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innogy joins Taiwan’s offshore wind boom

8 April 2020

innogy has joined Asia Cement Corporation’s (ACC) 448-MW Chu Feng offshore wind project

Green growth outpaces fossil fuels, but more is needed from governments

8 April 2020

Global renewable generating capacity grew by 7.4% to 2,537 GW in 2019, bringing online 176 GW of new installations

Three Gorges’ $2.5bn IPO to fund offshore wind

8 April 2020

China Three Gorges (CTG) aims to raise CNY25bn ($3.5bn) through an IPO in Shanghai to help fund the construction of up to 2.2 GW of offshore wind capacity.

Saudi oil surge and the threat to the energy transition

2 April 2020

The Saudi-led oil glut leaves the energy transition and decarbonisation efforts hanging in the balance

Renewables growth set to be lost in 2020

1 April 2020

The previously ambitious growth forecasts for solar and wind for 2020 now face being wiped out

China aims for massive 60-GW solar panel factory

1 April 2020

China’s GCL System Integration Technology (GCL-SI) is to spend $2.5bn on constructing a 60-GW capacity solar module factory

Vestas signs 363 MW of Chinese turbine deals

1 April 2020

Vestas has announced three major turbine deals in China in the last week amounting to a combined 363 MW

Japan misses chance to cut emissions ahead of COP26

1 April 2020

Japan has failed to commit to more emissions reductions in its NDC, while insisting it is on course to meet its 2030 commitments

China props up global coal power industry in 2019

26 March 2020

Coal power construction fell sharply for the fourth year in a row in 2019, with African coal facing weaker political support

Global wind growth hit by COVID-19

25 March 2020

The global wind sector added 60.4 GW of new capacity in 2019, 19% more than 2018 installations, with 6.1 GW added offshore.

Global power demand falls 15%

24 March 2020

The current global COVID-19 crisis has highlighted how much the modern economy relies on electricity, the IEA has claimed.

Fred Olsen confirmed as installer of MHI Vestas turbines at CIP’s Changfang and Xidao wind farm

24 March 2020

Fred Olsen Windcarrier is to install 62 MHI Vestas turbines at the Changfang and Xidao (CFXD) wind farms off Taiwan

Coal now unbankable in India

24 March 2020

Coal power has become largely unbankable in India, with 46 GW of proposed coal-fired power projects cancelled in the last 12 months and 600 GW in the last 10 years.

Indian Energy Minister allows green projects to invoke force majeure

24 March 2020

India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has allowed wind and solar projects hit by COVID-19 to invoke force majeure clauses

TEPCO, Ørsted seal JV to move into Japanese offshore wind

18 March 2020

Japan’s TEPCO and Denmark’s Ørsted to form JV to win offshore wind bid

Coal India boosts domestic production at start of 2020

18 March 2020

Coal India’s efforts to boost domestic production in an effort to replace imports appear to have been successful since the start of 2020

Energy transition faces tough test after COVID-19 and cheap oil

18 March 2020

Post-crisis economic stimulus packages much be focused on clean energy and not coal if the fight against climate change is not to be derailed

EDF seals Chinese offshore wind deal

17 March 2020

China Energy has confirmed that France’s EDF is joining it in developing 502 MW of offshore wind capacity at two sites at a cost of $1.13bn

Emerging off-grid sector to play key role in achieving universal access

12 March 2020

Investment in off-grid energy access between 2010 and 2019 reached $2.1bn, connecting 420mn people to off-grid solar supplies and 47mn to local mini-grids.

$600bn of coal investment at risk from competitive wind and solar

12 March 2020

The falling price of renewables means that the 499 GW of new coal capacity planned or being built worldwide could be a $638bn waste of money.

Japan’s JERA takes 44% stake in Taiwan’s Formosa 3 wind farm

11 March 2020

Japan’s JERA has increased its stake in the planned 2-GW Formosa 3 wind farm off Taiwan to 43.75%

Belectric completes solar commissioning at India’s’ Pavagada solar park

11 March 2020

Innogy-owned green developer Belectric has completed commissioning at Fortum’s 250-MW solar array at the Pavagada solar park in the Indian state of Karnataka, its largest solar project so far.

Indian coal imports rise 12.6% in 2019

11 March 2020

India's thermal coal imports rose 12.6% to nearly 200mn tonnes in 2019, according to Indian government data.

Japan opens world’s largest green hydrogen plant

11 March 2020

Japan has opened a pioneering 20-MW green hydrogen production plant as the government drives renewables development in a bid to diversify the energy sector away from fossil fuels.

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