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China’s Wind Power Push Threatens US Strategic Interests

The war in Ukraine has jolted energy markets— driving oil and gas prices to their highest levels in over a decade and leaving governments scrambling to secure energy supplies. In the months since Russia’s invasion, policymakers have faced a hard truth: energy policy is security policy, and it has been neglected for far too long. … Continue reading China’s Wind Power Push Threatens US Strategic Interests

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Experts Forecast the Wind Plant of the Future To Be Taller and More Economical

Anticipating key features of wind plants a decade or more ahead of their installation can inform today’s investment, research, and energy system planning decisions. Researchers Philipp Beiter and Eric Lantz from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), together with collaborators from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Energy, elicited opinions from … Continue reading Experts Forecast the Wind Plant of the Future To Be Taller and More Economical

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Vattenfall inaugurates its largest onshore wind farm – Blakliden Fäbodberget

Today, Blakliden Fäbodberget – Vattenfall’s largest onshore wind farm to date with 84 wind turbines – was inaugurated. Construction of Blakliden Fäbodberget, located in Lycksele and Åsele municipalities, began in 2018 and the wind farm is now in full operation. The farm, which is owned by Vattenfall along with Vestas and AIP Management, has a … Continue reading Vattenfall inaugurates its largest onshore wind farm – Blakliden Fäbodberget

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IRENA Members Call for Hydrogen Trade Beyond Borders

“In an era of high energy and commodity prices, coupled with an inefficient energy system, making green hydrogen a global trade commodity is a fundamental prerequisite to accelerate the transition towards a more sustainable system based on renewables,” said Francesco La Camera, IRENA Director-General, at the Fifth Meeting of the Collaborative Framework on Green Hydrogen … Continue reading IRENA Members Call for Hydrogen Trade Beyond Borders

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Enercon receives order from Ripple Energy for Eight E-92 Wind Turbines

ENERCON announced that they have signed a Turbine Supply Agreement (TSA) with Ripple Energy. Under this agreement, ENERCON will install eight E-92 Wind Energy Converters (WECs) at Kirk Hill, Ayrshire in Scotland, with a total installed capacity of 18.8 MW. Ripple Energy enables consumers to purchase shares in large scale wind farms. People were given … Continue reading Enercon receives order from Ripple Energy for Eight E-92 Wind Turbines

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Iberdrola begins construction of the Korytnica II wind farm in Poland

The company has a portfolio of offshore renewable projects of up to 7,300 MW in the country. Iberdrola is making progress in the development of its renewable projects in Poland with the start of construction of the 50.5 MW Korytnica II wind farm. This facility will be located in the Mazowieckie region, northeast of Warsaw … Continue reading Iberdrola begins construction of the Korytnica II wind farm in Poland

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Statkraft secures four state contracts in Irish renewable energy auction

Statkraft has confirmed that it has secured a total of four contracts in the Irish Government’s Renewable Energy Supply Scheme (RESS-2) auction. One wind farm and three solar projects were successful, which will produce a total of 360MW of clean energy. Commenting on the results, Statkraft Ireland Managing Director Kevin O’Donovan said, “We very much … Continue reading Statkraft secures four state contracts in Irish renewable energy auction

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Negative bidding in wind energy auctions is bad for consumers and bad for the supply chain

A number of governments are now tempted to apply ‘negative bidding’ in their wind energy auctions, to make companies pay them for the right to develop a new wind farm. When renewables auctions started, the idea was that governments would offer some form of financial support to project developers. The most common form of support … Continue reading Negative bidding in wind energy auctions is bad for consumers and bad for the supply chain

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New president promises to make Australia a superpower in solar and wind energy

Australia is considered one of the two most polluted countries among developed nations, and is also one of the two most affected by extreme weather events.On Saturday (21 May), Australia’s new president, Anthony Albanese, promises significant changes to climate policy in the country, which has the highest CO2 emission rates among wealthy nations and, at … Continue reading New president promises to make Australia a superpower in solar and wind energy

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Ireland auctions 1.9 GW of solar and wind power

80 new wind and solar projects have been awarded in Ireland’s latest Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS 2) auction. The projects, amounting to 1.9 GW, were chosen from among 130 renewable energy projects that participated in the auction. Some 50 projects totaling 998 MW of capacity submitted to the auction did not qualify for state … Continue reading Ireland auctions 1.9 GW of solar and wind power

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Europe seeks to break dependence on Russia with wind power and solar energy

European plans to abandon dependence on Russian gas and oil and, in the long term, on all hydrocarbons due to the need to make the energy transition against climate change, are beginning to take shape in national projects. After the European Commission announced on Wednesday its RePowerEU plan to boost renewable energy, four governments took … Continue reading Europe seeks to break dependence on Russia with wind power and solar energy

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RWE successfully issues €2 billion green bond in two tranches

RWE has successfully issued a further green bond with a total volume of €2 billion. The bond was issued in two tranches of €1 billion each with maturities in 2026 and 2030. For the first tranche, the yield-to-maturity amounts to 2.2%, based on a coupon of 2.125% p.a. and an issuance price of 99.652%. For the second … Continue reading RWE successfully issues €2 billion green bond in two tranches

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Floating wind project successfully completes the offshore mooring installation

RWE is well on track to become a leader in floating wind and to have one gigawatt either in operation or under construction by 2030. To gain experience early and pave the way for commercial-scale floating wind, RWE is participating in multiple high-profile floating demonstration projects like the DemoSATH pilot project with Saitec Offshore Technologies. … Continue reading Floating wind project successfully completes the offshore mooring installation

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Record figure for wind turbine installation in 2021

Some 30 wind turbine manufacturers installed 104.7 gigawatts (GW) of new wind power capacity in 2021, a record for that year.According to a report by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), this figure corresponds to the assembly of 29,234 wind turbines around the world last year. Medium-speed wind turbines are gaining in popularity, the data … Continue reading Record figure for wind turbine installation in 2021

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Siemens Gamesa will install its first wind farm in Serbia

The 66MW Kostolac project is the first for Siemens Gamesa in Serbia, and the first wind project for state power company EPS  The site to the East of the country will deploy 20 SG 3.3-132 turbines, the most powerful to be used in Serbia  Project to sit on former coal mining land as EPS expands … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa will install its first wind farm in Serbia

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Iberdrola to test the world’s first ultra-efficient high-pressure electrolyser in the UK

This project, called GreeNH3, will be supported by the UK Government through the Net Zero Innovation Portfolio Low Carbon Hydrogen Supply 2 programme. The initiative will test whether it is possible to use this new technology on a large scale to reduce the costs of green hydrogen production. Iberdrola, through its subsidiary ScottishPower External link, … Continue reading Iberdrola to test the world’s first ultra-efficient high-pressure electrolyser in the UK

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EDPR and Vestas’ “Keep it local” program selected as one of the 100 Best Ideas in Spain

The end goal of this initiative is to mitigate the effects of rural depopulation by generating employment opportunities for young people living in low-density population areas, while taking advantage of renewable energy development;  In the 2021 edition, 30% of the participants found a job in the sector, with EDPR being one of the employers;  The … Continue reading EDPR and Vestas’ “Keep it local” program selected as one of the 100 Best Ideas in Spain

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Ocean Winds Submits Bid for Hollandse Kust West tender

Ocean Winds, an international offshore wind energy company created by EDP Renewables (EDPR) and ENGIE (50:50), has submitted a bid to the Dutch Government for the Hollandse Kust West (HKW) Wind Farm Zone Site VI and as such the right to develop around 790 MW of offshore wind capacity.  Located at a 53 km distance … Continue reading Ocean Winds Submits Bid for Hollandse Kust West tender

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European electricity markets prices fell favoured by the weather

In the second week of May, the rise in temperatures led to a drop in demand in most of the European markets. The solar energy production increased in general in correspondence with the increase in solar radiation at this time. These factors and gas prices lower than those of the previous week allowed electricity markets … Continue reading European electricity markets prices fell favoured by the weather

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The demand that has a term coverage will be exempt from paying the adjustment of gas prices

The long?awaited Royal Decree?law with the mechanism to limit gas prices in the electricity market was finally published. This article summarises the most outstanding aspects of the RDL. Last Saturday, May 14, Royal Decree?law 10/2022, of May 13, was published, which temporarily establishes a mechanism for adjusting production costs to reduce the electricity price in … Continue reading The demand that has a term coverage will be exempt from paying the adjustment of gas prices

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