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Japan's Green Growth Strategy to Help Hit Carbon Neutrality Target

Dec 29, 2020

Japan laid out a “green growth strategy” last Friday that includes a goal to replace new gasoline-powered vehicles with electric cars by the mid-2030s to reach net-zero carbon emissions and generate nearly $2 trillion a year in green growth by 2050…

Japan to Reveal 'Green Growth' Strategy

Dec 24, 2020

Japan will lay out on Friday a “green growth strategy” that includes a goal to replace gasoline-powered vehicles with electric cars by around 2035, the Nikkei newspaper reported.The strategy will serve as an action plan to achieve Prime Minister…

Atlantis Delivers Tidal Power Equipment to Japan

Dec 22, 2020

Tidal energy developer Atlantis said Tuesday its Scottish-made tidal generation equipment had arrived in Japan.The Atlantis designed and built tidal generation system has arrived in Nagasaki harbor, Japan having left Scotland in October. It…

Germany: RWE's Kaskasi Offshore Wind Farm Gets Planning Permission

Dec 21, 2020

The German authorities have granted RWE planning permission for the 342-megawatt Kaskasi offshore wind farm. According to RWE, the approval makes Kaskasi (official name: Kaskasi II) the first offshore wind farm in Germany receiving planning permission under the new wind at sea law…

Iberdrola Breezes Into Polish Offshore Wind Market. Buys Stake in Sea Wind

Dec 20, 2020

Iberdrola said on Friday it had bought a 50% stake in North and Baltic Sea wind farm company Sea Wind for an undisclosed sum to jointly develop a portfolio of offshore projects in Poland, a new market for the Spanish group.The two companies…

Danish Firm Working on 'World's largest' Wave Power Test Facility

Dec 18, 2020

Denmark-based clean-tech company Floating Power Plant (FPP) said Friday it was building what it said was 'the biggest wave energy PTO (Power Take-off) test bench in the world.'The company is collaborating with Fritz Schur Energy, Seasystems…

EU to Shift Funding Away from Gas, into Low-carbon Energy

Dec 16, 2020

The European Commission on Tuesday proposed rules to restrict funding for natural gas projects and instead funnel cash into low-carbon technologies to meet climate goals.The EU's 'TEN-E' rules define which cross-border energy projects are eligible…

Mitsubishi Heavy Says It is Not in Talks to Buy Share in Wind Turbine Maker Siemens Gamesa

Dec 08, 2020

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) is not in discussions to gauge Siemens Energy's interest to sell all or parts of wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa, the group said on Tuesday.Spanish newspaper Expansion a day earlier had cited financial sources…

Eni Eyes Greenfield Development, M&A to Accelerate Renewables Push

Dec 08, 2020

Italy’s Eni will expand its renewable energy in Europe, the U.S., and the Pacific by developing its own projects and making small acquisitions, the group’s clean energy head said on Friday.Eni, which currently has a renewable energy capacity of only 350 megawatts…

Solstad Taps IKM Subsea for ROV Services in Taiwan

Dec 07, 2020

ROV manufacturer and operator IKM Subsea Singapore has won a contract with the Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad for ROV services at the construction support vessel, the Normand Baltic.The contract will see  IKM Subsea provide the Merlin…

Equinor Takes Part in Giant Green Hydrogen Project

Dec 07, 2020

Norwegian energy giant Equinor has joined what has been described as Europe's largest green hydrogen project - NortH2. The project aims to produce green hydrogen using renewable electricity from the offshore wind off the coast of the Netherlands of about 4 gigawatts by 2030…

Ørsted to Sell 25% in 1,1GW U.S. Offshore Wind Project to NJ's PSEG

Dec 04, 2020

Offshore wind developer Ørsted has entered into an agreement to sell a 25% stake in its 1,1 GW Ocean Wind offshore wind project off the coast of Atlantic City to New Jersey’s Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG). PSEG’s contribution will include…

MHI Vestas Orders Siemens Energy Transformers for Seagreen Wind Farm Turbines

Dec 03, 2020

Offshore wind turbine maker MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has awarded a contract to Siemens Energy for the delivery of 114 low-loss 66kV distribution transformers for the giant 1,075 megawatts (MW) Seagreen offshore wind farm in Scotland. The fluid…

Siemens Gamesa CEO Elected Chairman of WindEurope

Dec 02, 2020

Andreas Nauen, CEO of wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE), has been elected Chair of WindEurope for the next 18 months.The European wind energy associations said Nauens appointment came a critical juncture for the wind industry…

Atos to Supply Comms System for Saint Brieuc Offshore Wind Farm

Dec 02, 2020

A consortium led by French information technology company Atos has been selected by Iberdrola's Ailes Marines to implement mission-critical communications solutions and ensure marine coordination activities for the 496 MW Bay of Saint Brieuc offshore wind farm project in France…

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