Global solar installations expected to reach 11 GW in 2010

21/04/2010 13:41 Renewable


Barclays Capital analyst, Vishal Shah, has recently raised his forecasts for global solar installations for 2010, to 11 GW. In 2009, solar installations reached 7.2 GW, by 21 percent more from the previous year.

The German market expects solar installations to reach 5.8 GW in 2010, from 3.8 GW last year. Barclays Capital analyst foresees 2 GW more to be installed during this year, despite changes of feed-in tariffs mechanism. Canadian installations are expected to reach 317 MW in 2010, by 273 percent more as compared to last year. Forecasts for French solar installations showed a 169 percent boost in 2010, likely to reach 497 MW. As for Italian market, photovoltaic installations are expected to reach beyond 1 GW this year, from 582 MW in 2009.

20 Fossil Fuel Companies Generate One Third Of All Global Emissions

10/10/2019 16:26:00

New data compiled by the United States-based Climate Accountability Institute and revealed by the Guardian confirms what many already know: at the core of the climate crisis is the fossil fuel industry. The crucial finding from the analysis is that 20 oil, gas and coal companies can be directly linked to over one third of all energy industry greenhouse gases in modern history. Despite knowing the destruction and dangers their activities pose to our planet and people, fossil fuel companies have been driving climate change and hold the key to avoiding impending disaster. What this points to is the urgent need for divestment, in spite of skepticism amongst some leaders.


BP, Shell among bidders in $800 million Brazilian oil auction

10/10/2019 16:18:00

BP Plc, Chevron Corp and Royal Dutch Shell Plc are among the companies that will compete for exploration and production rights off the Brazilian coast on Thursday, in the first of three oil bidding rounds scheduled for coming weeks.


Poland plans to triple solar energy capacity this year

10/10/2019 13:03:00

Poland, which generates most of its electricity from coal, is planning to triple its solar energy capacity this year, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told Polish radio on Wednesday.