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EU approves German aid to support construction of 20 offshore wind farms


The European Commission has approved Germany’s plan to support the construction of 20 offshore wind farms by paying operators a premium on top of the market price for electricity.

UK wind power industry reacts angrily to Conservative plans


The British wind power industry is up in arms after the ruling Conservative party announced that will end any new public subsidies for wind farms.

Drive to urge China firms to switch to renewables


A major new drive has been launched to help companies in China adopt renewable energy.

Innovations to produce 'world's cheapest' offshore wind power


Mainstream Energy’s 448 MW Neart na Gaoithe wind farm is to feature a streamlined transmission system and a Boom Lock installation device as the company aims to produce the world's cheapest electricity from an offshore wind farm.

Closures highlight UK’s growing reliance on fewer power plants


The threatened closure of Killingholme 2 combined cycle turbine plant is set to make the UK more reliant on power plants that already make a major contribution to the country’s power generation.

Gas-insulated transmission line technology to boost Energiewende


Siemens is developing a gas-insulated transmission line technology that will boost grid integration of renewables.

Bolivia bets on energy exports to South American neigbours


Bolivia's government has gained important investment, both from home and abroad, to drive its energy sector. The results of this policy are clearly positive.  

Norwegian fund earmarks Sub-Saharan power investment


Norfund is planning significant investment in the Sub-Saharan power sector.

Renewables are most cost-competitive energy tech for UAE, report finds


Renewables could contribute 10 per cent of the UAE’s energy mix by 2030, saving $1.9bn per year, new analysis has found.

World wind power surges to new high in 2014 says report


The world’s wind power sector installed a record 51 GW of new capacity in 2014 and is set to reach 60 GW per year by 2018, new analysis has found.

E.ON opts to close Irsching gas-fired power plant


E.ON says it has no alternative but to close Irsching 4 and 5 gas-fired power units in Bavaria, Germany, citing mounting losses.

Green light for $2.16bn subsea power link


The deal will enable Britain to benefit from Norwegian hydroelectric power, when the country’s own wind energy runs low.

Nexans to reinforce Belgian grid


Elia, the Belgian Transmission System Operator (TSO), has selected Nexans extra-high voltage cable systems for the major Stevin project to reinforce Belgium’s high voltage power grid.

India takes first steps toward offshore wind


India has begun the process of evaluating offshore wind potential off the coast of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu states.

ABB wins $900m Nordlink interconnection deal


ABB has won orders worth around $900m for engineering work on NordLink, the first interconnection between the Norwegian and German power grids.

AfDB says western nations ‘hypocritical’ in decision to rule out funding coal power


The head of the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) is defending his decision to continue financing coal-fired power plants, despite pressure from environmental groups and UN officials to shift more funds towards cleaner energy.

EWEA CEO steps down from association after two years of service


European Wind Energy Association Chief Executive Officer Thomas Becker is stepping down as the head of the association for personal reasons after two years of service.

The T&D challenge of grid expansion


Deciding the best route and technology for new high voltage power transmission lines means balancing conflicting technical, social, environmental and cost considerations.

India power minister talks up $100bn renewable energy ambitions


India's Minister for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal, talks about the country's energy challenges and aspirations.

Eleclink project progressing as European interconnection drive moves ahead