REM - Renewable Energy

10 December 2020

UN calls for green investment to meet UN targets

9 December 2020

Investing in green economic stimulus packages could reduce 2030 emissions by 25%, thereby making the Paris Agreement 2°C goal a possibility

Ørsted divests 25% of Ocean Wind in the US to utility PSEG

9 December 2020

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 delays permitting for first major US offshore wind project in presidency of Joe Biden

6 December 2020

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, SINTEF sign strategic research deal

3 December 2020

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.

Urgent action needed to decarbonise heating and cooling

3 December 2020

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.

Extreme weather compounds impact of COVID-19 on climate change

3 December 2020

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.

IEA warns slowdown in energy efficiency gains threatens climate goals

3 December 2020

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.

Vestas wins 534-MW turbine order from Brazil

3 December 2020

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 takes FID for Old 300 Solar Center in Texas

3 December 2020

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’s ENIAN wins grant to develop cost algorithm for green connections

3 December 2020

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 to install wind turbines in Sweden and Poland

3 December 2020

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.

Canadian Solar wins a total of 862 MWp in Brazil in auction with Furnas and contracts with BTG

3 December 2020

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).

Make-up of US Senate is key for Biden’s climate plans

3 December 2020

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.