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World Energy Council Elects New Chairperson, Other Officers

The World Energy Council has announced that the body has elected Dr. Michael Howard as the new Chair of its Officers’ Council (Board of Directors) and the new Chairperson is succeeding Jean-Marie Dauger whose term concluded after serving in the role since September 2019. The World Energy Council as a global forum actively contributes the […]

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Hanwha invests $320M in cell, module mfg capacity expansion

Hanwha Solutions, a Korean company that owns clean energy solutions provider Qcells, has announced a $320 million investment plan for solar manufacturing expansion in the United States and Korea with the aim of providing secure, cleaner energy amid mounting calls for energy security and net-zero emissions. Hanwha said it will seek to spend $170 million […]

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States Leading the Move to Wind Power in the U.S.

As of 2022, wind power is the largest renewable energy source in the United States. The amount of electricity generated from wind power has grown significantly in the past 30 years. The total installed wind capacity in the United States was over 130 GW by the end of 2021. This was exceeded only by China on […]

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TotalEnergies, Simply Blue Launch Floating Offshore Wind JV in U.S.

TotalEnergies, a global multi-energy company, and Simply Blue Group, a floating offshore wind company, have launched a joint venture, TotalEnergies SBE US, to unlock the potential for floating offshore wind projects in the United States. Last month, TotalEnergies said that it expected a big rise in renewable-based electricity, solar and wind forms of energy, partly due […]

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Meyer Burger Plans to Build High-performance Module Facility in Arizona

Meyer Burger Technology is planning a production site for high-performance solar modules in the United States. The initial production capacity will be 400 megawatts a year – with potential for further expansion to several gigawatts of capacity. The planned plant will make it possible to manufacture high-performance solar modules for the house roof segment, for […]

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Wary of China, Quad Nations To Focus on Solar Supply Chain

The United States, Japan, India and Australia will work to improve the security of supply chains for critical technologies such as clean energy and to ease a global semiconductor shortage, said Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison. The Quad nations, in their first in-person summit on Friday in Washington, agreed on a partnership to secure critical […]

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Wind & Solar to Produce 90% Electricity in North America by 2050: NARIS

Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA) has welcomed the release of the North American Renewable Integration Study (NARIS), considered to be the most comprehensive long-term analysis of power system evolution to date on the North American grid. NARIS shows that, between now and 2050, solar energy and wind energy are poised to contribute the greatest proportion […]

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Global Energy Investments Far From a Net Zero Pathway: IEA

As spending rebounds towards pre-crisis levels, not enough is going into clean energy, especially in emerging market and developing economies, new IEA report finds Global investment in energy is set to rebound by nearly 10% in 2021 to USD 1.9 trillion, reversing most of last year’s drop caused the Covid-19 pandemic, but spending on clean […]

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IRENA Members embrace framework on Just & Inclusive Energy Transition

Representatives from over 50 IRENA member countries gathered for the first meeting of the Collaborative Framework for Just and Inclusive Energy Transitions. The meeting took place during the last week’s IRENA Council and was co-facilitated by the United States and South Africa. As IRENA members are stepping up action to meet global climate objectives and […]

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