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Masdar and Uzbekistan announce utility-scale solar PPP project

Masdar and Uzbekistan announce utility-scale solar PPP project

The renewable energy company won the bid to develop the 100-megawatt utility-scale solar plant in the Navoi region of the country under the Scaling Solar programme.

Sydney unveils $60m green energy deal

Sydney unveils $60m green energy deal

Renewable electricity will power all city-owned properties, including pools, libraries, playing fields, depots and council buildings, including historic Sydney Town Hall.

San Diego progresses green energy transition

San Diego progresses green energy transition

The US city has approved proposals to create a joint-powers entity with cities across the region to lower energy costs and reach 100 per cent renewable energy by 2035.

National Climate Bank could mobilise $1 trillion for clean energy

National Climate Bank could mobilise $1 trillion for clean energy

The Coalition for Green Capital has published a white paper illustrating how, with just $35bn capitalisation, the bank could raise the funds from public and private investment.

Plymouth City Council trials vehicle-to-grid for its EV fleet

Plymouth City Council trials vehicle-to-grid for its EV fleet

The UK council, which has set a goal of being carbon neutral, is partnering with E-Flex, a demonstration project led by Cisco.

Pilot project pioneers solar-powered rail

Pilot project pioneers solar-powered rail

If successful, the demonstrator project will prove that solar can safely bypass the grid to provide a direct supply of energy to UK railways’ traction systems.

UK's climate change credibility rests on action, now

UK's climate change credibility rests on action, now

The Committee on Climate Change’s new progress report reveals that the UK Government has delivered just one of 25 critical policies to lower emissions in the past year.

Floating wind platforms "on the verge of lift-off"

Floating wind platforms "on the verge of lift-off"

Floating wind platforms will begin to deliver “multiple gigawatts” of electrical power within the next five years, racing to almost 20 GW of capacity by 2030, says report.

UK announces £30 million fund to fuel energy innovation

UK announces £30 million fund to fuel energy innovation

UK Research and Innovation has issued a call to innovators and entrepreneurs for smart energy ideas that will help to kick start an industry.

Lime and Octopus team for a greener London

Lime and Octopus team for a greener London

Lime warehouses, which charge Lime-E electric assist bike batteries, are being powered by clean and renewable energy in the UK capital.