Siemens has broken ground at the site of its new 6MW wind turbine assembly and blade facilities in Hull's Alexandra Dock in northeast England, and confirmed the Dudgeon offshore wind farm will be the first supplied by the plant
Suzlon’s deal to sell turbine OEM Senvion to Centerbridge, a New York-based private equity firm, marks the end of months of speculation over the Indian group’s plans for its German subsidiary – and the chance of a fresh start for all parties.
22 January 2015 11:50 GMT
Volatile prices for both oil and renewables have become the top priority for energy leaders worldwide, due to their impact on investment decisions and possible strains on the system, the World Energy Council says in a report.
21 January 2015 03:34 GMT
GE will supply 24 of its 2.5MW wind turbines for the 60MW Silute onshore wind project in Lithuania – at what is likely to be an extremely low price, judging by comments by regional developer and power-producer Nelja Energia.
21 January 2015 11:23 GMT
In a blow to major utilities such as E.ON and RWE, German energy minister Sigmar Gabriel has made clear that he opposes the introduction of a fully-fledged capacity market for fossil generation in Europe's biggest economy
20 January 2015 02:00 GMT
Renewable technologies such as solar and wind are increasingly competing with conventional forms of generation on cost, with the levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) of PV falling by half over the four years to 2014, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said at its fifth assembly in Abu Dhabi this week.
19 January 2015 10:21 GMT
Subsidies and hidden costs of fossil-fired and nuclear power in 2015 are slated to be about double the amount German consumers pay via a surcharge on their electricity bill to finance the expansion of renewable energies, claims a study by the forum for ecological and social market economy (FÖS) commissioned by Greenpeace Energy.
16 January 2015 05:12 GMT
Upcoming pilot tenders for PV arrays in Germany won’t be a blueprint for auctions in other technologies, Chancellor Angela Merkel told the renewables industry, while also urging rapid grid expansion and displaying scepticism about capacity markets for fossil generation.
15 January 2015 10:08 GMT
Germany's RWE will this month apply under the UK's Contracts for Difference (CfD) regime to try to revive the 340MW Galloper offshore wind farm around a new plan involving larger turbines – with the Siemens 6MW machine understood to be its favoured choice.
14 January 2015 11:25 GMT
RWE's investment in its Innogy renewables unit has been on shifting sands for a while now, and this week's announcement of its plans out to 2017 was just the latest to confirm that money will be tight compared to the spending of the last few years.
14 January 2015 09:11 GMT
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