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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NATIONAL

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

 

INTERNATIONAL

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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