Gamesa produced 1.880 turbine Gamesa

2016 » 15.12.2016

Gamesa produced 1.880 turbine

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has beaten its annual turbine manufacturing record, having made more than 1,880 units with productive capacity of 3,880 MW in 2016. The last record was attained eight years ago, in 2008, when the company produced 3,787 MW. read more »

Burbo Bank Extension installation works completed MHI Vestas Offshore

UK Offshore » 15.12.2016

Burbo Bank Extension installation works completed

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, Dong Energy and A2Sea completed the installation of 32 of the world’s most powerful, serially produced wind turbines at Burbo Bank Extension. The project represents the first time that the V164-8.0 MW wind turbine has been erected offshore. read more »

China reduced its renewables target Foto: Ismoon

China reduced its renewables target

According to Mercom's Solar MI Report, China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) had reduced its solar energy target by 20% from 150 GW to 110 GW by 2020. On wind, the government now aims for 210 GW of installed capacity, down from 250. While actual increases may surpass those figures, they show Beijing’s strong desire to rein in unwieldy growth. read more »

Nigeria's energy landscape Foto: Biohaus-Stiftung

Nigeria's energy landscape

In 2015, Nigeria laid out the National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency policy, aiming to boost the installed solar PV capacity. Analyst projections see solar capacity growing fast, estimating 1,3 GW by 2020 and 6.8GW by 2030. read more »

Scotland's floating offshore wind Image: Hexicon

Hexicon » 10.12.2016

Scotland's floating offshore wind

RSPB Scotland has given its backing to Hexicon’s 10MW Dounreay Trì floating wind demonstration project off the north coast of Scotland in a consultation response submitted to Marine Scotland. read more »

Taiwan job for Offshore Wind Consultants Foto: Nicole Weinhold

New Market » 08.12.2016

Taiwan job for Offshore Wind Consultants

Offshore Wind Consultants Limited (OWC) has been appointed by a Taiwanese renewables company to provide consultancy services related to wind turbine installation vessels and their suitability for different wind turbines and site locations offshore Taiwan. read more »

China the Centre of the Lithium Universe Doc Searls, Santa Barbara, USA

Comment » 07.12.2016

China the Centre of the Lithium Universe

Maybe you missed it, but China is now “The Center of the Lithium Universe”. China is already the world’s largest electric vehicle market, says Kirill Klip, President of International Lithium Corp. read more »

Russia’s first offshore wind park Created by NormanEinstein

White Sea » 04.12.2016

Russia’s first offshore wind park

Russia goes offshore. A cooperation deal signed by Karelian Governor Aleksandr Khudilainen and Vice President of Chinese energy company Sinomec Li Yan includes the investment of €130 million in an offshore wind park located off the coast of Karelia. read more »

Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels welcome Commission proposal on advanced biofuels Foto: JH-Foto/fotolia.de

Transport Sector » 01.12.2016

Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels welcome Commission proposal on advanced biofuels

Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels (LSB) welcome the European Commission proposal for a review of the Renewable Energy Directive, which sets the legislative framework for the implementation of the EU 2030 Climate and Energy policy objectives. read more »

Making Australias electricity grids smarter ARENA

Making Australias electricity grids smarter

More than 150 households in NSW and Victoria will take part in an innovative new trial to test how smart inverters can work alongside rooftop solar and home energy storage to cut costs and improve the stability and reliability of Australia’s electricity supply. read more »

Decarbonization of Canada’s Electricity Supply CanWEA

Decarbonization of Canada’s Electricity Supply

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) applauds today’s announcement by the Federal Government of new actions to reduce the carbon intensity of electricity production in Canada. These measures will open up new opportunities for wind energy in Canada and will enhance Canada’s ability to compete for renewable energy investment as the world transitions to a low carbon economy in response to climate change. read more »

Industrial benefits of renewables to UK eastangliaone.com

Industrial benefits of renewables to UK

RenewableUK welcomes today’s announcement by Harland and Wolff in Belfast that it has won a major contract to supply steel foundations to an innovative offshore wind farm off the Suffolk coast. read more »

Partnerships Under New Better Buildings Zero Energy Districts Accelerator to Develop More Sustainable Communities Foto: TU Darmstadt

USA » 28.11.2016

Partnerships Under New Better Buildings Zero Energy Districts Accelerator to Develop More Sustainable Communities

As a part of the Obama Administration's effort to cut energy waste in the nation's buildings and facilities, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National League of Cities launched the Better Buildings Zero Energy Districts Accelerator to move the building market toward adopting sustainable practices to help districts achieve zero energy use in buildings. read more »

Trump Vows Paris Agreement Pull Out Photo: Gage Skidmore

Trump Vows Paris Agreement Pull Out

The 22nd United Nations climate summit began as a wonky, low-profile affair. Nearly 200 nations, finally agreeing to keep the world from burning up, began writing the rulebook by which the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement could be achieved, while seeking the trillions needed to move quickly away from fossil fuels to a green-energy economy. read more »

"An alliance is emerging": COP22 concludes Photo: UNFCCC

Climate summit » 23.11.2016

"An alliance is emerging": COP22 concludes

The UN climate summit COP22 in Morocco sent a signal of renewed confidence in the Paris climate agreement - despite the widespread concern that the USA under President Donald Trump might drop out of international climate policy. read more »