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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.

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Aker signs three new carbon capture deals in Europe

A company focused purely on carbon capture technologies has signed deals with three major energy firms as it approaches research and project operations in Europe.
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Hive Energy sells 252MW Spanish solar plant

Hive Energy’s Sabinar solar project, located in Cuenca, Spain, has been acquired by Israel’s Noy Fund and green tech firm Nofar Energy.

INEOS Energy to sell its Norwegian oil and gas business for...

INEOS Energy has announced an agreement to sell its oil and gas business in Norway to PGNiG Upstream Norway for $615 million.

EU leaders say nuclear is ‘indispensable to fighting climate change’

The leaders of seven European Union Member States, led by French president Emmanuel Macron, have written to the European Commission on the role of nuclear power in EU climate and energy policy.
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Renewables auctions alone ‘insufficient to meet EU net-zero goals’

Although renewable energy auctions are playing a key role in the expansion of Europe's clean energy portfolio, they will not be enough to help the region meet its net-zero goals.

Vattenfall to trial new heating solution in Berlin

Vattenfall Wärme Berlin AG and Siemens Energy have signed an agreement to demonstrate and trial a new large-scale, high-temperature heat pump in Berlin.

EU must recognise natural gas as key to energy transformation

The Gas Exporting Countries Forum is supporting the EU's intention to consider gas as a sustainable source of energy under the new green labelling system.
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EDF and partners secure EIB aid for €2bn French offshore wind...

EDF Renewables and its partners Enbridge and wpd have secured financial aid from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to construct a €2 billion offshore wind farm.
Hydrogen production is a ‘climate killer’ says Enel boss

Hydrogen production is a ‘climate killer’ says Enel boss

Carlo Zorzoli of Enel Green Power says hydrogen today "is not a solution to decarbonisation but part of the problem".
Why Europe must unlock the ‘perfect match of offshore wind and hydrogen’

Europe must unlock ‘perfect match of offshore wind and hydrogen’

To meet its decarbonisation targets, Europe will need to build as much installed offshore wind capacity each year from 2030 to 2050 as it has built in the last 20 years.

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