Last week, CFE’s Board of Directors presented the company’s 2018 balance sheet and determined the strategic projects that will be reinforced during this sexennial. The Mexican utility also signed an acceptance certificate with the EPC consortium composed of OHL and SENER to construct a 770MW combined cycle plant. RENGEN offered its in situ generation technology to address potential blackouts in the southern region and Asolmex signed a collaboration agreement with the Chilean Solar Energy Association.
Shell’s purchase of German’s battery-maker Sonnen will foster its renewables business, Greece announced technology-specific auctions focused on wind and solar and a satellite confirmed NASA’s data, revealing a relevant increase in global temperatures.
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CFE’s Board of Directors present 2018’s balance sheet and strategic projects for this sexennial Salamanca’s 750MW combined cycle plant, an ambitious expansion plan for generation that aims to recover 13,000MW and the “Internet for Everyone” program head this list
CFE signs provisional reception of Empalme’s 770MW combined cycle plant The Mexican utility signed the acceptance certificate with a consortium composed of OHL and SENER EPC companies
RENGEN gets ready to deal with Yucatan blackouts Through the company’s 30MW MOBILEPAC pre-commissioned units, energy could be generated immediately through liquid and gas fuel
Asolmex and Acesol confirm collaboration agreement The Mexican Solar Energy Association and the Chilean Solar Energy Association will work together to incentivize the industry’s development in both countries
CONUEE and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory publish energy efficiency report The paper analyzes electricity consumption in residential buildings and the relevance of the services sector
Mexico City under judgement for bad air quality “If you live in CDMX and had a respiratory illness recently, I could legally represent you for free in a trial” says Bernardo Bolaños, independent environmental lawyer
GLOBAL ENERGY DYNAMICS
Satellite confirms key NASA temperature data: The planet is warming, and fast
South Korea steps up shift to cleaner energy through long-term renewable power targets Asia’s fourth-largest economy will have 35 percent renewable energy generation by 2040
Greece unveils two 300MW auctions for solar and wind Greece’s Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE) announces new technology-specific auctions
MARKETS & REGULATIONS
Shell’s purchase of household battery-maker Sonnen tipped to bring down prices The Dutch oil giant will take over German’s home battery company as part of is strategy of investing in renewables
Europe’s solar renaissance is on the horizon European solar installations hit a five-year high in 2018, and the annual market should crack 20 gigawatts by 2021, according to the latest Wood Mackenzie report
Engie to sell 2.3GW of coal power assets The French energy company has decided to sell its coal-fired power plants in Germany and the Netherlands to US-based private equity firm Riverstone
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION
Cleaner, cheaper fertilizer Researchers use readily available lab equipment, recyclable chemicals and a minimum of energy to produce ammonia
Thermodynamic process enables cooling with energy consumption A simple device allows heat to flow temporarily from a cold to a warm object without an external power supply
New report by IRENA: 30 key innovations related to renewable energy
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