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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 24 hours old Christopher Hopson in London

    Pattern buys Willow Creek wind project, its first in South Dakota

    Pattern Development, the sponsor company of yieldco Pattern Energy, has acquired its first wind project in South Dakota – the 103MW Willow Creek development. Pattern will buy the Willow Creek project from Wyoming-based developer Wind Quarry. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. It’s the first project acquisition for Pattern since last week, when it announced a $724m financing package

    Wind  rechargenews.com 24 hours old Karl-Erik Stromsta in New York

    Massachusetts speeds up offshore tender as US tax credits fade

    Massachusetts has sped up its timeline for striking deals with offshore wind developers, amid concerns that the fledgling US offshore wind market will miss out on the benefits of the fading federal wind tax credits. Responding to requests from offshore wind companies, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities has directed the state’s utilities to select winning bidders for negotiations by

    Wind  rechargenews.com 26 Jun 14:34 GMT Karl-Erik Stromsta in New York

    Say it quietly, but US renewables are doing fine under Trump

    DISPATCHES | US wind and solar had every reason to fear the worst when Donald Trump took office, but six months on it's so far so good, writes Karl-Erik Stromsta

    Transition  rechargenews.com 26 Jun 13:54 GMT Karl-Erik Stromsta in New York

    Dong cuts ribbon on 582MW offshore at Gode Wind 1&2

    Dong Energy has formally cut the ribbon on 582MW of offshore wind power at its Gode Wind 1&2 projects off the German coast. The Gode Wind plants – operating in the North Sea since 2016 – were inaugurated today at the Danish embassy in Berlin in the presence of officials from both Germany and Denmark. Dong to link Burbo Bank to battery in offshore wind first The twin projects combined amount to

    Wind  rechargenews.com 26 Jun 13:08 GMT Andrew Lee in London

    Make Power Clean alliance backs 550g/kWh for EU

    A group of European industry bodies and companies have lined up behind Make Power Clean, an initiative urging the EU to turn the screw on "the most polluting" generation sources when shaping a new electricity market. Renewables industry bodies WindEurope and SolarPower Europe were among those backing the launch of the initiative, which is in effect an anti-coal alliance set up to support the Euro

    Transition  rechargenews.com 26 Jun 12:34 GMT Andrew Lee in London

    Renewables can play a big role in Puerto Rico's fresh start

    OPINION | Things are looking up again for renewables in Puerto Rico after several years in the doldrums due to financial instability, writes Jeffrey Karp

    Wind  rechargenews.com 26 Jun 10:56 GMT Jeffrey Karp

    'There's a lot in Vestas' pipeline to challenge size limits further'

    5 MINUTES | Product strategy head for Vestas Jan Hagen tells Bernd Radowitz how the market-leading OEM is building on an existing track record with models rated up to 4.2MW – and there's no reason why that should mark an upper limit

    Wind  rechargenews.com 26 Jun 09:17 GMT Bernd Radowitz in Copenhagen

    High voltage in-tower transformer first for Blyth offshore wind

    Power giant ABB will premiere a 66kV transformer that can fit into the tower of a wind turbine, in the quintet of MHI Vestas V164 machines being installed at EDF’s 41.5MW Blyth demonstration project off northeast England. The WindStar technology, developed in anticipation of the industry’s shift from a 33kV standard towards high voltage in all offshore infrastructure, is also in the frame for 1

    Wind  rechargenews.com 23 Jun 13:19 GMT Darius Snieckus in London

    Storage and PV to help Vestas be 'sustainable energy leader': CEO

    Danish turbine manufacturer Vestas plans to increasingly venture into hybrid solutions that link electricity storage and/or solar to wind power, in order to become the “global leader in sustainable energy”, chief executive Anders Runevad said. While wind will continue to be the OEM’s core activity, Vestas wants to make sure it interacts with different sources of generation and storage in order to

    Transition  rechargenews.com 23 Jun 12:44 GMT Bernd Radowitz in Copenhagen