Bids Called To Replace 2 Gigawatt Coal With Solar & Wind In India

With the sharp decline in tariff bids of solar and wind energy projects in India, the country’s largest power generation company is now looking to replace some coal-based power supply with potentially cheaper renewable energy. According to media reports, NTPC Limited will call for bids to auction 2 gigawatts of …

ACCIONA To Build 400 Megawatts Of Wind & Solar In Chile

Spanish renewable energy company ACCIONA has announced that it will build four new renewable energy projects worth a total of 400 megawatts (MW) in Chile, made up of two solar farms and two wind farms. ACCIONA Energía announced on Tuesday that it will take three years to build two new …

Walmart Plots Wind and Solar Surge as it Slashes Supply Chain Emissions

Walmart has unveiled plans to further expand its use of solar panels, wind farms and electric vehicle charge points as it reported progress in slashing greenhouse gas emissions across its global supply chain last year. The US retailer yesterday revealed it has worked with hundreds of global suppliers to achieve …

Activists Call on Red Sox to Go 100 Percent Renewable

On April 10, Massachusetts environmental groups launched a campaign asking the state’s beloved Red Sox baseball team to “go green,” an Environment Massachusetts press release reported. In their joint “Sox Go Green” campaign, Environment Massachusetts and MASSPIRG Students are specifically calling on the team to source 100 percent of the …

India Added More Solar & Wind In 2017 Than Coal-Based Capacity

Perhaps for the first time ever, India added more renewable energy capacity in a calendar year than coal-based capacity. One of the fastest growing renewable energy markets achieved this feat last year. According to government data, India added 12.8 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity against just 4 gigawatts of net …

Good News, Bad News For Renewable Energy In New Jersey

When Chris Christie, former governor of New Jersey, wasn’t closing traffic lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge to punish political opponents, he was putting up barriers to renewable energy. Now that he has been consigned to the dustbin of history, his successor, Philip Murphy, is pushing a plan that …

Pakistan Can Spur Social & Economic Development With Renewable Energy, Claims IRENA

The International Renewable Energy Agency has published a new analysis of Pakistan’s energy sector which shows that the country can spur both social and economic development and improve its energy security by developing its “abundant” renewable energy sources. In a new report published earlier this week, Renewables Readiness Assessment Pakistan, …