Japan is considering restarting nuclear power plants shut down after the 2011 Fukushima disaster as temperatures soar

As temperatures soared across Japan and the government pleaded with the public and businesses to limit their energy consumption, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said nuclear power plants that had not been used since the 2011 Fukushima disaster would be reactivated. Speaking at the GROUP of Seven summit on Tuesday, Mr. Kishida said the four nuclear reactors that have been allowed […]

Oano wins waste fuel transport and recycling contract in Japan

On 24 June 2022, Oano signed a major contract worth 250 million euros with the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) for the transport and processing of 731 spent fuel assemblies in France from the Puxian Reactor in Japan. The contract was awarded to authorize and develop these transportation and processing operations following the exchange of notes between the French and […]

The G7 urged support for nuclear expansion to address climate and security issues

Leaders of the group of Seven (G7) large industrialised countries should encourage the extension of the operating lives of existing nuclear reactors and support the restart of others to help achieve the nuclear industry's goals of low carbon and secure energy supplies. In a joint message ahead of the Leaders' summit in Germany on June 26, the Canadian Nuclear Association, […]

New energy Technology breakthrough: Swift Solar revolutionizes Solar technology with perovskite

Swift Solar is a Silicon Valley startup that aims to revolutionize Solar technology by making Solar panels that are very lightweight, economical and efficient. Instead of using wafer-based solar panel technology, they are developing thin-film based solar technology using a new type of semiconductor called perovskite, which will speed up the efficiency game in the solar competition. Common solar panels […]

China's first 18MW mine water floating power plant will soon be connected to the grid

With the rapid development of the surface photovoltaic industry, its application fields are becoming more and more extensive. Compared with the surface photovoltaic power station, the site environment of the surface photovoltaic power station is usually characterized by high humidity, salt fog, gusts and waves. Therefore, the surface photovoltaic power station has put forward higher quality requirements for the weather […]

ACWA Power signs first $1.5 billion wind project in Egypt

A consortium led by ACWA Power (with local contractor Hassan Allam Holding) recently signed a 1.1GW onshore wind project with the Egyptian government. The project is located in the Gulf of Suez and Gabal El Zeit region with an investment of about us $1.5 billion. The project is one of the largest onshore wind farms in the world and the […]

Global Renewable Energy Market Overview

According to the latest statistics from the International Energy Agency, 296GW of new renewable energy capacity will be installed globally in 2021, up 6% from last year. By type of energy, new wind capacity fell 17 percent in 2021, but that was offset by growth in solar pv and hydropower installations. The EU is the second largest renewable energy market […]

By 2025, the global cumulative deployment of energy storage systems will reach 362GWh

According to the research institute, 3,064GW of installed renewable energy capacity will be deployed globally by 2021, highlighting the urgent need for energy storage systems to balance intermittent generation from renewable sources. In 2021, the global energy storage market maintains high growth. The installed capacity of new energy storage systems was 29.6GWh, up 72.4% year on year. Looking ahead, the […]

The European Commission launched a survey of interest in clean technology manufacturing and decarbonization projects

Following its decision to double the size of the next round of funding under the EU ETS Innovation Fund, the Commission has launched an investigation of interest in clean technology manufacturing projects and deep decarbonisation technology pilots. The round will begin in autumn 2022 with a total endowment of around €3bn, and the survey will help gauge industry's interest and […]

Germany wants to speed up cooperation with Australia on green hydrogen energy

Germany wants to speed up green hydrogen cooperation with Australia because its efforts to move away from fossil fuels have become more urgent following the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the country's research minister has said. Germany and Australia signed an agreement last year to establish a renewable energy based supply chain between the two countries as part of Berlin's efforts to develop […]