REM - Renewable Energy
Vestas, the Danish wind turbine manufacturer and sector world leader, announced a flurry of sales contracts and a wind farm sale on June 30 as the second quarter closed.
Jobs in the US energy sector increased by 300,000 in 2021, and many of the added jobs were in renewable energy and electric vehicles, according to the Energy Department's (DOE) new 2022 US Energy and Employment Report (USEER).
Entergy Arkansas, a US utility, has issued a request for proposals for 1,000 MW of solar and wind generation resources.
Norway-based Vårgrønn will acquire the 20% share currently held by Plenitude in the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm. At 3.6 GW, Dogger Bank A, B and C make up the world’s largest offshore wind project.
Power plant developers and operators have reported plans to install more than 6 GW of offshore wind capacity at sites mostly along the US eastern seaboard over the next seven years, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in a report.
TotalEnergies – the French oil and gas supermajor – and Simply Blue Energy of Ireland are partnering to develop 3 GW of floating wind off the coast of southern Oregon in the Pacific Northwest in the US.
RWE of Germany and India’s Tata Steel have formed a partnership to support the “green industrial revolution” and offshore wind power generation off Wales in the Celtic Sea.
The developers of Scotland’s 100-MW Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm (PFOWF) intend to cut the project area by half and reduce the number of turbines from 10 to seven because of the concerns of local residents. It is planned off Caithness.
The US Supreme Court has gutted the US Environmental Protection Administration’s ability to regulate CO2 emissions in the most important carbon ruling in America in a decade. The court has a conservative majority.
Researchers say climate change is causing rapid melting of glaciers on the Tibetan Plateau, disrupting water distribution in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.
Global efforts to combat climate change are being endangered by the global COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine and the current energy crisis.
Germany’s opposition to expanding nuclear power could be changing slowly, as the current gas crisis leads to more voices calling for an end to the closure of nuclear power plants.
The EBRD has resumed work on urban sustainability with the western Ukrainian city of Khmelnytskyi through its flagship EBRD Green Cities programme.
International investors are vying to build new solar and wind farms in Uzbekistan as the country tries to reduce emissions while also supplying power to its growing population.
The EBRD has now invested €1bn in green bonds since 2017, with €524mn allocated in 2021 alone, as it supports emerging green capital markets across Central and Easter Europe.
The EU Council of Ministers has agreed to an effective ban on the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2035, overcoming last minute opposition from a group of five countries.
Siemens Energy and France’s Air Liquide have announced the establishment of a joint venture for series production of industrial-scale renewable hydrogen electrolysers in Europe.
ExxonMobil has signed a memorandum of understanding with Grieg Edge, North Ammonia and GreenH to study the possibilities for a green hydrogen and ammonia hub project for lower-emission marine fuels at its Slagen terminal in Norway.
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners’ (CIP) newly established Green Credit Fund 1 (GCF-1) has signed a financing agreement with Capital Energy to help fund 1 GW of onshore wind farms in Spain.
Alternus Energy Group is to acquire additional solar farms across Poland totalling 184MW from local developer Projekt Solartechnik (PST), a Famur and TDJ groups company.
French renewable energy company Voltalia is developing a new solar photovoltaic cluster in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais with a potential capacity of more than 1.5 GW.
An increase in extreme weather events and natural disasters like flooding, heatwaves and landslides will hit urban areas the hardest, making climate change adaptation a matter of paramount importance, the UN has warned.
Asia is rapidly overtaking Europe as the main driver of the offshore wind market, with China accounting for 80% of the 21.1 GW of new capacity added in 2021.
Japanese utility JERA and Corio Generation announced on 30 June that they were ready to bid for the third phase of Taiwan’s offshore wind zonal development with their Formosa 3 project.
Tata Power Solar has completed the commissioning of a 101.6-MW floating solar power project in Kerala, believed to be the largest floating solar power project in India.
Morocco has the third-largest renewables capacity among Arabic-speaking countries with 1.9 GW of solar and wind.