EDF Sells Majority Stake in Five UK Wind Farms

EDF Energy Renewables announced plans to sell its majority stake in five wind farms across Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire for £98m in order to release equity to invest in developing further renewable projects elsewhere in the UK. However, while selling its majority stake to clean energy investor Greencoat UK Wind PLC, the UK renewables arm of …

Report: UK’s ‘Outdated’ Onshore Wind Ban Blocks Cheapest Form of New Energy

The government’s “outdated” ban on developing new onshore wind farms on mainland Britain is blocking access to the cheapest available form of new electricity generation, and having a negative impacts on bills, climate change targets, and businesses. That is the conclusion of new research by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) think tank, which …

Vattenfall Begins Moving Forward On 1.8 Gigawatt Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind Farm

Swedish power company Vattenfall has announced it has begun moving forward on developing the mammoth 1.8 gigawatt Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind Farm, which is expected to be completed and operational sometime in the mid-2020s. We first heard word of the Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind Farm back in March of 2016, when Vattenfall announced the start …

Open Ocean Presents Considerable Opportunity For Offshore Wind Energy Generation

New research from the Carnegie Institution for Science has highlighted the “considerable opportunity” of developing offshore wind in the open ocean, which could generate up to three to five times as much energy as wind farms on land. Carnegie Institution for Science researchers Anna Possner and Ken Caldeira set out to determine the potential for …

GE Signs Order For 150 Megawatt Wind Project In Jhimpir, Pakistan

GE Renewable Energy has this week announced the signing of an agreement to provide wind turbines for the largest wind project in Jhimpir, Pakistan, a 150 megawatt project being built by Power China in the Gharo-Keti Bandar Wind Corridor in Jhimpir. The US Agency for International Development (US AID) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory …

Netherlands’ Airports Switching 100% To Wind Energy

On January the 1st of 2017, Dutch National Railway company NS made a monumental step towards a world in which we no longer compromise the wellbeing of future generations for the sake of our own livelihood. NS is switching to wind energy from newly erected wind farms for transporting all of its 600,000 daily passengers, …

AEMO Will Trial Ability Of Wind Farms To Stabilize South Australia’s Grid

An Australia-first trial to demonstrate the ability of wind farms to provide crucial grid stabilising services traditionally supplied by “baseload” coal and gas plants, is now set to begin in October. The South Australia-based trial, first flagged in February, and originally scheduled for June, will use the recently completed 100MW Hornsdale 2 wind farm, by …