Japan on Track to Reach 35% Renewables by 2030

With strong policy leadership, Japan can reach a 35 per cent renewable power share by 2030 – according to a new report. The report “Japan: Greater Energy Security Through Renewables: Electricity Transformation in a Post-Nuclear Economy” released by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) outlines that: “increases …

Scotland and California Pledge Closer Ties on Climate Change and Wind Power

The governments of Scotland and California have signed a joint agreement committing the two administrations to share best practice on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and tackling climate change. Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited Governor of California Jerry Brown in Sacramento on Monday to discuss how the two administrations can …

SSE and Statoil Buy Out Statkraft’s Stake in Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Pojects

Statkraft has sold its entire stake in four planned offshore wind projects in the Dogger Bank zone off the North East coast of England, with SSE and Statoil snapping up the 25 per cent share held by the Norwegian energy developer. UK-based utility SSE and Danish state-owned company Statoil confirmed …

DONG Energy Retires World’s First Offshore Wind Farm

The offshore wind industry yesterday marked the end of an era, as Danish utility DONG Energy announced it is to decommission the world’s first offshore wind farm after 25 years of service. The company said it is to bring the Vindeby wind farm off the south east coast of Denmark …

Bumper Year for Offshore Wind Sees Construction Projects Delivering Record Investment

The UK’s offshore wind sector has enjoyed a bumper year according to new data, with the total value of construction projects in 2016 hitting £4.1bn, up from just £2.45bn a year earlier. New figures released yesterday from construction industry analysts Barbour ABI indicate offshore wind farms accounted for 42 per …

European Wind Energy Investment Breezes Past Record-Breaking €27bn Milestone

The growing dominance of renewables in the European power industry was underlined yesterday with the release of a new report showing how renewable energy accounted for 86 per cent of all new EU power installations in 2016. Trade body WindEurope’s annual report revealed how wind commanded the largest share of …

MHI Vestas Unveils ‘Record-Breaking’ 9MW Offshore Turbine

The offshore wind industry has received a treble boost this week as MHI Vestas unveiled what it describes as ‘the world’s most powerful turbine’, leading marine energy developer Atlantis Energy expanded its plans to move into the floating turbine market, and US officials gave the go-ahead for the country’s largest …