Category Archives: Other renewables

Energy Union governance deal will give much-needed visibility on post-2020 wind energy market

The deal on the Governance Regulation, one of the key pillars of the Clean Energy Package, says Member States will have to complete their national energy and climate plans by 31 December 2019. These plans will outline how countries will co tribute to the EU-wide target. They will detail how much renewable energy they will … Continue reading Energy Union governance deal will give much-needed visibility on post-2020 wind energy market

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EDF Group has inaugurated two ground breaking energy transition projects in the United Kingdom: the off-shore wind farm in Blyth and the battery storage facility in West Burton

On Friday 22 June 2018, Jean-Bernard Lévy, the EDF Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bruno Bensasson, the Group Executive Vice-President in charge of Renewable Energies and Simone Rossi, EDF Energy Chief Executive Officer officially opened two ground breaking projects in the United Kingdom: the Blyth off-shore wind farm and the West Burton B battery … Continue reading EDF Group has inaugurated two ground breaking energy transition projects in the United Kingdom: the off-shore wind farm in Blyth and the battery storage facility in West Burton

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Scientists from Lomonosov MSU creating a web-atlas of wind and wave energy

The renewable energy is not only a fashion trend but also a way to save depleting hydrocarbon resources, as well as the opportunity to minimize the environmental damage caused by mining and burning of fuel. There are active scientific research, experimental design work, as well as the large construction of wind, solar and bioenergy stations … Continue reading Scientists from Lomonosov MSU creating a web-atlas of wind and wave energy

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Nordex Group receives three contract awards in Spain

The Nordex Group has won yet new orders from Spain. The company will supply a total of 31 turbines with a combined capacity of 95 megawatts. Nordex will begin with the installation of these wind farms starting in March 2019. Two of the wind farms will be built near Zaragoza, the third one near Cuenca. … Continue reading Nordex Group receives three contract awards in Spain

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Combination of comprehensive provincial action and better national coordination is vital for renewable energy deployment in Pakistan

The World Wind Energy Association, with the support of Heinrich Böll Stiftung (hbs), Pakistan has conducted a study titled “Impact of 18th Constitutional Amendment on Governance of Renewable Energy in Pakistan.” The primary purpose is to analyse the impacts of devolution of power to the provinces on the governance of the renewable energy sector. It … Continue reading Combination of comprehensive provincial action and better national coordination is vital for renewable energy deployment in Pakistan

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European institutions strike overnight deal on 32% binding renewable energy target

Negotiators from the European Parliament and Member States agreed to increase the EU renewable energy target for 2030 to 32% with a possibility for upward revision in 2023.   This is a significant improvement over the target of at least 27% the European Commission tabled in November 2016. Dramatic progress in recent years on the … Continue reading European institutions strike overnight deal on 32% binding renewable energy target

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EDF Energies Nouvelles accelerates its growth in renewable energy in France

After exceeding its growth targets in France in 2017, EDF Energies Nouvelles continues to expand in 2018 and is ready to make a full contribution to EDF’s “Plan Solaire”. EDF Energies Nouvelles out-performed its annual growth target in France in 2017, adding 290 MW in wind power capacity over the year: the 73.5 MW Montagne … Continue reading EDF Energies Nouvelles accelerates its growth in renewable energy in France

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Georgia Tech Faculty Win Research Awards to Advance Concentrated Solar Power

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers are part of a new U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) initiative to develop the next generation of concentrated solar power (CSP), a technology that uses heat from the sun to turn power-generating turbines. CSP is an alternative to the better known photovoltaic technology, which produces electricity directly from sunlight. Six … Continue reading Georgia Tech Faculty Win Research Awards to Advance Concentrated Solar Power

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WindEurope CEO welcomes momentum on renewables target, calls for ambitious delivery measures

Europe’s energy ministers met yesterday in Luxembourg to find common ground on the Renewable Energy Directive, a key part of the Clean Energy Package. It’s clear now that there is political momentum behind more European ambition for renewable energy. Spain, Lithuania, Sweden, Italy and Portugal all put their weight behind a 35% renewable energy target … Continue reading WindEurope CEO welcomes momentum on renewables target, calls for ambitious delivery measures

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WindEurope calls on the German government to side with progressive governments on 2030 renewables target

On 11 June, WindEurope CEO called on the German Government to side with other progressive European governments – Spain, Sweden, Portugal and Lithuania – on renewables and secure a positive outcome on the 2030 renewable energy target. Dickson was speaking at an event organised in Berlin by the European Energy Exchange (EEX). His words come … Continue reading WindEurope calls on the German government to side with progressive governments on 2030 renewables target

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A lot to still play for as Clean Energy Package reaches crunch time

As negotiations on the EU’s Clean Energy Package reach crunch time, a lot is still up in the air for wind energy. With a critical Energy Council meeting on June 11 and a final meeting on June 13, where a deal is due to be struck on the Renewable Energy Directive, a key part of … Continue reading A lot to still play for as Clean Energy Package reaches crunch time

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Leading corporate buyers & clean energy suppliers join forces to unlock huge untapped renewable energy sourcing opportunities in Europe

Google, Microsoft, IKEA Group, BT, Danone, Amazon, Enel Green Power, Engie, RES, Iberdrola and Facebook, Inc. have become Steering Group members of the RE-Source Platform, which pools resources and coordinates activities to promote a better framework for corporate renewable energy. The companies were announced today at the official launch of the Platform during the EU Sustainable Energy Week. … Continue reading Leading corporate buyers & clean energy suppliers join forces to unlock huge untapped renewable energy sourcing opportunities in Europe

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Renewable power accounted for 70% of net additions to global power generating capacity in 2017

A record amount of solar capacity and renewable power was installed across the world in 2017 – as the cost of both wind and solar became competitive with fossil fuels – but it still is not enough, a major new report has found. The REN21 Renewables 2018 Global Status Report (GSR) portrays a dynamic renewable … Continue reading Renewable power accounted for 70% of net additions to global power generating capacity in 2017

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Record year for solar and renewables

A record amount of solar capacity and renewable power was installed across the world in 2017 – as the cost of both wind and solar became competitive with fossil fuels – but it still is not enough, a major new report has found. The annual Renewables 2018 Global Status Report from REN21, a renewables policy … Continue reading Record year for solar and renewables

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Hydro Group helps connect the world’s first carbon-free island

Aberdeen-headquartered subsea cable and connector specialist Hydro Group plc has been awarded a contract with Korea Research of Ships & Ocean Engineering (KRISO), worth in the region of £750,000. The scope of work saw Hydro Group deliver subsea cable and connectors to the first phase of KRISO’s floating wind and wave hybrid energy platform, in … Continue reading Hydro Group helps connect the world’s first carbon-free island

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Proposed action to bail out nuclear, coal plants is misguided, would hurt consumers

A diverse group of energy industry associations including energy efficiency and storage, natural gas, oil, solar and wind issued the following statement condemning the Administration’s draft plan to bail out coal and nuclear plants across the country. Amy Farrell, American Wind Energy Association Senior Vice President for Government and Public Affairs (AWEA): “Independent energy regulators, … Continue reading Proposed action to bail out nuclear, coal plants is misguided, would hurt consumers

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In 2017, renewable energy sources accounted for 6.6 percent of total Dutch energy consumption

This is an increase of 10 percent relative to the previous year. Consumption of solar energy rose by over 30 percent. Biomass consumption increased as well, partly due to higher consumption of biofuels for transport. This is reported by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) today. Total renewable energy consumption in the Netherlands amounted to 138 petajoules (PJ) … Continue reading In 2017, renewable energy sources accounted for 6.6 percent of total Dutch energy consumption

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PJM Capacity Auction results offer latest evidence there is no grid reliability emergency

Over the past year, there’s been no shortage of debate about grid reliability, particularly across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. A growing list of experts have declared the grid reliable. “PJM has been ensuring the reliability of the grid for the last almost 90 years and it continues to do so, said PJM Independent Market Monitor … Continue reading PJM Capacity Auction results offer latest evidence there is no grid reliability emergency

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‘Collaboration is key to driving sustainability development across Europe’ WindEurope CEO tells Sustainability Summit

On May 23, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson participated in a plenary session at the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Summit, organized by CSR Europe. As part of the European Business Summit, the event gathered over 300 people, including business representatives, National Partner Organizations, NGOs, EU stakeholders and policy makers. Dickson’s presentation was part of the session … Continue reading ‘Collaboration is key to driving sustainability development across Europe’ WindEurope CEO tells Sustainability Summit

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As more solar and wind come onto the grid, prices go down

Wind and solar energy are growing rapidly in the U.S. As these energy sources become a bigger part of the electricity mix, their growth raises new questions: How do solar and wind influence energy prices? And since power plants last for decades, what should policymakers and investors think about to ensure that investments in power … Continue reading As more solar and wind come onto the grid, prices go down

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