‘Feasible community-scale decarbonisation’: LA neighbourhood gets blockchain-backed energy solution

With the award of funding from the California Energy Commission, advanced energy hardware and software including solar-plus-storage, blockchain and EV charging stations will help demonstrate the feasibility of decarbonising a disadvantaged community in Los Angeles.

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Asian Development Bank signs US$7.2m loan for Thailand wind-plus-battery project

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a loan deal for its first wind energy-plus-battery storage project in Thailand, which is also the country’s first private sector initiative to combine the two technologies at scale.

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Energy storage essential to fight climate crisis but supply chain ethics matter, World Bank says

Climate-smart principles must steer the global search for the minerals and metals required by the green energy boom to make sure the process remains sustainable, according to the World Bank.

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Hawaii’s renewable tender to deliver major solar and storage push

Newly selected winners will bring 460MW of solar and nearly 3GWh of energy storage to Aloha State, a fleet of 16 projects across Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island.

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Green energy boom will require shift to ‘climate-smart’ mining – World Bank

Footprint of sourcing aluminium, lithium and others will be ‘a fraction’ of fossil fuel emissions but sustainability must become compass, says report as world eyes renewably-powered COVID recovery.

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ACWA Power eyeing ‘enhanced’ growth as Silk Road purchase completes

Saudi Arabian developer ACWA Power has set its sights on an accelerated growth trajectory after China’s Silk Road Fund completed the purchase of a minority stake in the firm’s renewables arm.

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Battery EV sales beat out diesel, scooping up 32% of the market

​Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) outsold all fuel types except petrol cars in April 2020 as the new car market saw sales plummet -97.3%.

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South African renewables call for end to construction shutdown

Solar reps join push to ensure government adds green energy to list of sectors allowed back to work starting next month, amid talk of paralysed 2.23GW under-construction pipeline.

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Tech driving Brazil solar project efficiency as GCL SI anticipates market rebound

Module-level technologies are driving strong efficiency readings within Brazil’s portfolio of solar projects, data from the country’s industry regulator is finding.

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EV emissions a third of ICE vehicles, T&E finds as it slams ‘deliberately misleading’ assessments

​Electric vehicle (EV) emissions are a third of those produced by petrol and diesel vehicles on average, new research has found.

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African leaders enlist renewables to build future of energy resilience

New deal will see green energy body IRENA assist with large-scale roll-out of solar and others, a plan for continent to tap into its vast renewable resources to power its response to COVID-19.

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