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China adds record wind power capacity as subsidies phased out

China adds record wind power capacity as subsidies phased out

(ATF) China installed more than 50 gigawatts (GW) of wind power in 2020, a new report said, cementing its place as a world leader in renewable energy despite falling government subsidies.The nation added 52GW of new generation last year – double the amount in 2019 and about 70% of the …

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Japan’s rare earth metals quandary is far from over 

Japan’s rare earth metals quandary is far from over 

Japan is ramping up its renewables and clean energy push to help it reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and reach its carbon neutral goal by 2050. Part of that drive includes investment in green hydrogen production as well more solar, wind and geothermal needed for power generation. Japan, the …

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Shift to renewable energy needed by 2030-35, top researchers say

Shift to renewable energy needed by 2035, top researchers say

(ATF) A group of leading energy experts are campaigning for a rapid global energy transformation, saying the world must shift to nearly 100% use of renewable power sources within the next 10 to 15 years – "much sooner than 2050" – for the planet to avoid extensive ecological damage.The 100% …

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Renewables fund targeting green power in US, Japan and Taiwan 

Renewables fund targeting green power in US, Japan and Taiwan 

Macquarie, the world’s largest infrastructure investor, has raised $1.93 billion for its second global renewables fund, targeting wind and solar projects in the United States, Japan, Taiwan and Australia.The fund manager, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), said it had drawn investment from 32 institutions, including pension schemes, insurers and …

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Siemens spin-offs turn their attention to hydrogen-producing turbines 

Siemens spin-offs turn their attention to hydrogen-producing turbines 

Siemens Gamesa and Siemens Energy are developing a commercial offshore wind turbine that produces hydrogen via electrolysis, the companies have revealed, marking a breakthrough for the mass production of renewable hydrogen.The companies are investing 120 million euros ($146 million) in the system, which has not been previously reported on. It …

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