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  • US should not quit Paris deal: Energy Secretary Perry

    US Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Tuesday he would not advise President Donald Trump to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, although he believes the US should renegotiate the terms of the deal. Perry also suggested that European energy ministers are sounding a different note on climate and energy issues behind closed doors than they are in public. After giving a speech at the Bloomberg

    Transition  rechargenews.com 23 minutes old Global Mediator

    Call for action to halve global CO2 emissions by 2040

    Halving global carbon emissions by 2040 is within reach, but governments, investors and businesses must act now to accelerate the energy transition to a low-carbon, energy-abundant world, says the Energy Transitions Commission (ETC). The declining costs of wind, solar and batteries will make it possible within 15 years to build power networks that get as much as 90% of their power from renewable

    Transition  rechargenews.com 5 hours old Chris Hopson

    Global wind power base grows to nearly 490GW: GWEC report

    The wind industry added a further 54GW of plant to the grid around the world last year, with turbines in more than 90 countries making up an installed generating capacity of 486.8GW, according to figures from the Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC) latest Global Wind Report. During 2016’s 12.6% growth, nine nations joined the 10GW-plus installed club, and 29 now have 1GW or more turning. Wind pow

    Wind  rechargenews.com 6 hours old Global Mediator

    Artificial intelligence boosts prospects for wind and solar forecasting

    A collaboration deal between ABB and IBM is set to exploit artificial intelligence to improve appropriate forecasting for energy players. ABB’s Ability platform and IBM’s Watson cognitive Internet of Things system will be used to predict supply patterns in electricity generation and demand from historical and weather data. This will, for example, help utilities optimize the operations and mainten

    Transition  rechargenews.com 7 hours old Global Mediator

    Rosatom moves Russia’s first major wind farm forward

    Russia’s first major onshore wind farm is to be built next year in the Adygeya region east of the Crimea. The planned 150MW pilot wind farm is set for installation in the Russian Republic of Adygeya beginning in late 2018. Under development by JSC OTEC, a subsidiary of Russian atomic energy player Rosatom, the project will see an investment of some Rb12b (US$215m). The project will see 60 machin

    Wind  rechargenews.com 7 hours old Global Mediator

    Brazil rate switch could spell uncertainty for BNDES lending

    Brazil’s infrastructure sector – including its wind and solar industries – could face more variable and expensive long-term lending arrangements from National Development Bank (BNDES) under changes to how rates are calculated, analysts warned. In late March, the Brazilian Central Bank announced that from 2018 it would gradually abolish the long-established TJLP rate – set every three months accor

    Wind  rechargenews.com 12 hours old Global Mediator

    Vestas can take leading role in 'crucial' Indian market: Asia-Pac chief

    Vestas insisted it can come from the rear of the pack and take a leading position in India, which the Danish turbine OEM’s new Asia-Pacific president labelled the “crucial” market in the region. Speaking to Recharge at the global launch of Vestas’ latest 2MW turbine variants in New Delhi yesterday, Clive Turton and fellow senior executives said the Danish group is now ready to fire on all cylinde

    Wind  rechargenews.com 13 hours old Global Mediator

    Oil exports will help Canada's renewables industry, Carr says

    The Canadian government sees no contradiction in supporting the development of its carbon-intensive oil sands while simultaneously touting its push towards a low-carbon power system, says James Carr, Canada’s minister of natural resources. “You have to develop your conventional resources at the same time that you invest in the low-carbon economy, and it makes a lot of sense to take that wealth in

    Transition  rechargenews.com 22 hours old Global Mediator

    UK ‘well placed’ for wind and marine energy export: RUK

    UK-based companies working in the wind, wave and tidal energy sectors are exporting goods and services worldwide on a massive scale, according to a report published by RenewableUK. Export Nation: A Year in UK Wind, Wave and Tidal Exports has revealed that last year, an illustrative sample of 36 local firms featured in the report signed more than 500 contracts to work on renewable energy projects

    Wind  rechargenews.com 24 Apr 15:11 GMT Anamaria Deduleasa

    Vestas targets North America and India with new 2MW turbines

    Vestas, the world’s largest wind turbine supplier, has launched two new versions of its 2MW onshore turbine platform, the V116 and V120, aimed at lower-wind markets in North America and India respectively. The new turbines build on the highly successful V110-2.0MW, using longer 57- and 59-metre rotor blades to capture more energy from the wind and improve projects’ capacity factor – and ultimatel

    Wind  rechargenews.com 24 Apr 10:02 GMT Global Mediator

    The opportunities and challenges ahead for merged Siemens - Gamesa

    EXCLUSIVE: 'This merger will result in a company that will help the world meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals,' says Markus Tacke

    Markets  rechargenews.com 24 Apr 09:07 GMT Global Mediator

    As ETS flounders, the EU urgently needs new action on carbon

    OPINION | Reforms won't save the Emissions Trading System and Europe's policymakers need more weapons in their arsenal against polluting generators, says Claude Turmes

    Circuit  rechargenews.com 24 Apr 05:57 GMT Global Mediator

    After German tender, Belgium may revoke offshore concessions

    Belgium’s government to the chagrin of developers is considering revoking the concessions for the Seastar, Mermaid and Northwester 2 offshore wind projects in order to allocate future support through a competitive tendering process. The move could be a first impact of the surprising outcome of the first offshore wind tender in Germany last week, at which 1.38GW of the 1.49GW allocated were won by

    Wind  rechargenews.com 21 Apr 16:49 GMT Global Mediator

    NextEra's growth prospects in US renewables 'second to none', CEO says

    NextEra Energy and its yieldco NextEra Energy Partners (NEP) both put up solid growth figures in the first quarter, leaving Florida-based NextEra on track to continue its reign as the most important US renewables operator for the foreseeable future. NextEra – which owns a large regulated utility in Florida in addition to its Energy Resources arm, which develops and runs wind and solar projects ac

    Wind  rechargenews.com 21 Apr 15:41 GMT Global Mediator

    GE's renewables sales up 22% in Q1, in bright spot for company

    Renewables were a bright spot for General Electric during the first quarter of 2017, with the segment’s revenues up 22% to $2.04bn, the highest level of sales growth among all of GE’s industrial business units. Profits, meanwhile, rose 29% to $107m at GE Renewable Energy, year-on-year growth that came second only to the company’s Power division, which sells gas and steam turbines. GE's growing p

    Wind  rechargenews.com 21 Apr 13:55 GMT Global Mediator

    Kishorn reborn for Kincardine floating wind array

    Dry-dock last operational in 1994 will be used for construction of landmark eight-unit project off Aberdeen, Scotland

    Wind  rechargenews.com 21 Apr 12:03 GMT Global Mediator

    Nordex to launch India’s largest capacity turbine

    The giant AW125/3000 machine will be presented by Acciona Windpower at the Windergy wind energy event in New Delhi

    Wind  rechargenews.com 21 Apr 10:39 GMT Anamaria Deduleasa

    Prysmian retools UK factory for European offshore wind

    Cabling giant’s Wrexham facility to make both 33kV and high voltage 66kV cores for inter-array lines

    Wind  rechargenews.com 21 Apr 09:41 GMT Global Mediator

    India plans to auction 4GW more wind to April 2018: report

    India plans to auction a further 4GW of wind capacity in the financial year ending March 2018, it was reported today. The new capacity, which follows the country’s first wind power tender earlier this year, was flagged up by the head of the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), according to Bloomberg. India confirms pilot tender winners and sets draft auction rules The financial news agency

    Wind  rechargenews.com 21 Apr 09:39 GMT Andrew Lee

    Egypt takes 400MW renewable energy step with Scatec deal

    Norwegian group inks power purchase agreements for six projects

    Transition  rechargenews.com 21 Apr 09:30 GMT Anamaria Deduleasa

    Dutch province of Frisia OKs €127m for 320MW Fryslân

    The approval frees the way for a construction start of the project in the Ijsselmeer lake in 2019

    Wind  rechargenews.com 21 Apr 08:55 GMT Global Mediator

    Suzlon lands 100MW order from ReNew Power

    Indian players to see 48 turbines installed in Madhya Pradesh by March next year

    Wind  rechargenews.com 21 Apr 08:07 GMT Anamaria Deduleasa

    Spain’s Supreme Court asked to monitor renewables auction

    Solar body claims ‘too complicated’ process unfairly favours wind

    Wind  rechargenews.com 21 Apr 08:00 GMT Anamaria Deduleasa

    Average US turbine size now 2.15MW: AWEA

    The average capacity rating of a US wind turbine installed in 2016 was 2.15MW, a marked increase from 2MW the previous year, as almost one-third of 3,808 new units nationwide were above that level, according to new data from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Over the last six years, the average wind turbine rating has increased 22% from 1.77MW in 2010. Notably, average rotor diameters

    Wind  rechargenews.com 20 Apr 18:29 GMT Global Mediator

    Saint-Brieuc leaves harbour after regional rubber-stamp

    Developer Ailes Marines has cleared key administration hurdles on its €2.5bn ($2.7bn) Bay of Saint-Brieuc project in the English Channel, moving France’s first offshore wind farm toward steel in the water. The three authorisations, from the Prefet of the regional department of Cotes-d’Armor, which had been studying the 496MW project for 18 months, cover use of the maritime public domain, installa

    Wind  rechargenews.com 20 Apr 15:23 GMT Global Mediator

    First Win-Win floating energy project ‘by 2020’

    The pioneering Win-Win (Wind power water-injection) project – which aims to advance floating wind turbine technology by field-proving units as power-plants for so-called enhanced oil and gas recovery programme at mature offshore fields – is moving into a final testing phase, with expectations a first prototype system could be ready for installation in 2020. The project, being led by DNV GL with o

    Wind  rechargenews.com 20 Apr 12:56 GMT Global Mediator

    Nuon’s 180MW Wieringermeer wind farm delayed by grid issues

    Dutch unit of Vattenfall looking at an eight month wait as connection ‘not feasible’

    Wind  rechargenews.com 20 Apr 11:37 GMT Anamaria Deduleasa

    GE completes $1.65bn acquisition of blade-maker LM Wind Power

    The $1.65bn acquisition by GE of blade-maker LM Wind Power was completed today, filling what the US industrial giant's renewables boss said was a crucial gap in its wind-sector capabilities. The acquisition of the Danish blade-maker – completion of which was confirmed by LM Group Holding – was first announced in October 2016. It received the all-clear from EU competition authorities in March, wi

    Wind  rechargenews.com 20 Apr 11:18 GMT Global Mediator

    'Green objectives safe' insists UK after $2.95bn Macquarie deal for GIB

    The British government today confirmed an agreement over its controversial £2.3bn ($2.95bn) sale of the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) to global investment group Macquarie, claiming the bank’s “green purpose and green objectives” will be protected under its new ownership. The deal will see the GIB become Macquarie’s “primary vehicle for renewable energy investment in the UK and Europe, allowing G

    Wind  rechargenews.com 20 Apr 10:36 GMT Global Mediator

    Senvion sets out stall in India with 2MW turbine range

    Germany-based wind OEM Senvion has launched a portfolio of turbines designed to stamp its mark on the Indian market. The 2MW-class turbines in the 2.XM series offer low cost-of-energy, flexibility across a range of site conditions, and performance at the temperatures in excess of 50 degrees C found in India, said the company. The new range – announced ahead of the Windergy wind power event in Ne

    Wind  rechargenews.com 20 Apr 09:43 GMT Global Mediator

    Enercon installations bounce back in 2016 amid German surge

    Installations of turbines from Enercon bounced back last year driven by a surge in its German home market, making 2016 the second-best year ever for the Aurich-based wind OEM. New installations rose to 3.83GW in 2016, according to figures published in the company’s in-house magazine Windblatt. That is up from 3.12GW of Enercon turbines installed globally in 2015. Only in 2014 did Enercon registe

    Wind  rechargenews.com 20 Apr 09:42 GMT Global Mediator

    Canada's Alterra buys 320MW of Wyoming wind projects

    Alterra Power Corp., the British Columbia-based renewables developer, announced the acquisition of a 320MW portfolio of wind projects known as Boswell Springs in Wyoming, with plans to sell the power under long-term PPAs with Warren Buffett’s Rocky Mountain Power. The projects, due on line in 2020 and expected to qualify for the full production tax credit, represent the “next major step in our gr

    Wind  rechargenews.com 19 Apr 17:41 GMT Global Mediator

    NextEra continues perennial reign as largest US wind owner

    Southern Power blasted onto the list of the top US wind owners for the first time in 2016 thanks to its recent renewables acquisition spree, while longstanding market number one NextEra Energy further widened its lead, according to new data from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Southern Power, the unregulated generation arm of Atlanta-based utility holding company Southern Company, ha

    Wind  rechargenews.com 19 Apr 15:31 GMT Global Mediator

    Engie invests in storage at Brazilian wind-solar hybrid plant

    French utility Engie will develop a 1MW storage facility at its experimental wind-solar hybrid project in southern Brazil, as part of the government’s R$500m ($160m) storage research and development (R&D) programme. Total investment in the project is projected at R$20.8m over the next three years, said Brazil’s power sector regulator Aneel. According to a study by the Brazilian Association of En

    Transition  rechargenews.com 19 Apr 15:19 GMT Global Mediator

    Rampion offshore wind substation installed off Southern England

    Installation of the giant substation at the heart of E.ON’s 400MW Rampion project has been completed, following heavy-lift operations at the wind farm off the coast of Sussex, in southern England. The 2,000-tonne topsides, built at Babcock’s Rosyth base in Scotland, was transported over a distance of 500 nautical miles to the project site before being lifted into place in 20-40 metres of water by

    Wind  rechargenews.com 19 Apr 13:51 GMT Global Mediator

    Sweden and Norway agree future of green certificate scheme

    Sweden and Norway have reached a deal over a Swedish extension to the ‘green certificate’ renewables support scheme jointly operated by the two nations. The agreement allows Sweden to add a further 18TWh by 2030 to the original 28.4TWh by 2020 goal set under the existing arrangement. The Swedish and Norwegian governments entered talks following a parting of the ways over the green certificate sc

    Wind  rechargenews.com 19 Apr 13:01 GMT Andrew Lee

    Eurelectric plan 'would boost renewables'

    Faster electrification of Europe’s transport, heating and cooling sectors is “crucial” if the EU is to meet its 2050 emissions targets, according to a report released today [Wednesday] by Eurelectric, the continent’s electricity sector association. Such a strategy would significantly increase the demand for renewable energy, especially as Eurelectric is committed to providing 100% carbon-neutral

    Transition  rechargenews.com 19 Apr 07:15 GMT Global Mediator

    Oklahoma to end last wind tax credit on 1 July

    Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed a controversial bill into law that rolls back to 1 July the remaining state tax incentive available to the wind industry that legislators had earlier pledged to preserve through 2020. Developers use the Zero-Emission Facilities Tax Credit to reduce their tax liability during the initial decade a wind farm is in operation. The incentive provides $5/MWh for powe

    Wind  rechargenews.com 18 Apr 20:24 GMT Global Mediator