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Scottish ‘yes’ vote could derail renewables investment says report


As Scotland goes to the polls to decide whether to remain in the UK or become an independent nation, a report published this week has found that investment in renewable power projects would likely be damaged by a ‘Yes’ vote.

EDF boss warns staff over Scotland independence


Vincent de Rivaz, the boss of EDF Energy in the UK, has urged his staff in Scotland to think of the company’s interests when they vote in tomorrow’s independence referendum.

Global offshore wind to grow fivefold says report


The global offshore wind market is expected to increase more than fivefold from 7.1 GW in 2013 to 39.9 GW by 2020, according to a new report.

China tops renewables investment poll but UK slips down


China is now the top destination for renewables investment in the world according to an influential poll published today.

Alstom begins construction on 90 MW Polish wind farm


One of Poland's largest wind power projects, and the first for Alstom in the country, began construction this week.

Causes of wind turbine blade failure revealed


New analysis from specialist renewable energy insurance company GCube Underwriting Ltd reveals the major causes of wind turbine blade failure as part of a strategy for proactive mitigation measures to counter this risk.

ABB announces move away from EPC to focus on core business


Swiss engineering group ABB has announced that it is restructuring its business model under new CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer, who stepped into the role late last year.  

The Nordics: a utilities utopia?


Imagine a land protected from the global economic crisis where there is a huge surplus of power and energy, creating un-paralleled export opportunities.

RWE Innogy opts to sell North Sea wind portfolio for $1.6bn


Northland Power is to buy 85 per cent of offshore wind power projects from top German utility, RWE, at an estimated cost of $1.6bn.

German construction giant blames Energiewende for gloomy outlook


Bilfinger, one of Germany’s largest construction groups, has delivered a third profit warning since June, and has apportioned some of the blame for its problems on the performance of its power division, which has been impacted by Energiewende.

UK distributed power sector to suffer investment fall


Investment in the UK’s distributed power market will significantly fall in the next five years according to new research.

HV transmission systems poised for capital boom


Global annual revenue from the high-voltage transmission systems sector is forecast to grow from $20.8bn this year to $31bn by 2023.

An interesting experiment on LinkedIn


From time to time it’s interesting to post news of a success story from one industry into a group which caters for a rival industry. You can learn a lot from the cynicism involved.

Gas-fired power dominated UK energy sector in Q2


A combination of coal-fired power plant outages and falling gas prices saw a surge in gas-fired power in the UK in the second quarter of this year.

UK fossil fuel power plummeted in Q1


The UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change has released statistics showing a big decrease in the amount of power being generated by coal and gas in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the previous year.

Vattenfall installs 288 MW of offshore wind capacity


Vattenfall and Stadtwerke Muenchen have taken advantage of favourable weather conditions to install 80 Siemens AG wind turbines in the last four months.

Samoa's first wind farm comes online


The island nation of Samoa’s first wind farm was inaugurated in a ceremony this week by the Prime Minister.  

Policy risk to slow renewables development, IEA warns


Growth in renewable power deployment is projected to slow worldwide over the next five years unless nations’ policy uncertainty can be reduced, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned in a new report.

Project Update


A landfill gas-fueled power plant believed to be the most powerful in France has been inaugurated in Plessis-Gassot.

Sub-Saharan Africa to install 1.8 GW of renewables this year


Sub-Saharan Africa is to commission around 1.8 GW of renewable power capacity this year, new analysis has found – more than the total amount added in 2000-2013.