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All news, reports, projects, policy and legislation impacting the power and energy generation sectors in continental Europe, with a specific focus on news out of the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Scotland. News and updates from the European Investment Bank concerning investments, from the European Commission relating to the Green Deal, as well as updates on the energy transition, renewable energy integration, tenders and auctions within Europe will also be included.

EIT InnoEnergy saves start-ups with €7.3m COVID-19 response initiative

EIT InnoEnergy has mobilized €7.3 million in additional funding from the European Institute of Innovation & Technology to support energy innovators through COVID-19.

RWE joins newly launched European Clean Hydrogen Alliance

RWE has joined the newly launched European Clean Hydrogen Alliance.
UK renewables

UK: National Infrastructure Commission calls for 65% renewables by 2030

New research carried out for the UK's National Infrastructure Commission shows that Britain should aim for renewables to meet two-thirds of electricity needs by 2030.

Study reveals lobsters are untroubled by offshore wind farms

Results from a survey have recently been published suggesting that wind farm construction and operation has no significant negative impact on the ecology of European lobsters.

Jacobs deploys new technology to spot radioactive contamination

Jacobs is deploying a new type of Raman spectroscopy technology, which makes it safer and cheaper to spot radioactive contamination.
Equinor CEO

Norway’s Equinor names Anders Opedal as new CEO

The Board of Directors of Equinor has appointed Anders Opedal as the new president and CEO from 2 November 2020, replacing Eldar Sætre who will retire after more than 40 years in the company, six of which as CEO.

Jan De Nul’s pioneering jack-up vessel to debut at Dogger Bank

Jan De Nul's jack-up vessel, Voltaire, will have a lifting capacity of over 3,000 tonnes and when fully extended will measure 325 meters tall – taller than the Eiffel Tower.
cleantech startups

Achieving net zero: Too cheap to meter or too expensive to...

Overall, if the paths to net zero are taken, significant upfront investment will have to be made over a sustained period and at the moment there is not the market signals to make this happen.
Americans wind

UKRI funding announced for offshore, geothermal clean energy innovation

The UK Research & Innovation (UKRI), supported by the UK government, has announced early-stage investment for seventeen new projects that will boost local growth via the UKRI’s Strength in Places Fund.
turbine test

Siemens Gamesa’s in-house turbine test facility first to win IECRE approval

Wind energy major Siemens Gamesa’s blade test center in Aalborg, Denmark, home of the world’s largest test stand, is the first non-commercial in-house blade test facility in the world to gain approval from the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

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