Arizona regulator proposes clean energy mandates

An Arizona regulator has proposed a mandate to produce 80% of energy from clean sources and install 3GW of storage by 2050. Andrew Tobin, a member of the Arizona Corporation Commission said his state and its utilities should also implement reforms to boost energy efficiency, electric vehicles and biomass. The move would see the state […]

UK smashes clean energy records with green 2017

The past year has been the UK’s greenest on record, in terms of how much of the country’s power comes from clean sources. That’s according to the latest statistics from National Grid, which shows renewable technologies and low carbon innovations have helped break a number of energy records. For the first time, June saw wind, […]

Renewables generate more electricity than ever before

Most of the UK’s electricity this year came from renewable sources. That’s according to a new report from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which suggests the proportion of the power mix from low carbon technologies grew from 50.2% to 54.4%. Meanwhile, coal and gas generation fell to just 42% of generation, a […]

German renewables go sky high with ‘tallest turbines’

New wind turbines, said to be the tallest in the world, have gone online in Germany. Max Bögl Wind AG’s four turbines make up the pilot stage of a larger renewable energy and storage project in Gaildorf, near Stuttgart. Each year, the four turbines are each expected to generate more than 10GWh of electricity, enough […]

Wales generated 43% of renewable power in 2016

Wales generated 43% of its electricity through renewables in 2016. That’s according to a new government report, which says this was up nearly a third from the previous year. The number of renewable projects across the country has swelled in recent times, soaring up almost a fifth from 2014 to more than 67,000 clean energy […]

India ‘must invest $23bn for 2022 solar goal’

India will need to invest $23 billion (£17.1bn) over the next five years to meet its target of installing 40GW of solar capacity across the country’s rooftops. That’s according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), which says although the government has its sights on putting 175GW of non-hydropower renewable capacity into place by 2022, it […]

Costa Rica hits 300 days of clean power so far in 2017

Costa Rica has produced 100% of its energy from renewables for 300 days this year. That’s according to the Costa Rican Institute of Electricity (ICE), which says the Central American nation has beaten its own green power record, when renewable output matched consumption for 299 of 2015’s 365 days. With more than a month of […]

Oil tycoon ranked No.1 wind energy influencer

A billionaire oil tycoon has taken the top spot in a list of the world’s most influential wind energy players. A Word About Wind’s annual Top 100 Power People ranks American entrepreneur Philip Anschutz, worth a reported $12 billion (£9bn), as the most important name in the sector. The publication says Mr Anschutz secured the […]

Southeast Asia to maximise clean power potential

Southeast Asian nations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a renewable energy organisation to accelerate the region’s transition to a low carbon energy system. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which includes Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, hopes the collaboration with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) will result in the region’s renewable energy […]

Commitments for 100% clean power hit new heights

A record number of companies have joined a global initiative to source 100% of their electricity from renewable sources. Estée Lauder, Kellogg’s, DBS Bank and Clif Bar have joined the RE100 campaign, which is run in partnership with the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and recently celebrated breaking the milestone of 100 global firms. The 106 […]