EghtesadOnline: The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization—a subsidiary of the Energy Ministry also known as Satba—was founded to help promote green energy but has failed in its mission, said an entrepreneur and founder of the first solar-powered office building in Iran.
EghtesadOnline: The gradual expansion of renewable energy since 2009 has allowed Iran to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 2.24 million tons.
EghtesadOnline: An estimated 11 million people were employed in renewable energy worldwide in 2018, according to the latest analysis by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). This compares with 10.3 million in 2017.
EghtesadOnline: Renewable energy demand and capacity are growing explosively.
EghtesadOnline: To help promote competition, those who build green power stations are not obliged to use locally-produced parts and equipment.
EghtesadOnline: Due to government funding constraints and financial pressures, private companies have taken on the mantle of developing renewable energy, head of Iran's Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization (SATBA) said.
EghtesadOnline: Plans to install turbines on platforms that float in the sea are gathering pace as renewable energy developers seek new areas to harvest wind power.
EghtesadOnline: An obscure Washington policy group that opposes almost any government aid for renewable energy has emerged as an influential force in shaping Donald Trump’s plans to dismantle Obama administration climate initiatives.
EghtesadOnline: Iran is working on regulations to attract investment in renewable energy, according to Elham Aminzadeh, adviser to President Hassan Rouhani, as the nation considers solar, wind and hydro power as ways to diversify from regular crude-based fuel.
EghtesadOnline: The U.K. government miscalculated the costs of renewable-energy support and is likely to overshoot its 7.6 billion-pound ($9.2 billion) annual budget by about a fifth in 2020 and 2021, according to auditors.