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  • New York names renewables allies to top positions at state energy agencies

    New York has appointed John Rhodes and Alicia Barton, both strong renewables supporters, to the top positions at its Public Service Commission (PSC) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) – two bodies that will play a pivotal role in the state’s ambitious renewables and market-reform agendas. Rhodes will move from his current role as NYSERDA’s president and chi

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    GE 1.7-103 turbine collapses at Shannon wind farm in Texas

    A GE 1.7-103 turbine collapsed recently at Alterra Power’s 205MW Shannon wind farm in northern Texas, according to local press reports. The wind farm is less than two years old. No one was injured and the only damage was to the turbine itself and the ground beneath it. Press photos of the wrecked turbine show the bottom portion of the tower remaining intact, while the rest of the machine lies cru

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    Ribbon cut at the 240MW Ararat wind farm in Australia

    The 240MW Ararat wind farm has been officially opened in Australia’s Victoria state, said the project’s developers. The $450 million wind farm, financed by shareholders Partners Group, RES, OPTrust and GE, was the first wind farm development to be signed following restored bipartisan support for the Renewable Energy Target (RET) in June 2015. The wind farm is now operating at full capacity provi

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    German offshore wind brake amid zero bids 'bizarre': Dong chief

    It is “bizarre” that Germany is hitting the brakes in offshore wind development at a time that zero-subsidy bids are making the technology the most affordable among renewables, said Samuel Leupold, Dong Energy’s vice president of wind power Dong and German utility EnBW in Germany’s first offshore wind tender in April won a combined 1.38GW in offshore wind acreage with subsidy-free bids, meaning t

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    Spanish wind is moving again, but old wounds are slow to heal

    DISPATCHES | After years in the policy doldrums there is renewed optimism among Spain's wind sector, but the government still has to regain its trust, says Christopher Hopson

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    Scottish Renewables gets new chief executive

    Scottish Renewables has appointed Claire Mack, as the new chief executive, to replace Niall Stuart, who announced his intention to step down earlier this year. Mack is currently director of policy and place at SCDI, and she spent 12 years at Ofcom previously. Scottish Renewables chief Niall Stuart to step down Patricia Hawthorn, chairman of Scottish Renewables said: “I am delighted that we have

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    Single North Sea TSO could cut costs and delays: Dong's Leupold

    Creating an independent single transmission system operator (TSO) for all offshore wind projects across the North Sea – while at the same time introducing competition in the construction of offshore grid links – could cut transmission prices and construction delays, suggested Samuel Leupold, Dong Energy’s vice president for wind power. “In an increasingly meshed interconnectivity in the North Sea

    Wind  rechargenews.com 5 hours old Bernd Radowitz in Berlin

    Neoen to link wind and storage for Australia agribusiness

    Developer Neoen and wind OEM Siemens Gamesa will help deliver what’s being claimed as a pioneering link up between renewables, energy storage and agribusiness in Australia. Neoen, the state of Victoria and ‘smart farming’ group Nectar Farms have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) over the construction of a 63-turbine wind farm, plus 20MW/34MWh of lithium-ion battery storage to supply Nect

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    IEA chief economist: fossil giants risk ‘major strategic mistake’

    IN DEPTH | Oil & gas companies need to rethink their corporate strategies as the world moves towards greener transport, heating and cooling, Laszlo Varro tells Leigh Collins

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    France to end new oil exploration as it pivots to renewables

    France is to pass a law banning new oil and gas exploration as part of its transition towards an increased use of renewables in the country, energy minister Nicolas Hulot has announced. Hulot, who last month took over from Segolene Royal at the top of the Ministry of Energy, Ecology and Sustainable Development, said the new laws covering the transition to more environmentally-friendly energy woul

    Transition  rechargenews.com 23 hours old Christopher Hopson in London