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Vattenfall deal with Skandia marks wind power first for Sweden


Vattenfall and banking and insurance company Skandia are jointly investing almost $264m to build four wind farms in Sweden with a total output of 141 MW.

GCube insures largest solar PV park in Europe


Specialist renewable energy insurer GCube has been selected by Paris-based developer Neoen to provide cover for a 300 MW solar plant in France which once complete is will be Europe’s largest solar photovoltaic park.

Siemens installs offshore turbine on land in Germany


Siemens has installed its first 6 MW wind turbine on land in Germany.

Alstom opens France’s first offshore wind turbine factories


Alstom has today inaugurated France’s first offshore wind turbine production plants.

EON sells US wind farms to Enbridge for $650m


E.ON has sold an 80 per cent stake in two US wind farms to Canadian energy firm Enbridge for $650m.

Pelamis and MCT fate shows fragility of marine energy says Davey


UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey said today that the news of Pelamis Wave Power filing for administration and Siemens deciding to sell Marine Current Turbines “are stark reminders of how fragile and young” the marine energy industry is.

Asia to drive solar PV boom


The global cumulative installed capacity of solar photovoltaic modules will more than treble from 135 GW in 2013 to 413 GW by 2020, according to new research.

UK energy skills gap is ‘critical’ warns Siemens


Siemens has said that a widening skills gap in the UK energy market is becoming “strategically critical”.

Brazil to leapfrog US as world’s biggest biopower market


Brazil is poised to overtake the US as the world’s leading biopower market according to new research.

IEA says energy system stresses cannot be ignored


The world’s policymakers must not lose sight of the long-term signs of stress that are emerging in the global energy system, the International Energy Agency warned today at the launch of its annual World Energy Outlook 2014 report in London.

Power and utility M&A deals hit $38bn in Q3


The European power and utilities market is attracting increasing numbers of foreign investors, especially from China, as the value of global merger and acquisition activity in the third quarter of this year hit $38.6bn.

Fracking face-off at energy debate


Two high-profile speakers on either side of the shale gas debate clashed yesterday at a London energy conference.

Masdar to build GCC’s first large scale wind farm


Abu Dhabi renewable energy company Masdar today signed a deal to build a $125m large-scale wind farm in Oman – the first such project in the Gulf Co-operation Council.

Jordan ready to reap tri-fuel plant benefits


The world's largest internal combustion engine power plant is poised to enter commercial operation this month in Jordan.

Russia has key renewables role says IRENA boss


Meeting the world’s rising energy demand with the current global energy mix would be “catastrophic” according to the director of the International Renewable Energy Council.

Russian energy minister talks co-operation and renewables


Russia’s deputy energy minister today stressed the importance of international collaboration on energy projects.

Call for ‘system architect’ to lead UK decarbonisation


A report published today calls for a “system architect” to oversee the decarbonisation of the UK electricity sector.

IEA calls for solar policy clarity to deliver huge gains


Solar technologies could provide more power generation than fossil fuels, wind, hydro and nuclear by 2050 if policymakers provide “clear, credible and consistent signals”, according to the International Energy Agency.

Trump says wind farm policy lost Scottish independence vote for SNP


US billionaire Donald Trump believes that the Scottish National Party lost last week’s vote for independence because of its energy policy and specifically its promotion of wind farms.

Flowserve starts next phase of Africa solar projects


Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS) has completed engineering and is now in manufacturing key pumping systems for two major solar plants in Africa.