Global coal demand stalls after more than a decade of relentless growth

Following more than a decade of aggressive growth, global coal demand has stalled, the International Energy Agency said Friday in its annual coal market report. The report sharply lowered its five-year global coal demand growth forecast in reflection of economic restructuring in China, which represents half of global coal consumption. …

Unlocking Climate Finance For More Renewable Energy in South Asia

With only 43% of its households with access to electricity, Odisha’s economic development lags behind that of other states in India. However, it is home to rich water reserves, wildlife, forest, minerals, and renewable energy sources, which together can help boost the state’s economy. Let’s take the example of solar …

Darwin Shopping Centre Takes “Largest Solar System” Mantle

The largest rooftop solar power system in Australia is now in Darwin. The installation the 1.25-megawatt solar system at GPT Group’s Casuarina Square, the largest shopping centre in the Northern Territory, reached practical completion last week. The 4190 solar panel rooftop has enough output to power 310 average Australian households …

EREL 2016

Join 2nd annual Egypt Renewable Energy Leaders / رواد مصر فى الطاقة المتجددة conference and exhibition to learn about the pipeline, tender and financing structures and the biggest deals from the most senior representatives of the renewable energy industry in Egypt to learn what you need to stay ahead of …

Uruguay makes dramatic shift to nearly 95% of electricity from clean energy

In less than 10 years the country has slashed its carbon footprint and lowered electricity costs, without government subsidies. Delegates at the Paris summit can learn much from its success. Renewables now provide 94.5% of Uruguay’s electricity. As the world gathers in Paris for the daunting task of switching from …

Small nations, renewable giants

Uruguay gets 94.5% of its electricity from renewables. In addition to old hydropower plants, a hefty investment in wind, biomass and solar in recent years has raised the share of these sources in the total energy mix to 55%, compared with a global average of 12%, and about 20% in …