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GE Renewable Energy and the UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have signed a five-year research and development agreement to test and develop next-generation offshore wind technologies.
GE Renewable Energy marked a 32 per cent rise in orders in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to the same period a year earlier. GE's renewable energy arm attracted USD 3.3 billion worth of new orders in the last three months of 2016. Core GE wind orders were higher by 48 per cent and climbed […]
Manor Renewable Energy (MRE) has won a contract to supply temporary power, personnel and a multi-purpose vessel to GE Renewable Energy for the Merkur offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.
Environment Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have proposed that the share of renewable energy in the European Union’s gross final consumption of energy should be at least 35% by 2030.
After entering renewable energy development partnership with GE last year, Italian oil and gas company Eni made another move into the sector as it signed an agreement with Statoil for the development of clean energy projects on 14 March.
Taiwan's government plans to phase out nuclear power plants and have an energy mix containing 50% natural gas, 30% coal and 20% renewable energy by 2025. The country's energy plan, announced by Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, also involves improvement of the power distribution system.
In the first quarter of 2017, the Spanish Government will carry out a new renewable energy tender and has submitted a regulatory proposal to the National Commission for Markets and Competition (CNMC) to be able to incorporate 3,000MW of new renewable energy into the electricity system through a competitive tender. The tender will be carried out as a […]
The European Commission has found amendments to the German Law on support to the production of renewable electricity (EEG 2017), which stipulate that support will mainly be granted through competitive auctions and not through feed-in tariffs from 2017 onward, to be in line with EU state aid rules. The amended EEG 2017 also included a draft bill […]
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the State of California held the inaugural meeting of the California Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force in Sacramento on 13 October. The inaugural meeting established a common set of themes and objectives the task force will use to guide future collaboration and consultation among its members. The […]
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted in favour of increasing the European Union’s target for renewables to ‘at least’ 30% by 2030. Europe currently has a target of at least 27%, which was agreed by European leaders in October 2014. The parliamentary vote, which has no direct legislative impact, sends a clear message to […]
Germany's Federal Cabinet has completed the amended 2016 Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG 2016) which will now be sent to the Parliament (Bundestag and Bundesrat). The amended EEG 2016 includes a draft bill for the development and promotion of offshore wind energy –WindSeeG, which proposes two offshore wind tenders with a total capacity of 2.92GW to be held in 2017. The 2.92 […]
Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) has invited the federal states and associations to provide comments on the 2016 Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG 2016) which includes a draft bill for the development and promotion of offshore wind energy - WindSeeG. The EEG 2016 proposes that the level of funding would no longer be fixed by […]
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed the State Department of Public Service to design and enact a new Clean Energy Standard mandating that 50 percent of all electricity consumed in New York by 2030 result from clean and renewable energy sources. The Clean Energy Standard is part of Cuomo's Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) project […]
Over nine in ten Europeans (91%) say it is important that their government sets targets to increase the amount of renewable energy used by 2030, according to a special Eurobarometer opinion poll on climate change. The survey also showed a small increase in those who say it is “very important,” which now stands at 52% and […]
The share of renewable energy input into Germany's gross national energy requirement is set to hit the 33% mark in 2015 if the unpredictable late autumn stats do not throw a spanner in the works, Germany Trade & Invest reports. Some 193 billion kilowatt hours will come from offshore and onshore wind, solar, and other renewable sources for 2015, […]
A Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency is to be established in Barbados. News of this came from Minister with responsibility for Energy, Senator Darcy Boyce, as he met with Mr. Paolo Serpi, Italy’s Special Envoy to the Caribbean, last Monday. Senator Boyce told the Italian diplomat that the Centre, which is expected […]
Following today's launch of the UK Conservative Party's election manifesto, RenewableUK released a response to its content. RenewableUK's Deputy Chief Executive Maf Smith said: “The Conservatives’ manifesto spectacularly fails to recognise the high level of support among ordinary voters for onshore wind, which stays consistently at two-thirds of the British public. The Tories have also failed to acknowledge the […]
The global energy elite gathered last week in Berlin to discuss progress and chart new direction in the ongoing global transition to renewable energy. The two-day Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue – towards a global Energiewende brings together energy policy experts and representatives of politics, industry and civil society to shape new energy policy and drive future […]
Michael Ottaviano, Managing Director of Carnegie Wave Energy, has urged Australian politicians to set up a clear policy when it comes to renewable energy target (RET). Australia has a target set at 20% of renewables in its energy mix by 2020. However, it looks like now that 20% would amount to much more in terms of […]
Head of Renewables at property consultancy Bidwells, Gordon Stewart, has warned that growth in renewable energy developments should not be allowed to slip as energy prices are slashed. The comments come amid renewed criticism of renewable technologies as an expensive source of energy. Earlier this week E-On became the first of the big energy companies […]
German Federal Network Agency (BNA) and the Bundeskartellamt have published their joint monitoring report on significant developments in German electricity and gas markets in 2013. As of October 2014 (and August 2014 for Solar), a total of 107.1 GW is attributable to non-renewable energy sources and 87.0 GW to renewable energy sources. The increase in […]
E.ON will focus on renewables, distribution networks, and customer solutions and combine its conventional generation, global energy trading, and exploration and production businesses in a new, independent company (“New Company”), a majority of which will be spun off to E.ON SE shareholders. This new organizational setup is the logical consequence of the new strategy that […]
Governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, has formally unveiled the 2014 Virginia Energy Plan. The Governor laid out his strategic vision for energy policy in Virginia in front of a mixture of members of the business and conservation communities. The Governor’s energy plan highlights his commitment to a true “all of the above” energy strategy that will […]
The Met Office has announced the launch of its renewable energy services in Germany. Increasing uptake of its renewables offerings in targeted European countries is a key growth objective for the Met Office, which continues to increase its market share in the UK. The German market is set to see a dramatic shift towards offshore […]
A new paper released by the Clean Energy Council (CEC) shows that cutting the Renewable Energy Target to a so-called ‘real’ 20 per cent figure would reduce the amount of new large-scale renewable energy built by almost two thirds (64 per cent) and devastate investments already made under the policy. Clean Energy Council Acting Chief […]
Marine Scotland Science has published findings of a study looking at the behaviour of homeward migrating salmon in the ICES Journal of Marine Science. The study is part of a research programme, funded by the Scottish Government, which aims to identify and minimise any disruptions to wildlife as the marine renewable energy industry develops.Using coastal […]