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UK unveils eight renewable projects under new market regime


The UK government today unveiled eight renewable energy projects which it is backing under its new Electricity Market Reform structure.

Power Engineering International Newscast


This week’s Newscast stories lead with the RWE AGM – primarily the speech made by chief executive Peter Terium in Essen, Germany.

RWE chief outlines strategy of survival


The CEO of RWE, Mr Peter Terium provided a blunt analysis of the difficulties his company is facing in 2014 at its AGM at the Grugahalle in Essen, Germany on Wednesday morning.

Siemens to lead major grid connection project


Siemens has been chosen to lead a consortium responsible for constructing and installing an offshore wind connection in the North Sea, off the German coast.

Spain’s Acciona awarded two wind projects in Mexico


Acciona Energy of Spain has been awarded the contracts for the engineering, construction and start-up of two wind farms in Mexico, with a total installed capacity of 252 MW.

UN advocates tripling of renewables and nuclear energy


A report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned that the world needs to drastically change its energy policy in order to avoid dangerous levels of global warming.

Alstom signs Haliade wind turbine deal


Alstom has signed a deal with French manufacturing firm BFG France for the supply of composite structures to make the nacelle casings for its Haliade 150-6MW wind turbine.

European Commission passes state aid guidelines


The European Commission has adopted new rules on public support for projects in the energy sector.

Merkel government approves energy reform law


Reform of Germany’s renewable energy sector is to take place after Angela Merkel’s government passed legislation on the subject.

Energy body warning on unviable German power plants


The German energy industry association, BDEW, says that 43 per cent or 32 of the power plants planned for construction in Germany may never come to fruition, due to lack of economic viability.

RWE starts work on 67 MW wind farm


RWE has started building its biggest onshore German wind farm.

Merkel changes her mind on wind subsidies


German Chancellor Angela Merkel has decided to ease cuts in offshore wind subsidies in an attempt to gain support from regional governments for her energy policy.

Doubling interconnectors could save UK $1.66bn a year


A report published by the UK National Grid makes a compelling case for the UK to focus its attention on investing in more interconnection with neighbouring countries.

Alstom sells thermal power equipment unit for $1bn


Alstom has agreed to sell its steam auxiliary components unit to investment firm Triton for about $1bn as it continues to rationalise its business

China turns to tidal power


Beijing is turning its attention to tidal power, with one of its projects set to eclipse anything the world has seen in the sector so far.

Wind turbine blades to be painted tartan


A community-run wind farm in Scotland plans to paint its turbine blades tartan if the Scottish referendum on independence results in a ‘Yes’ vote.

Dong and RWE part-sell UK offshore wind assets


The UK’s Green Investment Bank has been involved in significant transactions involving offshore wind power projects today (Monday).

Renova to build large-scale wind farm in Brazil


Renova Energia, a Brazilian renewable energy developer, and local generation and transmission company Cemig GT have agreed to jointly build a 676.2 MW wind farm.

Norwegian government concerned about $2.8bn power link profitability


Norway has expressed its concerns about going ahead with a $2.8bn subsea cabling project as it believes the link between it and Germany may prove to be unprofitable.

Siemens to deliver 51 MW wind power order to Japan


Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation has selected Siemens to provide direct drive wind turbines for what will be Japan’s third largest wind farm.