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

Wind turbines
Number of ROCs issued in 2017/18 up 16.7% on previous year

That’s according to the latest statistical release from BEIS, which shows this equated to a 15% rise in generation

Wind farm
‘Nearly 300GW of new wind capacity will be built in next five years’

The Global Wind Energy Council expects the majority of this growth to be driven by increasing investment in offshore wind and emerging markets

Renewable energy
Renewables ‘now make up third of global power capacity’

A new report shows total renewable energy generation capacity reached 2,351GW by the end of last year

Gas
Italy to lead new-build underground gas storage capacity up to 2023

Analysts expect the nation’s 14 planned and announced facilities will make up 35% of European installations over the period

Wind turbines in Egypt
Africa and Middle East sail towards wind-powered future

The region installed a massive 962MW of new wind capacity in 2018

India’s Narendra Modi government rolls out the coal

Since coming to power in 2014, it has deployed 52 new coal mines