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Concession signed for Bileća solar power plant in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The company V&Z zaštita won the contract for solar park Bileća in the southeast of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is an important step in one of the numerous projects for the utilization of renewable energy sources in the town of Bileća in sunny Herzegovina. The Minister of Energy and Mining of the Republic of Srpska […]

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Green steel plant in Finland set to start production in 2026

A new company from Norway is planning one of the largest investments in industrial production in Finland so far. Blastr Green Steel said it would build a steelworks and a hydrogen plant in Inkoo, Finland, that would run on renewable electricity. Steel production is one of the hardest sectors to decarbonize. Big players are rushing to implement the latest technologies to […]

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Turkey aims to almost double electricity generation capacity by 2035

Turkey’s National Energy Plan for 2035 revealed the ambition to boost solar power capacity by five times and triple the total size of wind power plants. The country intends to increase total electricity generation capacity to 189.7 GW, mostly with renewables. Last year it surpassed the 100 GW threshold. Turkey published its National Energy Plan […]

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Half century old hydropower plant in Albania is becoming innovative energy hub

Hybrid power plants are emerging as an essential ingredient for a world with net zero emissions. Determined to keep its electricity system clean, Albania wants to go a step further. State-owned utility KESH added a ground-mounted solar power unit to one of its main hydroelectric stations, but the idea is to integrate a floating photovoltaic […]

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Montenegro lowers value-added tax for solar panels

The Parliament of Montenegro has adopted the amendments to the Law on Value-Added Tax and the Law on Planning and Construction, reducing VAT and simplifying procedures for the installation of solar power plants. Montenegro previously announced that VAT on solar panels would be abolished. However, it is now reduced from 21% to 7% for sales, installation and […]

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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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World’s Renewables Are Set to Grow Enough in 5 Years to Power China

Renewable power is expected to grow in the next five years as it has in the past two decades. This is driven by soaring energy prices and the climate crisis, which is making governments stop using fossil fuels.According to CNN Business, the International Energy Agency predicts an acceleration in installations of renewable power sources. New reports […]

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Parking lots are becoming as important as cars in climate change efforts

It’s not just cars that will be going through energy transition in the years ahead. The parking lots where EVs recharge are a growing focus of construction efforts linked to climate change and carbon reduction. A law approved in France last month requires that parking lots with 80 or more spaces be covered by solar […]

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