Renewable Energy

Mexico’s Renewable Power Suppliers Face Risks Under Grid Proposal

(Bloomberg) — Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission is proposing to cancel some contracts and eliminate discounts on transmission costs for power generators to use its network, dealing the latest blow to Mexico’s budding private renewable energy market.CFE, as the state utility is known, is seeking to eliminate 50% discounts on transmission costs for so-called legacy permits…

PM Modi meets India Inc heads to discuss the economy

Ahead of the Union Budget presentation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 6 met top executives from corporate India to discuss issues facing the economy and measures needed to boost growth and create jobs.Richest Indian Mukesh Ambani, Tata group’s Ratan Tata, telecom czar Sunil Bharti Mittal, billionaire Gautam Adani, Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra, and mining baron Anil Agarwal were…

Snowy Hydro 2.0 hits snag as bushfires race through project

Updated January 07, 2020 03:52:01 The beleaguered Snowy Hydro 2.0 scheme is facing another setback, after bushfires hit the renewable energy project on multiple fronts. Key points:Snowy Hydro has lost more than half the homes at its operational town as well as seen damage to heavy machinery and communications equipmentIts CEO says the company will…

Good News For Climate Change: India Gets Out of Coal and Into Renewable Energy

Good News For Climate Change: India Gets Out of Coal and Into Renewable Energy (thebulletin.org) Posted by EditorDavid on Saturday December 21, 2019 @01:34PM from the going-green dept. “India has been aggressively pivoting away from coal-fired power plants and towards electricity generated by solar, wind, and hydroelectric power,” writes the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.Lasrick…

The World’s Largest Floating Wind Farm Is Here

Float on.Photo: GettyThis is the second day of the new decade, and the world’s largest floating wind farm is already doing its damn thing and generating electricity. Located off the coast of Portugal, the WindFloat Atlantic wind farm connected to the grid on New Year’s Eve. And this is only the first of the project’s…

Building climate-saving tech digs up new problems

The solar power and electric vehicles we need to stop the climate crisis pose a different threat to people and the environment: a boom in mining. Moving away from fossil fuels depends on tech like batteries and solar panels that can provide alternative forms of energy. But digging up the raw materials can undermine human…