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IRENA envisions doubling to a 36% energy share for renewables by 2030 in its new report – REthinking Energy 2017: Accelerating the global energy transformation

Renewable energy is a fundamental and growing part of the world’s ongoing energy transformation. Governments all over the world are joining that consensus. The use of renewables is their prime choice for enhancing access to a ordable, reliable and cleaner sources of modern energy services. More than 170 countries have established renewable energy targets, and […]

Clean Disruption News: Elon Musk launches Tesla electric vehicles in Dubai

Dubai’s petrol-guzzling supercars will soon face greener, healthier competition.  Tesla co-founder and chief executive Elon Musk launched the company’s electric vehicles in the United Arab Emirates yesterday. This was the Californian company’s first foray in the ­Middle East, which is potentially a big market for its luxury cars and sports-utility vehicles. The electric car maker […]

CleanTech Disruption News: Tesla Opens World’s Largest Battery Plant in California

Tesla cut the ribbon on a massive battery storage facility in the Southern California desert, 60 miles east of Los Angeles on Monday. The Powerpack project, a joint venture with local electricity provider, Southern California Edison (SCE), will support grid operation during peak hours and improve the integration of renewable energy resources. “This project is exactly in line with […]

Solar in Middle East: DEWA’s new HQ to be world’s smartest governmental building

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), recently welcomed a high-level delegation from the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) headed by Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA.  During the meeting, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer highlighted the features of Dewa’s new […]

Bertrand Piccard – Swiss Solar Pilot Who Circled Globe Wants to Talk Climate With Trump

Solar Impulse CEO Bertrand Piccard sees growth in renewables Clean energy is what can ‘make America great again,’ CEO says Bertrand Piccard, the Swiss pilot who circumnavigated the world in a solar-powered plane, wants to convince Donald Trump that investing in clean energy is key to creating jobs and growth. Piccard, the chief executive officer […]

Focus Saudi Arabia: His Excellency Khalid A. Al-Falih with CNN’s Becky Anderson at ADSW 2017 Global Action Day

His Excellency Khalid A. Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources speaks with CNN’s Becky Anderson. His Excellency Khalid Al-Falih Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources and Chairman of the Saudi Aramco Board of Directors, KSA His Excellency Khalid A. Al-Falih is Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources for the Kingdom of […]

#DailySnap4 @WFES/ADSW 2017: Busy Closing Day & See You in 2018! (Power Electronics, KACO, enerray, Karcher, Desert Technologies, Reed Exhibitions)

In our #DailySnap4 @WFES/ADSW 2017 we share with SolarPV.TV viewers snapshots from WFES’s Closing Day which was extremely busy like previous days. We speak to the representatives of Power Electronics, KACO, enerray, Karcher, Desert Technologies as well as with Naji El Haddad, Group Event Director at Reed Exhibitions ME, the man behind the success story of all ten editions of […]

#DailySnap3 @WFES/ADSW 2017: Under One Umbrella with WFES – IWS, EcoWaste, SolarExpo & Energy Efficiency Expo (Caparol Paints, InterAct & Rockwool International)

In our #DailySnap3 @WFES/ADSW 2017 we share with SolarPV.TV viewers snapshots from WFES’s Expo floor including IWS (International Water Summit, EcoWaste, Energy Efficiency Expo & solarExpo. We also speak to representatives of Caparol Paints, InterAct & Rockwool International. The World Future Energy Summit (WFES), part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 2017 […]

ADB Boosts Support for Clean Energy with $390 Million Renewables Financing in India

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — As part of its efforts to scale up private sector-led infrastructure development in Asia and the Pacific and boost support for clean energy, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a new $390 million financing package for ReNew Power to develop renewable energy projects in India. The financing will assist 7 special purpose vehicles […]

Chinese President Xi champions low-carbon development at Davos

At the pre-meeting press conference of the 2017 World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos, Professor Klaus Schwab, the founder of this high-profile annual meeting of global political, business and civil society leaders, started with a bleak depiction of the past year. ”The mounting backlash against the effect of economic globalisation, especially in industrial democracies, is threatening a […]

#DailySnap2 @WFES/ADSW 2017: Sharing the Knowledge & Building the Network in the MENA Region

In our #DailySnap2 @WFES/ADSW 2017 we share with SolarPV.TV viewers snapshots from WFES’s Expo floor including “Knowledge Theaters” which became The Points of Sharing the Specialized Knowledge for industries & technologies present at the show. The World Future Energy Summit (WFES), part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 2017 & SolarPV.TV had an opportunity […]

#DailySnap1 @WFES/ADSW 2017: The Center of Gravity for All Sources of Energy (Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, BYD, SkyPower Global, Desert Technologies, Diamond Developers)

The World Future Energy Summit (WFES), part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 2017 & SolarPV.TV had an opportunity to be an active part of it as TV Media Partner. Already the world’s most influential event dedicated to advancing the use of renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean technology, to mark […]

Solar Fuel? Bill Gates On Clean Energy, Donald Trump, And Stocks – Full interview courtesy CNBC

Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder, and Breakthrough Energy Ventures co-chair, talks about creating innovative way to create clean, cheap energy, tariff, trade, Trump’s tweets and the stock market. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From ‘Wall Street’ to ‘Main Street’ to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak […]

Clean Disruption Headlines: Tesla, Panasonic Expand Partnership, Look To Incorporate Solar Panels Into Tesla’s Cars

Panasonic’s relationship with Tesla is going to include more than car batteries. Panasonic announced Tuesday it’s investing in Tesla’s solar production facility in Buffalo, N.Y.  The investment, more than $256 million, helps Tesla build photovoltaic cells, which will be used to incorporate solar panels into existing products, and the company’s solar roof lines. SOURCE & VIDEO […]

Exclusive talk to Paul van Son, CEO at Dii – from utopia to 100% renewables in MENA & Turkey

During the recent Desert Energy Leadership Summit organized by Dii (Desertec Industry Initiative) in Dubai we spoke exclusively to Paul van Son, the man behind the initiative. In 2009 Mr. van Son was appointed CEO of Dii GmbH (Munich), an international industry consortium for facilitating a market for renewable energy in the deserts of MENA. Presently, besides his role as innogy / […]

Together we are stronger! Exclusive discussion with Sakari Oksanen, Deputy Director-General of IRENA

During the recent Desert Energy Leadership Summit organized by Dii (Desertec Industry Initiative) in Dubai we spoke exclusively to Sakari Oksanen, Deputy Director-General of IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency). As Deputy Director-General since December 2015, Sakari Oksanen supports the Director-General in managing IRENA’s work programme and associated resources. He leads and oversees IRENA’s programmatic work, ensuring […]

India plans nearly 60% of electricity capacity from non-fossil fuels by 2027

The Indian government has forecast that it will exceed the renewable energy targets set in Paris last year by nearly half and three years ahead of schedule. A draft 10-year energy blueprint published this week predicts that 57% of India’s total electricity capacity will come from non-fossil fuel sources by 2027. The Paris climate accord target was 40% by […]

World Energy Hits a Turning Point: Solar That’s Cheaper Than Wind

A transformation is happening in global energy markets that’s worth noting as 2016 comes to an end: Solar power, for the first time, is becoming the cheapest form of new electricity.  This has happened in isolated projects in the past: an especially competitive auction in the Middle East, for example, resulting in record-cheap solar costs. But now unsubsidized […]