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Iberdrola launches a green hydrogen scheme to produce sustainable Scotch whisky in the Highlands

Iberdrola, though its subsidiary ScottishPower, has teamed up with some of the UK’s main distilleries and spirits companies and the Port of Cromarty Firth to launch a green hydrogen project in the Highlands. The result will allow the whisky and spirit production industry in Scotland to develop this technology and fight climate change. The North … Continue reading Iberdrola launches a green hydrogen scheme to produce sustainable Scotch whisky in the Highlands

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RWE welcomes agreement with German federal ministries on compensation for accelerated phase-out of nuclear energy in Germany

RWE welcomes the mutual agreement between nuclear power plant operators and the responsible ministries of the German federal government regarding the outstanding regulation of compensation for the accelerated phase-out of nuclear energy in Germany. After 10 years, a comprehensive solution has now been found to settle the compensation to the companies, a step that has been called … Continue reading RWE welcomes agreement with German federal ministries on compensation for accelerated phase-out of nuclear energy in Germany

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How renewable hydrogen will help Europe’s decarbonisation

Renewable hydrogen is currently among the hottest topics in the energy field. The molecule has been closely linked to Europe’s vision of a decarbonised energy system by 2050. Renewables such as wind energy are the raw material for the production of renewable hydrogen. That’s why WindEurope is active in different initiatives, promoting the future use … Continue reading How renewable hydrogen will help Europe’s decarbonisation

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The Truth About Texas: Thermal Power Plant Failures are the Blackout Culprits

Texas has suffered this week, but crisis reveals character. Record cold weather brought this state to the brink, but never brought Texas to its knees. Neighbors have come together to help neighbors, and everyone from front line responders to the engineers and experts who manage electricity production have worked around the clock to restore power. … Continue reading The Truth About Texas: Thermal Power Plant Failures are the Blackout Culprits

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Partnership with Yara and Aker Horizons on green hydrogen and ammonia project in Norway

Statkraft has signed a Letter of Intent with Yara and Aker Horizons, aiming to establish Europe’s first large-scale green ammonia project in Norway, enable the hydrogen economy and accelerate the green energy transition. The partners will target green hydrogen and green ammonia opportunities within shipping, agriculture and industrial applications, by electrifying Yara’s existing ammonia facility … Continue reading Partnership with Yara and Aker Horizons on green hydrogen and ammonia project in Norway

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Iberdrola and Porcelanosa are working together on electrification and green hydrogen projects to decarbonise ceramic production

The plan entails analysing and developing innovative solutions such as high-efficiency heat pumps in dryers and supplies of green energy in atomisers and hybrid ovens Iberdrola and Porcelanosa have decided to join forces and work together on electrification projects for this industry, which will drive the decarbonisation of ceramic production in line with EU objectives … Continue reading Iberdrola and Porcelanosa are working together on electrification and green hydrogen projects to decarbonise ceramic production

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Naturgy is promoting sustainable mobility by building its first 38 hydrogen fuel stations in Spain

Naturgy has presented the Spanish government’s Ministry of Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism and Ministry of Science and Innovation with a project to build 38 hydrogen fuel stations at a national level with the aim of providing a hydrogen-refuelling service in the urban-to-interurban environment and thereby boosting sustainable mobility … Continue reading Naturgy is promoting sustainable mobility by building its first 38 hydrogen fuel stations in Spain

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Enel Green Power and FNM sign agreement for green hydrogen development

Examining and identifying the best way to supply green hydrogen – produced exclusively using renewable energy – for mobility by rail in Lombardy, as part of the “H2IseO” project. This is the aim of the memorandum of understanding signed by FNM and Enel Green Power. The agreement, signed by FNM Chairman Andrea Gibelli and Enel … Continue reading Enel Green Power and FNM sign agreement for green hydrogen development

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When the Electric Car Is King, Less Energy Is More

President Joe Biden wants to electrify the federal vehicle fleet. Tesla Inc. just sold half a million plug-in cars and expects to increase that by 50% a year. General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. are even working on electric Hummers and F-150s. So where’s the power going to come from? EVs are already greener … Continue reading When the Electric Car Is King, Less Energy Is More

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All-electric heavy truck challenges the Arctic climate

Can electrically powered heavy trucks function in 44 °C below zero in northern Sweden? Kaunis Iron is now collaborating with Vattenfall, Volvo Trucks, ABB and Wist Last & Buss in a unique pilot project to develop a sustainable logistics system for the future. It is a vision of Kaunis Iron to develop the world’s most … Continue reading All-electric heavy truck challenges the Arctic climate

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Siemens Gamesa and Siemens Energy to unlock a new era of offshore green hydrogen production

Projects target a total investment of approximately EUR 120 million over five years in developments leading to a fully integrated offshore wind-to-hydrogen solution. Projects are first major step to develop an industrial-scale system capable of harvesting green hydrogen from offshore wind energy. To reach the Paris Agreement goals, the world will need vast amounts of … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa and Siemens Energy to unlock a new era of offshore green hydrogen production

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Vattenfall and Kaunis Iron in a new partnership concerning electrified fossil-free mining operations

Vattenfall AB and Kaunis Iron AB have signed a letter of intent to develop fossil-free and electrified mining operations at the iron ore mine in Pajala. The collaboration means finding business solutions to reduce the need for fossil fuels in the mining operations. Here, future wind power projects such as Käymävaara and Selkävaara can play … Continue reading Vattenfall and Kaunis Iron in a new partnership concerning electrified fossil-free mining operations

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Offshore wind energy to produce hydrogen

ITM Power, Ørsted, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, and Element Energy have been awarded EUR 5 million in funding from The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH2-JU) under the European Commission to demonstrate and investigate a combined wind turbine and electrolyser system designed for operation in marine environments. The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint … Continue reading Offshore wind energy to produce hydrogen

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Making Green Hydrogen a Cost-Competitive Climate Solution

As global economies turn increasingly carbon neutral, IRENA drives hydrogen agenda and sees renewable hydrogen at least cost possible within decade. Hydrogen produced with renewable electricity could compete on costs with fossil fuel alternatives by 2030, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) published today. A combination of falling costs … Continue reading Making Green Hydrogen a Cost-Competitive Climate Solution

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Green hydrogen for sustainable transport in Northern Germany

Statkraft and Energiepark Emden, a consortium consisting of Brons Group, GP Joule, SCORE and Terravent, based in Northern Germany, today signed a Letter of Intent. The aim is to jointly put the East Frisian public and private transport sectors on a green footing. The companies plan to produce green hydrogen and establish a corresponding value … Continue reading Green hydrogen for sustainable transport in Northern Germany

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GE Renewable Energy Signs Agreement with BE Power to Accelerate 400 MW Pumped Hydro Storage Project in Australia

GE Renewable Energy and BE Power have signed an agreement to co-develop the 400 MW Big-T (Cressbrook) pumped hydro storage project in Toowoomba, Australia. Under the agreement, GE Renewable Energy’s Hydro Solutions business will work alongside BE Power and their partners to optimize and finalize the design of the plant and help the project secure … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy Signs Agreement with BE Power to Accelerate 400 MW Pumped Hydro Storage Project in Australia

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RWE’s targets in line with the Paris Agreement

More than a year ago, RWE set itself a target – to be carbon neutral by 2040. Initially, this mainly focused on direct CO2 emissions from power generation. Now, RWE has expanded this goal by extending its climate protection targets to all activities and greenhouse gas emissions of the Group. Specifically, this means that RWE … Continue reading RWE’s targets in line with the Paris Agreement

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Energy storage market is evolving, with shifts in battery chemistry and system design

DNV GL today released its third annual Battery Performance Scorecard, an independent ranking and evaluation of different types of commercial Li-ion batteries, based on testing performed in DNV GL’s battery performance and safety test laboratories. This year’s Scorecard is the largest to date and includes named manufacturers. The Scorecard also provides insights into the evolution … Continue reading Energy storage market is evolving, with shifts in battery chemistry and system design

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RWE chooses Van Oord for foundations and array cables at Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

RWE, the world’s number two in offshore wind power, has advanced the development of Sofia Offshore Wind Farm. The company has selected the international marine contractor Van Oord as the preferred supplier for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the monopile foundations and array cables, for one of the world’s largest offshore wind … Continue reading RWE chooses Van Oord for foundations and array cables at Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

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RWE is partner of landmark wind energy project involving the offshore production of green hydrogen

Plans to create 10 gigawatts of production capacity by 2035, enough to produce up to one million tonnes of hydrogen per year Concept presented at digital Parliamentary Evening: Bundestag Member Dr Stefan Kaufmann, Federal Commissioner for Hydrogen, emphasises the importance of green hydrogen for the North Sea region RWE contributes expertise in offshore wind and … Continue reading RWE is partner of landmark wind energy project involving the offshore production of green hydrogen

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