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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.

Wärtsilä to supply bioLNG production plant to Norway’s Biokraft

Technology group Wärtsilä will supply a biogas liquefaction plant to Norway-based Biokraft, a subsidiary of the Scandinavian Biogas Group.

First turbine installed at Hornsea Two offshore wind farm

Ørsted has announced that the first wind turbine for the Hornsea Two offshore wind farm has been installed, a significant construction milestone for the project.
The Hinkley Point C project is contributing jobs and investment to local economy

EDF: Hinkley Point C nuclear project expected to create 1,700 more...

The effort to build England’s Hinkley Point C power reactor could lead to hiring 1,700 workers in the next year, according to the EDF report summary.
solar energy

Lightsource bp announces €900m solar investment in Portugal

Lightsource bp has entered into a co-development partnership with Portuguese company INSUN for five utility-scale solar projects totaling 1.35GW.

Achieving balance between hydropower and nature conservation

Nant de Drance has provided the results of an assessment of the environmental compensation measures planned for the Nant de Drance pumped storage power plant.

Spain faces energy security risk as system decarbonises

The IEA report states that the rapid closure of coal and nuclear facilities over the coming decade bears watching, as it could increase the country’s call on natural gas.
Mitsubishi Power

Mitsubishi Power expands EU portfolio with new GTCC business

Mitsubishi Power is expanding its footprint in Europe with a new gas turbine combined cycle business unit focused on that region, as well as the Middle East and Africa.

Equinor, RWE and Hydro partner on Norwegian offshore wind

The partners will jointly submit an application to the Norwegian authorities to develop a large-scale bottom-fixed offshore wind farm in the Sørlige Nordsjø II area.

Koehler converts CHP plant from coal to biomass

The Koehler Group has announced plans to fully convert its power plant at its Oberkirch/Germany location to a combined heat and power plant using biomass as a fuel.

Eurelectric’s Kristian Ruby optimistic about net zero future

Kristian Ruby, Secretary General of Eurelectric, weighs in on what he believes are the most significant developments in the energy sector in the past 25 years.

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