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Empa and ETH Zürich to make a battery out of waste graphite and scrap metal

Dübendorf, St. Gallen and Thun, 12-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Lithium ion batteries are flammable and the price of the raw material is rising. Are there alternatives? Yes: Empa and ETH Zürich researchers have discovered promising approaches as to how we might … Read the full press release

Handelsverband HDE: Ladesäulen für Elektroautos: Praktikable Vorgaben für Ausbau gefordert

BERLIN, 12-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Der Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE) warnt in einem aktuellen Brief an das Bundeswirtschaftsministerium vor zu ehrgeizigen Vorgaben aus Brüssel beim Aufbau eines Ladenetzes für Elektroautos auf Einzelhandelsparkplätzen. Hintergrund ist das EU-Verfahren zur Änderung der Gebäudeeffizienzrichtlinie. Die EU … Read the full press release

Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE) und der Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband (vzbv) fordern die Kosten für die Energiewende endlich fairer zu verteilen

BERLIN, 12-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Aktuelle Prognosen zeigen, dass die Verbraucher auch im nächsten Jahr nicht mit einer spürbaren Entlastung beim Strompreis rechnen können. Grund dafür ist die wohl nur leicht sinkende Ökostrom-Umlage. Der Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE) und der Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband … Read the full press release

KPN and Huawei commit to a stringent new code of sustainability

AMSTERDAM, 11-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — KPN and Huawei have committed to a stringent new code of sustainability, which will ensure all new KPN network and consumer hardware designed to last longer, be produced using less virgin raw materials and built in … Read the full press release

EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti to outline bank’s climate finance goals at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund meetings

Climate funding takes 45 per cent share of total investment so far in 2017 LONDON, 11-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Sir Suma Chakrabarti, will outline the Bank’s rapid progress towards meeting ambitious … Read the full press release

Total and National Office of Petroleum of Guinea (ONAP) to study deep and ultra deep offshore areas off the coast of Guinea Conakry

PARIS, 10-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Total and the National Office of Petroleum of Guinea (ONAP) signed a Technical Evaluation Agreement to study deep and ultra deep offshore areas located off the coast of Guinea Conakry, covering approximately 55,000 square kilometers. “By … Read the full press release

Royal Dutch Shell and Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC) cancel share sale of Shell Integrated Gas Thailand Pte. Limited (SIGT) and Thai Energy Co Limited (TEC)

The HAGUE, 04-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Dutch Shell announces today that its subsidiary, BG Asia Pacific Holdings Pte Limited, and KUFPEC Thailand Holdings Pte Limited, a subsidiary of Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC), have mutually agreed to cancel the … Read the full press release

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) to allocate up to US$ 110 million to the EBRD’s Kazakhstan Renewables Framework

Fund to provide up to US$ 110 million for investments in green energy LONDON, 04-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved an allocation of up to US$ 110 million to the EBRD’s Kazakhstan Renewables Framework, an innovative plan to finance … Read the full press release

Fortum makes final investment decision on the Sørfjord windfarm in Northern Norway

ESPOO, 03-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Fortum has made a final investment decision on the Sørfjord windfarm in Northern Norway. Sørfjord is part of the wind portfolio that Fortum acquired from Nordkraft earlier this year. The Sørfjord wind park will have 23 … Read the full press release

Fortum: Pekka Lundmark inducted as international member in The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA)

ESPOO, 03-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — At the most recent Assembly of the Academy Pekka Lundmark and five other international members were inducted. To be inducted as a member is considered to be both an honor and an acknowledgement of outstanding contributions. … Read the full press release

Hilde Tonne will leave the Board of Vattenfall

STOCKHOLM, 03-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Hilde Tonne has accepted the chairmanship of the Norwegian grid company Hafslund AS. To avoid possible conflicts of interest she has announced that she now will leave the Board of Vattenfall. Hilde Tonne has been a … Read the full press release

Vattenfall acquires additional 32 turbines in Wieringermeer wind farm

STOCKHOLM, 03-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall has increased its ownership in Wieringermeer wind farm with the acquisition of an additional 32 turbines in what will be the largest windfarm on the Dutch mainland. Vattenfall will own a total of 82 wind … Read the full press release

Vattenfall opens the largest onshore wind farm

STOCKHOLM, 03-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (2017-09-28), Vattenfall’s largest onshore wind farm, Pen y Cymoedd in Wales, is inaugurated. This means that Vattenfall takes one more step towards supplying climate-smart solutions to its customers. And by co-locating renewable energy production with … Read the full press release

MYTILINEOS signs EPC contract with General Electricity Company of Libya for new power plant in Tobruk, Libya

ATHENS, 03-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — An agreement to carry out the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a new power plant in Tobruk, Libya, has been signed between MYTILINEOS and the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL). The signing of … Read the full press release

Marine Energy Wales to attend the Marine Renewables Canada 2017 Conference

CORNWALL, 03-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Marine Energy Wales will be making a momentous visit across the Atlantic to attend the Marine Renewables Canada 2017 Conference, to share knowledge and experience of their work within the marine energy sector. The annual conference … Read the full press release

Eni signs three new exploration and production licenses for Blocks 7, 10 and 14 offshore Mexico

San Donato Milanese (Milan), 28-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni successfully drilled the Miztón-2 well, in the shallow waters of Campeche bay, offshore Mexico, boosting the estimates of the resource in place for Contractual Area 1 to over 1.4 billion barrels of … Read the full press release

EnBW orders further 117 rapid-charging stations from ABB

Major order from energy supplier EnBW for a further 117 charging stations in 2017 ZURICH, 21-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB has received another major order from energy supplier EnBW for the expansion of the charging column network on German motorways. By … Read the full press release

EBRD to fund 51 MW solar plant in the Al-Safawi area of northern Jordan

US$ 65 million to 51 MW FRV-ATC Al-Safawi Solar Power Plant LONDON, 19-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Continuing to support Jordan’s solar programme, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is extending a US$ 65 million loan to fund a 51 MW … Read the full press release

Siemens Gamesa to supply 150 of its G114-2.0 MW turbines for the Xilinhot complex in Mongolia

The company has secured an order for the supply of 150 of its G114-2.0 MW turbines at the Xilinhot complex, in Inner Mongolia The wind farm is expected to be commissioned towards the end of 2018 The agreement also includes … Read the full press release

Neste Jacobs releases the first new generation digital game called NAPCON Games Distiller

ESPOO, 14-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Technology, engineering and project management company Neste Jacobs releases the first new generation digital game called NAPCON Games Distiller. It is developed for operator training and operator testing purposes for the process industry and training institutes, … Read the full press release

Neste and Genève Aéroport to decarbonize aviation towards fossil neutral growth

ESPOO, 14-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste and Genève Aéroport are pioneering together to make flying more sustainable by starting to decarbonize aviation towards fossil neutral growth. Genève Aéroport is planning the introduction of renewable jet fuel for aircraft operations from Geneva International Airport; … Read the full press release

ZF offers an Intelligent Gearbox retrofit as a new method to reduce service bills

With the investment in dedicated service centers, ZF is fully committed to perfect service ZF demonstrates its advanced modular gearbox solution, reducing Cost of Energy and enabling customers to make the right turbine choice to win auctions Friedrichshafen, Germany, 14-Sep-2017 … Read the full press release

EDP Renováveis, ENGIE joint venture awarded 15-year Contract for Difference for delivery of 950 MW of offshore wind generation at £57.50/MWh

The contract was awarded by the UK’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (“BEIS”) following its latest CfD auction. LISBON, 12-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — EDP Renováveis, S.A. (“EDPR”) and ENGIE are pleased to announce that Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited, a … Read the full press release

Iberdrola the only European electricity utility to have been selected in all eighteen editions of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)

Key global index measures corporate contribution towards sustainable development With 91 points in the 2017 ranking, it is the only European electricity utility to have been selected in all eighteen editions of the DJSI, proof of the company’s strong commitment … Read the full press release

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson met with Portugal’s Secretary of State for Energy Jorge Seguro Sanches in Lisbon

BRUSSELS, 11-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson met with Portugal’s Secretary of State for Energy, Jorge Seguro Sanches, in Lisbon on 4 September. António Sá da Costa, President of the Portuguese Renewable Energy Association (APREN), also took part in … Read the full press release

Vnesheconombank, International Investment Bank and Petrovietnam to finance the Long Phu 1 power plant construction in Vietnam

MOSCOW, 11-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Vnesheconombank, International Investment Bank (IIB) and Vietnamese company Petrovietnam have entered into a tripartite memorandum determining the cooperation framework in financing the Long Phu 1 power plant construction in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The signing … Read the full press release

DONG Energy: dismantling process of the world’s first offshore wind farm now completed

Fredericia, Denmark, 08-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Vindeby Offshore Wind Farm near Lolland in the south east of Denmark was constructed in 1991 as a demonstration project which was to prove whether it was possible to generate green power offshore. Now, the … Read the full press release

DONG Energy: ​Electricity generated for the first time at Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm

​Electricity has been generated for the first time at DONG Energy’s Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm, located off the coast of Cumbria. Fredericia, Denmark, 08-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has installed the first of 40 V164-8.0MW turbines and … Read the full press release

Terna listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the 9th year running

The Company’s presence in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index has been confirmed for the 9th year running  Maximum score achieved for specific environmental performance in the transmission sector ROME, 08-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Terna, the Italian national electricity grid operator, is … Read the full press release

Shell enters Mexico’s retail fuel market with the opening of its first service station

THE HAGUE, 08-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Shell today opened its first service station in Mexico, with more sites due to start providing Mexican motorists with high-quality Shell fuels and retail services over the next few months. Over the next 10 … Read the full press release