REM - Renewable Energy

18 August 2022

Cleaning up the Western Balkans’ waste problem

17 August 2022

Waste generation has increased sharply in recent decades, but waste management infrastructure has in general failed to keep up.

President Biden signs renewables-boosting IRA legislation

17 August 2022

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.

Ohio ‘s top court rules Icebreaker freshwater wind project can proceed

17 August 2022

The proposed six-turbine Icebreaker offshore wind project in Lake Erie has been given a green light by Ohio’s Supreme Court.

Offshore wind project in North Sea progresses, GIP divests co-ownership of another scheme

17 August 2022

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.

Solar projects in US delayed in first half of 2022: EIA

17 August 2022

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.

Nordex, Ørsted report disappointing financials

17 August 2022

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, Massachusetts adopt offshore wind goals

16 August 2022

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.

Kazakhstan’s food security hopes for the world undermined by food insecurities at home

16 August 2022

Central Asia’s largest economy facing up to sobering climate change effects on agriculture and economic disruption of Ukraine war.

Hexicon and Avapa plan five floating offshore wind projects off Italy

16 August 2022

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.

Ørsted progresses with 1.3-GW Hornsea 2, requires suppliers to use 100% renewables

16 August 2022

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

16 August 2022

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.

Germany’s nuclear crunch challenges green future

12 August 2022

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.