REM - Renewable Energy

11 March 2021

Putin says Turkey’s first nuclear plant on track

10 March 2021

Appears during foundation laying video link with Turkish counterpart Erdogan.

Global wind installations grow 59% in 2020

10 March 2021

Global wind installations grew by 59% in 2020 to a record 96.3 GW, with General Electric (GE), Goldwind, Vestas and Envision accounting for half of all commissioning.

Japan needs hydrogen, innovation and market reforms

10 March 2021

Japan needs to take quick action now if it is to build on its recent success in making its energy system more resilient and sustainable and achieve its 2050 net-zero goals

China Huadian to shut 3 GW of coal-fired capacity by 2025

10 March 2021

Chinese power giant China Huadian Corp. wants to close 3 GW of coal-fired generating capacity and increase renewables’ share of its generating mix to 50% by 2025.

Siemens Gamesa to supply 41 turbines to New Zealand’s Harapaki wind farm

10 March 2021

Siemens Gamesa has won a contract from Meridian Energy to supply 41 of its SWT-DD-120 4.3-MW wind turbines to the 176-MW Harapaki wind farm, New Zealand’s second largest.

UK’s Gravitricity pioneers energy storage tech

10 March 2021

UK start-up Gravitricity is close to commissioning a pioneering 250-kW energy storage and generation facility that could react almost instantaneously to market demand.

Biden administration advances first major US offshore wind project

10 March 2021

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) has completed the long-delayed Final Environmental Impact Statement for the 800-MW Vineyard Wind 1 project, planned for a site off Massachusetts in the north-eastern US.

Montenegro probes Mozura wind park deal

9 March 2021

Offshore company 17 Black Limited investigated by Maltese journalist Caruana Galizia before her death has been linked to a wind farm deal in Montenegro.

Analysis in atomic scientists’ bulletin calls on Armenia to close “dangerous” nuclear power plant

8 March 2021

Urges EU to step up efforts to persuade Yerevan time is up for Soviet facility located in earthquake zone.

More than 40 GW of offshore wind to be built off eastern US by 2035

8 March 2021

The US East Coast will see more than 40 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2035, according to a new report. This could entail the investment of $140bn to establish and build out its supply chain, install equipment and operate the wind farms.

Chevron invests in energy transition initiatives

5 March 2021

Super-major Chevron announced a series of moves and investments related to the energy transition over the past week.

Fossil fuels’ future role in the spotlight

4 March 2021

The future role of fossil fuels in a decarbonising world was being examined at the CERAWeek by IHS Markit conference this week.

Africa adds 821 MW of new wind capacity in 2020

4 March 2021

Wind expansion in Africa and the Middle East dipped in 2020, as the continent fails to utilise the full potential of wind power.

EDF buys into BBOXX, Econet Energy Kenya

4 March 2021

EDF has bought a 23% stake in Kenyan off-grid and solar kit provider BBOXX and 50% of industrial solar energy provider Econet Energy Kenya, as the French utility widens its recent renewables growth across the continent.