Iberdrola is going to build its largest wind farm in Latin America in Brazil

It will be located in Paraíba, one of the windiest states in America The Paraíba complex will have a total installed power of 565 megawatts This big facility will consist of 18 wind farms, three of which are already operational while another 15 are at different phases of development, with a commitment to supply the energy by January 2023 Iberdrola has signed an agreement with Siemens Gamesa to equip the new wind farms with model SG132 wind turbines, which supply 3.4 megawatts of power In the north-east of Brazil, Iberdrola, through its Brazilian subsidiary Neoenergia, is going to build its largest renewable energy facility in Latin America: the Paraíba wind

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Women and sustainable energy: research examines roles, seeks to help bridge gender gap

Women in Serbia choose sustainability – this is the overarching conclusion of the country’s first-ever research into the roles, attitudes, and position of women professionally engaged in sustainable energy, climate change, and environmental protection, as well as women in households/consumers. The results of the research, carried out as part of the WISE SEE (Women in Sustainable Energy in South-East Europe) project, were presented at a conference on March 28 in Belgrade that brought together decision-makers, experts, financiers, and other stakeholders to discuss gender equality and sustainable development in the sector. The research, conducted on a nationally representative sample of more than 1,000 women in Serbia (those professionally engaged in sustainable energy,

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Members of WISE expert network shine at Innovation Week

Four members of the WISE expert network took part in a panel titled A Smart and Sustainable Future: Climate. Energy. Architecture, held as part of Innovation Week 2018, confirming that women are committed leaders of sustainable development in Serbia. The panel was opened by Biljana Filipović, assistant environmental protection minister in charge of international cooperation and EU integration, who provided an overview of the current situation and planned activities in the area of climate change in Serbia and confirmed that the adoption of a law on climate change is expected in late 2018. Maja Turković, sustainable energy consultant, moderated this dynamic panel, which also featured Ankica Barbulov, managing director of

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Higher Shares of Renewable Energy Central to Sustainable Development Across Southeast Asia

New IRENA market analysis sees renewable energy driving growth and expanding energy access in Southeast Asia Southeast Asian countries are on course to meet their aspirational renewable energy target of a 23 per cent share of total primary energy supply by 2025, according to new analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Achieving this target would also significantly improve the access to affordable clean energy in the region in line with its pursuit of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7. In the report, Renewable Energy Market Analysis: Southeast Asia – launched during the United Nations Global SDG7 Conference in Bangkok, IRENA highlights that renewable energy is proving key to expanding

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Companies plan to test innovative wind energy technology in the North Sea

Companies plan to test and use innovative wind energy technology on an innovation site designed for this purpose off Borssele in the North Sea. They had up to yesterday to submit their applications for a permit to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. The applications submitted will be assessed over the next few months. The party with the best plan will be declared the winner. From 2020 onwards, new technology for producing electricity in a sustainable way will be tested and developed further on the North Sea innovation site. At the same time, the site will supply thousands of households with sustainably produced electricity. Minister of Economic Affairs

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Industrial issuers of €26 billion in green bonds pledge to double down on green financing

On the occasion of the Paris 2017 Climate Finance Day, nine of Europe’s largest industrial emitters of green bonds (EDF, Enel, ENGIE, Iberdrola, Icade, Paprec, SNCF Réseau, SSE and TenneT) publicly announce their pledge to further develop one of the most dynamic segments of sustainable finance today, the green bond market. These companies have joined forces to voice their commitment to the green bond market as part of their strategy, financing policy and their active engagement in the reporting debate and dialogue with investors. The pledge also calls upon other industrial corporates to consider issuing green bonds. The signatories of today’s pledge commit to a long-term presence in the market,

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Iberdrola signs a long-term renewable energy sales agreement with Google

These are the first two contracts of this type signed between the two companies Under the terms of the contract, the former will supply the electrical output of 196 megawatts of wind power to the latter through its Coyote Ridge and Tatanka Ridge wind farms in South Dakota Long-term agreements (PPAs) are one of the pillars of Iberdrola’s commitment to renewable energies in the United States Iberdrola, through its subsidiary AVANGRID Renewables, has signed its first two large contracts for the supply of renewable energy with the American multinational Google. Under the terms of the agreement signed between the two companies, Iberdrola will supply Google with a total of 196

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Vestas receives 40 MW order in India

Atria Brindavan Power Private Limited has placed a 40 MW order for the second phase of the Basavane Bagewadi Wind Farm in the Bijapur district of Karnataka state. With this order, Vestas has cumulatively received 80 MW in orders from Atria for the project. The order includes supply and installation of 18 V110-2.2 MW turbines, a 15-year full-scope Active Output Management 5000 (AOM5000) service agreement as well as a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution for data-driven monitoring and preventive maintenance. Commissioning is expected for the second quarter of 2018. “With this  second order from Atria in just over a month, Vestas underlines that we can provide reliable and competitive solutions along

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Tidal energy projects aim to improve renewables’ reliability

A scale-up of tidal energy projects aims to expand capacity, improve reliability and prove their worth to investors as a renewable energy source.  Nova Innovation, a tidal power company based in Edinburgh, UK, deployed the world’s first array of tidal turbines last year, which were connected to the electricity grid in Shetland. In the autumn 2016, Nova Innovation received a Horizon 2020’s SME Instrument grant of €2.25m to develop a commercial demonstrator of Nova’s innovative direct drive tidal turbine technology. The turbines work by using the ebb of the tides from high to low twice a day, which moves huge quantities of water in the world’s seas. This rush of water back and

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UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund announces major projects in five countries

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) today announced the first five projects under the US$50 million UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund (the Fund) across Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The projects will significantly reduce energy costs in the region, as well as improve resilience to natural disasters such as Hurricane Irma. Announced in January 2017, the Fund is a partnership between the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC), which leads the initiative; the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), which provides the grant financing; and Masdar, which is responsible for technical management and international, competitive project tendering. The projects represent the first

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