REM - Renewable Energy

8 April 2021

Ørsted sells 50% of Borssele 1 & 2 to Norges Bank Investment Management

7 April 2021

Ørsted has signed an agreement with Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) to sell 50% of Ørsted's 752-MW Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm.

New green additions rise by nearly 50% in 2020

7 April 2021

261 GW of new renewable power generating capacity was added globally in 2020, beating the previous record annual increase by almost 50%.

UAE’s Masdar to expand Uzbek wind farm

7 April 2021

UAE-based Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) has signed an implementation agreement with the Uzbek government to extend the capacity of its 500-MW wind farm to 1.5 GW.

Orsted plans large-scale renewable hydrogen plants powered by offshore wind

7 April 2021

Denmark’s Orsted has detailed plans to develop a 1-GW electrolyser plant powered by offshore wind as part of its SeaH2Land industrial green hydrogen project on the Dutch-Belgian border.

India’s Azure Power sells solar rooftop portfolio to Radiance Renewables

7 April 2021

India’s Azure Power is to sell its non-core solar rooftop portfolio to renewable energy supplier Radiance Renewables in a deal worth IN$5.4bn ($73.5mn)

Siemens Gamesa to supply 100 turbines to UKs Sofia offshore project

7 April 2021

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been contracted by German energy company RWE to provide 100 turbines for the 1.4-GW Sofia offshore wind power project located off the UK’s north-east coast on Dogger Bank in the North Sea.

India's Borosil to double solar glass production to 900 tonnes per day

7 April 2021

Mumbai-based solar panel glass manufacturer Borosil Renewables says it plans to invest INR5bn ($68.2mn) to double production to 900 tonnes per day.

Russia reveals proposed carbon pricing levels for Sakhalin

7 April 2021

The Russian Economic Development Ministry and the authorities in Sakhalin region have proposed fines of RUB150-2,000 ($2-25) per tonne for companies that exceed proposed new GHG emissions quotas.

Benbros, Canadian pension fund to develop photovoltaic projects in Spain

7 April 2021

Canadian pension fund CPP Investments has formed a 50% joint venture with Benbros Solar, a Spanish photovoltaic developer, to develop a portfolio of more than 3.4 GW of photovoltaic projects in Spain

Chinese coal power approvals offset decline in rest of world

7 April 2021

China’s continued expansion of its coal-fired generating sector is slowing down the rest of the world’s retreat from fossil fuels, according to new research.

Apple looks to renewable energy

7 April 2021

Apple has announced that more than 110 of its manufacturing partners around the world are moving to 100% renewable energy for their Apple production, with nearly 8 GW of planned clean energy set to come online.

Energy Secretary Granholm: Focus on renewables will help US manufacturing catch up with China

6 April 2021

The focus of the administration of US President Joe Biden on renewable energy can help America catch up with China’s dominance in the sector. This is according to Biden’s Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm in a recent national TV interview.

Vineyard Wind selects DEME Offshore for 800-MW Vineyard Wind 1 project

2 April 2021

Vineyard Wind has selected DEME Offshore US as contractor for the offshore transport and installation of the turbines for its 800-MW Vineyard Wind 1 project, the first large-scale offshore wind installation in the US.

Anglo American leads South African hydrogen valley scheme

1 April 2021

Anglo American and Engie are to work with a group of South African organisations to develop a hydrogen valley in the metals-rich Bushveld geological area in South Africa.

Canada’s Supreme Court upholds federal carbon tax

1 April 2021

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the federal government can impose a country-wide carbon tax despite legal challenges from three provinces.