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European Fund Manager Raises €850 Million For Clean Energy Infrastructure

June 5th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

London-based fund manager Glennmont Partners announced Tuesday that it had successfully raised  €850 million ($957 million) during its Third Fund investing in clean energy infrastructure projects in Europe, the largest amount that has ever been raised for a green energy only fund with a European mandate. 


California Aggregators To Seek 10 GW Of Clean Power By 2030

May 1st, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

California’s Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) are slowly assuming the traditional utility role of acquiring renewable energy generation for customers. While the role is fairly new, the CCAs nonetheless are now faced with the massive task of securing 9 to 10 gigawatts of new clean energy to meet the state’s 2030 ambitious greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets


Solar Dominates Latest German Renewable Auction

April 23rd, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

The German solar industry has walked away the sole winner from Germany's most recent solar and onshore wind tender, receiving contracts for the entire 210 megawatts (MW) awarded in an auction which was heavily oversubscribed. 


UK Renewables Generate Record Levels Of Electricity In 2018

March 29th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Provisional figures published by the UK Government on Thursday show that renewable energy sources generated a record amount of electricity in 2018, increasing by 11.8% over 2017 levels, led by a record year for wind energy generation which provided 17.1% of the UK's electricity


Wind Generated 35% Of British Electricity Last Week

March 18th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Wind energy accounted for 35% of Great Britain's electricity generation for the week running Friday 8 March to Thursday 14 March, beating out all other generation sources, and also saw offshore wind beat out nuclear energy. 


UK Electricity Generation Falls To 1994 Levels As Renewable Generation Soars

January 9th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

A new analysis from UK-based website Carbon Brief has found that electricity generation in the United Kingdom last year fell to its lowest level since 1994, while at the same time, renewable energy electricity generation increased to another record high and accounted for an estimated 33% in 2018. 


Renewables Account For 18% Of US Electricity Generation

November 30th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

The United States Energy Information Administration has recently published data revealing that renewable energy sources provided nearly 18% of the country's electrical generation through the first nine months of the year, while solar and wind grew substantially as compared to the same nine months a year ago. 


Ørsted Raises Offshore Wind Target To 15 Gigawatts By 2025

November 29th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Danish wind energy giant Ørsted has announced this week that it has not only increased its offshore wind target to 15 gigawatts (GW) by 2025 but has also committed DKK 200 billion ($30.2 billion) to invest in green energy by the same time. 


British Renewables Hits 42 Gigawatts & Surpasses Fossil Fuels

November 7th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Pushed over the line by two coal-to-biomass conversions and continuing growth in offshore wind, the British renewable energy industry finally surpassed the capacity levels of its fossil fuel predecessors, with total capacity reaching 42 gigawatts (GW) in the third quarter, beating out the fossil fuel industry which only has 40.6 GW. 


Does The Future Of Agriculture Lie In Biomass?

September 20th, 2018 | by The Beam

Biomass Energy Generation is the process where agricultural products are used directly to create electric power. This specific technology and process is critical in discussing the future abilities and resources for renewable mix in energy and power grids, and can contribute to the overall goal of moving toward entire dependence on renewable sources in rural areas relying on an agricultural basis for their economies


Solar + Wind = 10% of US Electricity Generation in 1st Half of 2018

September 19th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

To complement our revival of US electricity capacity reports, here's a new report on US electricity generation. As with the capacity report, things are not looking too bright. There's still a lot of grey — in the bar charts below, in the skies near fossil fuel power plants, and in the human and planetary outlook based on how slowly we are cutting fossil fuel electricity generation


Renewables = 43% of New Power Capacity in USA in 1st Half of 2018

September 16th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

I'm restarting regular US renewable energy reports here on CleanTechnica. However, this time around, I'm making them quarterly reports instead of monthly reports. Quarterly reports are better at capturing the trends, and some other organizations do contribute monthly updates



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