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The SunShot Initiative in the US
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The SunShot Initiative in the US

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard US Country Manager Stephanie GagnonThe United States invests heavily in research and development (R&D) to improve efficiency and reduce costs of renewable energy. Through the successful SunShot Initiative, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Solar Technologies Office (SETO) invests hundreds of millions of dollars in reducing the...

The City of the Sun Project in Ukraine
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The City of the Sun Project in Ukraine

By Climate Scorecard Ukraine Country Manager Anastasia Bushovska Slavutych, population 25 000, is a Ukrainian city developed for the evacuated personnel of Chernobyl. In 2019, funded by equity crowdfunding, the “City of the Sun” project was created to promote the use of solar energy among the population. The city aimed at establishing its own solar...

Microgeneration Law in Russia
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Microgeneration Law in Russia

By Climate Scorecard Russia Country Manager Maria Stambler (Photo: bankstoday.net)Microgeneration is the small-scale generation of heat and electric power by individuals, small businesses, and communities to meet their own needs as an alternative to centralized grid-connected power. Although this may be motivated by practical considerations (i.e. unreliable grid power, long distance from the electrical grid) the term is mainly...

The Mexican Climate Initiative Solar Bond Program
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The Mexican Climate Initiative Solar Bond Program

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Mexico Country Manager Sara Zetune Image Source: Illumexico Distributed solar power generation for residential use has been, until now, a feasible option that only high electricity consumers choose. Even during a pandemic the distributed generation interconnection contracts submitted to the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) increased from 1,031.59 MW...

Crowdfunding to Finance a Photovoltaic Installation in Viladamat, Spain
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Crowdfunding to Finance a Photovoltaic Installation in Viladamat, Spain

By Climate Scorecard Spain Country Manager Wendy Pareles Image Source: https://www.buildup.eu/en/news/green-investment-how-energy-crowdfunding-worksThrough the Interreg Europe initiative, whose objective is to make renewable energies accessible to vulnerable persons, the Powerty Project’s framework presents a scheme that reflects Spain’s renewable energy best practices.The municipality Viladamat of 440 inhabitants in the province of Girona, is the first in Spain...

Korea Green New Deal
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Korea Green New Deal

Submitted by Climate Scorecard South Korea Country Manager Hatyja NuriyevaBackground Korea’s energy market is in part characterized by total primary energy supply (TPES), 85% of which was fossil fuels in 2018. The country is heavily reliant on energy imports and 55% of its total final consumption is comprised of industrial energy usage. Among all IEA...

Sakaka Solar Plant and Dumat al-Jandal Wind Farm in Saudi Arabia
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Sakaka Solar Plant and Dumat al-Jandal Wind Farm in Saudi Arabia

By Climate Scorecard Saudi Arabia Country Managers Abeer Abdulkareem and Amgad Ellaboudy   Most of the renewable energy projects in Saudi Arabia are either at the tender-bidding, construction and installation, or production trial phases. Therefore, it is too early to elicit the best practices in the production or distribution of renewable energy projects in the...

Turkey’s Feed-In Tariff System of the Renewable Energy Sources Support Mechanism (YEKDEM)
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Turkey’s Feed-In Tariff System of the Renewable Energy Sources Support Mechanism (YEKDEM)

By Climate Scorecard Turkey Country Manager Barış Can Sever One of Turkey’s best practices in renewable energy production is the feed-in tariff system of the Renewable Energy Sources Support Mechanism (YEKDEM). However, while the mechanism aims to accelerate investments in renewable energy production, it contains several controversial aspects in its approach and implementation. Before revealing...

Nigeria’s Energy for All Solar Power Plan
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Nigeria’s Energy for All Solar Power Plan

By Climate Scorecard Nigeria Country Manager Peter Hansen   When it comes to finding the best practice related to Nigeria’s production and/or distribution of renewable energy, there is not much information since the country is severely lacking in renewable energy production. In fact, only 0.35% of Nigeria’s total energy supply comes from hydropower and just...

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