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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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Iberdrola steps up its commitment to Brazil with the acquisition of the Brasilia distributor for €400m

Neoenergia, through its subsidiary Bahia Geração de Energia, has been declared the winner of the auction held this morning – in international competition – for the privatisation of the electricity distributor CEB Distribuição, following the presentation of an offer amounting to R$2,515,000,000 (€399 m), for 100% of the company. CEB-D is the electricity distributor for … Continue reading Iberdrola steps up its commitment to Brazil with the acquisition of the Brasilia distributor for €400m

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RWE strengthens one of the most ambitious hydrogen projects in Europe

“NortH2 is one of the most ambitious hydrogen projects in Europe. As a new partner, RWE will contribute its broad expertise to create a powerful infrastructure for green hydrogen in Northern Netherlands. We are the world’s second biggest operator of offshore wind farms and have experience in the field of electrolysers, making us the ideal … Continue reading RWE strengthens one of the most ambitious hydrogen projects in Europe

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Equinor joins Europe’s biggest green hydrogen project, the NortH2-project

The project aims to produce green hydrogen using renewable electricity from offshore wind off the coast of Netherlands of about 4 gigawatts by 2030, and 10+ gigawatts by 2040, kickstarting the hydrogen economy in Northwest Europe. “This is a groundbreaking project that Equinor is looking forward to contribute to. The project can be an important … Continue reading Equinor joins Europe’s biggest green hydrogen project, the NortH2-project

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South Wales Industrial Cluster bid to decarbonise region by 2040 awaits decision

RWE is pleased to be a partner in the South Wales Industrial Cluster (SWIC); a consortium of some of Wales’ top industry, energy, infrastructure, law, academic and engineering organisations. Earlier this year the project received an allocation of grant funding for South Wales from Innovate UK that supported the first phase of the South Wales … Continue reading South Wales Industrial Cluster bid to decarbonise region by 2040 awaits decision

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Siemens Gamesa powers carbon-free future with green hydrogen

The company is developing the world’s first project capable of producing green hydrogen directly from wind power, in “island mode”; it can also operate connected to the grid. The pilot project in Denmark will be up and running by January 2021 with the aim of field-testing the technology for producing hydrogen directly from wind energy. … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa powers carbon-free future with green hydrogen

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IRENA and Ocean Energy Europe Partner to Drive Ocean Energy Industry

The CEO of Ocean Energy Europe (OEE), Rémi Gruet and the Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Francesco La Camera, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today at the annual Ocean Energy Europe Conference & Exhibition. The partnership will deepen existing cooperation to accelerate the commercialisation of ocean energy technologies, by promoting the … Continue reading IRENA and Ocean Energy Europe Partner to Drive Ocean Energy Industry

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Ørsted joins the SteelZero initiative to support transition to low-carbon steel

The renewable energy company sees low-carbon steel as critical to achieving a carbon-neutral supply chain by 2040, and important to meeting global climate goals. SteelZero, a global initiative to drive market demand for net-zero emissions steel, was launched today with support from major steel-using organisations, including Ørsted. The steel industry contributes about 7 % of … Continue reading Ørsted joins the SteelZero initiative to support transition to low-carbon steel

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