REM Top Story archive

20 September 2018 Week 37 Issue 626

Ireland has some of the best offshore wind resources in Europe, but only 25 MW of installed capacity, and it is at risk of failing to live up to its potential, a new report has warned.

13 September 2018 Week 36 Issue 625

The results of the French government’s latest onshore wind tender were worse than expected, with just 25% of the available 500 MW capacity auctioned off.

06 September 2018 Week 35 Issue 624

UK utility SSE has cemented its position as the largest UK issuer of green bonds, with its second issue, a 650 million euro (US$839 million) nine-year bond.

30 August 2018 Week 34 Issue 623

The South African government has postponed controversial plans for nuclear expansion as atomic energy has proved to be both expensive and politically controversial, while power demand has stalled...

23 August 2018 Week 33 Issue 622

New York-based blockchain company Soluna has announced that it will build a 900-MW windfarm in Western Sahara, a territory administrated by Morocco.

16 August 2018 Week 32 Issue 621

Danish energy behemoth Ørsted, formerly DONG Energy, is buying the US onshore wind developer Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE) from investment manager I Squared Capital for US$580 million.

02 August Week 30 Issue 619

The US’s largest proposed wind project has been cancelled. American Electric Power’s planned 2-GW Wind Catcher wind farm in Oklahoma will now not proceed, the utility announced on July 27. 

26 July 2018 Week 29 Issue 618

UK renewables investor Octopus has recorded its highest solar generation levels from its UK portfolio following the UK’s recent spell of hot sunny weather.

19 July 2018 Week 28 Issue 617

The Argentine government has outlined the terms of its first tender for the construction of a high-voltage transmission line under its newly created Public Private Participation (PPP) scheme.

July 12, Week 27, 616

The UN climate change body is lending its support to a new company that aims to reduce the carbon footprint of cryptocurrencies – by using a blockchain, the foundation of the currencies.

05 July 2018 Week 26 Issue 615

Up to 500,000 MW of onshore wind potential is going untapped in southeast Europe, largely because of regulatory uncertainty.

28 June 2018 Week 25 Issue 614

The Trump administration is proposing to increase slightly the proportion of ethanol and other biofuels in the US’s fuel supply.

21 June 2018 Week 24 Issue 613

The first listing of an Indian renewable energy company on India’s stock exchanges since 2010 saw more than 5 million shares change hands this week as debutant Adani Green Energy’s initial listing...

14 June 2018 Week 23 Issue 612

France’s Engie acquired Brittany-based independent power producer (IPP) Langa Group last week for an undisclosed sum.

31 May 2018, Week 21, Issue 610

Brazilian state-backed utility Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras (Eletrobras) has reportedly approved the sale of equity interests in 970 MW of wind projects and 1,000 km of transmission lines. The...

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