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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


Global energy emissions stalled in 2014 for first time in 40 years


Global emissions of carbon dioxide from the energy sector stalled in 2014, according to data from the International Energy Agency.

Dong seals Walney wind farm deals with ABB and Siemens


Danish company Dong Energy has awarded two key contracts to ABB and Siemens for extension work to Walney offshore wind farm in the UK.

Offshore wind - using the Danish experience to draw comparisons


The following should help explain why Denmark's championing of offshore wind will ultimately benefit the country's citizens, by contrast with the decisions made by other member states such as the UK, who have opted to go with nuclear power.

Europe's offshore wind sector commits to cost reduction as top priority


Three of Europe's largest offshore wind firms have launched a joint declaration of their commitment to cost reduction as a new report from EY details where savings can be made.

Offshore wind to receive brunt of RWE’s $1.05bn renewables investment


RWE has responded to last week’s disappointing results by announcing a plan to invest around $1.05bn in renewable energy over the next three years.

Mexico invests to drive renewable projects, cut energy losses


Mexico is to invest $4800m to develop 15 renewable power projects.

New initiatives to drive risk and cost reduction in wind sector


DNV GL has announced three Joint Industry Projects (JIPs) which are aimed at developing recommended practices for the global wind industry to further develop industrial accepted design practices and methods, lower risks and reduce costs.

Gamesa and Areva sign up to new joint venture targeting offshore wind power


Gamesa and Areva have signed final agreements to create Adwen, a joint venture dedicated to offshore wind.

Saudi leads Middle East and Africa $717bn power plant boom


Major economies in the Middle East and Africa are set to invest over $717bn in power generation projects in the coming years to increase generating capacity by 379 GW, according to a new report.

Wind industry survey shows negative media impact on public understanding


A survey of 2,000 adults carried out by OnePoll and commissioned by trade association RenewableUK has found that the British public has been taken in by negative publicity aimed at undermining the wind industry.

India to quadruple renewable power capacity by 2022


In a move that some say will be difficult to follow through, India’s finance minister has announced that the nation aims to install four times its current renewable power capacity by 2022.