28 Nov 2011

(Published 25 November 2011 – Ghanaweb.com) – Ghana has targeted to increase electricity generation from the current capacity of 2,000 MW by 150 percent in 2015. This is to bridge the shortfall in the sector, crucial to the growing Ghanaian economy which is expected to hit 13.6 percent Gross Domestic Product this year. “We must […]

25 Nov 2011

(Published 24 November 2011 – Eurelectric) – The EU may need to double its primary biomass supply by 2020 if member states are to meet their renewable energy targets, according to Eurelectric, the trade association for Europe’s electricity industry. This will require substantial imports and harmonised criteria on what constitutes sustainable biomass, the association says. […]

22 Nov 2011

(Published 21 November 2011 – renewableenergymagazine.com) – Energy Exchange APX-ENDEX successfully launched the world’s first exchange for biomass renewable energy last week, coinciding with the official opening of APX-ENDEX’s new headquarter in Amsterdam (The Netherlands). APX-ENDEX has published a reference price index for certified industrial wood pellets since 2008, providing the market a valuable tool […]

17 Nov 2011

(Published 17 November 2011 – Bloombery New Energy Finance) Global annual spend on renewable energy is set to double by 2020, but sovereign debt problems in Europe will see it lose market share, according to new research by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.   The provider of independent analysis on clean energy released its Global Renewable Energy Market Outlook today, […]

17 Nov 2011

(Published 21 November 2011 – renewableenergymagazine.com) – Energy Exchange APX-ENDEX successfully launched the world’s first exchange for biomass renewable energy last week, coinciding with the official opening of APX-ENDEX’s new headquarter in Amsterdam (The Netherlands). APX-ENDEX has published a reference price index for certified industrial wood pellets since 2008, providing the market a valuable tool […]

08 Nov 2011

LONDON (Reuters) – Rising global demand for cleaner energy from biomass could drive more land acquisition in poorer nations where food security and land rights are weak, an International Institute for Environment and Development report said on Tuesday. “If left unchecked, the growing pressure on land access could undermine livelihoods and food security in some […]

08 Nov 2011

(Johannesburg (AFP) Nov 7, 2011) – Six activists from environmental group Greenpeace scaled a crane at the construction site of a coal-fired power plant in South Africa on Monday and unfurled banners calling it a “climate killer”. The group criticised South Africa, which hosts UN climate talks at the end of the month, for failing […]

08 Nov 2011

HONG KONG, Nov 7 (Reuters) – China Longyuan Power Group Corp 0916.HK on Monday said it agreed to buy from its parent, China Guodian Corp, wind energy and biomass assets worth 1.51 billion yuan ($238.2 million). China’s largest wind-power developer said it is buying the assets to boost installed wind capacity and enter the biomass business. China […]

03 Nov 2011

(Published 3rd November 2011 – Modernghana.com) Joseph Kofi Adda, a former Minister for Energy, has called on government to establish an agency – Ghana Renewable Energy Authority (GREA), for the exploitation of the nation’s renewable energy potential. This is to augment the conventional sources of power that currently exist in the country. Hon. Adda, who […]