UK wind body RenewableUK has urged the government to focus on onshore and offshore wind to deliver the vast quantities of clean electricity needed between now and 2023 to help bridge the country’s looming energy supply gap.
Ambitious plans for a European “supergrid” spanning the North Sea and promising major benefits for offshore wind are set to advance following a meeting held in Brussels earlier this week – but at a smaller scale than the grand vision first unveiled in 2010.
04 September 2015 08:50 GMT
03 September 2015 09:15 GMT
The Danish offshore wind sector is hoping first-of-a-kind incentives such as offering communities the chance to buy a stake in projects will outweigh local objections as the country plans 350MW of near-shore capacity.
03 September 2015 07:05 GMT
US industrial giant GE expects to have its brand on more than 20% of Brazil's installed wind power generation capacity by the end of this year, by doubling the size of its operational fleet in the South American country.
02 September 2015 10:37 GMT
Michigan, a Republican-controlled Midwestern “rust belt” state, announced it will follow the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan in both letter and spirit, and begin designing a strategy for meeting its mandated carbon-emission reduction targets.
02 September 2015 04:14 GMT
A subsidiary of Southern Company has acquired a “controlling interest” in the 300MW Desert Stateline PV project under construction in California from developer First Solar, its second big solar deal in the state this week.
02 September 2015 03:07 GMT
Brazil's mines and energy minister Eduardo Braga told the wind sector it needs to seek out bigger challenges to grow and maintain its leading position – and wants bigger, more efficient turbines to be deployed and produced in the country.
02 September 2015 11:56 GMT
01 September 2015 02:09 GMT
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) this fall will hold a competitive sale of two lease areas off the coast of New Jersey that if fully developed, may be able to support up to 3.4GW of commercial wind generation, Recharge has learned.
31 August 2015 07:05 GMT
The Brazilian government on Friday contracted 834MW of future PV capacity from 30 solar projects at an average of R$301.79 ($84.15) per MWh, with the seven-hour auction proving more competitive than many participants expected.
28 August 2015 09:22 GMT
US Senator Charles Schumer (New York) is proposing that Congress extend the 30% federal solar investment tax credit beyond 2016 and change project eligibility to start of construction from the current “placed in service.”
26 August 2015 06:18 GMT
A joint committee in the Massachusetts legislature has set public hearing dates this fall for two bills that would require power distribution companies in the state to solicit competitive bids starting in 2016 on long-term contracts with offshore wind farms.
24 August 2015 10:28 GMT
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