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  • City of Innovation and Re-birth: Why the Largest Sustainable Energy Event is Coming to Berlin

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    /BERLIN, October 18, 2021, 9:30 CET, EIT InnoEnergy, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ Berlin is perhaps best known for the Berlin Wall, which physically divided the city between East and West Germany for 28 years, finally coming down in late 1989. Since German reunification in 1990, the decades that followed have been defined by re-building and innovating. Of course when we announced Berlin as the location of The Business Booster 2021 we had no way of knowing that the world, and the economy along with it, would come to a screeching halt with the corona virus. However as TBB 2021 will now serve as the meeting place for innovators and industry for the first time in many months, we could not be headed to a better and more symbolic place for the re-building of Europe’s economy through innovation and sustainability. 

  • Decarbonising the industry blog series: Mobility

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    /BERLIN, October 25, 2021, 9:30 CET, EIT InnoEnergy, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ The pandemic we are currently in is driving a multitude of changes across the world. While, undoubtedly, many of the impacts have been devastating, there are some developments which bear great promise for the future. Interestingly enough, some of the most significant and positive of these changes happen right in front of us – in our cities, particularly large and densely populated urban areas. New trends are emerging that are pushing urban centres in Europe and around the globe to adopt exciting new models that put citizens and their life quality front and centre.

  • Europe Corporate Renewable PPA Market Report 2021 - 2030 Trends, Investments, Growth, Prices, Laws, Country Profiles, Opportunities and Forecast

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    /LONDON, November 19, 2021, 10:00 GMT, RENEWABLE MARKET  WATCHTM/ Corporate renewable energy sourcing continues to boom across Europe. Power purchase agreements (PPAs) and on-site sourcing are set for another record year. With months to go, the volume of PPAs signed in 2021 has already surpassed the 3.5GW signed in 2020, making 2021 the eighth record year in a row. European Commercial and Industrial on-site installations are also enjoying rapid growth, with forecasts showing they could reach a total capacity of 407GW by 2030. The current sharp increase and volatility in energy prices are likely to support the corporate renewable PPAs demand in Europe. Many companies look to hedge against unpredictable energy prices, according to the Europe Corporate Renewable PPA Market Report 2021÷2030. This independent, 230+ page study of Renewable Market Watch™ analyzes the corporate renewable PPA market in 44 European countries.

  • European Commission endorses corporate renewable PPAs as part of the answer to surging energy prices

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    /BRUSSELS, October 14, 2021, 17:00 CET, WindEurope, SolarPower Europe/ Renewables are central to delivering Europe’s energy and climate ambition – reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030. At RE-Source 2021 globally leading businesses from different sectors of the economy underline their commitment to support Europe’s transition to a renewable energy system. This year’s event comes just a day after the European Commission endorsed corporate renewable Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) as part of the answer to surging energy prices. The current price surge will only increase the demand for PPAs as businesses seek to hedge against volatile energy prices.

  • New Update is Published of the Europe Solar Power Market Outlook 2020 - 2030 with Trends, Investments, Analysis, COVID-19-Impact, Projections

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    /30th November 2020, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ Solar energy is the fastest-growing and lowest cost source in the world. In Europe, solar capacity increased by 36 percent to 8.5GW in 2018. However, 2019 was a huge success for the European solar PV market with a 104 percent increase of newly installed solar PV capacity (16.7GW) compared to 2018 (8.5GW), according to the Europe Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Market Outlook: 2020 ÷ 2030. Cumulative installed solar capacity in Europe reached 131.9GW by the end of 2019, which is a 14 percent increase compared to 115.2GW at the end of 2018. By the end of 2020, several member states in the European Union have to speed up to meet their 2020 renewable energy targets. Furthermore, Renewable Market Watch™ expects countries such as Spain, France, and Italy shall take their place at the GW-scale annual installation level. Most of the countries in Europe agree with the new 32% EU 2030 renewables target. The ‘Clean Energy for all Europeans’ package gives the solar sector a solid policy framework that paves the way for much more versatile, low-cost solar investments in Europe. The European Green Deal is the new roadmap for making the EU's economy sustainable. This will happen by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and making the transition just and inclusive for all.

  • Núñez de Balboa the Biggest Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant in Europe Started Electricity Generation

    /15th June 2020, Iberdrola, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ Iberdrola group, through its subsidiary in Spain, has built and recently commissioned in Badajoz the Núñez de Balboa solar photovoltaic power plant, which, with 500 MWp of installed capacity and the ability to supply clean energy to 250,000 people, has become the largest in Europe. The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO) contributed 290 million euros (145 the EIB and 140 the ICO) to finance the plant, thanks to an agreement signed with Iberdrola.

  • RE-Source 2020 – The European PPA market – an overview

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    /7th December 2020, Brussels/ Corporate Cumulative PPA capacities in Europe: So far, Europe has seen a cumulative 11.1 gigawatt (GW) of contracted renewable energy power purchase agreements (PPAs) by volume. That’s a significant increase compared to the 2.2 GW of cumulative PPA capacity in 2016. There is an increasing trend in PPAs signed in Europe annually (s. Figure 1) with a total of 145 PPAs signed in Europe to date. The demand for renewable energies spans across Europe with PPAs signed in as much as 13 different countries: Italy, Poland, France, Denmark, Belgium, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, Finland, the U.K., Spain, Sweden and Norway. In terms of project volume, 73% of renewable PPAs signed in Europe source electricity from wind energy.

  • RE-Source 2020: Global demand for corporate renewable electricity sourcing continues to grow despite COVID-19 pandemic

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    /7th December 2020, Brussels/ Corporate renewable electricity sourcing in Europe has shown continuous growth despite the COVID-19 pandemic, demonstrating the resilience and potential of Europe’s renewable energy sector. In November 2020, the cumulative contracted volume of corporate renewable power purchase agreements (PPAs) in Europe reached the 11 GW mark, up from just 2.2 GW by the end of 2016 and with a record 3 GW contracted in 2020 alone. This shows that more and more companies are stepping up to the challenge of reducing carbon emissions with renewable electricity, in line with the EU’s plans for a green economic recovery.

  • Register for RE-Source 2021 Event on 14-15 October at the Okura Hotel in Amsterdam

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    /BRUSSELS, October 1, 2021, 9:00 CET, WindEurope, SolarPower Europe/ Join us for RE-Source 2021. The RE-Source Event is the annual gathering of corporate buyers and clean energy suppliers, where existing challenges are tackled and future solutions are born. Join us to learn, share experiences and do business with companies in Europe. The 2021 event will take place in the Okura Hotel in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on 14-15 October. Exclusive activities will also be available to corporate buyers on 13 October. Whether you’re an experienced buyer or seller or new to the market, this is the event for you. Be part of our growing community, get inspired, and succeed in powering your business with clean electricity.

  • Renewable Market Watch is a Media Partner of SolarPower Summit 2021: Driving Sustainable Change: 10 – 12 May Online

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    /10th May 2021, SolarPower Europe/ Join us for the second digital edition of the SolarPower Summit! The year 2021 is not just “any year”. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, European economies and industrial sectors have been under extreme pressure, and the lives of all Europeans have changed profoundly. The European Recovery Plan adopted by EU Member States in July 2020 aimed not only to mitigate the devastating impacts of the pandemic, but to seize a historic opportunity to revive our economies and industries, placing the fight against climate change at the heart of Europe’s future job creation and growth strategy. Renewable Market Watch™ is a Media Partner of SolarPower Summit 2021: Driving Sustainable Change.

  • SolarPower Summit 2021: Driving Sustainable Change: 10 – 12 May Online

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    /5h April 2021, SolarPower Europe/ Join us for the second digital edition of the SolarPower Summit! The year 2021 is not just “any year”. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, European economies and industrial sectors have been under extreme pressure, and the lives of all Europeans have changed profoundly. The European Recovery Plan adopted by EU Member States in July 2020 aimed not only to mitigate the devastating impacts of the pandemic, but to seize a historic opportunity to revive our economies and industries, placing the fight against climate change at the heart of Europe’s future job creation and growth strategy.

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