Global Finance is Mobilising to Meet East Asia’s Net-Zero Ambition: IEEFA

Bolder emissions reduction targets by China, Japan and South Korea threaten Australian fossil fuel exports Chinese President Xi Jinping’s surprise announcement at the UN General Assembly in September 2020 that the world’s biggest emitter would become carbon neutral by 2060 has proved pivotal, writes Tim Buckley, IEEFA’s Director Energy Finance Studies, Australia/South Asia, in a […]

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US Solar Industry in 2020 saw Jobs Decline by 6.7% From 2019: Report

The US solar industry employed 231,474 workers in 2020, a 6.7% drop in jobs from 2019 due to pandemic restrictions and increased labor productivity The U.S. solar industry employed 231,474 workers in 2020, a 6.7 percent drop from 2019 due to pandemic restrictions and increased labor productivity, according to the National Solar Jobs Census 2020 released by […]

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Enel Green Power Announces 1.5 GW RE Projects and 319 MW Storage in US

Enel has started construction on five new renewable energy projects in the US worth 1.5 GW of new capacity and 319 MW of battery storage. Enel, through its US renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, has started construction on five new renewable energy projects in the US including Roseland solar + storage, Blue Jay solar […]

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BLM Approves $550 Million Crimson Solar Project in California Desert

The United States Interior Department has announced that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has given final approval to a Crimson solar energy project on public lands in the California desert. The Crimson Solar Project is capable of delivering enough power to energize approximately 87,500 homes, it has an estimated investment of USD 550 million. […]

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Leaders Summit Outlines Energy Transition Priorities for a 1.5°C Future: IRENA

The Paris agreement sets out a global framework to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2°C and pursuing efforts to limit it to 1.5°C. Today, more and more countries are aiming for net zero emissions by mid-century and attention is shifting to the implication of this objective. While existing Nationally […]

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Global Grid Battery Storage Capacity will Likely Reach 134.6 GW by 2030: F&S

As more nations commit to renewable energy, F&S predicts the global grid battery storage capacity to likely reach 134.6 GW by 2030. Frost & Sullivan’s (F&S) recent analysis on the global grid battery energy storage market finds that the continual expansion of intermittent renewables (RE) and declining technology costs are key factors fuelling the market. As more nations […]

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China vs US: The New Battle for Energy Supremacy

At his first news conference since taking office, US President Joe Biden had said in March that he would outspend China on innovation and infrastructure so that the latter’s dream of superseding the US to become the most powerful and wealthiest country would not come to fruition, at least not on “his watch.”  The President’s […]

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Energy Transition to Renewables in US to Accelerate Over Next 2-3 Years: Report

The speed and scope of the energy transition to renewables will pick up pace over the next two to three years, according to the IEEFA’ U.S. Power Sector Outlook 2021. The report adds that solar and battery storage adoption is enjoying almost exponential growth, and wind and solar technology improvements have helped turn the two resources […]

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Biden Administration Jump-starts Offshore Wind Energy Projects

The Biden Administration has announced a set of bold actions that it believes will catalyse the offshore wind energy sector in the US, strengthen their domestic supply chain, and create good-paying, union jobs. As per the White House briefing, National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Commerce Secretary Gina […]

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