REM - Renewable Energy
Waste generation has increased sharply in recent decades, but waste management infrastructure has in general failed to keep up.
President Joe Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) on August 16. The legislation will boost the adoption of renewables and is slated to reduce climate emissions by 40% by 2030.
The proposed six-turbine Icebreaker offshore wind project in Lake Erie has been given a green light by Ohio’s Supreme Court.
ScottishPower Renewables has kicked off the construction of its second wind farm off the coast of Suffolk, England. East Anglia THREE, part of the East Anglia Hub, has a capacity of 1.4 GW of green electricity.
US power plant developers planned to install 17.8 GW of utility-scale solar photovoltaic generating capacity in 2022, according to the Energy Information Administration.
German wind turbine maker Nordex has reported a 21% fall in sales in the first half of 2022, reiterating its prediction of a decrease in sales for the entire year.
California now has a target of 25 GW by 2045 for offshore wind. An interim target of 5 GW by 2030 has also been established. No offshore wind farms yet exist off the US West Coast.
Central Asia’s largest economy facing up to sobering climate change effects on agriculture and economic disruption of Ukraine war.
Hexicon of Sweden’s 50:50 joint venture, AvenHexicon, with Avapa Energy is currently developing five offshore floating wind sites in Italy. They will be sited off Sardinia, Sicily and Puglia.
Danish renewables giant Ørsted reports that Hornsea 2’s turbines are all commercially operational. The 1.3-GW wind farm, the largest in the world, will be fully commissioned later in the second half of August.
South African coal miner Seriti cements green ambitions with $55mn investment in wind, solar developer Windlab Africa
Major South African coal supplier Seriti Resources (Seriti) has entered into an agreement to acquire a major stake in renewable energies company Windlab Africa for $55mn.
Support for nuclear power has surged in Germany as the government ponders how to keep the lights and heating on this winter while meeting demand from industry, despite likely vastly reduced imports of Russian gas.