Global energy investment falls for the second year running in 2016


Global energy investment fell by 12% in 2016, as increased spending on energy efficiency and power grids was more than offset by a steady drop in oil and gas spending, according to the World Energy Investment 2017 report by the IEA who expects global investment in both fuels to stabilize in 2017.

Self-sufficient smart windows developed by Princeton researchers


Princeton University engineers have developed self-sufficient smart windows that, equipped with controllable glazing, can increase lighting, cooling and heating performance by varying their dye. This results in savings of up to 40 percent of a building’s average energy costs.

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FENIE proposes decoupling self-consumption with no grid feed-in from RD 900/2015


FENIE met with the Secretary of State for Energy, Daniel Navia Simón, on Tuesday to talk about self-consumption and among other amendments propose the possibility of decoupling self-consumption with no grid feed-in from Royal Decree 900/2015 of 9 October. This would help boost this self-consumption modality as energy efficiency and, on the other hand, its […]

Tesla to connect the world’s largest lithium-ion battery with a wind farm in Australia


Tesla will build the world’s largest lithium-ion battery and connect it to the Hornsdale wind farm in South Australia following the agreement reached by the US-based company with the French renewable energy company Neoen and the Government of South Australia.

A predictive technology reduces by half the time to find a parking space


It is estimated that drivers spend an average of 2,500 hours of their lives looking for a parking space and that 30% of city traffic is caused by vehicles looking to park, which contributes to the emission of up to 50 million tons of pollution in Europe. A team of researchers from EasyPark, Europe´s largest […]

Interconnections: a dearly paid excuse to cover up the government’s lack of ambition


In this article, Sara Pizzinato, head of Greenpeace´s Renewable Energies Campaign says that the Government is exploiting the lack of international electricity interconnections as an argument to cover up its lack of climate ambition and to introduce clauses that enable it to breach with impunity the international commitments in renewables and energy efficiency.

GE wants to close the Ortuella plant in Bilbao


General Electric´s Hydro division has recorded for several years, and especially in 2016, a decline in revenues and negative operating results, as the company itself has acknowledged. Therefore the firm will take steps to reduce costs and simplify its organization among which it intends to close the Ortuella plant in Bilbao, with the possible relocation […]

ArcelorMittal has invested 12 million euro to minimize its environmental impact in 2016


In 2016, ArcelorMittal invested 3.4 million euro in the search for innovative technologies to redefine steel processing and contribute positively to the fight against climate change Last year, its commitment amounted to a 12 million euro investment to minimize its activities environmental impact.

Eiffage to build the Huatacondo photovoltaic plant in Chile with an investment of 135 million euro


Through its subsidiaries Eiffage Concessions and Eiffage Energía, Eiffage has just signed a contract for the construction of the Huatacondo photovoltaic plant (98 MWc) in the Chilean Atacama Desert. This project will allow the company to further develop in the renewable energies sector in Latin America.

The Spanish hydrogen industry expects to generate 227,000 jobs by 2030


The Spanish hydrogen industry – with a market share of 1.86% – expects to generate 22 billion euro and 227,000 jobs by 2030 as revealed by its president Javier Brey during HFC 2017, the biennial conference on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells held in Vancouver, Canada.