- “Renewables Overtake Coal In Key European Markets” • Coal-based power generation was overtaken by wind and solar for the first time in five key European markets last year, according to research by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. The five markets are Germany, France, Italy, Iberia (Spain & Portugal), and the UK. [ETEnergyworld.com]
- “Virginia Committee Approves Bill Halting Construction Of Fossil Fuel Power Plants After 2020” • The House Commerce and Labor Committee approved a bill to halt construction of power plants that burn fossil fuels and the fuel pipelines after 2020. The bill requires a plan for switching to 100% renewable electricity by 2036. [Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine]
- “Corporate Clean Power Purchases ‘Soar’” • Corporate clean energy purchases hit record levels last year, more than doubling to over 13 GW, according to research from BloombergNEF. BNEF said a total of 13.4 GW of corporate power purchase agreements were signed last year, a figure that is up from 6.2 GW in 2017. [reNEWS]
- “Scotland Might Eliminate Climate Emissions By 2045” • Scotland could confidently end its climate emissions to reach net zero by 2045 according to a report that highlights the country’s abundant natural resources and existing ambition. The report was commissioned by WWF Scotland and conducted by Vivid Economics. [CleanTechnica]
- “Offshore ‘Could Be Cheapest Clean Power In UK’” • Offshore wind could surpass the onshore as the cheapest source of renewable energy in the UK by 2028 without changes to planning regulations, new research from consultancy Cornwall Insight said. It used the current load factors of 58.4% for offshore wind and 38% for onshore. [reNEWS]
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Source: Green Events
January 29 Green Energy News