Egypt Set to Open Its First Solar Farm – and It’s the Largest in...

Egypt has long relied on environmentally taxing fossil fuels. Over 90% of electricity is generated from oil and natural gas, and the country subsidizes fossil fuels, making them a cheap option for its 96 million citizens. However, Egypt’s government plans to change courses and put itself on the clean energy …

These Massive Renewable Energy Projects Are Powering Chilean Mines

Minerals are so abundant in Chile’s northern Atacama Desert, you can get copper just by kicking the mountain—or so says one of the miners’ favorite proverbs. A century after many of the mines there were first opened, finding copper—or gold, or lithium, or iron ore—isn’t that easy. The concentration of …

Global Wind and Solar Installations Break 1TW Milestone

Wind generation made up around 54% of this figure, with the solar proportion coming in at 46%. The volume of wind and solar energy capacity installed around the world has broken the 1TW milestone. That’s according to a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), which predicts this will double by …

India’s Huge Solar Ambitions Could Push Coal Further into Shade

India says it intends to launch a tender for 100 gigawatts of solar power, 10 times the size of the current largest solar tender in the world – another Indian project scheduled to open for bids next month. But analysts have said the country has neither the infrastructure nor the …

New York Announces ‘Energy Storage Roadmap’ to Hit Low Carbon Goals

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced an ‘Energy Storage Roadmap’ to guide the state toward its energy storage target of 1.5GW by 2025. This figure is equivalent to the electricity demand of a fifth of the state’s homes and if achieved, is expected to deliver approximately $2 billion …

Major Coal-Fired Power Plant in Washington to Go Solar

It was once Washington state’s largest coal pit, a terraced, open-to-the-sky strip mine, five miles from the city of Centralia and halfway between Seattle and Portland, Oregon. Today, the coal beds are quiet and blanketed in green, but an adjacent TransAlta power plant with three tall stacks still churns out …