ICE phase-out consultation a ‘clear message’ but clarity and regulatory support needed says industry

​The government’s consultation on the phase out of petrol and diesel vehicles has been launched, proposing an earlier date of 2035.

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Vietnam sets long-term renewable goals as solar auctions beckon

Politburo resolution proposing green energy targets for 2030 (15-20%) and 2045 (25-30%) emerges as country embarks on FiT-to-auction shift to ease PV grid bottlenecks.

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Uzbekistan launches tender for 400MWac solar duo

Uzbekistan is seeking private sector developers for two 200MWac solar projects in the regions of Samarkand and Jizzakh.

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NTPC issues 1.2GW pan-India solar tender

Another sizeable PV tender from India’s largest distribution company.

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World Bank: Off-grid solar reaches 420 million people globally

New report finds off-grid solar has come a long way but continues to require major investment to serve the remaining 840 million people that still have no access to power.

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State-owned Chinese firm to build 500MW of solar in Uganda

China Energy Engineering Corporation makes EPC arrangements with subsidiaries for US$500 million project.

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Honeywell’s Xtralis lithium fire safety tech: ‘prevention is much better than cure’

The fire unit at global multinational engineering firm Honeywell made its first move into lithium-ion safety in recognition of battery storage’s “huge potential” for decarbonisation and to help the world move “in a more energy efficient way”, the company has said.

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World Bank: Vietnam’s auction shift to unlock orderly solar boom

Country told competitive bidding could take PV market to ‘tens of gigawatts’ within 10 years, turning the page from grid chaos driven by feed-in tariffs last year.

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Sembcorp awarded Singapore’s largest floating PV plant

PUB selects Sembcorp Industries to build largest floating PV plant in the Southeast Asian state at 60MW on Tengeh Reservoir.

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US earmarks US$125.5 million of government money for solar R&D

Funding announced as congressional Democrats slam government for holding back more than a third of allocated energy efficiency funding last fiscal year.

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PVEL adds energy storage to suite of qualification programmes

PV Evolution Labs (PVEL), has introduced a Product Qualification Programme (PQP) for energy storage, which “identifies and validates battery-based energy storage solutions for specific applications”.

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