Month: October 2020

Hybrid renewable power plants make a good business case but need clearer legislation to become more widespread

Hybrid renewable power plants make a good business case but need clearer legislation to become more widespread On 8 October WindEurope spoke in a “Hybrid Power Plants” conference organised by Solar Plaza. The conference focused on hybrid wind/solar and wind/solar/storage power plants and how can help speed up the energy transition. A hybrid renewable power …

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Pushing the needle forward amidst disruption: new report showcases more robust sustainability reporting

Pushing the needle forward amidst disruption: new report showcases more robust sustainability reporting Geneva/London 21 October 2020: Today, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) highlights the importance of maintaining sustainability ambitions amidst unprecedented disruption in the eighth edition of Reporting matters – WBCSD’s annual review of its member companies’ sustainability and integrated reports in partnership with …

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Hybrid offshore wind farms are already being built – the Offshore Energy Strategy should reflect this

Hybrid offshore wind farms are already being built – the Offshore Energy Strategy should reflect this On 20 October Energinet, the Danish TSO, and 50Hertz, the German TSO, inaugurated the Kriegers Flak Combined Grid Solution offshore interconnector in the Baltic Sea. This marks the first time an offshore wind farm gets connected to two different …

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Each new wind turbine installed in Europe generates €10m of economic activity

Press releases Each new wind turbine installed in Europe generates €10m of economic activity Wind energy is 300,000 jobs in Europe and contributes €37bn to EU GDP every year according to WindEurope’s new report: ‘Wind Energy and economic recovery in Europe – How wind energy will put communities at the heart of the European recovery”. European leadership in wind energy will continue to …

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Solar recognised as competitive and strategic energy technology in State of the Energy Union and Renovation Wave

Press releases Solar recognised as competitive and strategic energy technology in State of the Energy Union and Renovation Wave Brussels, 15 October 2020 – Yesterday, the European Commission unveiled its Renovation Wave strategy, and published its annual State of the Energy Union, accompanied by a series of documents, including the annual Renewable Energy Progress Report, the Report on Energy Prices …

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Solar is crowned “king of the world’s electricity markets” in new IEA report

Solar is crowned “king of the world’s electricity markets” in new IEA report Today the International Energy Agency (IEA) released its flagship World Energy Outlook 2020, modelling different growth scenarios for the future global energy system. Central to the report is the revelation that solar offers the “cheapest electricity in history”, leading Executive Director of the …

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Accenture sets industry-leading net-zero, waste and water goals

Press releases Accenture sets industry-leading net-zero, waste and water goals New York, 8 October 2020 – Accenture today announced new commitments to sustainability — including industry-leading goals for net-zero emissions, as well as a newly created leadership role — as it moves to embed responsible business practices in all of its services and across every …

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New market outlook anticipates large growth for European residential battery storage

New market outlook anticipates large growth for European residential battery storage Key takeaways: In 2019, residential battery storage saw a huge leap in annual installed capacity: with 745 MWh added year-on-year, 57% growth compared to the previous year Residential storage is a rapidly expanding market with a total installed capacity of nearly 2 GWh by …

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