Solar

By Ewa Krukowska, Bloomberg The European Investment Bank adopted an unprecedented strategy to end funding for fossil fuel energy projects, in a move expected to support Europe’s plans to become the first climate-neutral continent. The board of the Luxembourg-based lending arm of the European Union decided at a meeting on Thursday to approve a new energy...
Wind Power

By Gerson Freitas Jr., Bloomberg Two decades ago, when coal ruled U.S. power generation, a Florida utility plowed some of its extra cash into a wind farm atop a desolate Oregon plateau. It was the start of an unimaginably successful bet. This year, that company — now named NextEra Energy Inc. — became the world’s first...
Wind Power

The National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium today announced that it has selected two teams for contract negotiation as part of its continuing solicitation for wind research and development (R&D) technology projects. The two awards total $1,865,000 and will support development of lower cost turbine support structures, alternatives to heavy lift installation vessels, and...
Wind Power

Prysmian Group has announced the commissioning of the high-voltage direct current (HVDC) offshore grid connection project DolWin3, off the German North Sea coast. Prysmian, a global energy and telecom cable systems group, secured this project in February 2013, with a contract awarded by Alstom Grid (now GE Grid GmbH) on behalf of the Dutch-German grid...
Solar

In a panel discussion during POWERGEN Europe/ European Utility Week 2019, Vestas Group Senior Vice President, Morten Dyrholm said that the world should be outraged the there is so much pushback against renewable energy even as the technology is now cost-competitive with fossil fuels. Dyrholm was participating in a session titled, “How to keep the...
Solar

By Lars Paulsson, Jesper Starn and Christopher Martin, Bloomberg Prodded by their own governments into slashing emissions and getting out of coal, European companies are a step ahead of their U.S. counter parts. Orsted A/S, the world’s biggest offshore wind developer, in October opened an office in Chicago, while Danske Commodities A/S set up a subsidiary...
Baseload

Clarion Energy (part of Clarion Events) today unveiled Enlit – the new name for European Utility Week and POWERGEN Europe – in front of 18,000 industry leaders in Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. The result of a six-month creative consultation with market-leading Larsen Energy Branding, Enlit is the world’s only complete energy event. It will...
Hydropower

In a session called “Emerging Renewable Energy Technologies,” at POWERGEN Europe, three different tidal energy solution providers delivered the message that tidal energy has a place in the energy mix of tomorrow. Drew Braxland, Director with Atlantis Turbines and Engineering Services gave the audience a glimpse at the Raz Blanchard pilot array in Normandy, France....