Iberdrola sells Norges 49% of €1,225-million renewable assets portfolio

Iberdrola has signed a strategic alliance with the Norwegian sovereign wealth fund, managed by Norges Bank Investment Management, to co-invest in 1,265 megawatts (MW) of new renewable capacity in Spain – 20% wind and 80% photovoltaic. This renewable portfolio will have the capacity to power more than 700,000 homes each year. The valuation of 100% of this portfolio of assets amounts to approximately €1,225 million. Iberdrola will control and manage…


Repsol buys 7.700 MW renewables portfolio from Asterion Energies for €560-580 M

Bankinter | Repsol has bought a portfolio of over 7.700 MW of renewable projects from Asterion Energies. The assets are located in Spain (84%), Italy (12%) and France (4%). The Spanish oil and gas company is paying 560 million euros for the portfolio, plus an additional amount of a maximum 20 million euros for contingent payments. Analyst team’s view: Positive news because: (i) it expands its position in renewables. We…


The government auctions more renewable energy today: 1,500 MW of wind and 1,800 MW of photovoltaic power

This is the fourth auction of renewable power for electricity generation since the first one in January 2021. The firms that are finally awarded the wind and photovoltaic packages will be granted a fixed price at which they will charge for the energy over the next few years. Due to high electricity prices, the tender may be less in demand than on previous occasions. Participating firms will have to assess…


Electricity Companies Call On The Government To Fix The Chaos It Has Generated In The Awarding Of Renewable Energy Licences

The monumental bureaucratic bottleneck that currently exists in Spain in the processing of permits for the installation of renewable energy plants threatens to destroy hundreds of projects if the government does not intervene in the coming weeks. According to various reports handled by the major electricity companies and reported by the newspaper Expansión, the paralysis is already affecting between 2,500 and 3,000 projects, totalling between 80,000 and 100,000 megawatts (MW)…


Repsol will decide this Thursday whether to sell 25% of Repsol Renovables (total worth some €3.500 B)

Norbolsa | This Thursday Repsol’s board will decide on whether it will sell 25% of Repsol Renovables, according to online daily El Confidencial. Possible favourites could be Prédica (a subsidiary of Credit Agricole) and Swiss fund Energy Infrastructure Partners. A valuation of 3.5 billion euros has been suggested for 100% of Repsol’s renewable arm. We recall that a few days ago press reports flagged the possibility that Repsol was studying…

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Bottlenecks in Spain’s renewables: there are requests for up to 150.000 MW vs target of additional 60.000 MW for 2030

Renta 4 | The bottlenecks continue in Spain: Red Eléctrica de España (REE) has 339.800 MW of renewables registered in December 2021 compared with 339.700 MW in November. The normal is an additional +2k on a monthly basis. There are too many requests to build wind and photovoltaic farms in Spain. So the government is encouraging the withdrawal of the more problematical ones, those with fewer possibilities of getting through…

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EU: The Share Of Renewables In The Mix Rose To 39%, Beating Fossil Fuels (36%) For The First Time

The share of electricity generated from renewables in the EU energy mix (39%) exceeded the share of fossil fuels (36%) in 2020 for the first time ever and EU consumption of both electricity (-4%) and gas (-3%) fell from 2019 levels, but most of the drivers for this change (notably the COVID-19 pandemic) were exceptional, according to the latest Commission quarterly reports on gas and electricity markets published today.

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Why Is There Still A Lack Of Political Will For Renewables?

Arek Sinanian | There appears to be a continuing struggle between economic rationalism and efforts to abate greenhouse gas emissions and, in particular, commitment to the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. I have no doubt that such struggle and disjointedness in the introduction of renewables into the mix of the global energy supply is inevitable. After all, it’s another industrial revolution of sorts — one that is green in color instead of a black sooty one.

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US Trade Policy Clouds Climate Prospects

Veena Trehan | Obama’s legacy will be scarred if he deviates from focusing on addressing climate change. In August 2015, US President Barack Obama made a memorable trip to the Arctic just months after approving Shell’s drilling off the coast of Alaska. At the time, he said: “Climate change is no longer some far-off problem; it is happening here, it is happening now.”

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Renewables in Europe triple US’ investment in shale gas

MADRID | The Corner | Head of Economics at the International Energy Agency remarked that “the investment in renewables in Europe has tripled the US’ investment in the entire shale gas production.” Prices are 20% below the right level to recover the cost of new investments due to the existence of overcapacity and subsidised prices in renewables.