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  • Nike 100%-renewable in North America after Texas wind PPA

    Iberdrola-owned Avangrid Renewables has signed a wind PPA with Nike that will make the sportswear giant 100% renewable at its North American facilities. The deal will see Nike take 86MW-worth of output from the 286MW Karankawa wind farm in Texas. ‘We think we’ve cracked the Corporate PPA code with this one’ Avangrid has already made a separate deal with Austin Energy for the other 200MW at Ka

    Wind  rechargenews.com 19 Jan 16:38 GMT Andrew Lee

    Brazil seeks Irena membership as LatAm participation grows

    Brazil has made a formal request to become a member of the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena), making it the third large Latin American nation to seek membership of the body in the past few years. “As a member state, we can more actively participate around relevant themes of the international energy agenda, as well as allowing Brazil to take advantages of tools and initiatives develope

    Transition  rechargenews.com 19 Jan 16:17 GMT Alexandre Spatuzza in Sao Paulo

    'Wafer-thin margins' – but Brazil's turbine OEMs can hang on

    ANALYSIS | Fierce competition in the wind sector took its toll on margins but the turbine makers active in Brazil are in for the long haul, writes Alexandre Spatuzza

    Wind  rechargenews.com 19 Jan 15:58 GMT Alexandre Spatuzza in Sao Paulo

    Canada opens coffers for new energy technology

    Canada has announced new funding for renewable energy technologies, as part of its Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth & Climate Change, a $21.9bn investment over 11 years designed to drive the country's efforts to transition to a clean economy. The $200m Emerging Renewable Power Program has the mission of “expanding commercially viable, investment-ready, renewable power technologies”, led by

    Transition  rechargenews.com 19 Jan 15:12 GMT Darius Snieckus in London

    Fred Olsen to integrate CTVs with Northern Offshore Services

    Norwegian offshore wind specialist Fred Olsen Windcarrier has signed a cooperation agreement with Northern Offshore Services (NOS) to integrate its crew transfer vessels (CTVs) into the latter's existing management and organisation. “NOS is a reputable, competent and highly experienced CTV owner and operator with a varied fleet of modern CTVs,” Fred Olsen Windcarrier chief executive Even Larsen s

    Wind  rechargenews.com 19 Jan 14:20 GMT Bernd Radowitz in Berlin

    France seeks wind speed-up after record 1.7GW added in 2017

    Proposals by multi-agency working group inlcude a simplified litigation process and corporate tax changes as nation seeks to accelerate development

    Wind  rechargenews.com 19 Jan 12:47 GMT Bernd Radowitz in Berlin

    GE to supply 3MW wind turbines for DTEK Ukraine project

    GE Renewable Energy has signed a contract with Ukrainian energy company DTEK to supply and install 26 of its 3MW turbines for the first phase of the 200MW Primorskaya wind project in the country's Zaporizhia region. The turbines are slated to be installed by the end of this year and will also be maintained by GE. “GE Renewable Energy is pleased to work with DTEK, the largest independent power pr

    Wind  rechargenews.com 19 Jan 10:51 GMT Bernd Radowitz in Berlin

    Minister the last obstacle to ending South African PPA saga

    Approval of enterprises minister Brown is final step to resolving years-long impasse says wind body, which hopes for decision this quarter

    Wind  rechargenews.com 19 Jan 10:28 GMT Andrew Lee

    Provincial offshore wind ambition leaves China set to beat target

    Guangdong among Chinese provinces to boost deployment goals as regional governments embrace potential of sector

    Wind  rechargenews.com 19 Jan 09:00 GMT Yuki Yu in Beijing

    Acciona signs renewable PPA with Unilever in Spain

    Spanish utility Acciona Energia has signed a contract to supply Unilever with 23 gigawatt hours of renewable energy per year to cover the power demand of the food, hygiene and home care producer’s facilities in Spain. ‘We think we’ve cracked the Corporate PPA code with this one’ “We are very pleased that such an important company as Unilever has entrusted its electricity supply to Acciona, and w

    Transition  rechargenews.com 18 Jan 15:13 GMT Bernd Radowitz in Berlin