REM - Renewable Energy

13 May 2021

Key Congressional leaders meet with Biden to discuss infrastructure plan

12 May 2021

Top lawmakers were meeting with President Joe Biden at the White House on May 12 to discuss Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan. The president’s plan includes $100bn to modernise the electricity grid, as well as renewables incentives.

Energy Secretary Granholm backs wind and solar energy as Biden steers US towards renewable energy

12 May 2021

As the Biden administration continues to steer the US towards a future with a net-zero grid in terms of carbon emissions, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm has lauded wind and solar energy as the cheapest forms of electricity.

US government approves key 800-MW Vineyard offshore wind project

12 May 2021

In a breakthrough for the US offshore wind industry, the Biden administration has given final approval for the nation’s first commercial-scale project. The 800-MW Vineyard Wind will be sited 15 miles off Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.

Massachusetts formally launches 1.6-GW solicitation

12 May 2021

In Massachusetts’ third tender for offshore wind, for 1.6 GW, projects must be for at least 200 MW. That is according to a request for proposal (RFP) published by state distribution companies along with the state’s Department of Energy Resources.

GE, Toshiba to localise Haliade-X turbine manufacturing in Japan

12 May 2021

GE Renewable Energy and Toshiba Energy Systems have signed a partnership agreement to localise critical phases of the manufacturing process of GE’s Haliade-X offshore wind turbine in Japan and to support its commercialisation in the country.

Sumitomo Mitsui becomes first Japanese bank to withdraw from coal

12 May 2021

Japanese banking giant Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group is to withdraw from coal by halting new financing for all coal-fired power projects.

Taiwan reveals 15 GW of new offshore wind plans

12 May 2021

Taiwan has unveiled ambitious plans to build 15 GW of new offshore wind between 2026 and 2035, with annual additions set at 1.5 GW.

Solar and wind post strong pandemic growth

12 May 2021

Record levels of solar and wind additions are set to become the new normal as the world pushes forward its post-pandemic recovery

Central Europe joins the EV revolution

10 May 2021

Could electric cars and batteries generate the new high-tech sector the region so badly needs?

BioTherm Energy connects 284-MW Golden Valley wind farm to grid

6 May 2021

Renewable power developer BioTherm Energy has completed all four of its projects in South Africa, with the latest, the Golden Valley Wind Energy Facility, having come on stream in the Eastern Cape.

IFC to issues green bonds in Ghana

6 May 2021

The IFC is to help Ghana's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issue a new generation of green bounds that aim to boost private investment in the country’s renewables sector.