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COP26 will ‘put biogas on the map for UK’


Turkey has announced its withdrawal from the bid to organise the UNFCC Conference of Parties 2020 (COP26), which has led to the confirmation that Glasgow will be hosting next year's meeting under the presidency of Claire Perry, former Secretary of State for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). 

Work starts on world’s largest wind turbine blade test stand


Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has begun building the world’s largest wind turbine blade test stand in Aalborg, Denmark.

Croatia’s largest integrated solar plant opens


A solar plant has opened at the manufacturing operation of a pharmaceuticals company in Croatia.

GE turbines chosen for Swedish wind farm


GE has announced that it will supply 33 of its 5.3 MW Cypress wind turbines, its largest onshore model, for the 175 MW Björkvattnet wind farm in Sweden.

Deutsche Bahn signs Germany’s first ever corporate wind PPA


A contract has been signed between Deutsche Bahn Energie, innogy and RWE Supply & Trading for the supply of renewable power from the offshore wind farm Nordsee Ost.

Solar PPA promises massive savings for Malaysia manufacturer


Renewables developer Cleantech Solar and manufacturer Schaefer Kalk have signed a long-term solar power purchase agreement for a 1.3 MW onsite solar PV system in Kuala Ketil, Malaysia.

Smart city AI lab to tackle urban climate change and digitisation


The Center for Energy at the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology is setting a new milestone in its research infrastructure, by opening its City Intelligence Lab (CIL).

550 MW solar-battery complex planned for Australia


Victoria’s Gippsland region in southeast Australia has been earmarked for a $1.2bn “renewable energy park”.

Cavendish Nuclear secures Canadian contract


UK-headquartered Cavendish Nuclear has successfully secured a contract in Canada to deliver consultancy services to support licensing of a used fuel transportation package and assessments for long-term used fuel storage.  

One unified event for Europe’s power and energy sector


European Utility Week and POWERGEN Europe, a three-day event that spotlights every part of the energy ecosystem, is coming to Paris.

EDF confirms nuclear weld problems


EDF has confirmed that it is investigating what it calls a “deviation from technical standards” at a factory that manufactures nuclear-reactor components.

Eurogas urges EC nominees to champion gas in decarbonisation drive


Eurogas, the association representing Europe’s gas wholesale, retail and distribution sectors, has welcomed the nomination of Frans Timmermans and Kadri Simson as Executive Vice President for the European Green Deal and Energy Commissioner respectively.

Siemens to build 446 MW combined cycle plant in France


Siemens is to build a 446 MW combined cycle power plant in Landivisiau, western France.

Digital project aims to cut risk of distribution network overload


Siemens and German utility Stromnetz Hamburg have launched a three-year pilot project aimed at avoiding extensive expansion of the low-voltage networks and preventing overload situations in secondary distribution networks. 

DNV GL and TenneT sign North Sea HVDC pact


Certification group DNV GL and European electricity transmission system operator TenneT have signed a four-year framework agreement covering project certification of new high-voltage direct current substations in the German North Sea.

Fifth GE wind turbine collapse leaves worker injured


A utility worker at the Delta 6 wind park in Brazil has been injured following yet another collapse of a General Electric (GE) turbine, bringing the total number of turbines to have failed in the America’s to five in 2019.


MAN Energy commissions three Indonesia plants


MAN Energy Solutions has successfully commissioned three power plants in the east of Indonesia.

Australia hits 2020 large-scale renewables target


The Clean Energy Regulator of Australia has approved enough capacity to guarantee that the large-scale Renewable Energy Target of 33,000 GWh of additional renewable energy will be met in 2020.

Russian Arctic LNG 2 project receives FID approval


Project shareholders in LNG 2 include Total with a direct 10 per cent interest, Novatek (60%), CNOOC (10%), CNPC (10%) and a Mitsui-Jogmec consortium, Japan Arctic LNG (10%)

POWERGEN Asia: TNB boss pledges Malaysia electrification drive


The chief strategy officer of Malaysia’s largest utility yesterday vowed to reinvent the company to deliver clean energy across the country.

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