Tag Archives: energy transition

Corporate Knights names the Danish wind energy leader Vestas the world’s most sustainable company in its 2022 ranking

(PRESS RELEASE) AARHUS, 19-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH: VWS), a Danish global leader in sustainable energy solutions, has announced it has been named the world’s most sustainable company in the 18th annual ranking of the world’s … Read the full press release

Societe Generale: ALD to acquire LeasePlan from TDR Capital led consortium for EUR 4.9 billion

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 6-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Société Générale (EPA: GLE), a European leader in financial services with over 150 years of history, has announced it signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) for the acquisition of 100% of LeasePlan by … Read the full press release

Vattenfall sells 32 turbines in the largest Dutch onshore wind farm to a.s.r., a major Dutch insurance group

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 27-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall, a Swedish Gov-owned multinational power company, has announced the sale of 32 turbines in the largest Dutch onshore wind farm Prinses Ariane in Wieringermeer to a.s.r., a Utrecht based insurance group. The … Read the full press release

DNV to provide Common Grid Model Exchange Standard (CGMES) V3.0 conformity testing services for ENTSO-E, the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity

Conformance testing assures compliance with Common Information Model (CIM) standard, enabling smooth data exchange between smart grid operating and planning systems from different vendors (PRESS RELEASE) BÆRUM, 20-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies to deliver decarbonized electricity to Prony Resources via 25-year renewable PPA

(PRESS RELEASE) NOUMEA, New Caledonia, 20-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — TotalEnergies (EPA: TTE), one of the seven “supermajor” oil companies, has announced a partnership with Prony Resources New Caledonia, major supplier of nickel and cobalt used in the batteries of the … Read the full press release

Equinor to acquire 45% stake in Noriker, a UK battery storage developer

(PRESS RELEASE) STAVANGER, 6-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Equinor ASA (OSE:EQNR, NYSE:EQNR), an oil, gas, wind and solar energy company active in more than 30 markets globally, has announced the acquisition of a 45% stake in UK-based battery storage developer Noriker … Read the full press release

Allianz to invest in Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm by acquiring a minority stake

First renewables equity investment in offshore wind First renewables equity investment in the Netherlands Allianz is to acquire a 25.2% stake in the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Zuid will be the largest offshore wind farm in … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies’ largest solar farm in France launches in northeast of Gien: 126,000 photovoltaic panels across 75 hectares

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 29-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — TotalEnergies (EPA: TTE), one of the seven “supermajor” oil companies, has announced the launch of its largest photovoltaic solar power plant in France. Located just northeast of Gien (Loiret), the solar farm boasts … Read the full press release

Eni, ELITE, illimity Bank launch innovative financial tool dedicated to the energy transition

(PRESS RELEASE) SAN DONATO MILANESE, 25-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni (BIT: ENI), an Italian multinational energy company with focus on innovation, efficiency and accessibility for all, has announced the launch of an innovative financial tool “Basket Bond – Sustainable Energy” … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies signs multiple agreements with Libyan Government for the sustainable development of the country’s natural resources

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 23-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — TotalEnergies (EPA: TTE), one of the seven “supermajor” oil companies, has announced the signature of several agreements with the Libyan authorities for the sustainable development of the country’s natural resources during the Libya … Read the full press release

Arkema inaugurates the Christian Collette Center of Excellence for Batteries

(PRESS RELEASE) COLOMBES, France, 19-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Arkema (EPA: AKE), a French specialty chemicals and advanced materials company, announces its new investment in batteries with the inauguration of the Christian Collette Center of Excellence dedicated to batteries at its … Read the full press release

DNV seeks partners for the launch of new joint industry project for floating offshore substations

(PRESS RELEASE) BÆRUM, 11-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has announced a call for partners for a new joint industry project (JIP) for floating offshore substations. The objective is to align industry best-practice allowing … Read the full press release

EIT InnoEnergy welcomes Volkswagen as its new shareholder

(PRESS RELEASE) BERLIN, 3-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen AG (ETR: VOW3), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of automobiles and commercial vehicles, has announced it will become a new shareholder of EIT InnoEnergy, the world’s leading innovation engine for sustainable energy. … Read the full press release

Equinor unveils new floating wind foundation design for full-scale gigawatt (GW) commercial floating offshore wind

(PRESS RELEASE) STAVANGER, 1-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Equinor ASA (OSE:EQNR, NYSE:EQNR), an oil, gas, wind and solar energy company active in more than 30 markets globally, has announced the design of a new floating wind concept that will enable industrial … Read the full press release

Voith buys out the remaining 35 percent stake in Voith Hydro from joint venture partner Siemens Energy

Voith acquires remaining 35 percent stake in Voith Hydro from joint venture partner Siemens Energy With the acquisition, Voith is continuing its expansion of the core business in the field of sustainable technologies Great potential for sustainable profitable growth through … Read the full press release

TÜV Rheinland enters strategic partnership with Technip Energies

This alliance will enable both parties to expand their Project Management Consultancy as well as project controls and supervision capabilities into new market opportunities to create high-value services for clients. (PRESS RELEASE) COLOGNE, 19-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — TÜV Rheinland, one … Read the full press release

Lightsource bp enters Polish solar market through 757MWp co-development deal

If fully-developed the projects would create a total investment of €500 million. (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 19-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Lightsource bp, a global leader in the development and management of solar energy announces that it has secured its first projects … Read the full press release

Winners of the 2020 Eni Award: David T. Allen; Chintamani Nages Ramachandra Rao; Jürgen Caro and Jörg Kärger

(PRESS RELEASE) ROME, 14-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni (BIT: ENI), an Italian multinational energy company with focus on innovation, efficiency and accessibility for all, has announced that The Eni Award ceremony took place today at the Palazzo del Quirinale in … Read the full press release

Wind energy: WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson at the 11th Colloque National Éolien in Paris

(PRESS RELEASE) BRUSSELS, 14-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — WindEurope, a Brussels based association active on promoting the use of wind power across Europe, has announced that its CEO  Giles Dickson has spoken at the 11th Colloque National Éolien in Paris, organised … Read the full press release

thyssenkrupp to test the industrial production, use and system integration of green hydrogen as part of German Federal Ministry of Education and Research’s hydrogen lead projects

H2Giga: thyssenkrupp is driving forward the industrialization of alkaline water electrolysis through automated series production H2Mare: thyssenkrupp tests the offshore production of green methanol and ammonia TransHyDE: thyssenkrupp tests ammonia cracking (PRESS RELEASE) ESSEN, 7-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — thyssenkrupp (ETR: … Read the full press release

New 2GW standard by TenneT to accelerate offshore wind deployment

2GW standard essential to help Europe become the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050 TenneT starts tender of 2GW stations (Platform & HVDC system) for Dutch IJmuiden Ver projects First 2GW IJmuiden Ver project operational in 2028 (PRESS RELEASE) ARNHEM, … Read the full press release

New whitepaper on Africa’s electricity landscape released at the 2021 Sustainable Development Impact Summit: Decarbonization, Decentralization, Digitalization

Africa’s developing nations need investment in renewable energy solutions to fight climate change But, emissions reduction strategies must be balanced with vital needs for economic growth and stability Many cases will require financing for low carbon energy solutions and transition … Read the full press release

University of Twente researcher awarded NWO grant for the research proposal MELODY (Modeling Lower Shoreface Seabed Dynamics for a Climate-Proof Coast)

(PRESS RELEASE) ENSCHEDE, 9-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Twente, a Enschede, NL based public technical university located, has announced that its researcher Jebbe van der Werf (Faculty of ET and working at knowledge institute Deltares) has been awarded a … Read the full press release

Houseware producer Orthex to change its entire electricity delivery in the Nordics to fossil free hydro power from Vattenfall

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 20-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall, a European energy company with a mission to enable fossil free living within one generation, has announced it now delivers 100 percent fossil free hydro power to Orthex’s factories in Sweden and … Read the full press release

Enel, Enel X and Confagricoltura partner to bring sustainable energy solutions to the agricultural sector

Agreements were signed to provide tailor-made solutions for the competitiveness of the agricultural sector (PRESS RELEASE) ROME, 9-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Enel S.p.A. (BIT: ENEL), an Italian multinational manufacturer and distributor of electricity and gas, and Confagricoltura, representing agricultural enterprises … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies acquires Bluecharge, the largest electric vehicle charging network in Singapore

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS/ SINGAPORE, 28-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — TotalEnergies announces the acquisition of ‘Blue Charge’ from Bolloré Group. Upon the approval of the relevant authorities, TotalEnergies will manage and operate Singapore’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, with more than … Read the full press release

German developer wpd to plan Kon Plong onshore wind energy project in Vietnam

(PRESS RELEASE) BREMEN, 23-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — wpd, a German developer and operator of wind farms on- and offshore and solar parks, has announced it will be planning the Kon Plong onshore wind energy project in the Vietnamese province of … Read the full press release

Vattenfall and Preem investigate the potential of the first 50 MW electrolysis plant at Preem’s Lysekil refinery

The conditions are excellent for building an electrolysis plant for producing hydrogen gas for biofuel in Lysekil, as shown by the study conducted in the spring. Producing hydrogen through fossil-free methods can reduce CO2 emissions by at least 80% compared … Read the full press release

DNV updates rules for ship classification with new class notations to tackle decarbonization challenge in the maritime industry

(PRESS RELEASE) BÆRUM, 2-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — World’s leading classification society, DNV announces the latest updates to its rules for ship classification, with a raft of new class notations, including “Fuel Ready” and “Gas fuelled ammonia” notations. The new updates … Read the full press release

DNV and Keppel Offshore & Marine to promote the introduction of hydrogen as an energy source in Singapore

(PRESS RELEASE) BÆRUM, 17-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — DNV, the independent expert in assurance and risk management, has announced it signed an agreement with Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), a world leader in providing total solutions to the offshore, marine … Read the full press release