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Japan plans carbon emission cuts by promoting renewables, nuclear

Japan is calling for further efforts to cut carbon emissions by promoting renewables but also nuclear energy despite the 2011 Fukushima reactors meltdowns. The energy white paper, adopted by the Cabinet Friday, said Japan faces an “urgent task” of reducing carbon emissions coming from utilities that have relied heavily on fossil fuels to make up […]

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GE lost billions by ‘misjudging’ renewables: Report

Investors in General Electric (GE), once one of the world’s most valuable companies, lost tens of billions of dollars after the Paris climate deal as it failed to adapt to the pace of the green energy transition, new analysis showed Thursday. A report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) said GE […]

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Former NY City Mayor to plunge USD 500M into clean energy effort

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is plunging USD500 million into an effort to close all of the nation’s remaining coal plants by 2030 and put the United States on track toward a 100% clean energy economy. The billionaire Bloomberg’s investment in the Beyond Carbon initiative marks the largest ever philanthropic effort to combat […]

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Bimstec nations could tap India’s green energy transition: Experts

With the Bimstec leaders gathered in the national capital for Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi’s swearing in ceremony on Thursday, the member-nations could benefit from India’s rapid renewable energy capacity increase, say experts. The New Delhi-based organisation CarbonCopy said the annual electricity trade potential between South Asian and Southeast Asian countries could be from 65,000 MW […]

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Falling Renewable Power Costs Open Door to Greater Climate Ambition: IRENA

Renewable power is the cheapest source of electricity in many parts of the world already today, the latest report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows. The report contributes to the international discussion on raising climate action worldwide, ahead of Abu Dhabi’s global preparatory meeting for the United Nations Climate Action Summit in September. With […]

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World Is Falling Short of Sustainable Energy Goals: IRENA

Despite significant progress in recent years, the world is falling short of meeting the global energy targets set in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for 2030. Ensuring affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030 remains possible but will require more sustained efforts, particularly to reach some of the world’s poorest […]

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Toshiba, Siemens Gamesa, Blackstone interested in Senvion

Japan’s Toshiba, Siemens unit Gamesa and buyout groups such as Blackstone are interested in buying insolvent German wind turbine maker Senvion, German Manager Magazine said on Tuesday, citing sources close to talks. Senvion was not immediately available for comment.Senvion filed for insolvency in April, but said the objective of the proceedings was to transform the […]

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World nations failing the poorest on energy goals: Study

More than 150 million people are gaining access to electricity every year, reducing the ranks of those who live without power, but this is not enough to meet global development goals, according to a report released Wednesday. Furthermore, efforts to cut pollution from cooking food and promote renewable power for heat and transportation are likewise […]

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Fortum to build its first Finnish large scale wind park in Närpes

Fortum has made the investment decision to start the construction of the 90-megawatt (MW) Kalax wind park in Närpes, Finland. The project consists of 21 wind turbines with a total capacity of 90.3 MW and an annual production of more than 0.3 terawatt hours. Fortum has signed an agreement with Vestas for the turbine supply […]

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Orix to buy seven 874 MW wind energy plants of IL&FS

Debt-ridden IL&FS on Sunday said Japan’s Orix Corporation, which owns 49 per cent share each in its seven operating wind power plants, has expressed intent to buy the remaining stake in those assets. The seven wind power plants, in the form of special purpose vehicles (SPVs) and owned by IL&FS Wind Energy Limited (IWEL), are […]

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