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Transmission policy would unlock wind energy growth

Building just 22 high-voltage transmission lines that are currently on hold in the U.S. could increase national wind and solar generation by 50 percent and create approximately 1.2 million jobs, according to a new study from Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG). The report, titled Transmission Projects Ready to Go: Plugging into America’s Untapped … Continue reading Transmission policy would unlock wind energy growth

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Combining wind power, solar, batteries and in future even electrolysers

Combining wind power, solar energy, batteries and in future even electrolysers, allows hybrid parks to be more cost effective by sharing infrastructure such as roads, grid connections or substations and even support the grid stability. Hybrid parks can be custom-designed or retro fitted to existing assets to combine multiple technologies, such as wind turbines, solar … Continue reading Combining wind power, solar, batteries and in future even electrolysers

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The EU’s revised Industrial Strategy: towards a strategic approach to renewables

Today the European Commission published its revised Industrial Strategy. The revised Strategy is an update of its Industrial Strategy of March 2020. It contains several new measures aimed at accelerating the roll-out of wind energy and other renewables. And crucially it acknowledges the strategic importance of renewable energies as a key industry that will make … Continue reading The EU’s revised Industrial Strategy: towards a strategic approach to renewables

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Renault group signs agreement with Iberdrola to reach zero carbon footprint in its factories

Renault Group and Iberdrola today signed a strategic partnership to reduce the CO2 emissions of Renault’s energy consumption in Spain and Portugal. Under the agreement, Iberdrola will supply green energy on a long-term basis, while implementing heat electrification and energy efficiency systems at the manufacturer’s facilities. Additionally, Iberdrola will analyse on-site renewable projects, electrify mobility … Continue reading Renault group signs agreement with Iberdrola to reach zero carbon footprint in its factories

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bp, Iberdrola and Enagás plan to develop the largest green hydrogen project in the region of Valencia

The project would be located in the bp refinery in Castellón, where a 20-megawatt (MW) electrolyser will be built, powered by renewable energy produced, among other sources, by a 40 MW photovoltaic plant In later stages, the electrolysis capacity could be ramped up to 115 MW, becoming the largest green hydrogen project in the refining … Continue reading bp, Iberdrola and Enagás plan to develop the largest green hydrogen project in the region of Valencia

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Pipeline for green hydrogen from North Sea

Project partners GASCADE, Gasunie, RWE and Shell signed a declaration of intent to further intensify their collaboration on the AquaDuctus project.  The AquaDuctus pipeline will transport green hydrogen from the North Sea directly to the continent. It is part of the AquaVentus initiative, which plans to install 10 gigawatts of electrolysis capacity for green hydrogen … Continue reading Pipeline for green hydrogen from North Sea

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Iberdrola and Porcelanosa launch their first project to electrify ceramic production by combining renewables, green hydrogen and heat pump technology

The co-called GREENH2KER project has been submitted to the European Innovation Fund Small Scale Projects programme and is aimed at real investment measures with highly innovative content. Iberdrola and Porcelanosa have launched the first project to electrify ceramic production by combining renewables, green hydrogen and heat pump technology. The so-called GREENH2SKER project is the first … Continue reading Iberdrola and Porcelanosa launch their first project to electrify ceramic production by combining renewables, green hydrogen and heat pump technology

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Decarbonisation through electrification

Although climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time, it holds immense opportunities for creative and innovative solutions. Vattenfall has a unique position to seize these opportunities and transform itself and other emitting industries on an unprecedented scale. Vattenfall’s goal to enable fossil-free living within one generation means making its own energy … Continue reading Decarbonisation through electrification

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RWE and H2U join forces to develop global hydrogen trading between Australia and Germany

RWE Supply & Trading and Australian hydrogen project developer The Hydrogen Utility Pty Ltd (H2U) have joined forces to develop hydrogen trading between Australia and Germany and therefore signed a Memorandum of Understanding. Together, they aim to bring green hydrogen produced in Australia to Europe. This is in line with the objective of HySupply, a 24-month … Continue reading RWE and H2U join forces to develop global hydrogen trading between Australia and Germany

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SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall building unique pilot project in Luleå for large-scale hydrogen storage

SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall have commenced building a rock cavern storage facility for fossil-free hydrogen gas on a pilot scale next to HYBRIT’s pilot facility for direct reduction in Luleå, North of Sweden. This is an important step in the development of a fossil-free value chain for fossil-free steel. The investment cost of just over … Continue reading SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall building unique pilot project in Luleå for large-scale hydrogen storage

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Wind power, responsible for 25.5% of the electricity produced in March in Spain

The demand for electricity in Spain increased 4.8% in March. 53.7% of the monthly generation was of renewable origin between concentrated solar power, photovoltaic and wind energy, and 76.9% was produced from technologies that do not emit CO2 equivalent.Wind energy, responsible for 25.5% of the electricity produced in March, continues to be the leading technology … Continue reading Wind power, responsible for 25.5% of the electricity produced in March in Spain

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ORANGE.BAT, green hydrogen for sustainable ceramics

In Spain, EGP is taking part in the ORANGE.BAT project, using green hydrogen to help reduce the high emissions of greenhouse gases produced by the ceramics industry in the Valencia region. Enel Green Power is taking part in a new project in Spain to produce and use green hydrogen. This initiative, called ORANGE.BAT, will focus … Continue reading ORANGE.BAT, green hydrogen for sustainable ceramics

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Vietnam plans to double wind power generation by 2030

A power development plan published by Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) foresees a doubling of wind energy production by 2030 and a tripling of renewable energy production between 2030 and 2045. The national power development plan VIII (PDPVIII) contains plans to increase wind energy production from 600MW in 2020 to over 11 gigawatts … Continue reading Vietnam plans to double wind power generation by 2030

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Goldwind’s first wind power plus energy storage hybrid project is put into operation

In December, 2020, Goldwind’s first wind power plus energy storage system hybrid project—The Lingbi Project in China Anhui province, was completed and put into operation. The approved wind power capacity of Lingbi Project is 50MW, and adopted 16 sets of Goldwind GW140-3.0MW and 1 set of GW121-2.0MW direct drive permanent magnet wind turbines. Goldwind’s subsidiary … Continue reading Goldwind’s first wind power plus energy storage hybrid project is put into operation

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The American Jobs Act prepares us for a 21st century clean energy economy

Yesterday the Biden administration unveiled The American Jobs Plan— the largest infrastructure investment plan in decades– featuring a strong emphasis on clean energy. If enacted, this proposal would jumpstart the U.S. economy and pull us out of the pandemic-induced recession while achieving marked progress in the fight against climate change. It was a truly historic … Continue reading The American Jobs Act prepares us for a 21st century clean energy economy

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Ørsted to develop one of the world’s largest renewable hydrogen plants to be linked to industrial demand in the Netherlands and Belgium

‘SeaH2Land’ is an ambitious vision, linking GW-scale electrolysis to the large industrial demand in the Dutch-Flemish North Sea Port cluster through an envisaged regional cross-border pipeline. The green electricity required to produce the renewable hydrogen is proposed to come from the build-out of additional large-scale offshore wind. The major industrial companies in the region ArcelorMittal, … Continue reading Ørsted to develop one of the world’s largest renewable hydrogen plants to be linked to industrial demand in the Netherlands and Belgium

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American Clean Power Association Statement on Massachusetts Governor Baker Signing Important Climate Legislation

The American Clean Power Association (ACP)?today issued the following statement?after Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed Next Generation Climate Policy Roadmap legislation into law. “Today, the Bay State continued to lead towards a clean energy future with Governor Baker’s signature on the Next Generation Climate Policy Roadmap legislation. This important legislative achievement is a testament to … Continue reading American Clean Power Association Statement on Massachusetts Governor Baker Signing Important Climate Legislation

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Greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 18% in Spain in 2020

Greenhouse gas emissions materially sank last year in Spain due to the reduction of activities during the pandemic. Confinement and the drop in transport and production caused the gases that heat the atmosphere to decrease in 2020 by 17.9% compared to the previous year It is the steepest descent in Spanish history. The result was … Continue reading Greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 18% in Spain in 2020

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Vattenfall to begin industrialization of future fossil-free steelmaking by establishing the world’s first production plant for fossil-free sponge iron in Gällivare

SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall are now taking a new, decisive leap forward in their work to make fossil-free steel for the global market. Industrialization of the technology being developed through HYBRIT will start in Gällivare, northern Sweden, where the world’s first production plant for fossil-free sponge iron – from feedstock to steel – is being … Continue reading Vattenfall to begin industrialization of future fossil-free steelmaking by establishing the world’s first production plant for fossil-free sponge iron in Gällivare

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New guideline ruling creates framework for implementation of coal phase-out

RWE Power welcomes the fact that the guideline ruling has now laid down the next steps for all open-cast mines in the Rhineland in their implementation of the statutory coal phase-out. It ensures orderly operation of the Tagebau Hambach and Tagebau Inden opencast mines, which will cease to extract coal by 2029. The Tagebau Garzweiler … Continue reading New guideline ruling creates framework for implementation of coal phase-out

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