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Iberdrola signs a €550m green loan with the EIB to boost renewables in Spain

Specifically, almost 1,800 MW of wind farms and photovoltaic parks will be built in different locations, mostly in rural areas. The new facilities will supply clean energy equivalent to the annual consumption of about one million households. The project will have a significant impact in terms of its contribution to the EU’s security of energy … Continue reading Iberdrola signs a €550m green loan with the EIB to boost renewables in Spain

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Enel in South Africa shares his plans for the business

As of June 1st, Manuele Battisti is the new Country Manager for Enel Green Power South Africa (EGP RSA), taking over from William Price. In this interview he talks about the exciting challenges that lie ahead in his new job. We meet our new Country Manager, Manuele Battisti. His mandate is to manage South African … Continue reading Enel in South Africa shares his plans for the business

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Ørsted acquires German and French onshore wind platform Ostwind

Ørsted has entered into an agreement with Ostwind, a German developer, owner, and operator of onshore wind and solar PV projects in Germany and France, to acquire a 100 % equity interest in OSTWIND Erneuerbare Energien GmbH, OSTWINDpark Rotmainquelle GmbH & Co. KG, OSTWIND International S.A.S., and OSTWIND Engineering S.A.S. from OSTWIND AG, a holding … Continue reading Ørsted acquires German and French onshore wind platform Ostwind

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BOEM’s NEPA Screening Criteria for Offshore Wind Power Projects Are a Big Step Toward Permitting Certainty

While a recent announcement from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) may have flown under the radar – overshadowed on the same day by announcements from President Joe Biden and eleven governors rolling out a Federal-State Offshore Wind Implementation Partnership, along with a separate BOEM release of an eagerly awaited Draft Fisheries Mitigation Strategy … Continue reading BOEM’s NEPA Screening Criteria for Offshore Wind Power Projects Are a Big Step Toward Permitting Certainty

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Development of offshore wind energy in Vietnam

Vietnamese and foreign representatives discussed today during a consultation meeting organized in Hanoi, virtually and in person, the experiences to promote the potential of offshore wind energy in the country. Speaking at the meeting, Truong Duc Tri, deputy head of the General Administration of Seas and Islands of Vietnam, reported that at the 26th Conference … Continue reading Development of offshore wind energy in Vietnam

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Wind power generation grows in Brazil

Wind energy is already the second largest source of power generation in Brazil and its importance grows year after year.Data from the Global Wind Energy Council place the country as the sixth largest producer of wind energy in the world, with a jump in installed capacity from 1 gigawatt of power in 2011 to 21 … Continue reading Wind power generation grows in Brazil

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IRENA Goes Beyond the Talk to Address Financing Challenges in Developing Countries

Investments in energy transition technologies, while having reached record levels, are still not large enough. According to recent data from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), in 2021, about 84% of these investments were in China, Europe, the United States, Japan and India. The Middle East and Africa accounted for 2% of the investment total. … Continue reading IRENA Goes Beyond the Talk to Address Financing Challenges in Developing Countries

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Biden visits Iberdrola’s offshore wind farm in the USA

The three wind power plants promoted by the group in the country are under construction or at an advanced stage of development and represent an investment of $10 billion.The facilities will have a capacity of 2,800 MW and will create 11,000 jobs. The President of the United States, Joe Biden, today visited one of the … Continue reading Biden visits Iberdrola’s offshore wind farm in the USA

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Demanding energy markets

The second quarter was characterized by unprecedented market volatility, high power prices and concerns about energy supplies due to a shortage of gas supplies from Russia. “The European energy crisis has accelerated due to a shortage of gas supplies from Russia, leading to high power prices and a large increase in Statkraft’s gross revenues. However, … Continue reading Demanding energy markets

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House Passes Appropriations Bills That Will Advance American Clean Energy

ACP CEO Heather Zichal issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 8294 (Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2023):   “The FY2023 Appropriations package that passed out of the House today will go a long way toward further developing the clean energy industry. The bills provide the necessary funding … Continue reading House Passes Appropriations Bills That Will Advance American Clean Energy

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ACP and API Praise USMCA Energy Consultations with Mexico

American Clean Power Association (ACP) CEO Heather Zichal and American Petroleum Institute (API) President and CEO Mike Sommers today released the following joint statement after the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that it is requesting formal consultations with Mexico under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) over Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez … Continue reading ACP and API Praise USMCA Energy Consultations with Mexico

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ACP Statement on Biden Executive Climate Actions

Ahead of President Biden’s announcement of new climate actions today, Heather Zichal, CEO of the American Clean Power Association, issued the following statement:  “The American Clean Power Association applauds actions to be announced today by President Biden that will advance the American offshore wind industry. Offshore wind is a ripe opportunity to employ tens of … Continue reading ACP Statement on Biden Executive Climate Actions

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504 MW Wyoming wind farm gets connection

ConnectGen announced today that the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) has issued a Record of Decision (ROD) approving two interconnection requests associated with ConnectGen’s Rail Tie Wind Project, a proposed 504 MW wind energy generation project located in Albany County, Wyoming.  The ROD follows the November 2021 release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) … Continue reading 504 MW Wyoming wind farm gets connection

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Green light for Dogger Bank South wind power projects

RWE today welcomed an agreement by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to allow The Crown Estate (TCE) to proceed with Offshore Wind Leasing Round 4, on the basis of a derogation. The announcement means that RWE’s two Dogger Bank South (DBS) Offshore Wind Farms, which are amongst six fixed bottom … Continue reading Green light for Dogger Bank South wind power projects

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Finland to build two large offshore wind farms

The Finnish Government has granted permits to lease its seabed for the development of two large-scale offshore wind farms. State-owned forest and seabed administrator Metsähallitus obtained permission to lease these areas. Finland wants to be completely carbon neutral by 2035 and has built a lot of onshore wind in the past ten years. Wind power … Continue reading Finland to build two large offshore wind farms

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Wind energy industry charts path out of energy crises with action plan for world leaders

Global Wind Energy Council (‘GWEC’) publishes an action plan for policymakers to steer a way out of the current energy and climate change crises. The five-point plan, Accelerating renewables to achieve energy security, affordability and climate action, addresses the need to restore order to energy markets while meeting climate goals and creating a secure, stable … Continue reading Wind energy industry charts path out of energy crises with action plan for world leaders

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Siemens Gamesa, Arise and Foresight promote wind power project in Sweden

The 277-MW Kölvallen wind farm will feature 41 wind turbines SG 6.6-170 turbine and one SG 6.6-155 machine. Siemens Gamesa, Arise and Foresight Group will collaborate for another major project in Sweden using the company’s most competitive onshore platform, the Siemens Gamesa 5.X. The project will be acquired by Foresight Energy Infrastructure Partners, Foresight Group’s … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa, Arise and Foresight promote wind power project in Sweden

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IRENA Scoops Inaugural UN SIDS Partnerships Award

Recognising its invaluable promotion of sustainable development in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) received the first ever “United Nations (UN) SIDS Partnerships Award” in the environmental category. The award, for IRENA’s SIDS Lighthouses Initiative (LHI), acknowledges the Agency’s response to a call for action under the SIDS Accelerated Modalities … Continue reading IRENA Scoops Inaugural UN SIDS Partnerships Award

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Masen, EDF Renewables Announce Repowering of Koudia Al Baida Wind Farm

The annual energy output of the wind farm Nassim Koudia Al Baidawill will meet the needs of approximately 420,000 people while saving the equivalent of 308,000 tons of CO2. Masen, the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy, and its partner EDF Renouvelables, a renewable electricity production firm, announced today the financial settlement of the repowering of … Continue reading Masen, EDF Renewables Announce Repowering of Koudia Al Baida Wind Farm

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Envision signs a Strategic Partnership agreement with Spain to build the first Net Zero Industrial Park in Europe

MOU ceremony in Navalmoral de la Mata (Cáceres, Spain) witnessed by Spanish Prime MinisterThe industrial park (cluster) contemplates the construction of a gigafactory of batteries for electric vehicles; a development and innovation center for the digitalization of renewable energy systems, a green hydrogen generation plant and the manufacture of electrolyzers, and a wind power generation … Continue reading Envision signs a Strategic Partnership agreement with Spain to build the first Net Zero Industrial Park in Europe

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