Wind Power

Many climate scientists warn that if we don’t change course the planet will warm by as much as 6 degrees Celsius, according to an article prepared by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. If that happens, the World Bank Group predicts there will be more than 100 million climate refugees by 2050.  Capitalism and Climate Firmly rooted...
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Just months ahead of the Energy and Climate Package, Europe is at a pivotal moment in its energy strategy. Since 2005, most European countries have entered a transition process where renewable energy is one of the main pillars. Within this configuration, the network has become the backbone of an electrical system that aims, ultimately, to be carbon...
Wind Power

Last week in Mramorak, Serbia, the country’s largest wind farm – a 158-MW plant – came online. Construction on Čibuk 1 was completed last April and the wind farm is now fully operational. The EUR 300 million wind farm uses 57 GE wind turbines and was supported by the Green for Growth Fund (GGF) and...
Wind Power

Clarion Energy, owner of POWERGEN International, and UL are proud to announce the five winners of the first Excellence in Character awards. In July, the companies announced that they were accepting nominations for a new award program, the Excellence in Character Awards (formerly, Woman of the Year Award), which are given to members of the...
Wind Power

The chief executive of Siemens Gamesa, Markus Tacke, has issued a rallying call for students worldwide to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics and then pursue a career in renewable energy to play their part in halting climate change. “You can do something,” he said. “You can choose to be the one that will make...
Storage

Hydrogen from renewable energy could play a central role in the global energy transformation, according to the latest report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). ‘Hydrogen: a renewable energy perspective’ estimates that hydrogen from renewable power, so called green hydrogen, could translate into 8 percent of global energy consumption by 2050. Sixteen percent of...
Offshore

By Mikael Holter, Bloomberg Equinor ASA made a final decision to invest in floating wind turbines to power offshore oil platforms off Norway after the government agreed to subsidize a large part of the cost. Hywind Tampen will cost a total of almost 5 billion kroner ($550 million), it said in a statement on Friday. That’s in line...
Hydrogen

Germany’s Ministry of Education and Research has pledged to pump at least another €300m ($330m) into research on green hydrogen by 2023, on top of €180m that it had already allocated. This investment forms part of the Energiewende, Germany’s transition to non-nuclear, sustainable power sources and comes after the government cabinet approved its draft legislative ‘climate package’....
Onshore

The renewables arm of U.S.-based General Electric has been awarded a contract to supply 132.5 MW of wind turbines from its Cypress platform to EDF Renewables in Brazil. GE Renewable Energy will deliver 25 of its 5.3-MW machines, its largest onshore wind turbine, as part of the company’s first contract with the renewables arm of France’s EDF in the...