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Acciona turbine – certification upgraded


Acciona Windpower has chosen DNV GL to upgrade certification of its 3 MW wind turbine model AW116/3000.

Europe's offshore wind installations fell in 2014 says trade group


Offshore wind installations in Europe fell by 5.3 per cent in 2014, according to a new report.

Global renewables investment grows to $310bn in 2014


Global investment in renewables rose by 16 per cent to $310bn in 2014, according to findings released this month.

Renewables rose and coal power fell in 2014 - UK report


The 2014 GB fuel mix was powered by a rise in output from renewable sources as coal-fired generation continued to fall.

TenneT connects RWE wind farm to grid


Dutch transmission system operator, TenneT, has successfully commissioned the 576MW HelWin 1 offshore link in the German North Sea.

UK gas generation down despite rise in demand


Coal has surpassed gas in powering Britain’s electricity grid this winter according to statistics compiled by energy data specialists, EnAppSys.

A crucial juncture for world energy: IEA outlook for renewables, coal, gas and nuclear


With global energy demand projected to increase by 37 per cent by 2040, new and existing power generation technologies competing for subsidies and space on the grid, and political uncertainties looming large, the International Energy Agency says today’s stresses on the global energy system cannot be ignored.

Drax biomass power boosted by EU approval


There was a surge in shares for Drax yesterday following European Union approval of UK government aid that will compensate for the company’s MGT Teeside biomass power plant’s higher costs.

Solar PV and windpower will slash water use in GCC says report


Hitting the renewable energy targets of the Gulf Cooperation Council region will result in a 22 per cent cut in water consumption for power generation, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

Reflections from breakthrough marine energy trials


The marine power plant Deep Green has now been producing electricity for more than a year, and Minesto’s founder and CEO Anders Jansson shares his experiences from the trials in this article.

Egypt plans diversification of power mix


Cairo is planning to produce 4300 MW of electricity from renewable sources over the next three years.

Project targets new insulation for renewable energy power cables


A collaboration between the UK research centre Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and technology company GnoSys Global is developing a new insulation material for power cables to improve their performance in the renewable energy sector.

Vattenfall to set up new wind business unit as part of re-jig


Swedish utility Vattenfall is creating a dedicated wind business unit as part of an overall reorganisation of the company.

Merkel shoots down payments to gas and coal power utilities


Chancellor Angela Merkel has told a convention organised by the German Renewable Energy Federation (BFE) that she is not in favour of capacity markets.

Acciona opens its first Chilean wind power plant


Spanish firm Acciona Energía has opened its first wind power plant in Chile.

GDF looks to double renewable capacity in a decade


Europe’s largest gas network operator is seeking to expand its European renewable power generation capacity to double its present strength.

RWE cuts renewable power investments in response to crisis


Germany’s RWE Innogy has decided to cut its investment in renewable energy as its debts continue to mount.

Brazil approves 55 MW in wind projects


Brazil's Ministry of Energy has approved three wind power projects that will be key to the country's energy policy.

Brazilian wind power producers must invest in transmission lines


Wind power producers in Brazil should participate in the upcoming transmission infrastructure auctions, so that they can aviod having stranded assets and therefore no power sales.

Increase in renewables investment recorded in 2014


The renewable energy industries managed to withstand increased competition from the oil and gas sector to win greater investment over the last 12 months compared to 2013.