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BNEF: Australia’s Energy Guarantee Could ‘Decimate’ Wind, Solar

PM Turnbull plan calls for emissions reduction of 28% by 2030 Government to debate national energy guarantee plan on Friday Australia’s proposed National Energy Guarantee program could slash investment in large-scale wind and solar projects if the government fails to boost its 2030 emissions-reduction target, according to a report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Prime […]

Clean Disruption News: Swiss insurance giant Zurich ends coal investments as insurers pull $20bn from sector

Zurich has become the latest insurance giant to cut ties with coal-intensive businesses, bringing the amount insurers have pulled from these companies to around $20bn (£15.2bn) in just two years.  A growing number of insurers are trying to distance themselves from fossil fuels amid climate change concerns, with coal mining the biggest single source of carbon dioxide emissions from human activity. Zurich has decided to pull money […]

Joint ‘ultra-fast’ electric car charging network unveiled by BMW, Mercedes, Ford and Volkswagen

Last year, 5 major automakers, BMW, Daimler, Ford and the Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche, announced that they joined forces to deploy 400 ultra-fast (350 kW) charging stations for electric vehicles in Europe. Today, they unveiled that network, which is now called IONITY, and they elaborated on their plans. They changed their “ultra-fast” name for the stations, […]

Solar Trade War: ITC suggests Trump impose up to a 35% tariff on imported solar modules

The International Trade Commission (ITC) issued its recommendations for solar panel component tariffs on Tuesday, a month after it decided that US manufacturers of cells and modules had been harmed by cheap equipment imports. The commissioners offered three different recommendations, but it will be up to President Trump to decide on which recommendation to follow—or […]

Solar in Africa: ENEL steps into Ethiopian solar market with 100 MW solar PV project worth 120 million US dollars in Metehara

 A consortium led by Enel Green Power has been selected as the preferred bidder for a 100 MW solar project in Metehara The consortium will be investing approximately 120 million US dollars in the project Ethiopia has all the potential to become a key market for Enel’s strategy in Africa due to its plentiful renewable […]

U.S. fund, CIC snap up Equis Energy for $3.7 billion in bet on renewables

U.S. fund Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) has agreed to buy Equis Energy, Asia’s largest independent renewable energy firm, for $3.7 billion with partners including sovereign fund China Investment Corp, underscoring growing global interest in renewables investment. Singapore-headquartered Equis is the largest renewable energy independent power producer in Asia‐Pacific, with over 180 assets comprising solar, wind […]

Tesla solar power arrives in Puerto Rico

Entrepreneur Elon Musk has followed through on his plan to boost power resources in Puerto Rico after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria. Mr Musk’s firm, Tesla, has set up solar panels and energy storage batteries at Hospital del Nino, a children’s hospital in San Juan. The batteries will provide energy from the panels when […]

Jigar Shah’ s Generate Capital Raises $200 Million to Back Clean Energy

Alaska Permanent Fund led funding round for Generate Company has backed fuel cell, water-treatment projects Generate Capital Inc., a clean-energy financing company, raised about $200 million in new equity to back battery-storage and other distributed-energy projects. Alaska Permanent Fund Corp., a state-owned entity based in Juneau, led the round, San Francisco-based Generate said in a […]

Clean Disruption: Daimler unveils heavy-duty all-electric truck concept with ‘up to 220 miles’ range

At the Tokyo Motor Show today, Daimler’s Mitsubishi Fuso Truck division launches a new product brand entirely dedicated to electric trucks & buses. As part of this new brand, the company unveiled a new all-electric heavy-duty concept truck at the show. The new concept vehicle is called the E-FUSO Vision ONE. Fuso says that it’s a Class 8 […]

Clean Disruption News: Baidu, China’s internet technology giant, plans to mass produce Level 4 self-driving cars with BAIC by 2021

Baidu, China’s internet technology giant, hopes to be in the business of mass producing autonomous cars by 2021, thanks to a partnership with BAIC Group, a Chinese automaker which will handle the manufacturing part of that equation. BAIC Group is one of Baidu’s many partners for its Apollo autonomous driving program, and it’ll use the […]

IKEA’s SOLSTRÅLE solar launches in Belgium

Together with IKEA, Solarcentury is delighted to announce it has launched home solar to customers in Belgium. This is the third country in which IKEA and Solarcentury are working together to make solar accessible to homeowners. It’s a partnership that has already successfully launched in the UK and the Netherlands. The combination of net metering, […]

Enerray and Helexia: the green strategy goes along

The frozen food business, large shopping centres, mechanic and steel companies got different solutions to flattening their carbon dioxite emissions. Photovoltaic is one of the most affordable space-saving and location-based technologies, as well as being non-invasive. The strategy of french group Helexia provides a good example. Helexia commissioned to Enerray a photovoltaic system mounted on the […]