Developing economies jumped ahead of developed countries for the first time in 2015 in terms of total new renewable energy investment, REN21's Global Status Report 2016 shows.
Renewable energy producers have won more than a 50% share of Chile’s latest power tender, with falling costs for renewables driving the average bid price below USD 50 per megawatt hour (MWh) – the lowest since the tenders began a decade ago.
More than half of the energy awarded in the auction, which was to supply 12,430 gigawatt hours (GWh) from 2021, will be supplied by non-conventional renewable energy, mainly wind and solar projects, the Chilean Association for Renewable Energy (ACERA) reports.
Ever wondered where’s the best place in the world to build a solar power plant? For the first time, privately-produced renewable energy maps and resource data is available for download to all for free.
Toyota, Siemens and Johnson Controls head a new list of the top 200 world companies ranked by their total clean energy revenues, with Chinese firms accounting for more than a third of the total.
The ‘Carbon Clean 200’ ranking (Clean200), developed by Canadian media and research company Corporate Knights and US-based non-profit organization As You Sow on the basis of data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), aims to identify “which companies currently are profiting from making the decision to participate in the clean transition and what is the best way to spot them”.
International pubic climate funds are too focused on large-scale grid extension, to the detriment of small-scale off-grid and mini-grid services that are often quicker and cheaper to deploy, a recent report says.
The Energy Transitions Commission (ETC) and Ecofys analyze the INDCs of 16 countries and one region (the EU-28), which accounted for 78% of global energy-related CO2 emissions in 2013.
First released in 2005, REN21's Renewables Global Status Report (GSR) has grown to become a truly collaborative effort, drawing on an international network of over 500 authors, contributors and reviewers. Today it is the most frequently referenced report on renewable energy market, industry and policy trends.
We need to close the energy access gap. It is a challenge inherent in Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7) of achieving universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy services by 2030 and has been a priority for many practitioners.
Unlocking the necessary investments in energy access of more than $49 billion annually over the period 2010-2030, requires a greater understanding of where finance is flowing and whether flows meet the financing needs and absorptive capacity on the ground.
On July 20, 2016, President Barak Obama will host the White House Summit on Global Development, an opportunity for development leaders, public and private sector partners, civil society, diplomats, and entrepreneurs to celebrate shared contributions that have led to dramatic progress in global health, energy, food security, good governance, partnership, and youth engagement.
In September 2015, world leaders came together to formulate 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 7th goal aims to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030. A few months later, 195 countries signed an agreement in Paris to limit global warming to less than 2°C.