Europe

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.

EIB solar

EIB funds largest solar project in Spain’s Andalusia

Solarcentury has secured €43.5 million in funding from EIB to complete the construction and ensure the operation of the largest solar project in Andalusia.
Energy island

Denmark to build new ‘energy islands’ as part of sustainability plan

The Danish Parliament has approved a new climate plan with the aim of reducing the country's CO2 emissions by 3.4 million tons, and establishing two energy islands.

IEA: Partnerships and policy shifts are key to Europe’s decarbonisation

A new report from the International Energy Agency sets out recommendations to help the EU meet its 2030 targets for greenhouse gas emissions, renewables and energy efficiency.

Italy’s largest photovoltaic park connects to the grid

Only one year after construction began, the largest photovoltaic park in Italy has been connected to the grid. The park is based on a farm located in Apulia, near Foggia.

Hydrogen could meet up to half of Britain’s energy demand by...

Market analytics firm, Aurora Energy Research, has published a major report highligting the role of hydrogen as a key enabler to the decarbonisation of our energy system.

GE to hire 250 employees at wind turbine blade factory in...

GE Renewable Energy has announced that it plans to recruit 250 employees at its LM Wind Power wind turbine blade manufacturing site in Cherbourg, France by the first quarter of 2021.
rwe

RWE invests in new SCADA system to optimise renewables monitoring

Siemens Smart Infrastructure is supplying RWE with its new Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system (SCADA) to manage renewables assets in Europe.

Webcast recording: Hydrogen’s Role in the EU Climate-Neutral 2050 Goal

In a new five-episode series, clean hydrogen’s genuine potential to decarbonise sectors such as heavy industry, transportation, heating and cooling, and power generation is explored, together with important innovation developments and pioneering projects seeking to make it a reality.
amazon

Amazon announces $2 billion Climate Pledge Fund

Amazon has launched The Climate Pledge Fund to support its sustainability strategy and to help other companies to become net-zero by 2040.
carbon capture

Drax and Mitsubishi pilot bioenergy-powered carbon capture technology

Drax has partnered with Mistubishi Heavy Industries to pilot an integrated bioenergy-carbon capture and storage technology in the UK.

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