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Windfloat Atlantic reaches 75 GWh in its first year of operation

The project, driven by EDP Renewables through the Windplus consortium formed by OW (50:50 joint-venture between EDPR and ENGIE), Repsol and Principle Power, is the world’s first semi-submersible floating wind farm. The energy produced in the first year of full operation is enough to supply 60,000 inhabitants and avoid the emission of 33,000 tons of … Continue reading Windfloat Atlantic reaches 75 GWh in its first year of operation

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Nordex receives wind turbines order for 27 MW from Poland

Nordex has received another order from Poland. For its regular customer, KGAL Investment Management GmbH & Co. KG (“KGAL”), the manufacturer is supplying nine N131/3000 turbines for the 27 MW “Rywald” wind farm. In addition to installation and commissioning, the order also includes a Premium Service contract for the maintenance and servicing of the turbines … Continue reading Nordex receives wind turbines order for 27 MW from Poland

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Wind industry & Government commit to boosting offshore wind energy and jobs in Poland

On 15 September 2021 Poland signed its first Offshore Wind Sector Deal. This Government-industry collaboration aims to establish a leading offshore wind industry in Poland. Under the Sector Deal the industry commits to the creation of up to 60,000 direct and indirect jobs in Poland’s wind industry by 2040. The Government in turn reinforces Poland’s … Continue reading Wind industry & Government commit to boosting offshore wind energy and jobs in Poland

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GE Renewable Energy and ACTA MARINE sign contract for Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm commissioning Service Operation Vessel

The Service Operation Vessel will support the GE Wind Turbines Mechanical Completion and Commissioning phase of the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm constructionThe installation is anticipated to start in the second quarter of 2022The Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm will be equipped with 80 Haliade 150-6MW and will have an installed capacity of 450 MW GE Renewable … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy and ACTA MARINE sign contract for Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm commissioning Service Operation Vessel

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Global Offshore Wind Energy Compact signed by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)

GWEC and IRENA are delighted to announce a new UN Global Compact to advance SDG7 on sustainable energy for all, in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change. The agreement states that by 2030, IRENA and GWEC will work together to: Increase government ambition to achieve 380 GW of offshore wind … Continue reading Global Offshore Wind Energy Compact signed by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)

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IRENA at UN High-Level Dialogue on Energy: Mobilising Action Through Energy Compacts

Ambitious and targeted actions are needed now and throughout the coming decades to ensure the goals of energy access for all are fulfilled and a decarbonised energy system is achieved by 2050. To accelerate action in line with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate change, the United Nations have been mobilising … Continue reading IRENA at UN High-Level Dialogue on Energy: Mobilising Action Through Energy Compacts

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Key renewables players call for collaboration between renewable energy and agriculture sectors

Energy use is responsible for about one-third of greenhouse gases emitted by the food systems. With its continuously declining costs, renewables have become an attractive and effective way to fuel the achievement of key sustainable development goals including food security. However, large disparities remain in the access to and use of sustainable, clean energy for … Continue reading Key renewables players call for collaboration between renewable energy and agriculture sectors

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Wind energy can help Earth blow back climate calamity

The answer to climate change—or at least part of it—is blowing in the wind, according to research published Aug. 28 in the journal Climate. by Blaine Friedlander, Cornell University “Early action will reap dividends,” said Rebecca Barthelmie, professor in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, in the College of Engineering. “In terms of … Continue reading Wind energy can help Earth blow back climate calamity

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A journey into wind power aboard the Didactic Nacelle

In Mexico, the renovated nacelle of a wind turbine has become the main attraction at the heart of a project that aims to introduce young people to renewable energy in the hope of opening up new job opportunities for them. A disused wind turbine nacelle – the pod that contains the main components required to … Continue reading A journey into wind power aboard the Didactic Nacelle

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Vestas to supply wind turbines for wind farm in India

Vestas has secured a 101 MW order from ReNew Power, one of India’s leading independent power producers (IPP) within renewable energy. The order is for ReNew’s projects in Gujarat, and it follows another 101 MW order from ReNew in the same state secured earlier this year.     The contract includes supply and supervision of 46 … Continue reading Vestas to supply wind turbines for wind farm in India

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Fortum, Rusnano JV Gets Wind Power Deal in Russia

Finnish state-controlled utility company Fortum Oyj said Tuesday that its wind investment fund joint venture with Rusnano OJSC has been awarded a wind power generation deal in the latest Russian renewables auction. The fund was awarded an annual capacity supply agreement worth between 16.9 billion and 23.8 billion rubles ($230 million to $323.9 million) for … Continue reading Fortum, Rusnano JV Gets Wind Power Deal in Russia

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Iberdrola buys partner CIP out of two U.S. offshore wind farms

Iberdrola has taken full control of two wind projects it has been developing off the U.S. coast with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), as part of a global ramp-up of its offshore business. The European wind power leader’s U.S. unit Avangrid will pay $167.5 million for CIP’s 50% stake in two projects: an 804 megawatt (MW) … Continue reading Iberdrola buys partner CIP out of two U.S. offshore wind farms

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Vattenfall increases its emission reduction targets – now in line with 1.5 degrees Celsius scenario

Vattenfall has decided to further increase its emission reduction targets for 2030 and beyond, aiming to reach net zero by 2040. The new targets are set to help keep the global warming at a maximum of 1.5 degrees Celsius and have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative, SBTi, providing external validation in line … Continue reading Vattenfall increases its emission reduction targets – now in line with 1.5 degrees Celsius scenario

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Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and IRENA Team-Up to Accelerate Asia’s Energy Transition

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) committing to work together to support Asia’s energy transition and mobilize greater private capital for renewable energy. The agreement was signed today by AIIB President Jin Liqun and IRENA Director-General, Francesco La Camera, at a … Continue reading Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and IRENA Team-Up to Accelerate Asia’s Energy Transition

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EDP Renewables signs a 15-year PPA for 297 MW of wind power in Canada

The company has closed the agreement with TransCanada Energy to sell the green energy from its Shap Hills wind farm, avoiding estimated annual emissions of 700 thousand tons of CO2. With this new PPA, EDPR now has 0.4 GW of secured capacity in Canada.  EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR), the fourth largest renewable energy producer in … Continue reading EDP Renewables signs a 15-year PPA for 297 MW of wind power in Canada

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Clean Power Sources are ‘Getting it Done’

After a year of catastrophic weather events and increasingly dire warnings from experts on the need for climate action, it feels like the spotlight should be on climate change every week. Climate takes center stage this week as today marks the official start of Climate Week NYC, an annual international climate summit that has taken … Continue reading Clean Power Sources are ‘Getting it Done’

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Wind energy compensates part of the hydroelectric losses in Brazil

Virtually non-existent in the Brazilian energy matrix during the 2001 crisis, wind power has already become the second most used in Brazil, representing 10.8% of the consumption of the National Interconnected System (SIN), according to data from the National System. Electric Operator (ONS). This proportion, however, will increase until November, a period to which what … Continue reading Wind energy compensates part of the hydroelectric losses in Brazil

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Wind Energy, Solar and Hydrogen Can Increase Energy Security in Paraguay

Diversifying the energy mix by tapping into abundant solar and wind resources, and establishing clear guidelines to increase the application of renewables across all end-use sectors can improve energy security, support economic growth and enhance climate resilience in Paraguay, according to a new report published today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). IRENA’s Renewables … Continue reading Wind Energy, Solar and Hydrogen Can Increase Energy Security in Paraguay

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Vestas intends to cease production at three European factories

To accelerate the deployment of renewable energy and improve wind energy’s competitiveness, Vestas continues to develop and optimise the products and solutions we offer our customers as well as expand partnerships with specialised partners in our supply chain. The ongoing integration of our onshore and offshore business is a key part of this development, which … Continue reading Vestas intends to cease production at three European factories

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REWE Group and Ørsted sign long-term power purchase agreement for future German offshore wind farm

REWE Group, one of Germany’s leading food retailers, has signed a 10-year power purchase agreement with Ørsted to procure 100 MW of green electricity from Ørsted’s Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farm which is set to become operational in 2025. Having procured electricity from renewable energy sources since 2008, the agreement with Ørsted represents REWE … Continue reading REWE Group and Ørsted sign long-term power purchase agreement for future German offshore wind farm

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