News in Numbers


ACWA Power has announced the opening of a utility-scale solar renewable energy project in Saudi Arabia, the first of its kind in the country.


Tata Power has reportedly called off talks with Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) over an almost $2bn investment in its renewable business.


The Japanese Government has decided to release 1.2 million tonnes of treated radioactive water from the No. 1 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, the epicentre of the 2011 Fukushima disaster, into the ocean.


Amazon has announced investments in nine new utility-scale wind and solar energy projects in the US, Canada, and Europe. The projects include what is said to be Amazon’s first solar project that has been paired with energy storage.


The Government of New York has unveiled plans to build more than 20 renewable energy projects across the state this year.

Project updates

The World Bank has approved a project by PNG Power to support improvements to the company’s operational and financial performance.

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Wind Power Group and Tokyo Gas, together with Vena Energy, are set to fast-track the development of the Kashima offshore wind project in Japan, starting work in 2024.

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Dubai-based solar energy company Phanes Group has signed agreements with the Government of Uzbekistan to develop a solar power plant in the country.

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The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation has announced that Unit One of the Barakah nuclear energy plant has begun commercial operations.

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The renewable energy branch of Larsen and Toubro’s Power Transmission and Distribution business has secured an engineering, procurement, and construction contract for a solar photovoltaic plant in Saudi Arabia.

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Further reading

Global alliance for phasing out coal not fit for purpose, says NGO

An attempt by the UK Government to encourage countries and businesses around the world to quit coal for power generation is failing to make an impact, and in danger of being used as “greenwash”, according to a new assessment.

The Powering Past Coal Alliance, led by the UK and Canada, with 111 members including 24 governments, local governments, and businesses, is a key plank of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s strategy for vital UN climate talks to be hosted in Glasgow in November.

Read more: The Guardian