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Rabobank and online platform Bleeve to help customers implement energy-saving measures

UTRECHT, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Lower energy bills, greater comfort and a home that appreciates in value. A sustainable home gives homeowners a host of benefits, but they often also see the path to solar panels and extra insulation as a … Read the full press release

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and University of Bristol form the Wind Blade Research Hub (WBRH)

£2.3 million research partnership between the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and the University of Bristol could help unlock larger and more powerful wind turbines than ever before. BRISTOL, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Forming the Wind Blade Research Hub (WBRH), the five-year … Read the full press release

French and Belgian nuclear authorities approved the transport license for AREVA’s new TN® MW transport cask

PARIS, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — At the end of April and the beginning of June 2017 respectively, the French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) and its Belgian counterpart, the AFCN, approved the transport license for the new TN® MW* transport cask developed … Read the full press release

Red Electrica, SEPI Foundation: 62 ‘PracTica’ training grants for newly-qualified graduates or students now available

MADRID, 21-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Red Electrica de España and the SEPI Foundation have announced the opening of the period to submit applications for 62 ‘PracTica’ training grants for newly-qualified graduates or students in their final academic year of various specialties, … Read the full press release

Wintershall supports the MINT School Student Congress organized by the North Hesse School Student Research Center (SFN)

12,500 euros in sponsorship ensures latest congress in 2017 / Commitment strengthens young scientific talent at the Kassel site KASSEL, 21-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Wintershall not only produces crude oil and natural gas throughout the world, but also fosters young scientists … Read the full press release

Veolia to design, fabricate, and commission major remote waste access and conditioning system at the Whiteshell Laboratories in Manitoba, Canada

Palo Alto, CA, U.S.A., 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Veolia announced that its Nuclear Solutions entity, through its subsidiary Kurion (Canada) Inc., has been selected to design, fabricate, and commission a major remote waste access and conditioning system at the Whiteshell Laboratories … Read the full press release

Alpiq and DSM started providing secondary balancing power to Swissgrid using virtual power plant

LAUSANNE, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — After successfully passing the pre-qualification process, Alpiq and DSM Nutritional Products recently started providing secondary balancing power to the national grid operator Swissgrid using a virtual power plant. The system at the Lalden chemical plant is … Read the full press release

TÜV Rheinland, AMEC Foster Wheeler, Element and Tecnatom form international equipment qualification service alliance

COLOGNE, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Global testing service provider TÜV Rheinland has launched a new partnership to qualify components and elements for nuclear power plants . Its partners are British companies AMEC Foster Wheeler and Element, and Tecnatom, a Spanish company. … Read the full press release

Guinea Gold Mine To Get A Power Plant Extension from Wärtsilä

HELSINKI, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The technology group Wärtsilä today announced it would supply a power plant extension to AngloGold Ashanti’s gold mine in Siguiri, Guinea. This turnkey project consists of three 20-cylinder Wärtsilä 32TS engines running on heavy fuel oil. … Read the full press release

Wind Power Becomes Leading Source of Renewable Energy

BRUSSELS, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (15 June 2017) we celebrate Global Wind Day. With over 500GW installed worldwide, wind power has become the leading source of new power generation in Europe and in many countries around the world. In 2016 … Read the full press release

WindEurope Urges Biomass Industry To Ensure Rigorous Accounting Methodology While Promoting Renewable Energy

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson addressed the annual European Biomass Conference and Exhibition in Stockholm on 12 June. BRUSSELS, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On a panel with Paolo Frankl (Head of the Renewable Energy Division at the International Energy Agency) and Dana … Read the full press release

National Grid raised money to enable Round Oak School’s Music of Life programme to continue

WARWICK, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Over £4000 has been raised from a variety show performance organised by National Grid’s choir to enable Round Oak School’s Music of Life programme to continue. The show included acts from National Grid’s choir, Gridtones, who … Read the full press release

National Grid: School children to learn about engineering, wildlife and safety as part of the Western Link project

Ysgol Golftyn school children take to the water to learn about the River Dee Quay Watermen’s Association teach valuable lessons in engineering, wildlife and safety Western Link project funds the day and provides life jackets for the river trip WARWICK, 16-Jun-2017 … Read the full press release

National Grid’s proposals to build new electricity substation in Braybrooke parish now under consultation

National Grid shares proposals for new electricity substation at community consultation event in Braybrooke Work supports Network Rail’s upgrade of the Midland Main Line and its electrification programme Representatives from National Grid and Network Rail on hand at the event … Read the full press release

Ukrtransgaz launches customs warehouse based on 10 underground gas storage (UGS) facilities

KIEV, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Ukraine’s gas transmission system operator Ukrtransgaz launches a customs warehouse based on 10 underground gas storage (UGS) facilities, enabling gas traders to store natural gas for over 1000 days without customs clearance. On 1 June 2017, … Read the full press release

Transparency: Royal Dutch Shell’s 2016 report on payments made to governments

Royal Dutch Shell plc has published today details of payments made to governments in 2016 where the company or its subsidiary undertakings (Shell) have upstream operations. the HAGUE, 15-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The report, which details payments in 31 countries, … Read the full press release

Qatar Petroleum, Shell Gas & Power Developments to develop LNG bunkering infrastructure at strategic shipping locations across the globe

Qatar Petroleum’s Wave LNG Solutions and Shell Gas & Power Developments B.V. (Shell) today signed a framework agreement to develop liquefied natural gas (LNG) marine fueling – or bunkering – infrastructure at strategic shipping locations across the globe. THE HAGUE, … Read the full press release

Roland Berger study: energy storage set to become a critical element of the energy system

Roland Berger study demonstrates the need for energy storage systems to ensure reliable power supplies from renewable energy sources Dramatic increase in storage capacity anticipated: Total storage costs will fall substantially by 2030 Companies should try out new business models … Read the full press release

Bunkering vessel ENGIE Zeebrugge made its first LNG deliveries in the port of Zeebrugge, Belgium

ENGIE Zeebrugge is jointly owned by ENGIE, Mitsubishi Corporation, NYK Line, and Fluxys. With an LNG capacity of 5,000 m3, she will service all types of shipping customers in Northern Europe from her home port of Zeebrugge, under the brand … Read the full press release

ENGIE Appointments: Charlotte Roule CEO China BU; Grzegorz Górski as MD of Centralized Generation Métier

Charlotte Roule as Chief Executive Officer of the China BU. She replaces Jean-Marc Guyot, who retired. Grzegorz Górski as Managing Director of the Centralized Generation Métier. He succeeds Shankar Krishnamoorthy, who was appointed Executive Vice-President last January. La Défense, France, … Read the full press release

Laser Peening Metal Enhancement System Sold to ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research in Hamburg

Laser peening extends component service life through increased fatigue strength, improved damage tolerance, and enhanced corrosion cracking resistance. It has been widely adopted by combustion turbine manufacturers to prevent critical component failures. Dublin, Ohio, USA, 14-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — LSP … Read the full press release

British Gas Business Survey: Political uncertainty and difficulties gaining boardroom approval major barriers to making energy investments

Nearly half of large energy users (48%) believe political and regulatory uncertainty will hinder energy technology investment More than a third (35%) are struggling to convince leadership team to let them invest in new energy technology. The majority (56%) state … Read the full press release

Statoil published the 7th edition of its Energy Perspectives report

STAVANGER, 13-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Statoil expects substantial changes in the global energy mix. In moving towards a low-carbon energy system, new renewables may increase from just over one percent of total primary energy demand in 2014 to almost twenty percent … Read the full press release

Statoil now operator of EPP 39 and EPP40 in the Great Australian Bight

STAVANGER, 13-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Statoil has signed a swap agreement with BP and has been granted regulatory approval to take over two exploration permits and extend its work program in the Great Australian Bight. The agreement between Statoil and … Read the full press release

Jon Erik Reinhardsen elected new chair of Statoil’s board of directors

STAVANGER, 13-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In a meeting in the Corporate Assembly of Statoil ASA (OSE:STL, NYSE:STO) on 6 June 2017 Jon Erik Reinhardsen was elected as new chair of Statoil’s board of directors. Chair of the board Øystein Løseth … Read the full press release

Lithuania’s Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant Starts Hot Trial of New Solid Radioactive Waste Management and Storage Facility

Major step forward in  EBRD-managed decommissioning process LONDON, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) in Lithuania has taken another important step forward in the decommissioning process, managed by the EBRD, with the start of the hot trial, … Read the full press release

EBRD and Energy Community To Strengthen Cooperation With Focus on Sustainable Energy Policy Development

LONDON, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD and the Energy Community Secretariat have signed a Memorandum of Understanding strengthening the organisations’ cooperation in the field of sustainable development with a focus on sustainable energy policy development in the Western Balkans, Moldova, … Read the full press release

Construction Project for Power of Siberia To Complete 1100 kilometre pipeline by late 2017

MOSCOW, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Gazprom in Eastern Russia, Entry into Asia-Pacific Markets Press Conference was held in Moscow today in the lead-up to the annual General Shareholders Meeting. The Press Conference featured Vitaly Markelov and Alexander Medvedev, Deputy Chairmen of the Management Committee, Vyacheslav Mikhalenko and Sergey Prozorov, Members of the Management Committee and … Read the full press release

Vattenfall Partners with Accenture and Capgemini to Strengthen Efficiency

STOCKHOLM, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (2017-06-08), Vattenfall enters into strategic partnerships with Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Capgemini (EURONEXT: CAP). The purpose is to get access to modern, automated and digitalized administrative systems and tools. As a result, a number of … Read the full press release

EBRD Aims To Support Croatia In Achieving Sustainable Growth With New Strategy

Strengthening competitiveness and productivity for sustainable growth LONDON, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD Board of Directors has approved a new strategy for Croatia which sets out the priorities for the Bank’s work in the country for the period 2017-21. The Bank … Read the full press release