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GCF, EBRD, others bankroll Egypt’s $1bn renewable energy project

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) are teaming up to make a major contribution to a $1 billion renewable energy project in Egypt. The funding supports the Egyptian Government’s Sustainable Energy Strategy, which aims to source 20 percent of Egypt’s energy from low emission renewable sources by 2022. The financing will allow ...

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China completes, connects floating solar plant to power grid

The floating solar power plant

China has announced that the largest floating photovoltaic (PV) facility on earth has finally been completed and connected to the local power grid. Long reviled for its carbon emission record, this is the Chinese government’s latest achievement in its ongoing effort to lead the world in renewable energy adoption. Located in the city of Huainan in the Anhui province, the 40-megawatt solar power ...

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Clean mobility: DHL, Ford unveil electric van

DHL Ford

As a step towards ramping up clean electro-mobility in Europe, Deutsche Post DHL Group and Ford have unveiled new electric vans used for parcel delivery in German cities, with at least 2,500 electric “StreetScooters” to be in service by the end of 2018. The vehicles will be powered by electricity from renewable forms of energy such as solar and wind. ...

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Sri Lanka on path to 100% renewable energy, says report


Sri Lanka can meet its current and future electricity demand by judicial use of renewable energy by 2050, according to a joint study by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Asian Development Bank (ADB). The report, titled “Assessment of Sri Lanka’s Power Sector – 100 percent Electricity Generation through Renewable Energy by 2050”, notes that by 2050, the country’s installed electricity generation ...

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Mauritius island resort substitutes diesel for solar power

Deux Cocos

Mauritius-based hotel operator, LUX* Resorts & Hotels, has implemented 130 solar panels and batteries to fully substitute diesel-based power generation for the needs of Ile des Deux Cocos (an island resort), off-grid South-East Mauritius. The 20kWp project’s state-of-the-art design and storage solution will allow for 11 hours of utilisation daily and fulfil self-sufficiency of the property including during night-time. Building ...

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Orlando emerges 40th US city to commit to 100% renewable energy


By the year 2050, Orlando commissioners want all the electricity used in the city to come from renewable sources of energy like solar and wind power. In a unanimous vote on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, the Orlando City Council agreed to adopt this goal, joining San Diego, Salt Lake City and 37 other cities across the U.S. that have adopted a ...

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Dutch students manufacture biodegradable electric car


What’s made of sugar, can carry four people and travel at 50 miles (80 km) per hour? A biodegradable car, whose inventors say could be the next step in environmentally friendly motoring. The lightweight electric car, created by students in the Netherlands, is made of a resin derived from sugar beets and covered with sheets of Dutch-grown flax. “Only the ...

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Stronger policy needed to unleash renewables investment

solar panels

The trillion-dollar question is how to have the right incentives and conditions to attract investors, writes Geraldine Ang in the LSE (London School of Economics and Political Science) Business Review Renewable-energy technologies are critically important, both in addressing the risks of climate change and achieving Sustainable Development Goal number 7 (SDG7,) relative to affordable and clean energy. They have also ...

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$33m hydropower scheme to end Solomon Islands diesel fuel reliance

Manasseh Sogavare

The Solomon Islands, in the heart of the Pacific, relies on expensive imported fuel for nearly 100% of its electricity. It has some of the highest energy costs in the world, and one of the lowest rates of connection in the world; just 9% of Solomon Islanders are connected to the electricity grid. Succour has however emerged with the approval ...

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America’s largest wind farm unveiled


Invenergy, North America’s largest independent, privately-held renewable energy company, along with GE Renewable Energy, has announced a 2,000megawatt wind farm that will be the largest in the U.S. and second-largest in the world, once operational. The Wind Catcher facility is currently under construction in the Oklahoma panhandle and will generate wind electricity from 800 state-of-the-art GE 2.5 megawatt turbines. The ...

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