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Vestas secures 104 MW order with Polimix Energia in Brazil

Polimix Energia Ltda has signed an agreement with Vestas for the supply and installation of 23 V150-4.5 MW wind turbines for the Mundo Novo wind farm located in São Miguel do Gostoso in the municipality of Rio Grande do Norte … Continue reading

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A Just, Inclusive Transition Requires Workforce Readiness and Diversity

In today’s fast changing energy economy, renewables are building a new global workforce. With 12.7 million people employed in the clean energy sector in 2021, the renewable energy industry is becoming a job creation engine, according to IRENA’s new report … Continue reading

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Mango selects Acciona Energía to supply 100% renewable energy for 10 years

The contract will cover the headquarters in Palau Solità i Plegamans (Barcelona), the logistics warehouse in Lliçà d’Amunt (Barcelona) and ten of the largest stores in Spain. Mango, one of Europe’s leading groups in the fashion industry, and ACCIONA Energía, … Continue reading

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Photovoltaic made in China

PV relies entirely on China, unlike wind power and concentrated solar power, and there is a risk of substituting China-made PV for reliance on natural gas and oil from Russia. The world scored a new record in 2021, producing 132.8 … Continue reading

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Solar PV Employs More Women Than Any Renewables

New IRENA report shows that solar PV industry has the highest share of full-time women employees, reaching 40% in 2021. Solar photovoltaic (PV) has emerged to be the leading employer in the renewable energy sector, both in global number of … Continue reading

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Spanish Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, officially opens Naturgy’s first battery storage centre worldwide in Australia

On Wednesday, the Spanish Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, officially opened the first battery storage facility to be operated by the Naturgy power company anywhere in the world. During her visit, the minister was told about the cutting-edge … Continue reading

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EU’s record growth in wind and solar avoids €11bn in gas costs during war

A new study by E3G and Ember finds that wind and solar produced a quarter of EU electricity since the war began, with record growth from last year alone avoiding €11 billion in gas costs. However, the EU still spent an estimated €82 billion on fossil gas during … Continue reading

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ACP Applauds Biden Announcement to Diversify and Stabilize the U.S. Battery Supply Chain

Today, the Biden Administration announced that the Department of Energy is awarding $2.8 billion in grants from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to 20 manufacturing and processing companies for projects across 12 states, along with the American Battery Materials Initiative, a new … Continue reading

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Europe needs to invest more in wind R&D to reach climate targets

The European Technology & Innovation Platform for Wind Energy (ETIPWind) has started its new 3-year cycle of activity. ETIPWind supports the alignment, coordination and prioritisation of wind energy-related Research & Innovation (R&I) policies in Europe. Representatives from the industry, researchers, … Continue reading

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Low wind turbine orders call for step change in Europe’s energy security strategy

Wind turbine orders in Q3 2022 fell by 36% compared with Q3 2021. Europe urgently needs to solve permitting and strengthen its wind energy supply chain. Inflationary cost pressures, slow permitting and uncertainty around the EU’s emergency electricity market interventions … Continue reading

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