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SSE ups offshore wind ambition
SSE has taken full ownership of Seagreen Wind Energy Limited, developer of a large offshore wind energy zone off the east coast of Scotland,
ADB supports Mongolian distributed energy system
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $40 million loan for a novel distributed renewable energy and energy storage system in Mongolia.
Statkraft sets out renewable targets
Statkraft says it will invest around NOK10 billion ($1.2 billion, €1 billion) per year up to 2025 to strengthen its position as a leading renewable energy company.
Renault launches storage programme
Car maker Renault has announced plans to build a large-scale energy storage system based on used electric vehicle (EV) batteries.
Global energy investment set to fall – DNV
Global spending on energy as a proportion of economic output is set to slow sharply as energy demand declines, according to DNV GL.
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.