Irish developer Mainstream Renewable Power (MRP) is staying tight-lipped over reports that it is negotiating the sale of its 450MW Neart na Gaoithe (NNG) UK offshore wind project to a consortium of Siemens Project Ventures and InterGen, a US power group.
27 July 2015 11:06 GMT
UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s insistence his Conservatives have provided Britain's “ greenest government ever” will have a particularly hollow ring for the wind and solar sectors after a week in which his ministers seem to have cut back on renewables support wherever they can.
24 July 2015 02:17 GMT
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has urged Spain to make a strong commitment to regain investor confidence by developing a long-term strategy focused on meeting energy demand and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
23 July 2015 01:52 GMT
After a year of heated debate, the French parliament late yesterday approved an ambitious energy transition law that aims to cut the share of nuclear in electricity production from 75% to 50% by 2025, and push up the share of renewables to 40% of the electricity mix by 2030.
23 July 2015 11:42 GMT
Vattenfall was late in its decision to focus on renewables, the Swedish utility’s CEO admitted, as huge impairments against its conventional and nuclear assets sent the company to a net loss of SKr28.8bn ($3.3bn) for the second quarter.
21 July 2015 10:22 GMT
Europe is leading the world in developing its vast offshore wind resource, but building the transmission network to bring power to shore is proving a slow-rolling process, with EU's 28 leaders only signing up earlier this year to a package of policies that include taking "urgent measures" to reach a minimum interconnection target of 10% of total generation capacity by the end of the decade and 15% by 2030.
20 July 2015 01:08 GMT
Germany’s offshore wind sector grid-connected more turbines in the first half of 2015 than in its entire history so far – but the industry has warned the government over lack of clarity on upcoming tenders and the rate of future network expansion.
20 July 2015 11:36 GMT
Spain’s Abengoa and Israeli infrastructure group Shikun & Binui have closed the finance needed to build a $1bn, 110MW solar-thermal plant at Ashalim in the Negev Desert – one of two major projects moving forward in the area.
20 July 2015 10:33 GMT
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