REM - Renewable Energy
Investing in green economic stimulus packages could reduce 2030 emissions by 25%, thereby making the Paris Agreement 2°C goal a possibility
In the US, Ørsted has agreed to sell 25% of its 1.1-GW Ocean Wind offshore project, planned for a site in the Atlantic Ocean off New Jersey, to New Jersey’s Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG).
Vineyard Wind has changed its preferred turbine supplier for an 800-MW US offshore project from Vestas to GE, withdrawing the project from federal permitting to amend its plans.
Equinor and SINTEF have signed a four-year strategic collaboration agreement in a bid to find ways to push forward the energy transition, and they intend to focus at first on floating wind technology.
Heating and cooling based on renewable energy has emerged as an urgent priority for countries striving to meet climate goals and build resilient, sustainable economies.
2020 is set to be one of the three warmest years on record, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said this week, as the impact of COVID-19 drives forward the relentless march of climate change.
The IEA has warned that progress in energy efficiency is set to slow to less than 1% in 2020, the lowest rate in 10 years and a major brake on reaching major energy and climate goals.
Denmark’s Vestas has received a 534-MW turbine order from Brazil’s Casa dos Ventos for the second stage of the of the Rio do Vento complex.
Ørsted has taken a final investment decision on the Old 300 Solar Center, which is located in Fort Bend County, 40 miles from Houston, Texas, and is expected to come online in Q2 2022.
UK energy software developer ENIAN has been awarded a GBP500,000 ($669,000) grant from the government-backed Innovate UK to develop a new cost-predicting algorithm that aims to accelerate the uptake of renewable energy across the country.
Siemens Gamesa has signed four contracts with fast-growing independent renewable energy company European Energy to install four wind farms in Sweden and Poland as both firms work to further develop a strong partnership.
In Brazil, solar power company Canadian Solar has been awarded with two projects in a private auction by Furnas Centrais Elétricas for a total of 862 megawatt peak (MWp).
US President-Elect Joe Biden, who takes office on 20 January, has promised a $2 trillion climate and energy plan over the next four years. But Biden, a Democrat, will face resistance in a US Senate likely controlled by Republicans.