power Generation Nanticoke Generating Station was once North America’s largest coal-fired power plant. It was once capable of producing almost 4,000 megawatts at full capacity, but the aging plant has been shuttered since 2013. Now the site is to be re-purposed …

Earth Hour shines a light on climate action

This Earth Hour, Saturday, 19 March 2016 8:30 p.m. local time, as the world’s most iconic landmarks prepare to switch off their lights, supporters will be invited to take a stand for climate action on their own personal landmarks – their Facebook and Twitter accounts. Social media users can promote …

Got Denmark envy? Wait until you hear about its energy policies

Back in the early 1970s, Denmark got almost all its energy from imported oil. Then came the oil crisis, which, naturally, had a big impact. Political discussions throughout the ’80s resulted in two big strategic decisions. One, Denmark would develop its own North Sea oil and gas resources. Two, it …

WBA publishes a new factsheet on the global potential of biomass by 2035

The World Bioenergy Association (WBA) is pleased to announce the release of the factsheet ‘Global biomass potential towards 2035’ – the ninth in the series of publications. This comes at the opportune time when world leaders are developing new renewable energy targets based on the climate agreement at COP21 in …

Sri Lanka Targets 100% Renewable Energy Share By 2030

Sri Lanka has given indications it intends to significantly increase the share of renewable energy in its electricity generation by the end of the next decade. Secretary to the Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs recently told media outlets that his government is considering increasing the share of renewable …

Statkraft, Credit Suisse Fund to Invest $1.2 Billion in Wind Power in Norway

Statkraft AS and partners including a Credit Suisse-backed fund will invest 1.1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) in wind power in central Norway, reviving a project after bringing down costs and boosting capacity. Together with investment company Nordic Wind Power DA and utility Troenderenergi AS, Statkraft plans to build six wind …

Queensland solar homes are using more grid electricity than non-solar, says Energex boss

Solar-powered homes in south-east Queensland, which boasts the world’s highest concentration of rooftop panels, have begun consuming on average more electricity from the grid than those without solar, the network operator has found. Terry Effeney, the chief executive of state-owned power distributor Energex, said the trend – which belied the …