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EPBiH foresees CO2 taxation to be introduced in BiH in three to eight years

State-owned power utility Elektroprivreda BiH (EPBiH) expects the introduction of carbon taxation in Bosnia and Herzegovina within three to eight years. According to its Business Plan for the period 2023-2025, it is one of the biggest risks in the company’s operations, and an expense that will reduce its profit. The introduction of a CO2 tax is […]

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Slovenia adopts spatial plan for wind farm Dolenja Vas

Austria-based Alpen-Adria Energie cleared the way for the construction of its wind power plant Dolenja Vas of up to 66 MW as the Government of Slovenia approved the spatial plan. The company already operates a wind turbine in the area. Slovenia’s new government, led by Prime Minister Robert Golob, is implementing a massive solar power deployment […]

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China completes world’s second-largest hydropower plant

The China Three Gorges Corp.’s Baihetan facility is in full operation. At 16 GW, it is the second-biggest hydropower plant in the world. The largest hydropower cascade on the planet is located on the Yangtze river in China. State-owned China Three Gorges Corp., which operates the 22.5 GW Three Gorges hydroelectric station, the biggest power […]

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Wind generated a record amount of electricity in 2022

Great Britain produced a record amount of wind-powered electricity in 2022, according to the National Grid. More electricity came from renewable and nuclear power sources than from fossil fuels gas and coal, the second highest after 2020. Replacing fossil fuels with green power is a core way for the world to tackle the impacts of […]

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Germany’s green energy transition enters make-or-break year

With new laws in place, land allocated and more generous subsidy schemes green-lit, 2023 will be decisive in determining whether Germany is on track towards meeting its ambitious 80% renewable electricity target in 2030. The fourth-largest economy in the world was once an early pioneer in the development of green technologies. A mid-2010s slowdown after […]

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Green Hydrogen’s breakout year, China thinks bigger, and wind turbines blaze and fall

AGENDA | Our curation of the must-read news and analysis from the-week-that-was in the global renewable energy industry Recharge began 2023 with an in-depth look at why it’s lift-off time for green hydrogen, the key energy transition fuel that will need vast amounts of renewable power to produce – and the first days of the new year […]

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India earmarks 125GW of new renewable energy to power huge green hydrogen plans

Nation reveals power capacity figure as it approves initial $2.4bn to underpin incentives designed to spur five million tonnes of annual output India expects to deploy about 125GW of new renewables by 2030 to power the nation’s ambitious green hydrogen plans, the nation’s government said as it approved a landmark funding package for the sector. […]

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Mexico’s New Strategy to Reverse Semi-arid Land Degradation

Mexican farmers are hit hard by drought and overgrazing. Now they’ve come up with a 100% natural solution that provides both soil nutrients and animal fodder. Scientists warn that land degradation is one of the top priority environmental problems.  About 24 billion tons of fertile soil is lost each year due to unsustainable agricultural practices.  […]

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US Plans to Replenish Colorado River’s Lake Powell

US officials announced measure sfor boosting water levels at Lake Powel. This is the second biggest reservoir in the US, and it powers Glen Canyon Dam. US officials announced unprecedented measures to boost water levels at Colorado River Lake Powel. Lake Powel is an artificial reservoir on the Colorado River. It’s currently so low that […]

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Argentina Gets $500M Loan for Mitigating Climate Crisis

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will give Argentina credit worth $500 million to mitigate and fight the effects of climate change. The loan approval was published by the Economy Ministry in November.  According to Reuters, the loan will be issued in a single payment in December. “This loan focuses on supporting climate planning capacity, promoting green finance […]

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