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Demand for battery metals, renewables fuelling human rights abuse — report

5 September 2019 - 20:17
Most of the world’s top companies mining for lithium, cobalt and other minerals used in the making of electric vehicles’ (EVs) batteries, solar panels and other green technologies have been linked to alleged human rights abuses since 2010, a new report claims.

BHP investors file resolution to cut funding for Australian coal lobby groups

4 September 2019 - 19:30
Several BHP Group shareholders, including the Church of England pension fund, are recommending the company suspend its membership in industry groups that advocate for policies inconsistent with the Paris climate change agreement.

14 renewable power plants go operational across Iran

27 August 2019 - 22:42
Head of Iran’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization (known as SATBA) said 14 new renewable power plants started operation in nine different provinces during the Government Week, IRIB reported.

Oman's First Wind Farm Begins Generating Electricity

18 August 2019 - 21:04
Oman’s first wind farm, the 50-MW Dhofar Wind Farm, has produced its first kilowatt hour of electricity, marking a major milestone for the (Persian) Gulf Cooperation Council region’s first utility-scale wind farm.

The largest wind power plant in Africa has opened in Kenya

16 August 2019 - 12:47
Kenya has unveiled Africa’s largest wind power plant, a project aimed at reducing electricity costs and dependence on fossil fuels and moving the nation to meet its ambitious goal of 100% green energy next year.

World Energy Needs Can Be Powered by Farmland

15 August 2019 - 19:08
An Oregon State University study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, has found that if less than 1% of agricultural land was converted to solar panels, it would be sufficient to fulfill the global electric energy demand.

EPA grants 31 Renewable Fuel Standard waivers: Update

12 August 2019 - 21:35
Prices for US renewable fuel blending credits plunged today ahead of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) approval of 31 exemptions for small refineries of their federal biofuel obligations for 2018.

Industry ministry offering special incentives to foreign investors

7 August 2019 - 00:16
Iranian Minister of Industry, Mining and Trade has voiced the country’s readiness for providing special incentives for participation of foreign investors in the country’s various industrial and mining projects.

Miner Anglo American to use only renewable energy in Chile by 2021

2 August 2019 - 03:39
Anglo American Plc said on Wednesday it would use only renewable sources to power its mine operations in Chile beginning in 2021, thanks to a deal the global miner signed with the Chilean subsidiary of Italian energy giant Enel.

SATBA to fully support exports of renewable electricity

29 July 2019 - 21:36
Head of Iran’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization (known as SATBA) said the organization has mobilized all necessary resources to support the exports of electricity generated from renewable sources especially solar power plants.
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