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UK could slash £3.5bn a year in costs by backing grid-scale storage- report


The UK has the potential to save on its energy costs by changing its current strategy to renewables and storage instead of renewables supported by fossil fuels.

EDF start-up fund banks on energy storage star


EDF has added to its $710m research and development fund with a $100m injection expressly targeted at start-ups in the clean technology sector.

Uruguay receives funding boost for wind power projects


The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has announced substantial financial support in form of loans to two wind energy projects in Uruguay.

Vestas wins 83 MW order in Poland


Vestas is to supply and install 25 V126-3.3MW wind turbine machines to a wind farm in Poland.

Dong Energy hits 3000 MW offshore wind milestone


Dong Energy is hailing a wind power milestone as it has today installed 3000 MW of offshore wind capacity.

Engie not open to full acquisition of Areva


The head of Engie says the company are not interested in fully acquiring struggling Areva, but would prefer working with them on particular lines.

CEZ pledges to be a zero-emissions company by 2050


The head of one of Europe’s largest power companies has revealed that the business is aiming to halt all carbon emissions within 35 years.

First steps for bladeless wind power


Vortex Bladeless, an energy start-up has developed a new type of turbine, which it believes has the potential to be cheaper and more reliable.

Brazil and Chile lead South America renewables drive


Brazil is predicted to spearhead new renewable energy growth in South America between now and 2017.

UK green bank takes stake in E.ON wind farm


The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has bought a £236m stake in a joint venture with E.ON to build and own the Rampion offshore wind farm.

Germany to retain wind power pole position with 2071 MW this year


Germany will cement its position as the world’s leading market for offshore wind turbine installations this year, according to new research.

Vestas unveils new wind turbine power mode


Vestas has unveiled a new power mode which is set to lower the cost of wind energy and may debut in a collaborative project with Statkraft in Norway.

RWE’s Nordsee Ost wind farm inaugurated


The 48-turbine Nordsee wind farm was officially inaugurated by the G7 energy ministers in Hamburg on Monday. The facility is capable of powering some 320,000 households.

DNV GL in step with Chinese wind power regulations


DNV GL and Chinese Qualification Certification have signed a memorandum of understanding in order to better support and guide manufacturers of wind turbines and key components through the local Chinese regulatory compliance process.

Vestas announces highest order backlog ever


Good news for Vestas as the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturer announced strong Q1 results with increases in revenue and what it described as a "highest order backlog ever" for orders and services worth €15bn.

E.ON’s €1bn offshore wind farm activated


The 288 MW Amrumbank West offshore wind farm in the German North Sea has commenced operations.

Mexico must strengthen grid to accommodate wind power projects


Mexican officials have reportedly said the country needs to install a large substation to ensure the construction of new wind farms in Oaxaca state in two years.

Coal-fired power tops share of UK winter power generation


One third of Britain’s electricity was provided by the coal-fired power sector over the last six months, despite the loss of 5 GW of coal plants over the last two years.

New partnership aims to develop 400 MW of UK onshore wind


Irish power company ESB has announced a new partnership with British wind power project developer Coriolis Energy to develop nine UK onshore wind projects totalling 400 MW.

Record breaking gas engine plant inaugurated in Jordan


The world’s largest internal combustion engine power plant is being inaugurated today in Jordan.