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Amsterdam Arena switches on giant Nissan LEAF battery storage system

The largest European energy storage system using second-life and new electric vehicle (EV) batteries on a commercial building was switched on last Friday at the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam, delivering enough capacity to store up to 2.8MWh of electricity.

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Coal is being squeezed out of power by cheap renewables

Coal will be increasingly squeezed out of the power generation market over the next three decades as the cost of renewables plunges and technology improves the flexibility of grids globally. That’s the conclusion of a report by Bloomberg New Energy

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International investors provide $34 million for solar plant in Zambia

Apart from being financed by Enel with as much as $40 million, the 28 MWac/34 MWdc solar PV plant in the south of Zambia will be supported by loans from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the International Finance Corporation

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Residential, commercial PV drives solar demand in Italy

Italy saw the addition of 27.4 MW of new solar power in April, according to provisional numbers released by the Italian renewable energy association, Anie Rinnovabili, which are based on data provided by the country’s grid operator, Terna. Total newly

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Geothermal energy and its key role for Europe

EGEC, the European Geothermal Energy Council, has published the seventh edition of its annual study evaluating the development of the geothermal sector in Europe. The EGEC Geothermal Market Report confirms the trend towards the steady growth observed in recent years,

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EU-made batteries crucial for integration of renewables in Europe

One critical and strategic component in Europe’s e-mobility value chain, which is still weak, is batteries, European Commission Vice-President for the Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič said in Munich. Šefčovič was attending Intersolar Europe, the world’s leading exhibition for the solar

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Clean energy investment reaches $138 billion in 2018

Investment in clean technologies is closely tracking last year and has already hit $138.2 billion, according to new analysis. This is just 1 percent lower than the same six months period in 2017, but the direction of investment is changing.

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Can 100% renewable energy power the world?

Every year, the world uses 35 billion barrels of oil. This massive scale of fossil fuel dependence pollutes the earth, and it won’t last forever. On the other hand, we have abundant sun, water and wind, which are all renewable

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Ireland becomes world’s first country to divest from fossil fuels

The Republic of Ireland will become the world’s first country to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies, after a bill was passed with all-party support in the lower house of parliament. The state’s €8bn national investment fund will

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City Corporation goes 100% renewable

The City of London Corporation, governing body of the Square Mile, has agreed plans to source 100% renewable electricity from October 2018 onwards. Members of its Policy and Resources Committee backed proposals to generate electricity on sites it owns across

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