REM Top Story archive

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...

24 May 2018, Week 20, Issue 609

A new generation of offshore wind projects is set to be launched off the coast of Scotland after the Crown Estate confirmed plans to lease seabed plots to new schemes.

17 May 2018 Week 19 Issue 608

Spain’s Iberdrola is planning to invest US$833.1 million in new electricity distribution and wind projects in the northern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte over the next five years.

10 May 2018, Week 18, Issue 607

Rapidly expanding Thai renewable energy developer BCPG said it will spend 10 billion baht (US$311 million) in further expanding its portfolio abroad via new partnerships and acquisitions.

03 May 2018, Week 17, Issue 606

A small, pilot-scale geothermal plant with a capacity of 1.2 MW is being blamed for triggering the worst earthquake in South Korea since seismic records began in 1905.

26 April 2018, Week 16 , Issue 605

The Belgian government has said it plans to double the area of its North Sea waters that will be made available to offshore wind schemes after 2020. The move is part of Brussels’s plan to wean the...

19 April 2018, Week 15, Issue 604

New Jersey lawmakers have passed a bill increasing the northeastern state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 50% by 2030, bringing it level with those of national leaders New York and...

12 April 2018, Week 14 Issue 603

As part of its plan to install 4.7 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030, Tunisia last week said it would hold several international tenders for solar and wind installations on April 27. 

05 April 2018, Week 13, Issue 602

China’s JinkoSolar has finally confirmed plans to build its first US factory for photovoltaic (PV) solar panels. The facility is the first to be announced in the US since the Trump administration’...

29 March 2018, Week 12, Issue 601

China is threatening to impose extra tariffs on imported ethanol and 27 other products from the US, in a tit-for-tat battle following President Donald Trump’s steep protectionist tariffs on...

22 March 2018, Week 11, Issue 600

Zorlu Dogal Elektrik, a subsidiary of Turkey’s Zorlu Enerji, has commissioned the 65.5-MW second unit of its US$320 million Kizildere III plant on the border between the southwestern provinces of...

15 March 2018, Week 10, Issue 599

The French government is seeking to renegotiate tariffs for its earliest offshore wind projects in the wake of dramatic cost reductions in the sector.

08 March 2018, Week 09, Issue 598

The Colombian government has lifted the mandated blend limit for biofuels in gasoline and diesel, in a bid to tackle rising inner city pollution and resolve oversupply issues that threaten to...

01 March 2018, Week 08, Issue 597

Turkey is planning to develop the world’s biggest offshore wind plant, the country’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Berat Albayrak has announced.