Tag Archives: renewable energy

Total begins construction of a large-scale solar plant, its third and biggest solar plant in Japan

PARIS/ TOKYO, 8-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Total Solar International announce the start of the construction of a large-scale solar plant located in Osato, Miyagi prefecture, Japan. Miyagi Osato Solar Park with 52 megawatt-peak (MWp) is expected to provide clean and … Read the full press release

Unilever: Renewable is doable: we now source 100% renewable electricity across five continents

Unilever: Renewable is doable: we now source 100% renewable electricity across five continents

Unilever advances on its RE100 goal: now sourcing 100% renewable electricity across five continents LONDON/ROTTERDAM, 16-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Unilever announced that it is making further progress on its RE100 goal as it works to become a ‘carbon neutral’ company … Read the full press release

Eni and Synhelion to develop new technology in methanol production using renewable energy

MILAN, 14-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni and Synhelion partner on the development of a new technology for methanol production from carbon dioxide (CO2), water and methane. The process requires high temperatures achieved by harnessing solar energy. The new technology using … Read the full press release

Microsoft partners with Vattenfall to power the future datacenters in Sweden with 100 percent renewable energy

STOCKHOLM, 30-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall and Microsoft team up to power new Swedish datacenter locations with renewable energy that will reduce overall carbon footprint from the new datacenters. Microsoft’s future datacenters in Gävle and Sandviken, north of Stockholm will … Read the full press release

Enel establishes its renewable footprint in Russia; Rostov region’s first-ever renewable project now under construction

ROME/ AZOV, 24-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Enel Green Power starts construction of the 90 MW Azov wind farm located in the Rostov region, Southern Russia. This is the Group’s first renewable project in Russia. The Azov wind farm, which is … Read the full press release

Statkraft to supply Alcoa’s Norwegian aluminium production with power

OSLO, 9-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Statkraft signs long-term power supply agreement with Alcoa Norway. For the period 2020 to 2026, the total delivery will be just above 3 TWh, with annual deliveries of approximately 440 GWh. The contract involves supplying … Read the full press release

Natixis to issue green structured note in Groupe Gan Vie life insurance policies aimed at supporting the fight against climate change

PARIS, 29-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Natixis and Groupama Group‘s subsidiary Groupama Gan Vie will launch the first green structured note aimed at supporting the energy transition. The innovative unit-linked insurance product will be issued by Natixis (Issuer: Natixis S.A. [Standard … Read the full press release

Saudi Aramco takes over Shell’s stake in SASREF refinery in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands / DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia, 22-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Dutch Shell plc has announced that its Shell Saudi Arabia Refining Limited’s 50% holdings of the SASREF refining joint venture in Jubail Industrial City, Kingdom of Saudi … Read the full press release

Eni acquires what would be the largest photovoltaic farm in the Northern Territory

MILAN, 5-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni, through its subsidiary in Australia Eni Australia Limited, has just completed the acquisition a solar project in the Northern Territory of Australia. The project is construction-ready and includes the installation of 33.7 MWp (Mega Watt peak) of ground-mounted PV panels and … Read the full press release

Siemens Gamesa will supply 36 units of its SG 3.4-132 wind turbine for the Voltalia wind project in Brazil

Siemens Gamesa will supply 36 units of its SG 3.4-132 wind turbine model with a flexible power rating of 3.55 MW These wind turbines will be commissioned in 2020 ZAMUDIO, 25-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) recently signed … Read the full press release

The oil and gas industry in 2019: Regulation topped the list of factors most likely to drive oil and gas companies to decarbonize their operations in 2019

Confidence in the outlook for the oil and gas sector more than doubles in two years – up from 32% to 76%. 70% of senior industry professionals expect to increase or maintain capital expenditure in 2019 A third (34%) expect … Read the full press release

Equinor announces its second offshore wind lease in the United States

Equinor has been declared the provisional winner of one of the three leases offered in the US government’s wind lease sale for an area offshore the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Stavanger, Norway, 17-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Equinor submitted a winning bid of … Read the full press release

Enel begins operation of its first wind facility in the US state of Illinois

The 185 MW wind farm will sell its power to Bloomberg LP, General Motors and Constellation, an Exelon company Enel invested approximately 325 million US dollars in the construction of the wind farm, which will generate around 570 GWh per … Read the full press release

WindEurope: EU’s newly-agreed renewable energy and energy efficiency target aims for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

The European Commission today called for the bloc to aim for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 in its new decarbonisation strategy. BRUSSELS, 29-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The EU’s newly-agreed renewable energy and energy efficiency targets put the bloc on track … Read the full press release

SENER and ACCIONA Industrial on final stages of construction and commissioning of Kathu Solar Park project with its successful synchronization to the grid

Synchronization to the grid is one of the last steps before the plant starts commercial operation reassuring Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) as an efficient solution in the renewable energy sector with its high efficiency and performance to deliver energy to … Read the full press release

Germany: new digital platform to significantly increase the efficiency of grid-stabilising measures to avoid grid congestion

Digital procurement platform to reduce the number of wind turbine output in case of grid congestion Regional producers, consumers and storage facility operators offer system operators flexible use of their installations for system support Flexibility platform has price decreasing effect … Read the full press release

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy secures preferred supplier agreement with Ørsted for its offshore wind power projects in Taiwan

900 MW projects to utilize approx. 112 SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines; Service agreement included Subject to final contract, Siemens Gamesa will establish a nacelle assembly facility near Taichung Harbor for start of production in 2021, going beyond the localisation requirements … Read the full press release

PwC joins the RE100 initiative of global businesses growing the global demand for renewable energy

PwC joins RE100 committing to 100% renewable power for its electricity consumption. New air travel offsetting programme targeting multiple benefits and backed by strict criteria. LONDON, 18-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — PwC’s new global environmental commitment to reduce carbon emissions, source 100% … Read the full press release

ENGIE to help develop a 100% low-emission public transportation system in Santiago de Chile

La Défense, France, 12-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE was awarded a contract to provide Santiago de Chile’s public transportation system with an integrated offer comprising: leasing of 100 electric buses, installation and maintenance of the related electric charging infrastructure supplied … Read the full press release

Iberdrola expects to increase its renewable generation in the United States to around 10,000 megawatts (MW) by the end of 2022

Bilbao, Spain, 28-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Ignacio Galán, Chairman of Iberdrola, has made some statements to journalist Scott DiSavino from Reuters regarding his attendance at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2018 being held in New York. Galán said the company expects to spend … Read the full press release

Siemens Gamesa and Van Oord consortium selected as preferred contractor for Fryslân nearshore wind farm construction

Supply of 89 SWT-DD-130 wind turbines with a total rated power output of over 380 MW Zamudio, Spain, 03-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The consortium of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and Van Oord has been selected by Windpark Fryslân B.V. as … Read the full press release

French renewable energy producer Neoen to break ground on its Numurkah solar farm in Goulburn Valley Highway in northwest Victoria, Australia

Full construction on Victorian solar farm commences in July, creating up to 300 jobs for the local economy With over 1,000 MW in assets in operation and under construction in Australia, Neoen ranks as the country’s number one independent producer … Read the full press release

Iberdrola to build its largest renewable energy facility in Latin America: the Paraíba wind farm complex in Brazil

The Paraíba complex will have a total installed power of 565 megawatts This big facility will consist of 18 wind farms, three of which are already operational while another 15 are at different phases of development, with a commitment to … Read the full press release

FMO: Climate Investor One reaches third close at USD 535 million

Climate Investor One has reached third close at USD 535 million. This innovative blended finance facility provides funding for renewable energy projects in the wind, solar and run-of-river hydro sectors in developing countries . THE HAGUE, 25-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Climate Investor One seeks … Read the full press release

Societe Generale acquires French fintech Lumo, a renewable energy crowdfunding solution pioneer

PARIS, 22-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Lumo is a French fintech that since 2012 has been combining leading expertise in crowdfunding and renewable energies to accelerate the energy transition. It gives individuals and companies the opportunity to help finance a selection of … Read the full press release

SUEZ Group appoints Jacques Audibert as Secretariat for the Board of Directors and Committees

PARIS, 31-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Starting on 1 June, Jacques Audibert will supervise the management of Internal Audits, Legal, Real Estate, Registered Office General Services, Insurance, Ethics and Compliance, Risks and Investments, and the Secretariat for the Board of Directors and … Read the full press release

ENGIE to develop nine subsidy-free wind farms in Spain

ENGIE, already leading supplier of green electricity in France, is strengthening its position in Europe as a pioneer of the energy revolution and masters the entire value chain of renewable energy. La Défense, France, 25-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE signed with … Read the full press release

Siemens Gamesa opens new Gamesa Electric technology and manufacturing centre in the Madrid

The new facilities in San Fernando de Henares are equipped with test benches for testing and validating electric systems with capacity of up to 10 MW for wind power, photovoltaic and energy storage purposes The new centre will also manufacture … Read the full press release

ACCIONA Energia received the first ever prototype certificate for a grid-scale energy storage solution by DNV GL

Certification was carried out in line with the GRIDSTOR Recommended Practice CHICAGO, IL, USA, 14-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ACCIONA Energia, the biggest global operator exclusively in renewable energies, today received the first ever prototype certificate for a grid-scale energy storage solution … Read the full press release

Voith opens new office in Sydney to tap the enormous potential offered by hydropower in this area

New office strengthens Voith’s presence in a promising and dynamic energy market  Demand for pumped storage is growing to increase grid stability Support of national initiatives such as “Snowy 2.0” and “Battery of the Nation” SYDNEY, Australia, 20-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release