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DNV GL, EU to Promote Offshore Wind Market in Indian

Jun 19, 2018

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, is today showcasing the final reports in a study which demonstrates the commercial and technical feasibility of the offshore wind market In India.  Co-funded by the European Union (EU)…

China Ramping Up Renewable Power

Jun 15, 2018

China will ramp up electricity generated by renewable energy this summer and give priority to residential use as some regions are due to experience power shortages, a spokesman for the nation's central policy planner said at a news briefing…

Batteries hasten winds of change for electricity stocks

Jun 11, 2018

Bigger, better batteries are speeding up change in the U.S. electricity sector and could help power a rally in Xcel Energy Inc, American Electric Power Co Inc and other utility and renewable energy stocks, Barron's reported.After a decade of steep cost declines…

ABB to Equip High-spec Vessel for Largest Offshore Wind Farm

May 30, 2018

ABB technology allowing integration of batteries receives major vote of confidence as Louis Dreyfus Armateurs orders second wind farm service vessel featuring a wide scope of ABB’s solutions.Maritime transportation group Louis Dreyfus Armateurs…

Van Oord Wins Taiwanese Offshore Wind Contract

May 30, 2018

Dutch marine contractor Van Oord said on Wednesday it had won a 500 million euros ($579 million) contract to build a 640 megawatt (MW) offshore wind farm in Taiwan.Van Oord will design, manufacture and install the eighty foundations for the wind farm…

Statoil to Become Equinor, Dropping 'Oil'

May 15, 2018

Shareholders in Norway's largest company, Statoil, will approve on Tuesday the board's proposal to drop 'oil' from its name as its seeks to diversify its business and attract young talent concerned about fossil fuels' impact on climate change…

Taiwan: The Next Battleground for Offshore Wind

Apr 30, 2018

Taiwan is becoming the next battleground for the world's top offshore wind developers as they seek a foothold in Asia for a technology that has been expanding fast in Europe.Taiwan announced results on Monday of its first major offshore wind farm auction that aims to add 3…

Ampelmann Opens Hamburg Office

Apr 25, 2018

Ampelmann has opened its first office in Germany, in response to growing business in the offshore wind sector. The new base, located in Hamburg, will be led by Tim Börner, who has been appointed as Business Development Manager Offshore Wind Germany for Ampelmann…

India, UK Govts Invest $711 mln in Indian Renewable Energy Fund

Apr 18, 2018

Lightsource BP and Indian private equity fund Everstone Group announced on Wednesday the creation of a 500 million pound ($711 million) fund to invest in renewable energy and clean technology in India.The fund, named Green Growth Equity Fund (GGEF)…

Fugro Returns to Hollandse Kust Wind Farm

Apr 03, 2018

Fugro is set to commence a site characterization program at the Hollandse Kust (noord) Wind Farm zone. Carried out under a further contract for the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl), part of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy…

Netherlands to Allow New Offshore Wind Investments

Mar 27, 2018

The Dutch government on Tuesday said it will allow five new offshore wind turbine farms capable of producing 7 gigawatts (GW) of electricity in the 2024 to 2030 period. The Netherlands is lagging other European countries in renewable energy…

Innogy Takes Stake in 600MW Dublin Array Project

Mar 26, 2018

German Innogy on Monday said it was working with Ireland's Saorgus Energy to develop a 600 megawatt Dublin Array offshore wind project, adding it had taken an equal share in the asset. 'I am delighted that we have secured our involvement in a second Irish project…

Global Carbon Emissions Hit Record High in 2017 - EIA

Mar 22, 2018

Global energy-related carbon emissions rose to a historic high of 32.5 gigatonnes last year, after three years of being flat, due to higher energy demand and the slowing of energy efficiency improvements, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said…

Total Renewables Unit Targets Africa's Power-Starved Mining Sector

Mar 19, 2018

Total's renewable energy unit said on Monday it had opened the world's largest solar-thermal hybrid plant in Burkina Faso, the first of what it hopes will be many projects supplying the African mining industry's growing need for power.Total…

Statoil to Rebrand as Equinor

Mar 15, 2018

Rebranding would cost up to $32.5 mln but firm plans to ramp up renewables investment.  Norway's Statoil plans to change its name to Equinor, reflecting its commitment to become a broad energy company rather than one focused only on oil…

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