EU Approves Lithuania’s €385m Renewable Energy Scheme

The European Commission has approved a €385 million (£333m) scheme to support electricity production from renewable energy sources in Lithuania. The government intends to introduce the new aid scheme in May for the installation of renewable sources such as wind, solar and hydropower. It will support Lithuania’s national target of …

UK’s First Offshore Wind Farm Retires

The first ever offshore wind farm built in the UK is to be decommissioned starting next month. Developer E.ON says the Blyth Offshore Wind Farm, which has two 2MW turbines, has generated enough electricity to supply more than 2,000 homes and saved more than 4,500 tonnes of carbon emissions every …

Finland Approves 2029 Coal Ban For Energy Use

Finland has brought forward its coal phase-out date by one year, according to reports, with the new deadline set for May 1, 2029, after which coal will be banned from use as an energy source except in an emergency. Reuters reported last Friday that the Finnish Parliament approved on Wednesday …

World’s Largest Wind Turbine to Test Its Wings in Rotterdam

Rotterdam’s skyline will soon feature the world’s largest and most powerful offshore wind turbine. GE Renewable Energy announced on Wednesday it will install the first 12-megawatt Haliade-X prototype in the Dutch city this summer. Although it’s an offshore wind turbine by design, the prototype will be installed onshore to facilitate …

Australian Renewables on Track for 78% by 2030 on Current Trends

If Australia maintains its current rate of solar and wind installations through the next decade, the industry could feasibly account for 78% of the country’s electricity supply along its west and east coast main grids, a substantial increase from its current contribution of 22.5%. Australian energy analysts Green Energy Markets …

Britain Blown Away by New Wind Energy Record

The strong winds in the UK helped set a new renewable energy generation record last week. According to official figures from National Grid, onshore and offshore wind farms hit a new high of 14.9GW between 6pm and 6.30pm on Wednesday. The previous record was set on 9th November, when wind …

Spain Targets 100% Renewable Electricity by 2050

Spain has set out ambitious plans to switch to 100% renewable electricity by 2050. Under the proposals, the government aims to install at least 3GW of wind and solar power capacity every year over the next 10 years. The news comes after the government recently recently scrapped the 7% solar …