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The U.S. State of California’s Governor Jerry Brown has signed the Senate Bill No. 100 into law, committing to achieve the 100% renewable energy target by the end of 2045.
Scotland has published a new Energy Strategy setting the country’s goal of reaching 50% of renewable energy by 2030 and increasing the productivity of energy use across the Scottish economy.
With the inauguration of the 258MW Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm today, 17 May, the LEGO Group informed it had reached the goal of balancing 100% of its energy use with energy from renewable sources.
New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to promote the state’s offshore wind power potential in his State of the State address on Wednesday, seeing that without its ”tremendous offshore wind power resource,” New York most likely will not meet the 50% renewables goal set for 2030, according to Kit Kennedy of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). […]
Ente Vasco de la Energía, Basque Government’s energy agency, has awarded marine renewables contract to Oceantec Energías Marinas. Derio-based company will supply the floating wave energy converter to EVE. A total of EUR 2.5 million will be made available for pilot projects demonstrating and validating full scale, or almost full scale, prototypes of wave energy […]
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is planning to continue advancing renewable energy through an aggressive leasing program if the proposed USD 193.4 million Fiscal Year 2020 budget request is approved. Proposed by President Donald Trump, the budget request focuses on the execution of BOEM’s plans for offshore renewable energy, offshore oil and gas exploration and leasing, […]
RWE has filed the acquisition of renewables businesses of E.ON and innogy with the European Commission. The filing is the first step of a merger control procedure which is necessary due to the substantial asset swap between RWE and E.ON, the German utility said. The filing occurs following a pre-investigation by the European Commission […]
Just two to three offshore wind projects with a combined capacity of 2GW could contribute to over two-thirds of Wales’ 70% renewable energy target by 2030 and putting Wales on course to achieve its carbon reduction goal of at least 80% by 2050, according to a new report released by the Carbon Trust. The scaling up […]
SSE plc is consolidating the development, operation and ownership of its renewable energy assets in the UK and Ireland under a single entity.
The European Parliament has completed the approval of the EU target to have at least 32% of electricity produced by renewable energy by 2030.
The U.S. state of Rhode Island will issue a competitive request for proposals (RFP) this week to procure up to 400MW of renewable energy resources.
The European Commission has approved three schemes to support electricity production from wind and solar power in Denmark in 2018 and 2019.
More than 70 companies and institutions, including some of the leading offshore wind developers and equipment manufacturers, have called for the development of 3GW of floating offshore wind in the French Mediterranean by 2030.
The European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Council have made a political agreement on a binding renewable energy target for the EU for 2030 of 32%.
LOC Renewables has reached an agreement to partner with the Taiwanese certification body, CR Classification Society, to offer marine warranty surveying (MWS) services for Taiwanese offshore wind projects.
Vattenfall set its new financial targets at an extraordinary general meeting on 12 December, as the renewable energy sector has matured and changed market conditions, resulting in lower risks and thus a lower and more stable financial return.
Times are changing in the offshore energy market. Investments in the oil & gas industry are low, while development and investments in offshore renewable energy are high and very much increasing. The shallow waters of the North Sea area, in particular, show an increasing level of investments in renewable energy and more specifically, in wind energy.
WWF-Canada has launched Renewables for Nature, a new interactive decision-making tool to help identify regions with high renewable-energy potential and comparatively low conflict with nature in and offshore Canada. Energy types included in this interactive mapping tool are wind, offshore wind, solar, tidal, hydro, and biomass. The tool aims to speed the transition to a low-carbon […]
The European Commission’s ”leaked” plan to end the “priority dispatch” for renewable energy in electricity grids is set to harm investments in European wind and solar power systems to the tune of billions of Euros, according to European industry initiative EU ProSun. According to an article published in the Guardian newspaper on 1 November, the European […]
Global energy investment fell by 8% in 2015, with a drop in oil and gas upstream spending outweighing continued robust investment in renewables, electricity networks and energy efficiency, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in a new report. The World Energy Investment 2016 (WEI 2016) report, a detailed analysis of investment across the global energy system, shows […]
To meet global climate and sustainable development goals, investment in renewable energy must double by 2020 and more than triple by 2030, according to IRENA’s new report Unlocking Renewable Energy Investment: the role of risk mitigation and structured finance, which finds that reaching this level of investment is entirely possible. It will require policymakers and public […]
Community leaders, elected officials and dozens of local residents attended two public hearings this week in Long Island where they reinforced the critical need for New York to invest in large-scale offshore wind to meet Governor Cuomo’s clean energy goals. Notably, the Governor has committed to sourcing 50 percent of the state’s electricity from renewables […]
IRENA has laid out concrete technology options and outlined solutions and action areas to accelerate renewable energy growth in its latest report on the energy transition in 40 economies, representing 80% of global energy use. REmap: Roadmap for A Renewable Energy Future, finds that doubling renewables in the global energy mix by 2030 is feasible and actually […]
Sir David King, UK Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change, delivered a speech at 9th India Climate Policy and Business Conclave in Delhi today. During a recent visit by Indian Prime Minister Modi to the UK, the two countries issued a joint statement on climate change and energy, and signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) on power […]
A bipartisan group of 17 U.S. state governors signed the Governors’ Accord for a New Energy Future on 16 February. By signing the accord, the governors have committed that their states will work together to continue diversifying energy generation, expanding clean energy sources, modernizing energy infrastructure, encouraging clean transportation options and securing a stronger national […]
Swedish state-owned power company Vattenfall will spend SEK 14 billion (EUR 1.5 bn) on developing its renewable energy power sources, mainly wind , throughout 2016 and 2017, aimed at helping the company reach the goal of adding further 2,300 MW of installed wind capacity by 2020. The renewables will take the 93% share of Vattenfall’s growth investments in […]