UK’s renewable generation rose by 9.9% in second quarter of 2019

This rise, from 24.6TWh to 27.1TWh over the course of a year, was driven by an increase in clean capacity

Ørsted becomes first customer of world’s biggest offshore wind turbines

The firm will use GE’s new Haliade-X 12MW turbines to power its Skipjack and Ocean Wind projects based off the US coast

Renewables ‘set to make up 65% of Ireland’s energy capacity by 2030’

GlobalData says this growth will require massive investment in offshore wind and solar photovoltaic capacity

India expects coal capacity to swell by a fifth in three years

Chief Engineer at the country’s Federal Power Ministry, Ghanshyam Prasad, said coal capacity is likely to reach 238GW by 2022

Pakistan plans significant wind and solar expansion

The country aims to expand its clean energy capacity to make up around 20% of its total electricity mix

Brazil’s clean capacity ‘to top 60GW in 2030’

By this time, clean power is set to make up the second largest proportion of the mix, following behind only thermal generation

Germany goes 47% renewable so far this year

This is significantly above clean energy’s share of the power mix over the same period last year, when it totalled 40.6% of generation

Offshore wind turbines
UK launches third Contracts for Difference round

The latest auction will support up to 6GW of new renewable energy, enough to power around 350,000 homes each year

Renewable energy
Renewable capacity stalled last year for first time since 2001

The International Energy Association warns more capacity needs to be added each year if international climate goals are to be met

Solar panels in Taiwan
Taiwan deployed more than 1GW of solar in 2018

The government now hopes to install 1.5GW of new solar capacity by the end of 2019