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Enel switches on 61-MW solar plant in Chile

Renewables Now 19 Aug 2022
Santiago-based electric utility Enel Green Power Chile SA has received government approval to commence commercial operations at the 60.9-MW Azabache solar power plant in the north of the country.

Green energy: How it can reduce migration from Central America | Opinion

Deseret News 19 Aug 2022
However, reliable energy generation on a 24-7 basis with renewable sources like solar, wind or ... With an estimated budget of $2.5 billion, La Vegona II integrates a scalable hydroelectric power plant, a hybrid solar and pump storage energy system, and a 185 km transmission line.

More energy on less land: the drive to shrink solar’s footprint

GreenBiz 18 Aug 2022
Yet despite its modest stature, this new type of photovoltaic plant — one of five producing a combined 2.5 megawatts of energy in California’s Central Valley — can match the output of conventional solar farms nearly three times its size.

Too much of a good thing for Texas? Uncle Sam’s pumping up wind, solar and batteries

Finger Lakes Times 18 Aug 2022
With subsidies, the cost of energy with new-build wind and solar projects is competitive with the marginal cost of existing gas and coal plants — and can be lower, the report said ... “There’s never been a better time in the history of Texas to generate your own solar energy,” said ...

The world's relationship with nuclear energy is changing

WPTV 18 Aug 2022
public, as vast majorities of respondents were instead in favor of increasing wind and solar energy intake ... in the number of nuclear plants, there are new concerns about being energy independent ... So, the infrastructure needed for solar and wind energy to match nuclear output can’t be built fast enough to replace fossil and nuclear fuels quickly.

Cleco aims to revive former coal plant as a $250 million solar power facility

The Advocate 18 Aug 2022
Pineville-based Cleco Power is teaming up with a New York renewable energy firm to revive a shuttered DeSoto Parish coal plant as a facility that will generate solar power ... “This solar project is another step forward in Cleco's journey to becoming Louisiana's leading clean energy company,” Cleco President and CEO Bill Fontenot said in a statement.

Canadian Solar Reports Second Quarter 2022 Results

The Facts 18 Aug 2022
Canadian Solar has one of the world's largest and most geographically diversified utility-scale solar and energy storage project development platforms, with a strong track record of originating, developing, financing, and building over 6.8 GWp of solar power plants across six continents.

Letters: Solar incentives | Scaring cities | Nuclear waste | Human error | Unintended results

East Bay Times 18 Aug 2022
The California Public Utilities Commission is once again proposing to tax solar users and slash the credit that they get for sending solar energy back to the grid ... Rather than relying heavily on major power plants to produce the energy we need, rooftop solar is a good way for communities to provide their own distributed sources of energy generation.

Israeli companies plan green energy push in seven Arab countries

Renewables Now 18 Aug 2022
NewMed, the developer and co-owner of the large Leviathan natural gas field in the Mediterranean off the coast of Israel, decided in early 2022 to enter the renewable energy market with plans to develop and own solar and energy storage plants and invest in clean hydrogen.

Enel to build 54.4 MWp of DG solar arrays for Brazil's Itau bank

Renewables Now 18 Aug 2022
Enel Brasil, through its energy services unit Enel X, will install 54.7 MWp of ... The solar plants are expected to start operations in about 12 months.

Ditching hydrocarbons without viable alternatives is ‘self-defeating’

Gulf Daily News 18 Aug 2022
While wind and solar accounted for the vast majority of all new power-generating capacity in 2021, they still comprise only 4% of today’s energy mix.  ... Wind and solar power are making great advances, but most energy is used in heavy industry, manufacturing, construction, transportation, and agriculture.

Mexico Sees Its Energy Future in Fossil Fuels, Not Renewables

Indian Express 18 Aug 2022
It plans to spend about $1.6 billion to build a giant solar plant in northern Mexico as well as refurbish more than a dozen state-owned hydroelectric plants ... In Mexico, “we had the cheapest solar energy in the world, and unfortunately with all these changes we’ve been left behind,” Perea said, referring to the government’s energy agenda.

Gillian O’Sullivan: Why the Food Vision Dairy Group interim report reminds me of Father Ted

Irish Independent 18 Aug 2022
All within 3½ years.Many of these have been part of every Teagasc message delivered to farmers in recent years, and while uptake is happening, the pace has been slow, with stumbling blocks around clover-safe herbicide licensing, availability of protected urea and slurry spreader ...

COP27: It’s Africa’s turn to take centre stage

Mail Guardian South Africa 18 Aug 2022
But how do we “leapfrog” into renewable energy?. Renewed focus, smart planning, and bold investment are key to making the most of the resources that Africa has been blessed with to foster sustainable growth, from Namibia becoming a green hydrogen powerhouse to Egypt building the fourth-largest solar power plant in the world.

How to invest in Latin America’s metal reserves – the key to reaching net zero

Moneyweek 18 Aug 2022
The goal is to fight climate change by replacing carbon-emitting fossil fuels with renewable energy ... Renewable-energy generation is far more copper-intensive than traditional power plants. S&P estimates that solar and wind use between two and five times more copper for each megawatt of electricity produced than coal or gas-fired plants.

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo gestures as he delivers his annual State of the Nation Address ahead of the country's Independence Day, at the parliament building in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022.
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