Solar and wind farms
Aquila Capital buys 700MW of Spanish renewable rights

The portfolio of potential projects would allow 400MW of onshore wind and around 300MW of solar to be built

GE Renewable’s 5.3MW prototype wind turbine enters operation

The giant structure has been successfully installed in Wieringermeer in the Netherlands

Palm oil
European Commission concludes palm oil is environmentally damaging

The decision means it is likely to be removed from transport fuels as it will not contribute to EU renewable transport targets

Wind and solar energy
Third of UK electricity came from renewables in Q3 2018

A new statistical release published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy shows this is a new record

New Mexico
Coal-reliant New Mexico commits to carbon-free power by 2045

It is the third US state to make such an announcement, following after California and Hawaii

Solar panel
India opens bidding for wealth of new solar and battery capacity

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) is offering 200MW of new grid-connected solar capacity and 300MW of combined battery storage

Vodafone
Vodafone dials in to 100% solar power in Egypt

The firm plans to build between 20MW and 25MW of new solar infrastructure by the year 2025

Wind energy worker
Energy workers ‘must be supported through renewable transition’

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) says a body should be set up to support workers in Northern England

Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland nears 40% clean energy target

The country saw 38.2% of its total power consumption supplied by renewables in 2018

Thailand
Thailand’s renewable future looks sunny with floating solar plans

The country, which is Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy, aims to cover reservoirs with 2.7GW of panels