Close to 1.8 billion kilowatt hours of electricity have been generated from renewable sources since June 2009.
According to state-owned Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization, aka Satba, this electricity has helped the country save 412 million liters of water in the last nine years, of which 13 million liters were saved between Nov. 22 and Dec. 21, 2017, ILNA reported on Sunday. Thermal plants turn water into steam and spin a steam turbine to produce more than 80% of Iran's installed power capacity of about 77,000 megawatts. The share of renewables stands at a meager 458 MW, yet 597 MW of new renewable power capacity are being developed. Satba noted that between Nov. 22 and Dec. 21, 2017, the country curbed its greenhouse emissions by 41,000 tons. According to the report, the electricity generated since 2009 has helped the country save as much as 531 million cubic meters of fossil fuels, which are the main cause of air pollution.
Chairman of the Biotechnology Development Council Mostafa Qaneie said on Sunday that Iran is planning to take up to 3% market share of global biotechnology industry, adding that the country is enjoying an asset of 15,000 biotechnology graduates to reach this goal.
Wind, natural gas, and solar capacity will lead the new electricity capacity in the United States this year, while coal-fired generation will account for more than half of scheduled capacity retirements, the US Energy Information Administration said in its latest inventory of electric generators.
A host of Slovakian business activists visiting Tehran, in a meeting with Deputy Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s Energy Commission Hossein Amiri Khamkani, reassured that they are resolute to strengthen cooperation on renewable energies.
The share of renewable energy in Mongolia's total electricity production has reached a record high in 2018, local media reported Monday.
Two third-generation nuclear power reactors will begin operation this year in Finland and France, after years of delays and budget overruns, S&P Platts’ reported.
The largest-ever solar farm of Iran will be constructed in a 2,000-hectares land in Markazi province to generate as much as 1,000 megawatts of electricity.