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Japan to decommission floating offshore wind test turbines

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 12/14/2020 - 14:14
The Japanese government has decided to remove floating offshore wind pilot turbines off Fukushima due to concerns about profitability, according to the Japanese Wind Power Association
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Vestas closes deal to buy out MHI from offshore wind venture

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 12/14/2020 - 09:24
Vestas' chairman describes deal as the start of a "new chapter" for the company, as it brought its offshore wind venture back under its control
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MOXIE Pricing Program Brings Solar Power To Front-line Workers

Global Warming - Sat, 12/12/2020 - 08:00
Moxie Solar is celebrating the successful completion of their EMPOWERMED program that has helped over 300 healthcare and front-line workers get reduced-price, residential solar installations.

Asian offshore wind market to match Europe within five years

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 12/11/2020 - 15:20
Asian offshore wind capacity will grow sixfold to 52GW by 2025, according to new reasearch. China will continue to dominate, but foreign developers will drive major growth in Taiwan and Vietnam
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Developers call on EU states to speed up permitting regimes

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 12/11/2020 - 13:40
Complex permitting procedures can hold up wind farms for years and restrict technology choices. How can the process be improved?
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European Council targets 55% greenhouse gas emissions cut by 2030

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 12/11/2020 - 11:15
President of the European Council Charles Michel says decision builds on Europe's leadership in the fight against climate change
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Ørsted, Shell and EDF bid in New Jersey's offshore wind tender

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 12/11/2020 - 10:55
Developers are competing in New Jersey's latest offshore wind round, which could see the state's pipeline more than triple to 3.5GW
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France To Build Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier

Nuclear Power - Thu, 12/10/2020 - 18:15
France’s President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday that the country's aircraft career, the Charles de Gaulle, would be replaced in 2038 by a new carrier that would be nuclear powered. It will be the eleventh aircraft carrier commissioned by France. (read more)

Orano, KEPCO Sign Cooperation Agreement

Nuclear Power - Thu, 12/10/2020 - 17:42
French nuclear service company Orano has signed a contract with KHNP (Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power) that outlines cooperation in dismantling plant projects, particularly in South Korea and Europe. Orano said this week.(read more)

Barakah Unit 1 Hits 100 Percent Power

Nuclear Power - Thu, 12/10/2020 - 17:29
While testing continues, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has announced that its operating and maintenance subsidiary, Nawah Entergy Company (Nawah) has successfully achieved 100 percent of the rated reactor power capacity for Unit 1 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant.(read more)

Swiss investor takes 49% stake in BayWa’s renewables arm

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 12/10/2020 - 15:17
Investment group Energy Infrastructure Partners has ploughed €530 million into German renewables firm BayWa as one of its first moves since gaining independence from Credit Suisse last month
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Offshore wind-powered interconnector ‘black starts’ grid

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 12/10/2020 - 11:08
Energinet and 50Hertz claim this was the first time a power plant was restarted using a land and sea interconnector and offshore wind power
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Amazon knocks Google off top spot as 'world's biggest' renewable energy buyer

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 12/10/2020 - 11:00
With the addition of 26 new utility-scale wind and solar projects in Australia, South Africa, Europe and the US, Amazon now sources output from 6.5GW of renewable energy projects
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UK needs up to 125GW offshore wind by 2050 to achieve net zero

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 12/09/2020 - 16:00
The UK government’s climate adviser has issued a ‘first ever routemap’ for the country to fully decarbonise over the next 30 years and has revised the predicted costs down to less than 1% of GDP
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Vestas backs wind-powered commercial-scale green ammonia plant

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 12/09/2020 - 11:19
Power-to-X project developed by Skovgaard Invest, backed by Vestas and chemical and refining specialists Haldor Topsoe to produce ammonia for fuel and fertiliser
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GE signs deal to use old turbine blades in cement production

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 12/08/2020 - 15:48
Wind turbine blades will be used to replace the raw material for cement manufacturing and cut emissions under a new agreement between GE Renewables and waste company Veolia
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Global ‘surge’ in offshore wind capacity in 2021, predicts industry report

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 12/08/2020 - 14:55
Fitch Solutions' Power and Renewables report paints a positive picture for 2021 on the back of rising investments and expansion into new markets
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Decarbonisation 'needs detailed grid development plans'

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 12/08/2020 - 14:05
Strategies are being drawn up, and investments made in renewable energy deployment. But this level of planning is missing for development of the grid needed to integrate increasing volumes of wind and solar
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Ørsted and Iberdrola join global green hydrogen scheme

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 12/08/2020 - 11:40
Wind industry giants are among founding partners of a new scheme to halve the costs of green hydrogen and increase global capacity 50-fold in the next six years
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Vestas receives first 6MW turbine order

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 12/07/2020 - 16:27
The commercial debut of Vestas' V162-6.0MW turbine will take place at a wind farm in western Finland
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