Are the mines on the right track?

Image: 123rf.com Mining companies are well positioned to implement cost-effective and efficient renewable energy solutions, provided the right actions are taken early on. This is the point of view of Nick Oosthuizen, managing director of the energy efficiency consultancy Inframid. Oosthuizen begins by saying that in recent years, mining companies …

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French offshore wind farm authorized for take-off

Eoliennes en Mer de Dunkirk (EMD) and RTE, the operator of the French electricity grid, have announced their decision to go ahead with the development phase of the Dunkirk offshore wind farm. This decision was taken at the end of a series of public debates led by the CPDP, a …

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Wind groups fall from dizzying heights

A tough quarter for the world’s largest wind companies has shone several renewable energy darlings amid an accelerated sell-off in clean energy stocks. Many have suffered stock declines in the past two weeks after bad news in the first quarter results, including unexpected damage to cable for Orsted, missed earnings …

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Airports could produce enough solar energy to power a city

New research shows that installing solar panels on the roofs of Australian airport buildings could be an effective step towards net zero emissions. Australian airports are ideal hosts for large-scale solar installations. A new study has found that Australian government-owned airports could generate enough electricity to power 136,000 homes, if …

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Insufficient momentum in energy transition in Asia

Yet the penetration of the renewable energy market remains low in Asia. Renewable energy sources accounted for less than 8% of Asia’s primary energy mix in 2019, well below the global average of over 11%. At the regional level, there are significant variations, with renewable energies accounting for only 0.2% …

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