Month: January 2019

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The energy future of Saudi Arabia: 60GW of renewable energy by 2030

The arabic country could install a total of 60GW of renewable energy, as has been known in an interview with the UAE state news agency, WAMDr. Khalid bin Saleh Al Sultan, President of the King Abdullah Atomic and Renewable Energy City, has granted an interview where the energy future of Saudi Arabia has been showed to the World. In the words of the Saudi authority, the country is studying a 40GW of solar and 20GW of a mix of wind and other clean energy solutions, plan that could be a reality by 2030.This situation is the continuation of the renewable energy tenders, like the one of 700MW in 2017, that are becoming more and more common in the Saudi energy market.The plan, that comes as part of a Saudi attempt to boost and integrate more renewable energy under the framework of the KSA Vision 2030 and the National Transformation...

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Goodbye to the coal power plants in the Netherlands by 2030

The European country will also reduce its emissions by 49 percent for that yearThe Dutch Government confirmed during 2018 that the coal power plants in The Netherlands will dissapear in just over 11 years. That´s the plan that the executive authorities is designing to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2020 and by 49% by 2030 compared to the CO2 levels obtained during 1990.This measure will affect to the remaining five coal power plants in The Netherlands that are actually operating. These plants, that we could classify in two groups: old plants (Nuon and Heweg-8) and recent units (Eemshaven, Uniper and Maasvlakte) produce 3,910 MW of energy and will have to stop their activity for 2024 and 2029 respectivly. The plants are owned by RWE company.Now the question is how The Netherlands are going to produce that ammount of energy withouth...