Tuesday, January 16, 2018

UPDATED – Puerto Rico’s Power Sector in New Crisis After U.S. Aid Falls Short 

Puerto Rico keeps asking for help but its pleas are falling on deaf ears. On Thursday, the U.S. announced it would dispatch 350 utility workers...

World Bank Commits $35M to Haiti Renewable Energy

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved two grants totaling US$35 million to improve access to electricity for more than two million Haitians,...

AES Taps Sunpower to Build Hawaii Solar Plant

AES Distributed Energy, a subsidiary of AES  and SunPower, today announced that a SunPower® Oasis® Power Plant platform with an innovative solar plus storage facility is...

EBRD Leads $335M Investment to Build Africa’s Largest Solar Plant

The EBRD has teamed up with development partners to make a significant investment in the renewable energy sector in Egypt with the financing of...

IEA: Providing Energy Access to Developing Countries Will Cost $31B

A new and detailed analysis from the International Energy Agency finds that the most cost-effective strategy for providing universal access to electricity and clean-cooking...

Florida Power & Light Pours $1B Into Florida Solar Panels

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) today announced it has installed more than half of the 2.5 million solar panels that will comprise eight...

BNP Paribas Ends Shale and Tar Sands Financing

BNP Paribas has announced it will take further measures to accelerate its support of the energy transition: The BNP Paribas Group will no longer...

GE’s New Turbines Seen Making Brazilian Solar ‘Bankable’

Competitive with coal-based power generation, the sharply reduced solar-based electricity price continues to push boundaries of technology to further reduce the cost of energy...

Facebook and Dominion in Renewable Energy Venture

Dominion Energy Virginia will add new solar generation to the power grid to serve a new state-of-the-art data center Facebook plans to build in...

Hyundai Says New Fuel Cells Cut 1,140 tons of CO2

In celebration of National Hydrogen Day, Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell drivers have again surpassed an important threshold, accumulating more than three million miles on...

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