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Iberdrola plans 6 gigawatts of offshore wind development in Taiwan

REVE: Iberdrola has continued its expansion in the Asia-Pacific region with the announcement of three new offshore wind development projects in Taiwan, with potential capacity of approximately 6 gigawatts (GW). The projects are named Da-Chung Bu Offshore Wind, Guo-Feng Offshore Wind and Ju-Dao Offshore Wind and will be located in the county waters of Taichung, […]

September 10, 2021 Read More →

Ireland sovereign fund plans 1 billion-euro drive on renewables

ReNews.biz: Ireland’s sovereign fund has unveiled plans for a €1bn climate action investment drive to include renewables and battery storage projects. The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund will support green projects over the next five years out to 2026, it said. Part of its mandate is to support energy storage, including developing and harnessing emerging technologies […]

September 8, 2021 Read More →

Construction starts on 200-megawatt solar farm, Ireland’s largest

Meath Chronicle: Statkraft, a European producer of renewable energy, has begun construction on Ireland’s largest solar farm which will create enough energy to power over 40,000 homes. Located in Ballymacarney in Kilbride, close to the Dublin border, the 200MWp project is among the very first solar farms to be constructed in the country. The project […]

August 23, 2021 Read More →

UK renewables out-generated fossil fuels for first time in 2020

Renew Economy: Renewable energy sources across the United Kingdom generated more electricity in 2020 than fossil fuels, a first for the country amidst a year which saw an unprecedented drop in energy demand due to the global Covid-19 pandemic. The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) last week published its annual energy […]

August 4, 2021 Read More →

Spanish-UK venture plans 2.5 GW offshore wind plan in Ireland

Offshore Wind Biz: A joint venture between Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios and Flotation Energy has revealed its plan to apply for development consent to build offshore wind farms in Ireland, once the country’s new legislative framework is in place. Offshore Wind Ltd (OWL) plans to build one wind farm, called Greystones, in the waters off […]

July 27, 2021 Read More →

More than 200GW of offshore wind projects announced since 2020

Renew Economy:  More than 200GW worth of new offshore wind projects have been announced around the world since 2020, according to new figures published this week, but regulatory hurdles and supply chain constraints will nevertheless hinder the completion of the entire pipeline by 2030. The new figures were published this week by renewable energy consultancy […]

June 24, 2021 Read More →

Massive offshore wind farms proposed for Australia’s Bass Strait

Renew Economy:  Two new massive offshore wind farms have been proposed for either side of Bass Strait, taking the growing pipeline of projects in a technology that has yet to be deployed in Australia to more than 25 gigawatts. An Australian based company, Brookvale Energy, is looking at an offshore wind project in Tasmanian waters […]

June 11, 2021 Read More →

Satellite images show record emissions from Permian Basin

Houston Chronicle ($): The worst nightmare of the oil and gas industry has come true: environmental groups are using satellites to observe and report greenhouse gas emissions from their well pads. The Environmental Defense Fund, Harvard University, Georgia Tech and the SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research used a European Space Agency detector to take […]

May 4, 2021 Read More →

Corporations added more than 20,000MW of new solar and wind in 2020

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): The COVID-19 pandemic proved to be a significant disruption for many corners of the global energy industry, but the corporate renewables market plowed ahead as if nothing had happened. S&P Global Market Intelligence tracked over 20,000 MW of new corporate wind and solar capacity throughout the year, making 2020 the […]

April 23, 2021 Read More →