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EDF, DP Energy to develop 1 gigawatt of floating wind in Celtic Sea

Reuters: EDF Renewables UK has created a joint venture with project developer DP Energy to generate up to 1 gigawatt (GW) of wind power from floating turbines in the Celtic Sea, it said on Wednesday. The floating offshore wind project, ‘Gwynt Glas’, will likely span English and Welsh waters south of Ireland. The partners have […]

January 12, 2022 Read More →

Ireland lays out plan for 5 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030 The Irish Department of Transport has published a policy statement setting out the strategy for commercial ports to facilitate offshore renewable energy activity in the seas around Ireland. The statement is part of a series of Government measures to prepare for a massive expansion of offshore renewable energy, including the passing last week of […]

December 22, 2021 Read More →

European solar installations have jumped a record 34% over 2020

PV Tech: The European Union’s (EU) solar PV sector has navigated a year beset by supply chain disruptions and module prices hikes to post record levels of annual deployment, according to research from SolarPower Europe (SPE). Around 25.9GW of solar PV was added by the bloc’s 27 member states in 2021, a 34% increase on […]

December 17, 2021 Read More →

Mitsui Lines plans to help develop offshore wind projects in Japan Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL), one of the largest ocean shipping companies in the world, and Scotland’s Flotation Energy plc. have agreed to jointly evaluate offshore wind development opportunities in Japan. The agreement builds on the 2 GW portfolio of offshore floating wind projects in Japan being developed by Flotation Energy (Japan) Co. […]

December 3, 2021 Read More →

Singapore offshore wind developer plans $10 billion farm off Irish coast

Bloomberg ($): A Singapore-based offshore wind developer has signed an agreement to build a huge $10 billion wind farm off the coast of Ireland to power a green hydrogen facility. Green hydrogen — produced by renewable electricity — is seen as a clean alternative to natural gas for industries such as steel and chemicals, with […]

November 23, 2021 Read More →

Shell acquires 51% stake in 1.35-gigawatt Irish offshore wind project

Reuters: Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) said on Thursday it had acquired a 51% stake in an floating wind project off the west coast of Ireland aiming to develop up to 1.35 gigawatt in electricity capacity. Shell bought the stake in the Western Star venture from Irish developer Simply Blue Group for an undisclosed sum. Floating […]

November 18, 2021 Read More →

Six more countries, including France, join alliance to ban oil and gas

Reuters: A fledgling international alliance to halt new oil and gas drilling added six members on Thursday during the U.N. climate conference but did not get the support of any major fossil fuel producers or the British government, host of the talks. The absence of more widespread backing reflects the difficulty of imposing blanket policies […]

November 12, 2021 Read More →

Gas-powered car ban draws some big automakers but holdouts remain

The Guardian: Twenty-four countries and a group of leading car manufacturers have committed to ending the era of fossil-fuel powered vehicles by 2040 “or earlier”, in a major new commitment set at Cop26. The agreement to sell only zero-emissions vehicles from this time, unveiled at the UN climate summit in Glasgow on Thursday, includes Canada, […]

November 10, 2021 Read More →

G-20 to focus on stopping financing of foreign coal-fired power plants

Bloomberg ($): Group of 20 diplomats have all but given up on their lofty goal of consigning coal to history and are instead closing in on a more modest plan to stop governments funding foreign coal-fired power plants, according to people familiar with the situation. With the energy crisis changing the dynamics of diplomatic talks, […]

October 25, 2021 Read More →

Almost one-third of U.S. gas plants losing money, $24 billion at risk

Engineering & Technology: Gas-fired power plants are increasingly making a loss in both Europe and the US, a situation not helped by soaring fuel prices, a report from Carbon Tracker reveals. The financial think tank estimates that developers of most gas plants planned or under construction will never recover their initial investment and more than […]

October 20, 2021 Read More →