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  • Put energy high on Brexit talks agenda, Eurelectric urges

    The EU and UK urgently need to strike a deal that avoids damaging their closely-entwined energy markets after Brexit, said European electricity association Eurelectric, which wants transitional arrangements on key issues. Eurelectric claimed the development of the EU’s internal energy market has brought “significant benefits” across the bloc, including the more efficient integration of renewable

    Transition  rechargenews.com 45 minutes old Andrew Lee in London

    Vestas launches three onshore wind turbines with 4.2MW rating

    Vestas has introduced three new onshore wind turbines with a rating of up to 4.2MW, a line-up the Danish manufacturer says includes a model with the industry’s highest yield for low winds. The new turbines – the V117-4.0/4.2 MW, V136-4.0/4.2 MW, and V150-4.0/4.2 MW – will be offered with rotor diameters ranging from 117 to 150-metres, the largest rotor in its class, according to the OEM. First d

    Wind  rechargenews.com 2 hours old Bernd Radowitz in Copenhagen

    US wind and solar tax credits 'look secure' under Trump: ACORE

    Key tax credits set to fuel dozens of gigawatts of new US wind and solar capacity over the next few years “look secure”, with Republicans unlikely to go after incentives already programmed to expire, says Greg Wetstone, chief executive of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) industry group. The fate of the wind production tax credit (PTC) and solar investment tax credit (ITC) were per

    Wind  rechargenews.com 15 hours old Karl-Erik Stromsta in New York

    Researchers slam influential plan for 100% renewables US grid

    A group of 21 leading researchers has strongly rebuked an influential paper arguing that wind, solar and hydro could provide 100% of US grid power reliably and at low cost by 2055, claiming such an analysis involves modelling errors, inappropriate methods and implausible assumptions. “A policy prescription that over-promises on the benefits of relying on a narrower portfolio of technologies optio

    Wind  rechargenews.com 17 hours old Richard A. Kessler in Fort Worth

    ORE Catapult builds brainpower on bigger wind blades

    UK technology development body the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has formed a £2.3m ($2.9m) research tie-up with the University of Bristol to fashion blade designs for the next generation of ultra-large-scale offshore wind turbines. Phase one of the Wind Blade Research Hub (WBRH), set up as a five-year partnership, will focus on improvement to materials and manufacturing technology, bl

    Wind  rechargenews.com 21 hours old Darius Snieckus in London

    'Seismic shift' as European utility sector vows to lead energy transition

    Utilities embrace the opportunities from decarbonisation, digitalisation and decentralisation — whatever they might be, writes Leigh Collins

    Transition  rechargenews.com 21 hours old Leigh Collins in Estoril

    Vestas in line for 1GW Russia wind pipeline with Fortum-Rusnano

    Vestas is in line for up to 1GW of turbine supply deals in Russia after being selected by the Finnish-Russian consortium that was the big winner in the country’s recent wind auction. The Danish OEM was named as supplier to the 50/50 investment fund partnership between Finnish utility Fortum and Rusnano, a Russian state-owned development company, which took the biggest share of the 1.65GW awarded

    Wind  rechargenews.com 22 hours old Andrew Lee in London

    South Africa PPA limbo 'could drag into 2018' warns industry body

    As a stand-off that has halted the signing of renewable power deals in South Africa threatens to drag into 2018, a developer with projects delayed by the impasse told Recharge the situation is harming the country’s profile as an investment destination. The South African Renewable Energy Council (SAREC) said it was “deeply disturbed” after an inter-governmental taskforce this week failed to signal

    Wind  rechargenews.com 23 hours old Andrew Lee in London

    'Serious action needed to end Poland's onshore wind malaise'

    OPINION | Faced with dismal renewables growth, Polish officials are looking at changes to the rules that have stymied development, explains Hubert Wysoczański

    Wind  rechargenews.com 24 hours old Hubert Wysoczański