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Renewables win more than half of Chile power tender

Renewable energy producers have won more than a 50% share of Chile’s latest power tender, with falling costs for renewables driving the average bid price below USD 50 per megawatt hour (MWh) – the lowest since the tenders began a decade ago.

More than half of the energy awarded in the auction, which was to supply 12,430 gigawatt hours (GWh) from 2021, will be supplied by non-conventional renewable energy, mainly wind and solar projects, the Chilean Association for Renewable Energy (ACERA) reports.

Toyota, Siemens, Johnson Controls top new ‘Carbon Clean’ ranking

Toyota, Siemens and Johnson Controls head a new list of the top 200 world companies ranked by their total clean energy revenues, with Chinese firms accounting for more than a third of the total.

The ‘Carbon Clean 200’ ranking (Clean200), developed by Canadian media and research company Corporate Knights and US-based non-profit organization As You Sow on the basis of data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), aims to identify “which companies currently are profiting from making the decision to participate in the clean transition and what is the best way to spot them”.

REN21 Global Status Report 2016

First released in 2005, REN21's Renewables Global Status Report (GSR) has grown to become a truly collaborative effort, drawing on an international network of over 500 authors, contributors and reviewers. Today it is the most frequently referenced report on renewable energy market, industry and policy trends.

Take part in the Energy Access Survey -- closing soon!

We need to close the energy access gap. It is a challenge inherent in Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7) of achieving universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy services by 2030 and has been a priority for many practitioners.

Unlocking the necessary investments in energy access of more than $49 billion annually over the period 2010-2030, requires a greater understanding of where finance is flowing and whether flows meet the financing needs and absorptive capacity on the ground.

SEforALL at the White House Summit on Global Development

On July 20, 2016, President Barak Obama will host the White House Summit on Global Development, an opportunity for development leaders, public and private sector partners, civil society, diplomats, and entrepreneurs to celebrate shared contributions that have led to dramatic progress in global health, energy, food security, good governance, partnership, and youth engagement.

Companies for 100% Renewable - RE100

RE100 issued their 2016 Annual Report highlighting that the cost of renewable power technologies is continuing to drop, which is strengthening the economic case for switching to renewable power.

Renewables now generate 22.8% of all global electricity use – and this is set to grow further still. Looking at economic data, changing policy, power capacity patterns and global demand, we can see that there are multiple reasons for this inevitable shift to renewable sources of power generation.