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Global submarine electricity transmission market to hit $24bn

07/07/2015

The global submarine electricity transmission market is expected to grow from $16.8bn this year to $24.8bn in 2024, according to a new report.

Siemens storage plant another step forward for Energiewende

03/07/2015

Siemens launched what it says is the largest hydrogen energy storage plant in the world this week.

Danish investment fund has €2bn for renewable financing

02/07/2015

A Danish company has set up a €2bn ($2.2bn) investment fund which will focus on renewable energy projects in Europe and North America.

Bright forecast for sub-Saharan Africa's power sector

01/07/2015

A new reports states that the power sector in sub-Saharan Africa offers a unique combination of transformative potential and attractive investment opportunites

Alstom wins $110m Brazilian windfarm connection deal

01/07/2015

Alstom has been awarded a turnkey contract worth around €100m ($110m) to integrate wind farms into Brazil’s transmission grid.

China windpower capacity to treble by 2025

01/07/2015

China’s installed wind capacity will treble from 115.6 GW this year to an estimated 347.2 GW by 2025, according to a new report.

Engie assumes mantle of number one French solar firm after merger

01/07/2015

Engie, formerly known as GDF-Suez, has just acquired a 95 per cent stake in Solairedirect.

Vattenfall goes with Vestas for Danish offshore wind project

30/06/2015

Vattenfall has chosen Vestas as preferred supplier for a 400 MW project.

Cuba looks to renewables to boost economy

29/06/2015

Cuba is looking into renewable energy sources as a boost for its still slow national economy.  

Prysmian completes German HVDC offshore grid project

29/06/2015

Prysmian Group has commissioned the high voltage direct current offshore grid connection project HelWin2, located in the German North Sea.

CCS 'could cut UK decarbonisation costs by £32bn'

25/06/2015

The CCS Association (CCSA) has come up with a study that declares the UK could save £32bn in meeting decarbonisation targets by developing large scale carbon capture and storage technology.

Germany’s 'coal habit to undermine Energiewende'

25/06/2015

Germany’s drive towards a transition to renewable energy is being undermined by its continuing dependency on coal-fired power, according to GlobalData.

UK offshore wind subsidies “can’t last forever” – Rudd

25/06/2015

In her first address to the country’s offshore wind sector, UK energy secretary Amber Rudd this week gave the keynote speech at trade group RenewableUK’s Global Offshore Wind 2015 conference.

Uruguay cancels 50 MW wind deal

24/06/2015

Uruguay's state-run utility UTE has rejected a request from Alubar Energia to postpone a power purchase agreement for a 50 MW wind farm in the Maldonado region.  

To shale or not to shale

23/06/2015

The speakers at Tuesday’s Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum keynote seminar, ‘Shale gas in the UK: regulation, addressing challenges, and energy security’, presented a spectrum of views from pro- to anti-, with plenty of stops in between.

UK urged to end contradictory energy objectives and reboot renewables

23/06/2015

The attractiveness of the UK renewables sector “remains marred by conflicting messages around its role in the country’s future energy mix”, according to a report from analysts at EY. 

Five major energy shifts predicted for global power market

23/06/2015

Global power generation will experience five dominant trends over the next 25 years, putting unprecedented pressure on energy companies, utilities and policy-makers, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Floating offshore wind project moves forward

22/06/2015

The second phase of a Japanese floating offshore wind project has been successfully completed.  

UK analysis says German wind chief’s assertion doesn’t stand up

19/06/2015

Comments made by the German Wind Power Association’s president Hermann Albers with regard to wind’s ability to compensate for the closure of conventional and nuclear power plants have been called into question by an independent energy sector data analysis consultancy.

German wind power adds to pressure to stop new nuclear

18/06/2015

BWE is urging the German government to take legal steps against the subsidisation of new nuclear power capacity in the EU.