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Future looks bright for clean power

Future looks bright for clean power

According to the UN, in 2016, the world added record levels of renewable energy capacity. Thanks to the plunging cost of renewables, the bill was almost a quarter lower than the previous year. The report from UN Environment says, investment ...

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Scottish wind industry could cut costs by £150 million per year

Scottish wind industry could cut costs by £150 million per year

  A report commissioned by Scottish Renewables shows £150 million could be saved each year if the Scottish & UK governments work with industry and regulators to remove barriers. Everose’s report ‘Onshore Wind in Scotland’ shows an assessment of the sector, ...

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Dong Energy takes development rights on US windfarm

Dong Energy takes development rights on US windfarm

DONG Energy, Denmark’s largest energy company is taking over the development rights from RES Americas for an  offshore wind project in the US. The project cold potentially provide more than 1GW of energy in Massachusetts, with the firm believing it ...

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EDF buys UK wind project from rival company E.on

EDF buys UK wind project from rival company E.on

The renewable arm of EDF has agreed to buy a wind project in the Highlands of Scotland from rival energy firm E.on. The Highland Council gave consent to build the 11-turbine Corriemoillie project in March 2011. It will have a ...

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UK offshore wind deal for Siemens

UK offshore wind deal for Siemens

Siemens have been named as the ideal supplier to deliver turbines for an offshore windfarm in the UK. This will be the second phase of DONG Energy’s 330MW Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm. Siemens will install its 7MW turbines at the ...

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Planning officials accepted Hornsea 2 windfarm for examination

Planning officials accepted Hornsea 2 windfarm for examination

UK planning officials have accepted the 1.8 GW Hornsea 2 wind farm for examination. The 360- turbine project proposal, by SMart Wind is to be located 89 kilometres off the Yorkshire coast. It’s the second offshore wind farm proposal from ...

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Cameron says the UK is ‘fed up’ of wind farms

Cameron says the UK is ‘fed up’ of wind farms

A wind trade body shot down the prime minister’s statement yesterday that the public is ‘fed up’ with wind farms, and that the UK has ‘enough’ onshore windfarms. His view that wind is “unpopular” has been “disproved countless times by ...

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Renewable energy could be shared around EU with “Supergrid”

Renewable energy could be shared around EU with “Supergrid”

Cardiff University researchers are looking into creating a new “super grid” to enable the EU to share their renewable energy. The project, a Multi-terminal DC Grid for Offshore Wind (MEDOW), will work with five universities and six industrial companies to ...

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IKEA buys a 165MW wind project in the US

IKEA buys a 165MW wind project in the US

IKEA has made it’s largest investment in renewable energy so far by purchasing a 165MW wind project in the US. The Southern Texas windfarm named Cameron is being built by Apex Clean Energy, which operates on behalf of IKEA when ...

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ABB and Vestas join forces to improve power in offgrid Africa

ABB and Vestas join forces to improve power in offgrid Africa

ABB the engineering giant and Vestas the wind energy company have joined up to improve electricity access in off-grid areas of Africa. Under the agreement, Vestas’ wind turbines will be combined with ABB’s microgrid power solutions to create hybrid generation ...

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