Renewables


​Giant wind park starting up is another blow to nuclear industry

Thursday, April 9, 2020, 6:34 AM MDT

Sweden’s biggest wind farm began producing power this month, and the region’s nuclear reactors are feeling the heat. Vasa Vind…

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​The solar industry was poised for a strong year, but now demand is plummeting

Monday, April 6, 2020, 6:20 AM MDT

When the coronavirus hit China late last year, America’s solar industry immediately started worrying about manufacturing. Asia is the main…

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​Boosting electric vehicle production could stimulate Canada’s economy: Report

Friday, April 3, 2020, 6:22 AM MDT

Targeted policy support to enable a shift to electric vehicle production is critical to future-proof Canada’s auto industry and ensure…

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Hydrogen-fuelled climate goals need radical carbon price hike

Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 6:35 AM MDT

Hydrogen could be key to eliminate greenhouse-gas emissions from vast swaths of the economy, but it will need significant intervention…

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​Big Oil’s interest in renewable energy investments expected to waver: report

Monday, March 30, 2020, 6:47 AM MDT

Budget cutting in response to the twin challenges of COVID-19 demand destruction and low oil prices mean the world's oil…

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​Coronavirus crushing global forecasts for wind and solar power

Monday, March 30, 2020, 6:03 AM MDT

It’s not just oil taking a hit from the coronavirus pandemic. Forecasts for clean energy are being pummeled, too. Reports…

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​A new solar-panel plant could have capacity to meet half of global demand

Monday, March 30, 2020, 6:01 AM MDT

GCL System Integration Technology Co. plans to build the world’s biggest solar-panel manufacturing plant, with capacity to meet half of…

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​China coal-plant boom spurs first global increase since 2015

Friday, March 27, 2020, 6:41 AM MDT

Global electricity produced from burning coal slipped three per cent last year as more countries shifted to cleaner fuels, but…

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​Bill Gates-led fund invests in startup that built a new hydropower turbine

Thursday, March 26, 2020, 6:20 AM MDT

Hydropower — converting moving water into energy — is the single biggest source of clean power in the world, but…

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​U.S. solar workforce could be halved by virus, group says

Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 6:33 AM MDT

The leading U.S. solar-trade group warns fallout from the coronavirus could slash the industry’s workforce in half. The Solar Energy…

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​Beijing power company plans to build 5GW clean energy and storage plant

Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 6:38 AM MDT

Beijing Jingneng Power Co., a Chinese state-owned utility, plans to invest 23 billion yuan ($3.3 billion) in a project that…

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​TransAlta buying cogeneration plant in Michigan for US$27 million

Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 6:11 AM MDT

TransAlta Corp. has acquired a cogeneration facility in Michigan from two private companies for approximately US$27 million. TransAlta chief executive…

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