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18 February 2019

These 11 EU states already meet their 2020 renewable energy targets

Almost half of the European Unions (EU) 28 member states have already hit, or are close to hitting, their 2020 renewable energy targets. But despite this, there has been a gradual slow-down in the rate of renewable energy use across the EU, and some member states have a lot of ground to make up this year.

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18 February 2019

Centrica unveils domestic distributed energy plan

The energy giant aims to integrate solar, battery and heat pump technology into its customer offering. Centrica has unveiled a plan to integrate solar, battery and heat pump technology into its domestic products.

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12 December 2018

How will the electricity market of the future work?

Our energy destinies rest in the hands of governments and this is particularly true in power markets.

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21 September 2017

Morgan Stanley sets green goal

Morgan Stanley is the latest global financial institution to pledge to source all its electricity from renewable energy.

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19 September 2017

EnBW Goes Green

German power group EnBW plans to ditch conventional power plants and focus on renewables, networks and distribution. But its plans are less radical than some rivals.

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19 September 2017

Siemens Gamesa pulls Adwen plug

Siemens Gamesa is to supply its 8MW turbine to a trio of French offshore wind farms, rather than the Adwen 8MW machine which will now be discontinued.

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18 September 2017

Berlin starts third onshore sale

Developers wishing to participate in the next 1GW onshore wind auction in Germany will need to register projects by 11 October.

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13 September 2017

Auction transition 'generally beneficial' as Make lowers outlook

WORLDWIDE: The move to auction mechanisms in the global wind industry has caused Make Consulting to downgrade their outlook for the sector to 2026 by 6GW.

While markets' transition to an auction environment have led to a "significant amount" of wind power capacity being awarded, the shift has created uncertainty and temporary inertia, Make concluded in its Global Wind Power Market Outlook Update.

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11 September 2017

Vestas confirms Russian plant

Vestas has signed an agreement with the Ulyanovsk Regional Development Corp confirming that it is to set up a blade manufacturing facility in Russia.

4 September 2017

Renewables forecast to provide nearly half of global energy by 2050

WORLDWIDE: Renewable energy will make up nearly half of global energy supply by 2050, risk management advisors at DNV GL have predicted.

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15 August 2017

Berlin awards 1GW onshore

67 projects win contracts with average bid price of 4.28 euro cents/kWh

Germany has awarded just over 1GW of wind capacity to 67 projects in its second onshore tender.

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23 June 2016

Sweden's deal leaves door to nuclear power open, but only just

Sweden has agreed to cut taxes on nuclear power generators and allow for the construction of new reactors but policymakers have yet to work out how that fits with a commitment to using 100 percent renewable energy.

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22 June 2016

In SolarCity Bid, Teslas Musk Targets Customers Wanting All

Tesla Motors Inc.s offer to buy SolarCity Corp. would combine two already deeply linked companies to offer clean energy enthusiasts a one-stop shop.

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17 June 2016

Sweden decides its not so easy to give up nuclear power

Nuclear power has been falling out of favor in Europe ever since the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. Italy has closed all its reactors.

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16 June 2016

Developers Optimistic About Finlands Offshore Wind Market

As Finland gets underway with development of its first offshore wind farm, developers are optimistic over what the project means for future development of offshore wind in the country.

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10 June 2016

Dr Alastair Martin: Powering up for a flexible future

Managing renewables requires a different approach, writes Alastair Martin

Europes most efficient gas power station, near Munich, is in mothballs. The ending of power generation at Longannet was one of a long series of closures, which has not yet run its course.

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12 May 2016

Nissan, Eaton to Release Residential Energy Storage Product xStorage

Nissan and power management provider Eaton on May 10 said they are working together to release a new residential energy storage system that they claim will be the most affordable in the market today.

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28 April 2016

Renewables Swamp Natural Gas in First Quarter 2016

New Renewable Energy Generating Capacity 1,291 MW

New Natural Gas Generating Capacity 18 MW

Nothing at All from Coal, Oil or Nuclear

 

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7 April 2016

Abengoa continues its divestment plan with the sale of four photovoltaic plants

The assets, located in the provinces of Seville and Jaen, are valued at 57.2 M.

This operation is part of Abengoa´s recent divestment policy and represents further progress in the feasibility process the company is carrying out.

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4 April 2016

Vestas Targeting 'High End Niche' in Chinese Wind Industry

Vestas Wind Systems A/S is targeting a high-end niche in the Chinese wind industry with a new strategy to take on the worlds largest renewable energy market that is also infamously difficult for foreign companies.

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4 April 2016

Roof to Outlet New Consumer Tools for Smooth Solar Transactions

We know that commercial and utility-scale solar installations are ringing up impressive numbers of megawatts.

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5 April 2016

Listen Up: How Do Solar Companies Find Their Customers?

According to a recent study, residential solar installation costs in the U.S. were basically unchanged from Q4 2014 to Q4 2015.

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1 April 2016

Why Energy Storage May Be The Most Important Technology In The World Right Now

In 1882, Thomas Edison built the Pearl Street Station, the worlds first steam powered electrical distribution plant.

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31 March 2016

Spain's Renewable Giant Abengoa Wins Grace Period, Still Faces Pressure

After months of financial pressure, Spains renewable firm Abengoa announced that it had received a seven month grace period from creditors as it explores options for reorganization without seeking bankruptcy protection outside of the U.S, at least.

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24 March 2016

Is Nuclear Power A Renewable Or A Sustainable Energy Source?

Nuclear power is presently a sustainable energy source, but could become completely renewable if the source of uranium changed from mined ore to seawater.

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16 March 2016

Will Renewables Revolutionize The Utility Industry?

As part of the ongoing struggle between conventional utilities and providers of renewable energy, advocates of Cleantech (notably solar and wind) are arguing that the utility industry is undergoing the kind of disruptive change that other industries have experienced, such as the way cellular phone technology turned the telephone monopoly into a vibrant, competitive industry.

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11 March 2016

Siemens Plans Wind Turbine Blade Factory in Morocco

Siemens on March 10 said it has reached an agreement with the Moroccan government that will allow the company to build a wind turbine rotor blade factory for onshore wind turbines in Tangier.

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11 March 2016

New Polish Government Under Fire for Crackdown on Wind Energy Expansion

The new Polish Governments intention to curb wind energy expansion in the country has met a severe backlash from local wind market players and international wind energy executives alike.

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10 March 2016

Opportunity Grows for German Solar Firms in Iran

Made in Germany should mean money for companies tapping Irans underdeveloped but potentially enormous solar market, according to a government-commissioned report.

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8 March 2016

Canadas First Ministers Issue Declaration on Clean Energy, Climate Change

Canada's First Ministers last week released a declaration on clean growth and climate change they say will move the country toward a pan-Canadian framework that would meet or exceed Canadas international emissions targets.

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3 March 2016

Almost 100 Million Homes May Run Only on Solar by 2020

Almost 100 million households worldwide may be powered by solar panels by 2020, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

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2 March 2016

Energy Storage May Save UK Consumers $3.35 Billion by 2030

Energy storage technologies may save U.K. consumers as much as 2.4 billion pounds ($3.35 billion) a year by 2030, according to a new report funded by three utilities.

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23 February 2016

Statkraft, Credit Suisse Fund to Invest $1.2 Billion in Wind Power in Norway

Statkraft AS and partners including a Credit Suisse-backed fund will invest 1.1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) in wind power in central Norway, reviving a project after bringing down costs and boosting capacity.

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01 February, 2016

Spains Gamesa Is in Talks With Siemens on Wind-Turbine Merger

Gamesa Corp. Tecnologica SA of Spain and Siemens AG are in talks to merge wind power units, a combination that could create the worlds largest wind turbine maker.

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28 January, 2016

US Wind Industry Sees Its Second-Best Quarter Ever

With the addition of 5,001 megawatts in the fourth quarter of 2015, total wind energy capacity in the U.S. is now just shy of 75 gigawatts, according to the latest market report from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).

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28 January, 2016

The 9 Lives of an Energy Company: What Does the Energy Company of the Future Look Like?

In 2015, major energy companies were still trying to navigate a systematic re-orientation of electricity markets. NRG, E.ON, RWE and Enel all amended their corporate structures to address broader changes in the sector.

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21 January, 2016

Vestas to acquire Germany-based independent service provider Availon

The acquisition strengthens Vestas capabilities to service a broad range of wind turbine technologies.

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20 January, 2016

Its official: 2015 smashed 2014s global temperature record. It wasnt even close

Last year shattered 2014s record to become the hottest year since reliable record-keeping began, two U.S. government science agencies announced Wednesday in yet another sign that the planet is heating up.

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19 January, 2016

Energy Storage Industry Off and Running in January 2016

With almost 3 GW of energy storage capacity either in operation or planned, analysis firm IHS believes the energy storage market will rise significantly in the near future.

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18 January, 2016

Renewable Energy Focus Could Boost Global Economic Growth

Doubling the share of solar, wind and other renewables in the energy mix would boost global economic growth by as much as 1.1 percent by 2030, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

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12 January, 2016

Google: Here's When Our Self-Driving Cars Turned Over the Wheel

After more than a year of collecting data on every mile driven by its fleet of autonomous-drive test cars, Google is giving us a better sense of how often those cars disengaged or reverted to manual driving mode.

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12 January, 2016

Solar Jobs Continue to Outpace US Economy

The US solar industry added more than 35,000 jobs in 2015, growing the workforce by more than 20 percent for the third year in a row.

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10 January, 2016

Britain abandons onshore wind just as new technology makes it cheap

Vestas chief Runevad says UK rules shut out the latest hi-tech turbines, leaving Britain behind as the global wind boom spreads.

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6 January, 2016

Listen Up: The Push Towards 100 Percent Renewables With Clint Wilder

Mankind has been in an energy transition ever since two cave-boy scouts rubbed two sticks together and created fire.

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5 January, 2016

2015 Record Year in Wind Energy Generation for UK

New statistics from grid operator National Grid show that 2015 was a record year for wind energy generation in the U.K.

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4 January 2016

GE Boosts Stakes in Two U.S. Wind Farms Jointly Owned With Enel

General Electric Co. expanded its minority stakes in two Enel Green Power SpA wind farms in the U.S. for $74 million.

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4 January 2016

Energy Storage Costs Expected to Slide 41% by 2020, GTM Says

The cost of installing energy-storage systems is expected to decline 41 percent over the next five years as key components get cheaper, according to a report by GTM Research.

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29 December 2015

The Take Away on Cost: How Geothermal Can Compete with Solar

As executives work to improve the perception of geothermal in the energy industry, service providers are finding ways to decrease the up-front cost of developing the resource.

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2 December 2015

African Union Introduces $20 Billion Renewable Energy Plan

The African Union, an alliance of 54 countries, announced a plan to mobilize $20 billion to develop at least 10 GW of renewable energy on the continent by the end of the decade. The African Renewable Energy Initiative was announced Tuesday at the United Nations climate summit in Paris.

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2 December 2015

Bankruptcy Looms For Spain's Green Energy Giant

The large renewable energy company Abengoa, which has been heavily subsidized by the government, is in danger of becoming the country's largest bankruptcy. The company also has a large solar facility in Arizona that has received U.S. government loan guarantees.

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1 December 2015

Wind Turbine Owners Establish Global Peer-to-Peer Platform to Solve O&M Issues Collaboratively

Wind farm owners representing 12 percent of global turbine assets have founded a new peer-to-peer online platform, called o2o Wind, dedicated to the exchange of knowledge and experience on operation and maintenance issues. The o2o Wind forum is the first initiative of the kind aimed at fostering wind farm O&M best practice through a collaborative approach.

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11 November 2015

Energy hasn't been this hot since they invented fire And the revolution is just beginning

Nothing in the energy business can compete with oil for volatility, geopolitical drama, or sheer utility. Its low price per barrel, currently under $50, won't last forever. But it may last through the year ahead.

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09 November 2015

What will the electricity transmission grid look like in 2030? Three major building blocks of ENTSO-Es pan-European network development plan released

ENTSO-Es 10-year network development plan or TYNDP is the most complete pan European plan for the development of the electricity transmission grid.

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30 October 2015

EU member states lay the foundations for liquid electricity trading

On Friday 30 October, European Member States approved the fifth network code, and thus made an important move towards more competitive and liquid electricity markets. The draft Regulation on Forward Capacity Allocation was prepared by ENTSO-E in close collaboration with market participants, regulators and the European Commission within the Network Codes programme.

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08 October 2015

DONG Energy, the LEGO Group and William Demant celebrate the inauguration of Borkum Riffgrund 1 Offshore Wind Farm in Germany

With great excitement the three partners; DONG Energy, the LEGO Group and William Demant celebrate the inauguration of the offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 1 which can provide clean electricity for 320,000 households.

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