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Alternative Energy

Saudi Investments Spark Surge in Central Asian Renewable Development

Mar 08, 2024 at 09:24 | Eurasianet

When it comes to wind power in Central Asia, companies from the Persian Gulf have taken the lead. This week, Riyadh-based green energy company ACWA Power…

Claudia Sheinbaum Spearheads Revolutionary Solar Initiative in Mexico City

Mar 08, 2024 at 09:06 | Felicity Bradstock

Mexico City recently launched a major solar project aimed at transforming it into a “solar city” that other cities around the globe could well replicate. The installation of solar panels…

Critics Skeptical of Kyrgyzstan Plans To Develop Uranium Reserves

Mar 06, 2024 at 08:15 | Eurasianet

Plans by Kyrgyzstan’s government to develop reserves of uranium and dozens of other rare earth metals around the cherished Lake Issyk-Kul are generating discontent, although few are prepared…

Startups and Big Oil Use Fracking Tech To Unlock Geothermal Energy

Mar 04, 2024 at 11:25 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Big Oil is using its deep pockets and expertise in well geology to back and partner with energy startups that are looking to unlock renewable energy from beneath the earth’s…

Middle East Green Hydrogen Gains Momentum

Mar 04, 2024 at 10:24 | Alan Mammoser

More than 350 industry professionals gathered in Dubai last week to give hydrogen a reality check. It became apparent during two days of discussions that, as a future…

Kyrgyzstan Eyes Uranium Mining Restart and New Nuclear Power Plant

Mar 04, 2024 at 07:47 | RFE/RL staff

Kyrgyzstan’s decision to ban uranium mining in 2019 was a hard-won victory for civil society and an acknowledgement of the tortured environmental legacy of industry during the Soviet…

UK Windfarm Fined for Breaching Energy Market Rules

Mar 04, 2024 at 07:42 | City A.M

A windfarm on the land owned by a disgraced former City financier and conservative party donor has been slapped with a fine for overcharging customers. Energy…

Solar Stocks Rally on Optimistic Guidance 

Feb 29, 2024 at 17:43 | Alex Kimani

The solar sector has snapped from a months-long selloff after the largest U.S. solar module manufacturer, First Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR), beat Wall Street’s earnings estimate and also issued robust 2024 guidance. First…

Mexico's President Has Failed to Deliver on Clean Energy Promises

Feb 23, 2024 at 08:30 | Haley Zaremba

Mexico’s progress on its clean energy transition is headed in reverse. The nation’s greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector increased by 11% last year to reach a five-year high…

Could Solar Power Become America’s Leading Electricity Source?

Feb 23, 2024 at 07:40 | Felicity Bradstock

Solar energy operations have been flourishing in recent years, following decades of sustained investment and recent innovations in solar panel technology. There has been a solar manufacturing boom, which is…

Europe Set for 50 TWh Solar Power Boom in 2024

Feb 21, 2024 at 08:14 | Rystad Energy

Despite a record-breaking 60 gigawatts direct current (GWDC) of solar PV capacity expansion in 2023, solar power generation in Europe saw a modest increase of about 20%. This…

Tajikistan's Mega Hydropower Project on the Brink of Financial Turmoil

Feb 20, 2024 at 08:26 | Eurasianet

Tajikistan’s existential project to build the colossal 335-meter-high Roghun hydropower dam is proceeding apace, but costs are spiraling, and to a level that is making it hard to…

Ethiopia Looks to Tap Its Massive Renewable Energy Potential

Feb 16, 2024 at 07:10 | Felicity Bradstock

Ethiopia has been gradually developing its renewable energy potential in recent years, adding wind, solar, geothermal, and hydroelectric capacity. In the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia is home to abundant renewable…

Solar Panel Waste is Becoming a Big Problem

Feb 16, 2024 at 06:42 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner Numerous factors continue to pull at the Renewables MMI (Monthly Metals Index) as it moves…

China’s Renewable Energy Drive Hampered by Rising Coal Production

Feb 13, 2024 at 08:04 | Haley Zaremba

China is far outpacing the rest of the world in terms of new clean energy capacity additions, but it’s powering all that expansion with the dirtiest fossil fuel. As China’s…

Why Are China’s Solar Panels So Cheap?

Feb 13, 2024 at 08:01 | ZeroHedge

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com, The US wants to break into the solar panel business. Doing so, if its possible at all, means costs of the…

Abandon Coal Mines Are Being Repurposed Into Renewable Energy Hubs

Feb 12, 2024 at 08:12 | Felicity Bradstock

In the U.K., the government is investing in the assessment of the potential for old coal mine sites to be converted into renewable energy hubs. As many governments around the…

Kenya’s Ambitious Renewable Energy Revolution

Feb 09, 2024 at 09:56 | Felicity Bradstock

Kenya aims to transition to 100 percent clean energy by the end of the decade, under one of the world’s most ambitious climate pledges to date. It is being supported…

Nuclear Energy's Role in a Sustainable Future

Feb 09, 2024 at 09:53 | ZeroHedge

Authored by Tommy Tuberville via RealClear Wire, It’s the coldest time of the year, and the demand for energy is significantly higher as…

Big Oil Ties Up with Big Corn Against EVs

Feb 07, 2024 at 14:22 | Irina Slav

Big Oil is joining forces with biofuel producers in a united front against electric vehicles. The message came from Bloomberg this week, suggesting EV sales were rising so…

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