Posts tagged: climate change

Solar Energy Has A Central Place For UKs Renewable Energy Development

The Installed photovoltaics capacity in Britain has increased 25 fold since the end of 2010. Sensitively-sited solar PV energy will be central to the growth of renewables in Britain, Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said recently. The new Solar PV Energy Roadmap sets out how the Government will work with businesses and industry […]

EU Set To Beat Its 20% Renewable Energy Targets

According to an analysis of national action plans by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), Europe is will meet easy its target of drawing 20% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020, The group has collated European Commission figures which show that 20.7% of energy consumption – and 34% of electricity demand – will […]

Largest Single Concentrated Solar Plant In The World Goes Live

Shams 1, the largest single concentrated solar power plant (CSP) in operation in the world, is now in operation in Abu Dhabi. There are several larger concentrated solar facilities with greater capacity–notably the 354 MW Solar Energy Generating Systems operation in the Mojave Desert, but all of them use multiple units when calculating their total […]

UK With Almost 3GW Wind Energy Capacity

The United Kingdom has committed to bring 15 percent of its total energy from renewables by 2020, and has already constructed 2.67 gigawatts of offshore wind in order to reach this target. Previous to June 2012, offshore wind investment in the UK totaled approximately $2.3 billion, an investment that added an estimated $228 million to […]

ACCIONA Energy Puts First Wind Farm In Croatia Into Operation

The 30 MW Jelinak wind farm is equipped with 20 ACCIONA Windpower turbines ACCIONA Energy has put the 30-megawatt Jelinak wind farm into service, its first in Croatia thus continuing its expansion in international markets. ACCIONA is also a pioneer as the first Spanish wind power company to develop a project in the country. Located […]

UK Renewable Energy Grows In 2012

Renewable energy is powering forward in the UK, according to the 2012 update to the Renewable Energy Roadmap published today by Energy Secretary Edward Davey. Significant progress has been made on the rollout of renewable energy across the United Kingdom from July 2011 to July 2012, including: A 27 per cent increase in overall renewable […]

EU Announces $1.6 Billion in Funding for Renewables Projects

The European Commission recently announced that it has awarded over €1.2 billion ($1.6 billion) to 23 innovative renewable energy technology (RES) projects. The projects cover a wide range of renewable energy technologies – from bioenergy (including advanced biofuels), concentrated solar power and geothermal power to wind power, ocean energy and distributed renewable management (smart grids). […]