The environmental charity ClientEarth has lost a legal challenge against the UK Government’s decision to approve two gas-fired generation units at Drax power station in North Yorkshire, UK.
Polish energy companies Enea and Energa have announced that they are ending their involvement with construction of the 1GW Ostroleka C coal-fired power plant, after new co-owner PKN Orlen said it would not be involved in the project if it utilises coal.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy’s (SGRE) performance in the second quarter of FY2020 (January to March) reflected the unexpected effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on operations and commercial activity, with a direct impact of €56 million on the company’s profitability.
As a result of the coronavirus lockdown, energy use in the UK has fallen by around 20 per cent. This had led to a new record being set for how long the country has gone without using any energy produced from coal.
Joe Kaeser, CEO of Siemens, said in early April that the company would not cut jobs due to the pandemic. However, the company is experiencing financial impact as a result of the lockdowns imposed because of the coronavirus.
EDF Energy will review the future of its 2GW West Burton A coal-fired power plant in Nottinghamshire, England when its capacity market contracts expire in September 2021.
Siemens Gamesa has secured its third deal in Sweden for its 5.X next generation platform.
Spanish utility Iberdrola has commissioned Europe’s largest solar PV plant, the 500MW Núñez de Balboa solar farm in the southwest of Spain.
Uniper and Siemens Gas and Power have signed a cooperation agreement for the development of projects to decarbonise power generation and promote sector coupling.
Denmark’s Vestas has suspended production at its two Spanish wind turbine plants, adding that its service and maintenance business was still working.