New report on renewable energy investment shows how UAE clean energy strategy can improve global sustainable development

TRENDS Research & Advisory, an independent non-profit think-tank based in Abu Dhabi, and The Stimson Centre, a Washington DC-based nonpartisan policy research centre, have released a new report outlining how an innovative clean energy strategy undertaken by the UAE can improve global approaches to sustainable development through sound renewable energy investment.

IRENA Highlights Offshore Energy Benefits for Economies at G7

Offshore wind energy is in the fast lane and picking up speed. Driven by rapidly falling costs and technological innovation, offshore wind capacity grew by 25 percent between 2016 and 2017. Speaking at the Oceans Partnership Summit during G7, IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin underlined the potential of offshore renewable energy to meet energy demand, stimulate economic growth and generate employment – hallmarks of the global energy transformation.

Alstom’s Hydrogen Trains Enter Passenger Service in Lower Saxony

Before many guests and members of the press from Germany and abroad, the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell train rolled into Bremervörde on Sunday, September 16. The event was attended by the Minister of Economy and Transport of Lower Saxony, the Federal Ministry of Transport and the transport authorities of Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen and Eisenbahnen und Verkehrsbetriebe Elbe-Weser.

RES and VBB Celebrate Construction Progress of 10 MW Storage Project

Three months after start of construction, the topping-out ceremony for the 10 MW battery storage facility in Bordesholm, Germany, was celebrated on September 12th. The collaboration of Renewable Energy Systems and the utility VBB has reached an important project milestone. The battery storage system will provide grid stabilization and back-up power from 100 percent renewable energy when there is grid disruption or upstream grid failure.

Interview with Antonio Delgado Rigal, PhD in Artificial Intelligence, Founding Partner and Director General of AleaSoft

In Italian, in Spanish, in German, in French, in English. AleaSoft has a website that says a lot in many languages. Because this Spanish company that was born in the UPC (Polytechnic University of Catalonia) offers a product –forecasting in the energy sector– that is demanded everywhere. AleaSoft is a company that has married statistics with Artificial Intelligence to forecast demand; forecast the production of renewable energies; and forecast the prices in the electricity markets (all of them at the short, medium and long-term). Forecasts that, according to their client portfolio, are accurate: "At present –says its Director General, Antonio Delgado Rigal– 85% of the electricity traded in the Spanish electricity market uses AleaSoft forecasts as reference".

Este es el plan de choque de la ministra para la Transición Ecológica

Teresa Ribera compareció ayer a petición propia en Comisión parlamentaria. Y lo hizo para anunciar "la suspensión, y digo suspensión, del impuesto del 7% a la generación eléctrica" (medida estrella) y todo un plan de choque que incluye "medidas inmediatas" en materia de autoconsumo, pobreza energética, subastas, repotenciación, etcétera. Un plan de choque -ha dicho la ministra- que persigue un horizonte muy concreto: un nuevo paradigma energético en el que las tecnologías no gestionables serán “el elemento central del sistema” y en el que el almacenamiento será el “eje estratégico”.

EEUU: EDP Renovables asegura la financiación para dos parques eólicos que suman 278 MW

EDP Renewables North America, subsidiaria de la portuguesa EDP Renovables, ha anunciado un acuerdo de financiación por 267,5 millones de dólares con una entidad bancaria no revelada, a cambio de un interés económico en los proyectos eólicos Arkwright (78 MW) y Turtle Creek (199 MW), en los estados de Nueva York e Iowa, respectivamente.