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Iberdrola to invest €3 billion in green hydrogen to accelerate the European Green Deal

Ignacio Galán, Chairman of Iberdrola, announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos that the company will invest €3 billion in green hydrogen to accelerate the ‘European Green Deal’. Galán pointed out that green hydrogen is now a major European challenge, an opportunity and that a stable European framework must be designed to boost investment … Continue reading Iberdrola to invest €3 billion in green hydrogen to accelerate the European Green Deal

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Statkraft and FREYR Battery Sign Agreement, Securing Long-Term Supply of Renewable Energy

Statkraft, Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy, has signed a binding Heads of Terms with FREYR Battery, a developer of clean, next-generation battery cell production capacity, The Heads of Terms is expected to be finalized as a long-term physical supply agreement, with the ambition to secure a long-term supply of renewable power under globally competitive … Continue reading Statkraft and FREYR Battery Sign Agreement, Securing Long-Term Supply of Renewable Energy

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DLR presents technologies for decarbonisation in the energy, industrial and mobility sectors

The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) will be presenting technologies, innovations and successful transfer and spin-off projects at Hannover Messe 2022. From 30 May to 2 June, at the 120-square-metre stand (Energy Solutions, Hall 13, D18), visitors will be able to gain an insight into DLR’s research for a future … Continue reading DLR presents technologies for decarbonisation in the energy, industrial and mobility sectors

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Photovoltaic, concentrated solar power and wind energy in Europe

European electricity markets prices rose due to the increase in demand. In the third week of May, temperatures increased in Europe, in some cases reaching values among the highest in history for the month of May. This favoured the increase in demand in all markets and in prices in most cases. Solar energy production fell … Continue reading Photovoltaic, concentrated solar power and wind energy in Europe

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EDPR enters into agreement with Lhyfe to foster renewable hydrogen

Upon the successful completion of the capital increase carried out by Lhyfe in the initial public offering and listing on the regulated market of Euronext in Paris, EDPR entered into an agreement with the French company to jointly identify, develop, build, and manage renewable hydrogen production projects. EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR), the world’s fourth largest … Continue reading EDPR enters into agreement with Lhyfe to foster renewable hydrogen

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The future of hydrogen is green

The energy transition will be able to count on hydrogen produced sustainably and in ever-greater quantities, according to a new study by IRENA which also outlines the scenario concerning exports. Hydrogen, a crucial resource for the energy transition, is set to be increasingly abundant and sustainable: in 2050 two thirds will be produced from renewable … Continue reading The future of hydrogen is green

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Behind the hydrogen hype

Statkraft’s Ulf Eriksen gets real about the future of hydrogen, explaining why it’s essential and what makes a renewable energy company ideal to produce it. In just about every climate report you read, it’s clear that the world must find ways to decarbonise everything, especially the so-called ‘hard-to-abate’ industries. This has put the spotlight on … Continue reading Behind the hydrogen hype

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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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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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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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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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World’s first hydrogen-producing offshore wind turbine gets GBP 9.3million funding boost

Vattenfall has been awarded  GBP 9.3 million in innovation funding from the Net Zero Innovation Portfolio Low Carbon Hydrogen Supply 2 fund by the UK Government. The funding will be used to develop the world’s first hydrogen-producing offshore wind turbine, with the electrolyzer sited directly onto an existing operational turbine. The pilot project at Vattenfall’s … Continue reading World’s first hydrogen-producing offshore wind turbine gets GBP 9.3million funding boost

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WindEnergy Hamburg and the H2EXPO & CONFERENCE are setting their sights on the increased development of renewable energies.

From 27 to 30 September 2022, Hamburg will become an energy hub for the world. For four days, at WindEnergy Hamburg everything at the trade show site will revolve around generating energy from wind and its exploitation. At the H2EXPO & CONFERENCE, it is all about the generation, transport, storage and use of green hydrogen. … Continue reading WindEnergy Hamburg and the H2EXPO & CONFERENCE are setting their sights on the increased development of renewable energies.

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The King inaugurates Iberdrola’s green hydrogen plant in Puertollano

The project will have zero CO emissions2 thanks to the use of renewable energy from an innovative photovoltaic plant integrated into the installation The plant, which will be able to produce up to 3,000 tonnes of renewable hydrogen per year, will supply clean hydrogen to the Fertiberia Group’s factory in the town, thereby reducing the … Continue reading The King inaugurates Iberdrola’s green hydrogen plant in Puertollano

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Vattenfall commissions hydrogen gas-driven backup power for telecoms networks

Today, in collaboration with Ballard Power Systems and IT Norrbotten, Vattenfall is inaugurating Sweden’s first hydrogen gas-driven fuel cell plant for backup power for broadband networks. The plant, located in Överkalix, will ensure uninterrupted operation of broadband and digital communications in the event of prolonged power outages in cold climates. “The new fuel cell plant … Continue reading Vattenfall commissions hydrogen gas-driven backup power for telecoms networks

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RWE reports quarterly results

In operational terms, the year started very well for RWE. At €1,460 million, adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation) for the first quarter of 2022 clearly exceeded the previous year’s figure (Q1 2021: €883 million). Adjusted EBIT also rose significantly, from €548 million to €1,098 million. Adjusted net income more than doubled, from €340 million to … Continue reading RWE reports quarterly results

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Photovoltaic energy production records in some European markets

In the first week of May, hourly or daily solar photovoltaic energy production records were registered in the markets of Spain and Portugal and values among the highest in history in France. In the Iberian Peninsula, the wind energy production increased compared to the previous week and in most markets the demand decreased. This combination … Continue reading Photovoltaic energy production records in some European markets

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Patents for Green Hydrogen Technology on the Rise

A joint study published today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the European Patent Office (EPO) uses patent statistics to reveal the trends and dynamism in the field of hydrogen that can be produced using renewable electricity via electrolysis. Innovation trends in electrolysers for hydrogen production shows that patent filings for hydrogen production technologies … Continue reading Patents for Green Hydrogen Technology on the Rise

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Iberdrola sends a new shipment of generators, tools and electrical material to Ukraine

Iberdrola is helping Ukraine. The company has delivered electrical material to the country invaded by Russia that it had requested through European organisations. Basically, these are generators and electrical components valued at 53,000 euros. In mid-March, Iberdrola set out to meet the request for electrical components made by Ukraine through Eurolectric and Aelec, the European … Continue reading Iberdrola sends a new shipment of generators, tools and electrical material to Ukraine

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Iberdrola will contribute to making Volkswagen’s electric vehicle value chain sustainable

Ignacio Galán: “The agreement we have signed with Volkswagen will mean some 500 million euros in investments in renewable facilities to supply them with green energy”. Iberdrola and Volkswagen have presented in Sagunt (Valencia) a strategic collaboration agreement that will contribute to making the entire electric vehicle value chain sustainable in the automaker’s future gigafactory. … Continue reading Iberdrola will contribute to making Volkswagen’s electric vehicle value chain sustainable

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