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IEEFA report: Australia’s key export market – Japan, moving beyond thermal coal

IEEFA report: Australia’s key export market – Japan, moving beyond thermal coal

Approving new thermal coal mines will add more production into an oversupplied market

10 July 2019 (IEEFA Australia) – Australia will struggle to seek alternative markets for its thermal coal as a declining Japanese market increasingly turns towards cheaper renewable energy solutions, a new IEEFA report out today has found. The report, Japanese Thermal Coal Consumption Approaching Long Term Decline: Australia’s Biggest Export Destination to Transition Away from Coal, […]

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Mitsui Lines plans to help develop offshore wind projects in Japan

offshoreWIND.biz: 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 →

Siemens, Dominion plan “future of offshore wind on the East Coast”

Reuters: U.S. power utility Dominion Energy and Spanish turbine maker Siemens Gamesa said on Monday they will build the first U.S. factory to make blades for offshore wind power, part of plans to make a regional supply hub for the industry. Siemens Gamesa (SGREN.MC) and Dominion (D.N) will invest $200 million to build the blade […]

October 26, 2021 Read More →

Nuclear power ‘indispensable’ for energy transition in Japan

Nikkei Asia ($): Nuclear power is “indispensable” to decarbonizing Japan, industry minister Koichi Hagiuda said Tuesday, a sign that the new government under Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will push hard to restart the country’s reactors. Most Japanese nuclear reactors have been offline since the 2011 meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, due to tougher regulations […]

October 6, 2021 Read More →

Siemens Gamesa begins installation of world’s largest wind turbine

Renew Economy: More than a year since it was first unveiled, Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa has begun installation of its 14MW offshore wind prototype in Denmark, which will be the biggest turbine ever built. Siemens Gamesa unveiled its long-awaited 14MW wind turbine back in May of 2020, with the launch of its SG […]

September 28, 2021 Read More →

CLP Holdings promises to exit coal from Asian operations by 2040

Nikkei Asia ($): Power plant operator CLP Holdings pledged on Thursday to phase coal out of its Asian operations by 2040, accelerating its previous commitment by a decade. The Hong Kong-based group also said it aims to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, in line with the decarbonization goal established by the city’s government. […]

September 24, 2021 Read More →

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 →

Global wind farm installations expected to double, reaching record level

The Guardian: Windfarm installations are expected to double to record global levels this year, after a short-lived Covid-19 slowdown, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The group’s annual report found that the world’s offshore windfarm capacity grew by 6.1GW last year, down slightly from a record 6.24GW in 2019, but would rebound to […]

September 9, 2021 Read More →

China passes Germany as planet’s second-largest offshore wind market

ReNews.biz: China has overtaken Germany as the world’s second largest offshore wind market behind the UK with 7.9GW of operational capacity, according to a new Global Offshore Wind report. World Forum Offshore Wind’s first half-year report for 2021 shows global offshore wind installations reached 34,137MW by the end of June. This demonstrates a slowdown in […]

August 26, 2021 Read More →

Vestas set to build world’s largest turbine for German offshore project

Reuters: Vestas (VWS.CO) said on Friday that EnBW (EBKG.DE) had picked its new turbine, which will be the world’s biggest, as the preferred option for the 900 MW He Dreiht project in the German North Sea, which will be operated without subsidies. Colossal turbines, which will dwarf many skyscrapers, are key for the offshore wind […]

July 12, 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 →