There are 'few signs' industry majors are investing in renewables at the scale required by climate change, global body says in warnings aimed at wealthy Davos attendees.
Andy Colthorpe and Liam Stoker are back reviewing the pivotal clean energy headlines from around the globe. Liam reports back from the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi where the future of the Middle East’s power grid was up for debate before the discussion moves on to Australia’s bush fires, the nation’s relationship with coal and what ‘Scotty from marketing’ might be able to learn from Germany.
Roadmap backed by development financier will see solar–battery–diesel mixes replace diesel-only mini-grids across 48 islands.
SunWiz’s findings of a ‘boom’ 2019 for sub-100kW PV bring rare piece of good green news to country, reeling after weeks of deadly blazes and bitter rows over climate policies.
Mercom stats paint bright picture for corporate solar funding in 2019 but IRENA warns capital flows to broader renewables must more than double by 2030 to combat global heating.
World organisations team up to help 100 countries ramp up green energy ambitions ahead of make-or-break 2020, amid claims that China, US and India hold terawatts in unused potential.
Chile and Colombia steer coordinated push by 10 countries to reach an average 70% green energy share by 2030, setting the scene for the rise of a 312GW renewable fleet over the next decade.
Top green energy players urge the EU to lead the way as planet torn by geopolitical rifts gathers in Madrid to hammer out pivotal rules on how to finance the fight against global warming.
UNEP flags clean energy policy shortcomings in India, Mexico and other top markets as it warns world is headed towards 3.2°C temperature rise under status quo.
European Investment Bank approves support to 218MW PV portfolio in Spain after drawing global headlines with vote to end funding to unabated coal, gas and others by 2021.
PV remains huge part of energy mix in scenarios that meet current climate targets as well as in more drastic pathways to necessary sustainability changes, says IEA.
Global solar PV capacity must increase ten-fold to 5TW by 2030 in order to meet the Paris climate targets, research body DNV GL has claimed.
UN-, Netherlands-backed fund will invest US$850m in 1.7GW clean energy pipeline in African, Asian states, with solar meant to account for 40% of portfolio.
Land acquisition, corruption and short-termism complicate scaling up solar and others with the speed required by climate change, London event hears.
IPP support in Nigeria and small-scale PV in South Africa among schemes awarded funds as institution approves broader US$440 million allocation.