UK invests £162m in Africa’s energy industry

British International Investment has partnered with Norway’s Norfund in a joint venture with Scatec to support the initiative, which will meet the power needs of more than three million people

Could renewables restart Britain’s grid in the event of a power outage?

A live trial in Scotland has demonstrated how hydro generators could be used to fire up Britain’s electricity grid

‘Hollow Mountain’: Drax submits plans to expand pumped storage hydropower station

The power station will be located inside Ben Cruachan – Argyll’s highest mountain – and become the first newly-constructed plant of its kind in more than 40 years

Canada backs Atlin hydro expansion project with $32.2m

The project is expected to add 8MW of capacity to Yukon’s grid, generating roughly the same amount of electricity used by 2,500 homes annually

Masdar to support renewables development in the Kyrgyz Republic

The agreement with the Ministry of Energy will see Masdar explore investments in ground-mounted solar, floating solar and hydropower projects, with a potential capacity of up to 1GW

UNEP calls on support for Kyrgyz Republic to transition away from coal

The call comes as the capital city of Bishkek ranked number two in the world earlier this month for air pollution despite a mild winter

Can renewables help bitcoin become carbon-neutral?

ELN spoke to Andrew Webber, Founder and CEO of Digital Power Optimization on how the sector might reduce consumption

Iberdrola plugs in first generation unit at Portuguese giga battery

The project is forecast to increase the storage capacity of the Portuguese grid by 30%

IRENA to accelerate El Salvador’s green transition

The Central American country is looking to utilise geothermal energy and move away from fossil fuels

Masdar to develop Georgia’s ‘largest’ solar power plant

It will have a total capacity of 100MW, supporting the country’s ambition to increase its share of renewable energy in the power generation mix