BluSmart becomes zero-emissions company following deal for 30 MW green power

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India's all-electric ride hailing company BluSmart has signed a multi-year power purchase agreement with Tata Power to source green power, in the process becoming India's first mob...

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India might open nuclear power to private investment, eyes 11,000 MW of new capacity

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The Government of India is planning to throw open its nuclear sector to private investment to achieve its target of emissions-free power, Reuters reports, quoting government source...

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Queensland begins work on 250 MW/ 500 MWh Swanbank BESS

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Queensland state has started construction work on one of the biggest batteries in Australia: a 250 MW/ 500 MWh system at Swanbank that will offer two hours of storage capacity. Que...

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Tata Power eyes 2,800 MW of pumped hydro storage capacity

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Tata Power Company is looking to set up 2,800 MW of pumped hydro storage capacity at an investment of around ₹15,000 crore, CEO Praveer Sinha told reporters. He said the company wo...

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Cleantech funding hits record, but falls short of what net zero pathways require

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Brookfield's latest fundraise and the record money pumped into the energy transition sector last year show investors have an appetite for cleantech risk. The world needs more of it...

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Understanding the US’s massive hydrogen 'battery', coming up in Utah

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Power companies in the USA, including oil major Chevron, are readying a massive hydrogen battery in the state of Utah. Two large salt caverns are being emptied – their salt dissolv...

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China's RE capacity to overtake coal, industry body asks for battery incentives to speed up additions

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China's installed wind and solar capacity will overtake its coal generation capacity this year, according to forecasts from the China Electricity Council (CEC). The industry body's...

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US’s largest solar + battery project comes online in Kern County, California

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Edwards & Sanborn (E&S), the largest solar + battery storage project in the US, has come online in California, the project's operator and contractor announced. The project,...

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Ambuja Cements to add 1 GW renewables capacity by FY26

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India's Ambuja Cements has announced plans to invest ₹6,000 crore in renewable power projects as part of the company's plans to power 60 percent of output from green power. The inv...

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Singapore’s Sembcorp bags 300 MW solar project from India’s NHPC

Singapore-based energy and urban development company Sembcorp Industries announced its renewables unit had bagged a 300 MW solar power project from NHPC Ltd, a hydropower company r...

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World's largest solar + battery project comes online in South Africa

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The ~$1 billion Kenhardt project – which outperformed fossil fuels in a competitive bid – has installed solar capacity of 540 MW and a battery storage capacity of 225 MW/ 1,140 MWh...

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Honeywell provides 124 MWh BESS for 140 MW solar project in US Virgin Islands

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US engineering-and-technology conglomerate Honeywell announced it will provide developer VIElectron its first instalment of battery energy storage solutions (BESS) for six solar pa...

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RWE boosts green investments to €55 billion

German utility eyes renewables portfolio exceeding 65 GW under new investment plan covering 2024 to 2030 Where the money'll flow Solar capacity will rise from 3.9 GW now to 16 GW b...

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UK raises guaranteed prices for RE projects, offshore wind to get 66% more, solar up 30%

The UK has announced increases in the country's guaranteed price renewable energy projects after a review of the country's 'maximum strike price' for such projects. The biggest inc...

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Daily Shorts: Plus Power raises $1.8 bn for battery projects, Rivian CEO calms fears over fund raise, and more

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Australian pension fund Aware Super, the country's third largest, said it would invest up to A$2 billion ($1.3 billion) in a joint venture with Birdwood Energy to finance smaller-s...

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Daily Shorts: Lyten raises $200 in Series B, Amazon buys credits for direct air capture

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Battery startup Lyten, Inc, announced it had raised $200 million in funding aimed at helping it scale up manufacturing and commercialize its first three product lines: Lithium-Sulf...

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Daily Shorts: Indonesia moves WTO over EU's biodiesel duty, Oxy buys carbon capture company, and more

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Indonesia has filed a dispute over the European Union's import duties on biodiesel, the WTO announced. The island nation argues that the imposition of countervailing duties — allow...

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Daily Shorts: UK part-funds Ionic's rare earth magnet recycling plant, US small-sale solar additions hit record high, and more

Rare earths metals company LCM will be involved in the Ionic-to-Ford EV recycling chain. Image Courtesy: Less Common Metals

Ionic Rare Earths received an investment of $2 million from the UK government to set up a rare earth magnet recycling facility in Belfast. In a release, the company said it would p...

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Daily Shorts: China prepares to recycle old wind and solar equipment, Ford plans plant in Canada and more

China announced plans to set up a recycling system for old solar panels and wind turbines to manage equipment slated for retirement in the coming years. Multiple state agencies rel...

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Weekend Roundup: India calls for green funds to emerging markets, Dubai picks Masdar for 1800 MW solar capacity

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The chief of India's central bank has said there was an urgent need for increasing green funds to emerging markets. Making closing remarks at a G20 finance event, Reserve Bank of I...

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Daily Shorts: Maxeon Solar heads to US, Algonquin puts renewables biz on the block

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Canadian power company Algonquin Power & Utilities announced it will put its renewables energy unit on the block and transition into a utility company. The company has wind and...

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Weekend Roundup: World Bank to fund 1,000 mini grids in Nigeria, Alberta pauses green approvals

The World Bank will help fund 1,000 solar-based mini grids in Nigeria along with the country's government and private sector, President Ajay Banga said. The bank has funded 150 suc...

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Daily Shorts: Thyssenkrupp moves to decarbonize its steel, Iberdrola sells wind farm stake to Masdar

German industrial major Thyssenkrupp will invest around €3 billion to set up a green steel plant in Duisburg, the German government announced. Over €2 billion of that includes gove...

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Building a Robust Indian Grid: The Vital Role of PV Inverter FRT Capability

India is on a mission to combat climate change and achieve Sustainable Development Goals by leveraging renewable energy sources for meeting its national energy needs. As per the Na...

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IRENA urges world to look beyond sun and wind to biofuels, hydropower and geothermal energy

IRENA has asked countries to consider alternatives such as biofuels, hydropower (pictured) and geothermal energy. Image: Pexels

The world's energy transition is currently "off-track", the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) warned in its 2023 outlook, even as it sought to funnel renewable energy i...

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India unveils new, solar-centered electricity tariff from April 2024, says carbon market rules soon

India plans to rework electricity rates as part of the government's efforts to increase the use of renewable energy, the power ministry said, unveiling new amendments to electricit...

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Aquila eyes battery storage business in Japan, plans bigger solar footprint

German investor Aquila Capital is looking to expand its solar footprint in Japan and add a battery storage business in the Land of the Rising Sun. "We started with the first acquis...

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US govt proposes 80 percent cut in solar, wind project fees on federal land

The US land agency is currently processing 74 renewable energy and transmission applications with a combined potential of over 37 GW. Image: Pexels

The US government is proposing to make wind and solar installations cheaper as part of its plans to boost renewable energy and fight climate change. The Biden administration has pr...

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IESW 2023: Microgrids find favor across the world

The 9th IESW has two technical sessions running in parallel, the Track 2 session on Global Microgrid Collaboration started off with presentations in which speakers outlined the imp...

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Paired Power unveils new solar canopy for fast, modular EV charging without grid interconnection delay

With recent reports indicating the United States needs 20 times more electric vehicle (EV) charging stations than what's available today, Paired Power has announced the launch of i...

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