Renewables have overtaken coal as Germany’s main source of energy for the first time, accounting for just over 40 per cent of electricity production.
Drax Power Station in Yorkshire, UK, has completed the £702 million buyout of low-carbon and renewable assets from Iberdrola of Spain.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured a second order in Russia from Enel Russia for the supply of 201 MW of wind turbines.
Data from Weather Energy has been released showing that wind power output has broken 100 per cent of demand in Scotland, with 109 per cent of total electricity demand being met from renewables.
Diamond Transmission (DTC), a subsidiary of Mitsubishi, has been selected as the preferred bidder for a new offshore transmission link in the UK.
France has presented a new energy plan, in which it plans by 2030 to triple its onshore wind power capacity and multiply its solar power capacity five-fold.
An innovative bioenergy carbon capture and storage (BECCS) pilot plant has been commissioned at Drax power station in the UK, with the first CO2 expected to be captured in the coming weeks.
Poland has indicated that it wants to generate more electricity from nuclear reactors, and hopes to attract over €88 billion of investment to achieve this.
The UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC) said that hydrogen could cost-effectively replace natural gas for power generation, reducing emissions, but warned that it was best used selectively.
Endesa of Spain has said that it plans to continue to operate its remaining coal and nuclear plants beyond 2030, and that it plans to finish one more retrofit and to install new battery units, while closing two units in 2020.