Vestas & Northvolt Create Wind Energy Grid Storage Partnership

Headquartered in Denmark, Vestas is the largest manufacturer of wind turbines in the world. This week, it announced the formation of a partnership with young Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt to improve the integration of grid-scale battery storage systems into wind energy systems. The two companies will share research and development …

Ørsted’s 2 Gigawatt Changhua Offshore Wind Project In Taiwan Takes Another Step Forward

Danish offshore wind behemoth Ørsted has moved several steps closer to making its 2 gigawatt Taiwanese Greater Changhua offshore wind projects a reality, acquiring environmental approval and securing a subsea cable partner in Taiwanese Woen Jinn Harbour Engineering. Word of Ørsted’s (which, until recently, was called DONG Energy) Changhua offshore …

Denmark Is Moving Convincingly Towards Decarbonization, Finds IEA

The International Energy Agency this week has highlighted the work being done by Denmark in decarbonizing its economy and the country’s progress on meeting its ambitious goals of becoming a low-carbon economy by the middle of this century. Denmark is aiming to secure 50% renewable energy by 2030 — up …

Last Saturday, Every Fourth Light Bulb in Europe was Powered by the Wind

As you settled down to watch Strictly Come Dancing last Saturday evening there was a one in four chance your TV was being powered by the wind. Trade body WindEurope confirmed yesterday that the European wind power sector set a new record last weekend, meeting 24.6 per cent of EU …

REN21: Solar PV ‘Star Performer’ in 2016

According to a new analysis of data, last year solar was the “star performer” in terms of new electricity generation, as renewables once again outstripped fossil fuels. The annual survey by REN21, the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century, found that “Newly installed renewable power capacity set new …

UNLEASH Innovation Lab

The first UNLEASH event will bring together individuals selected as “SDG talents” from around the world for nine days to create real, scalable solutions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Every year until the culmination of the 2030 Agenda, UNLEASH will be held in a new country, exploring the SDGs …