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Rolls-Royce launches new range of medium speed V-engines
Rolls-Royce has launched a V-line version of its new B33:45 liquid fuel and B36:45 gas engine series in three variants, 12, 16 and 20 cylinder, corresponding to outputs of 7.2 MW, 9.6...
Oyster Creek NPP closes down
After over 49 years in service the single unit Oyster Creek Generating Station in New Jersey, the oldest US commercial nuclear plant, was powered down on 17 September.
GIP buys Hornsea stake
Orsted has signed an agreement to sell a 50 % stake in the under-construction Hornsea offshore wind farm to Global Infrastructure Partners.
Marubeni to cut coal-fired capacity
Marubeni has pledged to cut its portfolio of coal-fired power plants in half by 2030 and says that it will no longer invest in new coal-fired capacity, as part of a new approach...
Enel expands Cremzow storage
Enel Green Power has started construction on a project to expand the Cremzow energy storage facility in Germany.
Eskom is running low on coal
South African utility Eskom has asked consumers to conserve energy after revealing that it is running low on coal stocks at some of its power stations.
UK fossil fuel generation records tumble
UK fossil fuel generation fell to record lows in August for the second successive year.
Wind sector growth “on track” – WindEurope
Wind energy capacity in Europe is on track to grow at an average of 17 GW/year over the next five years, according to industry group WindEurope.
California's Clean Energy bill “a major step forward”
On 10 September, governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 100, a bill intended to move California to 60 % renewable energy by 2030 and 100 % clean energy by 2045
Scotland’s first utility-scale battery inaugurated
The modernisation of Scotland’s energy network has taken a big step forward with the official opening of the country’s first utility-scale battery facility.
Sharp expands its PV business into Africa
Sharp has announced the expansion of its solar energy solutions business to the African continent.
Waratah proposes new coal plant
Australian coal mining firm Waratah Coal has put forward proposals for the construction of a new 700 MW supercritical coal fired plant in Queensland.
Eolus expands into the USA
Swedish renewable energy developer Eolus has made its first move into the US solar-plus-storage market with the acquisition of a large-scale project in the western part of the USA.
Acciona wins Mortlake bid
Acciona says it will start construction in 2019 of a 157 MW wind farm in Australia after winning a contract in a renewable energy tender called by the state government of Victoria.
Bolivia's largest solar farm opened
Bolivia has officially inaugurated its largest solar farm, a 60 MW photovoltaic development in the Potosi region.
EU flagship tidal energy project gets green light
The €20 million flagship EU tidal energy project, Enabling Future Arrays in Tidal has received approval from the European Commission to proceed to its next stage.
RenewableUK warns of threat to onshore investment
Industry body RenewableUK has warned that the future growth of the industry and investment in new infrastructure is at risk without a change in government policy.
ORE Catapult awarded 10-year R&D extension
The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult has been awarded a consent variation by the Scottish government to operate its 7 MW Levenmouth offshore wind demonstration turbine in Fife until 2029.
Irish grid gives renewables go-ahead
Over 1400 MW of renewables and energy storage capacity has been approved for grid connection by EirGrid, Ireland’s grid operator.