Dominion Energy Receives Approval from Virginia 2,6 GW Offshore Wind Power Project

Up to $6 billion in fuel savings possible for customers during project’s first decade of operation, if ongoing commodity pressures continue Wind farm will generate enough clean, renewable energy to power up to 660,000 homes. Dominion Energy reached a major milestone in the development of the 2.6-gigawatt Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project by receiving … Continue reading Dominion Energy Receives Approval from Virginia 2,6 GW Offshore Wind Power Project

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Capital Energy promotes wind power in Soria

Capital Energy promotes wind power in SoriaCapital Energy signs two new Territory Projects in Soria with the municipalities of Serón de Nágima and Torlengua.Both agreements are linked to the development of the Pedrecha and San Cristóbal wind farms and the line that will join the Pedrecha and Terrer substations This initiative combines the company’s contribution … Continue reading Capital Energy promotes wind power in Soria

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What Is Concentrated Solar Power?

What exactly is concentrated solar-thermal power (CSP) and how does it work? Mirrors are used in CSP technologies to reflect and concentrate sunlight onto a receiver. In the receiver, the energy from concentrated sunlight heats a high-temperature fluid. This heat, also known as thermal energy, can be used to generate electricity by spinning a turbine … Continue reading What Is Concentrated Solar Power?

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Australia unveils six offshore regions with offshore wind energy potential

Public consultation on the proposed Gippsland coastal area for Bass Strait will begin immediately, as the newly installed government of Prime Minister Anthony Albanese works with communities, environmental groups, industry and the maritime sector to ensure that communities participate appropriately in the establishment of offshore wind. The other regions that have been designated are the … Continue reading Australia unveils six offshore regions with offshore wind energy potential

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ACP Celebrates Historic Clean Energy and Climate Victory with Senate Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

Heather Zichal, CEO of the American Clean Power Association, today applauded the Senate for passing the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA). The IRA provides unprecedented multi-year policy certainty for clean energy:  “This is the vote heard around the world. It puts America on a path to creating 550,000 new clean energy jobs while reducing … Continue reading ACP Celebrates Historic Clean Energy and Climate Victory with Senate Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

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Clearing up falsehoods surrounding wind turbines

It is Erie County Legislator John Mills who is muddying the waters. The simple answer to his concerns is that no, wind turbines would not negatively affect our area’s drinking water. The idea that it would rest on falsehoods (i.e., lies) which have been repeated so many times, they start to sound like facts. Lake … Continue reading Clearing up falsehoods surrounding wind turbines

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Philippines’ bid to increase the share of wind energy

The Philippines’ bid to increase the share of renewable energy among its sources got a boost following the awarding of a grant by the US government to a local firm to develop up to three-gigawatt wind power capacity. In a briefing on Saturday, US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken highlighted the importance of coordination … Continue reading Philippines’ bid to increase the share of wind energy

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Colombia to launch offshore wind energy tender

The first round of contracts to install wind turbines in offshore wind farms is due to be awarded in the second half of 2023. Colombia will hold a competitive bidding process for offshore wind contracts within 18 months as it seeks to harness up to 50 GW of potential in its northern region. coast, the … Continue reading Colombia to launch offshore wind energy tender

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UAE’s Masdar to work on solar and wind power projects in Tanzania

Masdar signed an agreement today to develop renewable energy projects in Tanzania. The deal between Masdar and the Tanzania Electric Supply Company specifies they will work on two energy projects that will ultimately produce 2,000 megawatts of solar and onshore wind power, Masdar said in a press release. Why it matters: The United Arab Emirates … Continue reading UAE’s Masdar to work on solar and wind power projects in Tanzania

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Energy security: France takes emergency measures to boost wind and solar

France gets around 20% of its electricity from renewable sources – 8% from wind energy, but it needs more to meet its climate goals while reinforcing energy security.  The war in Ukraine and disruptions in its conventional electricity generation fleet are putting France’s energy system under stress.  The French Government is taking unprecedented steps to … Continue reading Energy security: France takes emergency measures to boost wind and solar

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It’s a Big Deal for Job Growth and for a Clean Energy Future

On July 27, news whipsawed the nation’s capital as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chair Joe Manchin announced a compromise agreement and path forward on a comprehensive package of clean energy investments. Announced as the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), this bill represents the single largest investment in renewable … Continue reading It’s a Big Deal for Job Growth and for a Clean Energy Future

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Glenrothes MP visits Markinch Biomass Power Station to understand RWE’s hydrogen plans

Local Glenrothes MP Peter Grant recently visited Markinch CHP biomass plant to understand the exciting development opportunities between RWE and Scottish gas distribution company SGN. The partnership is to investigate the feasibility of supplying green hydrogen for heating Scottish businesses and homes, produced at the power station site. The visit follows a recent agreement between … Continue reading Glenrothes MP visits Markinch Biomass Power Station to understand RWE’s hydrogen plans

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Iberdrola will take control of the operation of Vineyard Wind I

The company will take over the asset management and maintenance of the 800 MW facility following the agreement reached with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners. •    The facility will begin supplying clean energy to more than 400,000 Massachusetts homes and businesses by 2023.  Iberdrola has reached an agreement to take over management of the assets and operation … Continue reading Iberdrola will take control of the operation of Vineyard Wind I

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European consumers want more renewable power to ease climate and affordability concerns

New research into public attitudes and concerns about energy, commissioned by Statkraft, Europe’s largest generator of renewable power, found that three quarters of the 18,000+ respondents say they’re worried about the negative effects of climate change, and they want more renewable power to help address their pressing concerns. In southern European countries where extreme heatwaves … Continue reading European consumers want more renewable power to ease climate and affordability concerns

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Photovoltaic, concentrated solar power and wind energy production in Europe

The Iberian exception lowers electricity market prices in July. The interruptions and fears about the gas flow to Europe during the month of July shot up gas prices by 59% and dragged electricity markets prices to historical highs. The Iberian market is the only one that registered a drop thanks to the application of the … Continue reading Photovoltaic, concentrated solar power and wind energy production in Europe

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IRENA DG’s Indonesian Mission Breaks Ground on Future G20 Investment Forum

Led by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)’s Director-General, Francesco La Camera, the Agency undertook a four-day mission to Indonesia on 24-27 July. During the mission, the IRENA Director-General met with government ministers and other high-ranking individuals, participated in a site visit to a micro-hydroelectric plant, and engaged with media. The mission’s aim was to … Continue reading IRENA DG’s Indonesian Mission Breaks Ground on Future G20 Investment Forum

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First power from offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Zuid delivered

The first power from Hollandse Kust Zuid wind farm has been successfully delivered to the Dutch electricity grid. Hollandse Kust Zuid wind farm, located around 18-35 kilometres off the Dutch coast in the North Sea is still in a testing phase, but the first operating turbine is already producing electricity, which is transferred to shore … Continue reading First power from offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Zuid delivered

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First Greek Offshore Wind Energy Law seeks 2 GW by 2030

Last week the Greek Parliament approved Greece’s first Offshore Wind Law, a key milestone to kick-off offshore wind development. In the coming months the Greek Government will adopt several decrees specifying future offshore wind zones and auction criteria. By 2030 Greece wants to build at least 2 GW of offshore wind. Given the characteristics of … Continue reading First Greek Offshore Wind Energy Law seeks 2 GW by 2030

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X1 Wind ready for PivotBuoy prototype installation after successful dynamic cable deployment

Technology developer X1 Wind has successfully laid its dynamic cable and is now ready for final installation of its fully functional floating wind prototype at the PLOCAN Test Site, in the Canary Islands. Having installed the modular concrete gravity anchoring system last spring, the Barcelona-headquartered firm is now announcing another significant milestone in its first … Continue reading X1 Wind ready for PivotBuoy prototype installation after successful dynamic cable deployment

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Iberdrola to expand its renewable capacity in Poland with 98 MW of wind and solar projects

When the new facilities, already under construction, come on stream in 2023, the company will have 261 MW of installed capacity in Poland, a market that has become one of the Iberdrola group’s growth platforms. Iberdrola has closed a preliminary agreement for the acquisition of 98 megawatts (MW) of wind and solar projects in Poland … Continue reading Iberdrola to expand its renewable capacity in Poland with 98 MW of wind and solar projects

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