For some supporters of wind energy, the very idea of a floating turbine being used to help bring out oil from offshore fields may seem like arming the enemy — putting off the day when clean energy finally takes over from fossil fuels.
06 March 2015 08:43 GMT
Lorry Wagner never hesitated. To get America’s first freshwater offshore wind farm afloat, the president of the Lake Erie Economic Development Corporation (LEEDCo) turned to Europe for help with critical engineering and technical expertise, and financing.
05 March 2015 03:41 GMT
Amid the desolate, empty vastness of Abu Dhabi’s windswept Al Gharbia region, surrounded by rolling, whitish-orange sand dunes, lies an oddly beautiful conglomeration of pipes, generators, industrial fans and parabolic troughs laid out in rows with mathematical precision.
05 March 2015 08:47 GMT
The shock announcement in December that E.ON, one of Europe’s most polluting utilities, will convert itself into a renewables business has raised many questions about how the new entity will operate, and whether it will have the cash to succeed
03 March 2015 09:05 GMT
Close collaboration between key players in the public and private sectors will drive future growth in the fledgling US offshore wind sector, Abigail Ross Hopper, new director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), tells Recharge.
25 February 2015 05:57 GMT
This year's start of operations of the first 50MW at the Corredor Senandes complex in southern Brazil marked the debut of Odebrecht Energia in the wind sector, as it plans development of a wind portfolio of over 300MW as well as keeping an eye on opportunities in solar.
20 February 2015 05:02 GMT
As part of Latvia's debut presidency of the EU, an Energy Union conference was held in Riga earlier this month. The European Commission used the event to launch a route-map towards the ambitious policy goal, naming it the 'Riga Process'.
18 February 2015 03:44 GMT
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