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Duro Felguera signs a contract worth 84.4 million euro in Belarus


Duro Felguera signs a contract in Belarus with OJSC “Naftan”, the owner of the Novopolotsk refinery. The scope of the contract includes the engineering, supply of equipment and materials, supervision of construction and implementation of several systems for the facilities´ environmental performance improvement such as a vent gases recovery system.

Wind, a sector in which size does matter


“Mergers are vital in wind power, a sector in which size matters,” AEE president Juan Diego Díaz said at the opening of the 3rd Wind Energy Congress on Monday. And it is no wonder because Siemens-Gamesa, Alstom-GE and Nordex-Acciona, together with Vestas, handle approximately 70% of the global renewable technology market.

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Emissions from electricity generation decreased by 18.3% in 2016 according to REE


They reached the lowest level for the past ten years: the level of emissions from electricity generation in Spain stood at 63.5 million tons, 18.3% below the 2015 level, and 43.1% less than that of 2007, according to the “Report of the Spanish Electricity System 2016” which is published annually by Red Eléctrica.

Air-conditioning with aerothermal energy, key to the objectives of nearly-zero energy buildings


To meet the targets set out in the new European directive on nearly-zero energy buildings which must be transposed by Spain, the crucial factors in almost all the sectors will be both the efficiency as the use of renewable energies. Air-conditioning with aerothermal energy is a strong candidate to replace other conventional systems used today.

The UPC commissions an experimental self-consumption facility


The Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) has commissioned an experimental self-consumption facility where it will carry out studies on photovoltaic systems connection / disconnection to grid, inverter control and plant impact analysis, both in distribution networks as in isolated systems.

Self-consumption in the Canary Islands will be free of compensatory taxes until 2022


Energy savings, self-consumption experiences in the islands and transformation of its energy system are the main themes of the European Week of Sustainable Energy in the Canaries, which has coincided with the announcement made yesterday by the Minister of Energy that self-consumption in the Canary Islands will be free of compensatory taxes to the system […]

EP approves simplification of energy label for household appliances


The energy label for appliances approved yesterday in the plenary session of the European Parliament will progressively replace the current one from the end of 2019. The difference is that while the current system qualifies the products from A +++ to G the revised label will rate them on a scale from A to G.

APPA and UNEF answer to Nadal: renewables produce savings for the system and the consumer


Renewables produce savings: the savings produced by renewables between 2005 and 2015 amounted to 77.25 billion euro, while the compensation received was 44.386 billion. This data was recalled by APPA to answer Alvaro Nadal, who said on Monday that the electricity bill would be a third cheaper if the development of the renewables had been […]

Neoenergia and Elektro merger creates a new electric leader in Brazil and Latin America


Neoenergia´s shareholders -Iberdrola (39%), Caixa de Previdência dos Funcionários do Banco de Brasil (Previ) (49%) and BB Banco de Investimentos (Bank of Brazil) (12%) – have reached an agreement by virtue of which the company will incorporate the activity and business of Elektro, Brazilian subsidiary of Iberdrola2. In this way, the merger of Neoenergia and […]

Acciona to supply Telefónica with green electricity


Acciona will supply Telefónica with green electricity in 2018 under a contract signed yesterday by the presidents of both companies, José Manuel Entrecanales and José María Álvarez Pallete.