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Brazil registers 21.65 GW of wind power

Each GW with wind turbines is capable of supplying a city of 500,000 homes. This means that Brazil produces enough wind energy to supply the equivalent of more than 10.8 million homes. On this World Wind Day, celebrated on June 15, 2022, Brazil registers 21.65 gigawatts (GW) of supervised power in wind energy, that is, … Continue reading Brazil registers 21.65 GW of wind power

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ACP Statement on BOEM Advancing Environmental Review of New Jersey’s First Offshore Wind Farm

The American Clean Power Association’s Josh Kaplowitz, VP of Offshore Wind, released the following statement today after the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) published its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Ocean Wind 1 Offshore Wind Farm, New Jersey: “ACP applauds BOEM for advancing U.S. offshore wind with the publication of its Draft … Continue reading ACP Statement on BOEM Advancing Environmental Review of New Jersey’s First Offshore Wind Farm

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Equinor and partners consider 1 GW offshore wind farm off the coast of Western Norway

Equinor and its partners Petoro, TotalEnergies, Shell and ConocoPhillips in the Troll and Oseberg fields, have initiated a study and are looking into possible options for building a floating offshore wind farm in the Troll area some 65 kilometres west of Bergen, Norway. With an installed capacity of about ~1 GW and an annual production … Continue reading Equinor and partners consider 1 GW offshore wind farm off the coast of Western Norway

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Vattenfall offshore wind farm will use recyclable wind turbine blades

The Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm in the Netherlands will use a new type of wind turbine blades that can be recycled. The blades are made with a new type of resin which makes it easier to reclaim the different blade components. Last year, Vattenfall set the target to recycle all wind turbine blades … Continue reading Vattenfall offshore wind farm will use recyclable wind turbine blades

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Global wind industry unites to address climate and energy crises ahead of COP27

COP27 must be the moment countries come together to put renewable energy at the centre of climate action. This year, the Global Wind Energy Coalition for COP27 has convened to ensure world leaders recognise the urgent need for a massive step-up in the deployment of wind energy to resolve the twin crises of climate and … Continue reading Global wind industry unites to address climate and energy crises ahead of COP27

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Iberdrola starts the transfer to France of the offshore wind platforms built by Navantia-Windar

The first four structures left the Navantia shipyard in Fene (A Coruña) on Wednesday for their destination, off the coast of Brittany, France •    The contract, the largest to date for Navantia-Windar in offshore wind energy, means more than 1,000 jobs in Galicia and Asturias  •    The Saint-Brieuc wind farm, with almost 500 MW, will … Continue reading Iberdrola starts the transfer to France of the offshore wind platforms built by Navantia-Windar

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RWE launches floating wind virtual classroom

To mark Global Wind Day, RWE, one of the world’s leading renewable companies, has launched its educational hub designed to make learning about floating wind interactive and accessible to all. Floating wind technology presents an opportunity to harness the untapped potential of deep water coastal areas such as those off the coast of Wales in … Continue reading RWE launches floating wind virtual classroom

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Equinor and Technip Energies enter strategic collaboration for floating wind turbines

The two companies come together to develop floating wind steel semi substructures that aim to accelerate technology development for floating offshore wind, enable cost reductions and develop local value opportunities. The strategic collaboration between Equinor as a leading floating offshore wind developer and Technip Energies as a leading supplier of floating offshore wind substructures, was … Continue reading Equinor and Technip Energies enter strategic collaboration for floating wind turbines

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Iberdrola leads the world in wind energy with more than 15,000 wind turbines in 400 farms

The group currently has 20,700 MW of installed wind power and a further 4,000 MW under construction •    Iberdrola also has a wind power project portfolio of more than 43,000 MW, 67% of which will be offshore developments •    The company’s investments to increase its wind power capacity could reach 15 billion euros by 2025 … Continue reading Iberdrola leads the world in wind energy with more than 15,000 wind turbines in 400 farms

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Europe’s offshore wind expansion will depend on vessel availability

A major expansion of Europe’s offshore wind capacity is on the horizon and Poland wants to be a leading player. The country aims to build 28 GW of new offshore wind capacity by 2050. A new report now finds that the upcoming global shortage of specialised offshore wind vessels might pose a risk for project … Continue reading Europe’s offshore wind expansion will depend on vessel availability

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Ørsted to capture and store 400,000 tonnes of carbon in 2025

From 2025, Ørsted will be capturing and storing 400,000 tonnes of carbon a year. The capture potential is based on Ørsted’s newest straw- and wood chip-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plants. Ørsted is planning to establish carbon capture at its wood chip-fired Asnæs Power Station in Kalundborg on western Zealand and at the Avedøre … Continue reading Ørsted to capture and store 400,000 tonnes of carbon in 2025

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India plans first offshore wind power auctions to reach 12 GW

The Indian government on Thursday announced the first steps in developing offshore wind power and outlined a strategy and timetable for starting auctions. The first auctions are expected in the next three to four months with an initial strategy outlined for the development of at least 10 to 12 GW of offshore wind turbines. “During … Continue reading India plans first offshore wind power auctions to reach 12 GW

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Green hydrogen: a key to unlocking energy security in Europe

Siemens Gamesa launches a white paper, Unlocking European Energy Security, outlining the energy supply challenges facing Europe since the invasion of Ukraine and the actions needed to bring about stability and energy security while addressing the climate emergency and delivering decarbonization. In the space of just three months in 2022, the importance and urgency of … Continue reading Green hydrogen: a key to unlocking energy security in Europe

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7 GW of offshore wind power potential in Azerbaijan by 2040

A new roadmap released today by the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) shows that Azerbaijan has the potential to install 7GW of offshore wind power by 2040, with the right long-term vision, infrastructure development, investment, and policies – which could play an important … Continue reading 7 GW of offshore wind power potential in Azerbaijan by 2040

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Saitec plans Spanish floating offshore wind farm with five 10 MW wind turbines

Saitec is developing a pre-commercial pilot park with five units and a total potential of 50 MW in the Mediterranean Sea in 2025. The offshore wind turbines will use SATH technology in open sea in Girona, specifically in an area located more 15 km from Cap de Creus on the Costa Brava (Catalonia). Medfloat Pilot … Continue reading Saitec plans Spanish floating offshore wind farm with five 10 MW wind turbines

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The World’s Biggest Wind Turbines

This was originally posted on Elements. Sign up to the free mailing list to get beautiful visualizations on natural resource megatrends in your email every week. Since the early 2000s, wind turbines have grown in size—in both height and blade lengths—to generate more energy per unit. Today, the tallest turbines can reach over 200 meters … Continue reading The World’s Biggest Wind Turbines

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Are offshore wind energy islands the future of hydrogen and e-fuel production?

Cost reductions in solar and wind power generation will enable dedicated hydrogen production to compete with grid-based and fossil-based hydrogen production in the coming decades, but this presents challenges, many of which could be overcome through energy islands.  This feature article draws DNV’s picture of how energy islands could support the production of off-grid renewable … Continue reading Are offshore wind energy islands the future of hydrogen and e-fuel production?

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Iberdrola plans to invest 6,000 million dollars in the State of New York (USA)

Ignacio Galán today chaired the Board of Directors of Iberdrola USA (Avangrid) in Boston (USA), where, among other matters, the investment plan presented by the company’s distributors in New York to the state regulator was analysed.  This framework will accelerate the investments needed to continue to improve service and drive a grid that is more … Continue reading Iberdrola plans to invest 6,000 million dollars in the State of New York (USA)

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Europe can expect to have 10 GW of floating wind power by 2030

The world’s largest floating wind energy event, FOWT 2022, took place on 16 May in Montpellier. WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson moderated the Ministerial panel comprising: Elisabeth Sæther, Norwegian State Secretary for Energy; Sophie Mourlon, Director for Energy at the French Ministry for the Ecological Transition; and Ivan McKee, Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise … Continue reading Europe can expect to have 10 GW of floating wind power by 2030

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Norway announces big new offshore wind energy targets

The Norwegian Government wants to allocate 30 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2040. The announcement gives another boost to Europe’s floating wind industry. But uncertainty remains on the licensing schedules and auction design. It’s also unclear how much of the electricity will be exported to mainland Europe. Norway’s Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre announced … Continue reading Norway announces big new offshore wind energy targets

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