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 …

Oil Giants Need to Invest Heavily in Renewables by 2035, Says Analysis

More than a fifth of investment by the largest oil and gas companies could be in wind and solar power in just over a decade, according to analysis of how global changes in energy will reshape the sector. Slowing demand for oil and forecasts of rapid growth in renewables posed …

Energia Opens Ireland’s Largest Ever Wind Farm in Donegal

Ireland’s largest ever windfarm officially has opened following a €145m investment by Energia at Meenadreen in south Donegal. Ireland’s leading competitive energy provider Energia will use power from Meenadreen to supply green electricity to homes and SMEs all over Ireland. Energia is already well established as the most competitive dual …

Renewables Roadshow: How Daylesford’s Windfarm Took Back the Power

From the fertile spud-growing country of Hepburn Shire, 90km northwest of Melbourne, has sprung what many hope will become a revolution in renewable energy in Australia. On Leonards Hill, just outside the town of Daylesford – famed for its natural springs – stand two wind turbines that not only power …

Dong Energy Considers Sale of Oil and Gas Assets to Focus on Windfarms

The biggest windfarm operator in the UK is considering selling its oil and gas business, four decades after it was set up to manage Denmark’s North Sea oilfields. Dong Energy, which is majority owned by the Danish government, said it had appointed JP Morgan to perform a strategy review that …

South Australian Windfarms Revise Safety Settings after Statewide Blackout

Several windfarm operators in South Australia have already revised their settings to allow them to ride through larger network disruptions, following the storm in September that caused a statewide blackout, according to an update by the Australian Energy Market Operator (Aemo). New information released by Aemo on Wednesday morning reveals …