Renewable Energy Now Accounts for a Third of Global Power Capacity

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

The decade-long trend of strong growth in renewable energy capacity continued in 2018 with global additions of 171 gigawatts, according to new data released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The annual increase of 7.9 per cent was bolstered by new additions from solar and wind energy, which accounted for 84 per cent of the growth. A third of global power capacity is now based on renewable energy.

WBCSD Launches Microgrid Hub

Monday, April 1, 2019

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has launched the very first microgrid hub designed to help commercial and industrial companies to develop low-carbon microgrids. It will act as a “living library” where companies can browse and submit examples of existing projects. It already features case studies by ABB, Schneider Electric, Eaton, CIAA and IAMGOLD Corporation and others.