Tag Archives: renewable energy

Dispatch, Eneco Collaborate on Groundbreaking Battery Energy Storage System for Renewable Energy in Dordrecht, Netherlands

(IN BRIEF) Dutch battery developer Dispatch is embarking on a groundbreaking project to construct the Netherlands’ largest stand-alone Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) in Dordrecht. This 45MW/90MWh utility-scale BESS aims to store surplus energy from renewable sources for grid stabilization, … Read the full press release

European Investment Bank and Deutsche Kreditbank Strengthen 25-Year Collaboration with Renewables Initiative

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Deutsche Kreditbank (DKB) recently celebrated their 25-year partnership by signing a new agreement at DKB’s Berlin headquarters, aimed at supporting renewable energy projects for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Germany. Under … Read the full press release

Chile’s Renewable Energy Boost: PowerTree Selects AFRY for Solar Portfolio Engineering

(IN BRIEF) PowerTree, a global renewable energy company, has partnered with AFRY to construct a 45MW solar portfolio in Chile, aiming to integrate clean energy into the national grid. As an Independent Power Producer (IPP), PowerTree specializes in solar development … Read the full press release

RWE Ventures into Australian Battery Storage: Limondale BESS to Pave the Way for Renewable Energy Transition

(IN BRIEF) RWE, a leading player in global renewables, has announced its investment decision to construct Australia’s inaugural eight-hour lithium-ion Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) adjacent to its Limondale Solar Farm in New South Wales. With a capacity of over … Read the full press release

EIF Commits EUR 30m to 123 Transition Energétique 2 Fund for Renewable Energy SMEs

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF), under the InvestEU program, pledges EUR 30 million as a cornerstone investor to the 123 Transition Energétique 2 fund, managed by 123 Investment Managers and advised by Lendosphere. This fund aims to address … Read the full press release

Lazio Region and Terna Forge Partnership to Enhance Electricity Infrastructure and Renewable Energy Development

(IN BRIEF) The Lazio Region and Terna, led by Giuseppina Di Foggia, have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at improving the planning and implementation of new electricity infrastructure while aligning with Italy’s regional environmental energy plan. The agreement involves … Read the full press release

Uniper Expands Renewable Portfolio with Acquisition of 20.4 MW Photovoltaic Project in Poland

(IN BRIEF) Uniper has entered into a share purchase agreement with Photon Energy Group for the acquisition of a 20.4 MW photovoltaic project in northeastern Poland, expected to close by the end of 2024. The move aligns with Uniper’s strategy … Read the full press release

EDF Pioneers Green Commercial Paper Issuance, Targets Renewable Energy Investments

(IN BRIEF) On May 14, 2024, EDF achieved a significant milestone by launching its inaugural green commercial paper issuance, valued at €50 million with a 6-month maturity, successfully subscribed by Ecofi. The funds from this issuance are earmarked to support … Read the full press release

AF Energi og Miljø AS Expands Renewable Energy Portfolio with Acquisition of ETA Norge AS

(IN BRIEF) AF Energi og Miljø AS has finalized the acquisition of 70% of the shares in ETA Norge AS, a proficient bioenergy contractor. ETA Norge, established in 2023, specializes in delivering heating systems and providing project planning, installation, and … Read the full press release

Baltic Eagle Offshore Wind Farm Begins Installation, Targets 475,000 Homes with Renewable Energy by 2024

(IN BRIEF) The Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm, a joint venture between Iberdrola and Masdar, has installed its first turbine, marking the beginning of the final phase of construction. This 476 MW project is set to be fully operational by … Read the full press release

Vattenfall Reports Strong Financial Performance and Renewable Energy Milestones in Q1 2024

(IN BRIEF) Vattenfall’s financial report for January-March 2024 highlights a 21% decrease in net sales, offset by a 45% increase in underlying operating profit and a 27% increase in operating profit. Profit for the period surged by 43%, indicating robust … Read the full press release

BevZero Spain Enhances Sustainability Efforts with Installation of Solar Panels at Production Facility

(IN BRIEF) BevZero, a global leader in beverage innovation, takes a significant step towards sustainability with the installation of 100 solar panels, generating 50 kW of peak power, on the rooftop of its Spain facility. This initiative, representing an annual … Read the full press release

EIB Invests €150 Million in Helsinki’s Renewable Energy Transition

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has inked a €150 million loan deal with Helen Ltd, a prominent Finnish energy company owned by the City of Helsinki. This funding aims to bolster two new renewable-energy initiatives in the district … Read the full press release

Vattenfall and BASF Strengthen Renewable Energy Partnership with Nordlicht Wind Farm Deal

(IN BRIEF) Vattenfall and BASF have finalized an agreement for the sale of 49 percent of Vattenfall’s Nordlicht 1 and 2 wind farms to BASF, deepening their collaboration in renewable energy. Nordlicht, Vattenfall’s largest offshore wind project to date, is … Read the full press release

EIB Invests €150 Million in Bhutan’s Renewable Energy Drive: A Step towards Carbon Neutrality

(IN BRIEF) In a landmark move, the European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted a €150 million loan to Bhutan, marking its first-ever investment in the country. This funding aims to bolster Bhutan’s renewable energy sector, particularly through the development of … Read the full press release

Vinci Invests €50 Million in NatPower SA, Expands Renewable Energy Portfolio

(IN BRIEF) VINCI, a leading infrastructure and construction company, has completed a €50 million investment in NatPower SA, a renewable energy platform operating in Italy, Great Britain, and the United States. This investment involves acquiring 10% of NatPower SA’s share … Read the full press release

RWE Embarks on Wind Farm Construction in Inden, Driving Renewable Energy Growth in Rhenish Lignite Area

(IN BRIEF) RWE, a key player in renewable energy, has commenced the construction of a new wind farm in the Rhenish lignite region, marking another milestone in the area’s energy transition. Set on recultivated land in the Inden opencast mine, … Read the full press release

RWE Launches US$2 Billion Green Bond, Eyes Expansion in Renewable Energy Market

(IN BRIEF) RWE, a leading renewable energy company, has successfully issued its first green US dollar bond, totaling US$2 billion, with maturities of 10 and 30 years and yields ranging from 5.926% to 6.261%. The bond, oversubscribed 3.8 times, signifies … Read the full press release

STMicroelectronics Secures Renewable Energy Contract for Italian Operations

(IN BRIEF) STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader, has inked a ten-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Centrica Energy for the supply of renewable energy to its Italian operations, starting from January 2025. The agreement, based on approximately 61 GWh of … Read the full press release

Webuild Group and Clough Unveil Australia’s Grand Renewable Energy Venture: Inside the Snowy Mountains Project

(IN BRIEF) Explore the depths of Australia’s ambitious renewable energy endeavor unfolding in the Snowy Mountains, where the Webuild Group and Clough, in collaboration with Snowy Hydro Limited, are spearheading the Future Generation project. This pumped-storage scheme, distinct from conventional … Read the full press release

Intesa Sanpaolo Partners with A2A to Power Operations with Renewable Energy

(IN BRIEF) In its ongoing commitment to reduce emissions and align with its ESG strategy, Intesa Sanpaolo has signed an agreement with A2A to procure electricity from renewable sources. This agreement, spanning ten years, will see Intesa Sanpaolo sourcing around … Read the full press release

SunMind Expands Renewable Energy Reach with SunWave Subsidiary

(IN BRIEF) SunMind, a subsidiary of VINCI Concessions specializing in renewable electricity production through photovoltaic power plants since 2022, is expanding its scope. With a focus on large-scale projects in new markets globally and supporting the solarization of VINCI Concessions’ … Read the full press release

EBRD, Meridiam, and Hassan Allam Utilities Join Forces to Propel Egypt’s Renewable Energy Agenda

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) collaborates with Meridiam and Hassan Allam Utilities (HAU) to establish HAU Energy BV, a platform aimed at investing in renewable energy projects primarily in Egypt and potentially across Africa. This … Read the full press release

Evonik’s DEGACRYL® Specialty Acrylate Production Goes Green with Renewable Energy

(IN BRIEF) Evonik’s Coating & Adhesive Resins Business Line in Darmstadt, Germany, has transitioned its production of DEGACRYL® specialty acrylates to renewable energy sources, reducing annual CO2 emissions by approximately 1,400 metric tons. This move aligns with the business line’s … Read the full press release

BBVA Exceeds Renewable Energy Goals and Reduces Carbon Footprint

(IN BRIEF) BBVA Group reports significant achievements in its environmental sustainability efforts, with 96 percent of its power consumption sourced from renewable energy in 2023, surpassing its 70 percent target for 2025. The bank also managed to reduce its carbon … Read the full press release

Iberdrola and Amazon Partner to Procure Renewable Energy from East Anglia THREE Wind Farm

(IN BRIEF) Iberdrola and Amazon strengthen their global renewable energy partnership with a new Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for 159 MW of clean electricity from the East Anglia THREE offshore wind farm in the UK. This agreement expands Amazon’s commitment … Read the full press release

Empa’s “Mining the Atmosphere” Initiative Targets High-Efficiency Renewable Energy Solutions for Industry

(IN BRIEF) Empa researchers are leading the charge in the “Mining the Atmosphere” initiative, aiming to harvest renewable energy from the Earth’s sun belt and transport it to industrial hubs like Switzerland. By utilizing pyrolysis to decarbonize natural gas, producing … Read the full press release

ENGIE Unveils Massive Battery Energy Storage System to Enhance Renewable Energy Integration

(IN BRIEF) ENGIE, a global leader in renewable energy, has introduced a groundbreaking Co-Located Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) with a storage capacity of 638 MWh and 139 MW of installed capacity. This innovative technology, utilizing lithium batteries, is integrated … Read the full press release

Neste Announces Completion of Organizational Merger and Restructuring

(IN BRIEF) Neste has finalized its organizational restructuring, merging its three renewable business units into one and restructuring functions to align with business-driven operations. The move aims to enhance cost-efficiency, competitiveness, and execution of growth strategy. Approximately 400 job roles … Read the full press release

E.ON to Invest €42 Billion in European Energy Transition, Surpasses 2023 Earnings Expectations

(IN BRIEF) E.ON, a major player in Europe’s energy sector, plans to increase its investments from €33 billion to €42 billion for 2024-2028, focusing on energy networks and infrastructure. The company exceeded earnings expectations in 2023, with adjusted Group EBITDA … Read the full press release

Equinor’s Mendubim Solar Plant Powers Up, Boosting Brazil’s Renewable Portfolio

(IN BRIEF) Equinor celebrates the commencement of operations at the Mendubim solar plant in Brazil, adding 531 MW of solar power to its energy portfolio and marking a 30% increase in its equity power production in the country. The project, … Read the full press release

Fostering Growth: Deutsche Bank’s Initiative Revolutionizes Women’s Role in Asian Agriculture

(IN BRIEF) Deutsche Bank’s Corporate Responsibility program in Asia is empowering women in agriculture across the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and India. Through partnerships and funding, women are gaining access to education, innovative farming equipment, and sustainable practices, enhancing their livelihoods … Read the full press release

Vattenfall and Borealis Forge Renewable Energy Partnership to Drive Decarbonization

(IN BRIEF) Vattenfall and Borealis have entered into a groundbreaking long-term renewable hydropower purchase agreement (PPA) aimed at bolstering sustainability efforts. Starting January 2024, Vattenfall commenced supplying Borealis’ Stenungsund operations with 175 GWh per year of renewable energy sourced from … Read the full press release

Innovation Fuels Telefónica’s 8.6% Energy Consumption Reduction

(IN BRIEF) Telefónica, a leading telecommunications company, has significantly improved its energy efficiency through technological innovations despite a surge in data traffic. Since 2015, Telefónica reduced its energy consumption by 8.6% while traffic multiplied by 8.6 times. The company’s Autonomous … Read the full press release

Enel Grids’ Renewable Connections Soar, Adding 7.9 GW in 2023

(IN BRIEF) Enel Grids, Enel Group’s electricity distribution arm, achieved a record-breaking milestone in 2023 by connecting nearly 540,000 new producer-prosumer connections globally, adding 7.9 GW of renewable capacity to its grids. Italy leads with 1.5 million connections, while Spain … Read the full press release

AFRY Strengthens Renewable Energy Portfolio with Carelin Oy Acquisition

(IN BRIEF) AFRY has announced its acquisition of Carelin Oy, a leading provider of project management, energy, and asset care services in the Finnish renewable energy market. This strategic move aims to enhance AFRY’s offerings in the renewables sector, allowing … Read the full press release

Austrian Industry Giants Spearhead Carbon-Based Value Chain Transformation

(IN BRIEF) Austrian companies Holcim, Verbund, OMV, and Borealis have wrapped up the C2PAT demonstration plant project, aiming to produce carbon-based products from unavoidable CO2 emissions. Instead of a joint pilot plant, each company plans to develop industrially upscaled plants … Read the full press release

Arkema Advances Climate Plan with Long-Term Renewable Energy Agreements

(IN BRIEF) Arkema has taken significant steps towards its climate plan goals by signing long-term renewable energy agreements for multiple sites across the United States. These agreements, with energy providers like Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Entergy, and 3Degrees, are expected … Read the full press release

Ørsted Expands Footprint in Korea with Incheon Offshore Wind Project Agreement

(IN BRIEF) Ørsted, a global renewable energy leader, has partnered with Incheon Metropolitan City, Korea, to develop an offshore wind power industry in the region. The collaboration aims to establish a local wind power sector centered around Ørsted’s 1.6 GW … Read the full press release

PNE Group Surpasses 100 Project Milestone, Facilitating Growth in Renewable Energy Sector

(IN BRIEF) PNE Group proudly announces a significant achievement in its mission to drive renewable energy adoption: surpassing the milestone of supporting over 100 wind and photovoltaic project companies through its pioneering consulting programme, “Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) as a … Read the full press release