European EV Platform Everon Rolls Into US in Partnership With Arcadia

European EV Platform Everon Rolls Into US in Partnership With Arcadia

Arcadia, a clean-energy access startup, is helping European electric-vehicle charging platform Everon make its first foray into the United States with a new partnership announced Friday.

New organic redox flow battery aims for €0.05/kWh/cycle by 2030

New organic redox flow battery aims for €0.05/kWh/cycle by 2030

“The project aims to demonstrate that organic flow batteries can be a sustainable alternative to vanadium batteries, a material included in the list of critical raw materials by the European Commission,” the scientists said.

Statkraft brings in new vice president for wind and solar

Statkraft brings in new vice president for wind and solar

Norwegian renewable energy operator Statkraft has announced the appointment of a new vice president for European wind and solar.She said: “Statkraft has an ambitious strategy and unique position for further growth within renewable energy.

New £420m solar deal sees Chinese giant enter European and UK market

New £420m solar deal sees Chinese giant enter European and UK market

A new multi-million joint venture (JV) will see Chinese manufacturer Shanghai Electric pair with Spanish firm Eland Private Equity to seek out major investments in Europe.

Europe’s Energy Giants Line Up to Endorse Green Deal

Europe’s Energy Giants Line Up to Endorse Green Deal

The European Union’s newly proposed Green Deal raises “significant questions” for the oil and gas industry, analysts said, but the plan was broadly welcomed by companies across the energy sector.

‘Clarity’ needed from new UK Gov on Brexit ‘risk’ to Scottish renewables sector

‘Clarity’ needed from new UK Gov on Brexit ‘risk’ to Scottish renewables sector

It is understood Boris Johnson’s new Conservative majority government will look to fast-track the UK’s exit from the European Union – leaving many in Scotland’s renewable energy sector asking questions about future funding and jobs.Aberdeen MSP Kevin Stewart last night called on the new UK Government to “step up to the plate” and support the industry.

Denmark plans $30 bln offshore wind island that could power 10 million homes

Denmark plans $30 bln offshore wind island that could power 10 million homes

Denmark is home to wind turbine giant Vestas and the world's largest developer of offshore wind,, and recently approved a law which targets reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 70% by 2030.The energy ministry is looking for the right location to build one or more islands surrounded by offshore wind farms with a total capacity of at least 10 GW - equivalent to 10 million European households' electricity consumption.

European nations must ‘double’ renewable energy targets by 2030, report claims

European nations must ‘double’ renewable energy targets by 2030, report claims

European countries have been told to “double” their renewable energy targets by 2030 or risk not meeting the Paris Agreement, according to a report due out next week.“IRENA’s analysis shows that a pathway to a decarbonised economy is technologically possible and socially and economically beneficial.

The European Investment Bank Has Quit Fossil Fuels. Now What?

The European Investment Bank Has Quit Fossil Fuels. Now What?

With renewables increasingly able to compete without subsidies, the EIB will put a heavier focus on the infrastructure and technology that enable more wind and solar to join the grid, Boschi said.

Scottish firms win £12m CCUS funding from European pot

Scottish firms win £12m CCUS funding from European pot

Scottish companies working in the Carbon Capture Usage and Storage (CCUS) sector have scooped more than £12 million from a European Union funding pot.Scientists from the Scottish CCS (SCCS) partnership announced they had won a combined European funding total of £12.4m for five three-year projects.

Former Aberdeen wind boss swoops in to lead giant North Sea project

Former Aberdeen wind boss swoops in to lead giant North Sea project

Adam Ezzamel will head up project direction for developer Red Rock Power’s proposed 72-turbine Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm in the North Sea. Mr Ezzamel led the team that built Vattenfall’s 11-turbine European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) of the coast of Aberdeen.

EDF Looks to EV Charging to Boost Energy Storage Revenue

EDF Looks to EV Charging to Boost Energy Storage Revenue

At a time when analysts are watching with interest to see where European energy storage projects are going to find their future revenue , French utility giant EDF gave its backing to one prospective model this week.

Wind power could meet entire world’s electricity needs 18 times over, says International Energy Agency

Wind power could meet entire world’s electricity needs 18 times over, says International Energy Agency

Outlining the rapid pace of change, which the authors say has been led by European countries including the UK , the report says the global offshore wind market grew nearly 30 per cent per year between 2010 and 2018.

Siemens Gamesa to Buy 3 Senvion Businesses, Saving 2,000 Jobs

Siemens Gamesa to Buy 3 Senvion Businesses, Saving 2,000 Jobs

The all-cash deal, which is expected to close before March 2020, includes all the firm’s intellectual property, its European service business and a Portugal-based blade manufacturing site.Having previously lagged behind MHI Vestas and Siemens Gamesa, GE Renewable Energy has secured several large offshore turbine orders in recent weeks.

Renewables deliver 47% of total generation in Germany so far in 2019

Renewables deliver 47% of total generation in Germany so far in 2019

Renewable energy in the European industrial power house of Germany has delivered 47 per cent of the country’s total electricity generation so far in 2019, with wind and solar alone combining for more than one third of total generation, and renewables outstripping fossil fuels for seven months in a row.

Double Jobs Blow as Vestas and Siemens Gamesa Plan European Cuts

Double Jobs Blow as Vestas and Siemens Gamesa Plan European Cuts

European wind turbine manufacturers Siemens Gamesa and Vestas will cut a total of almost 1,200 jobs from manufacturing plants in Denmark and Germany, and there could be more job losses to come for the sector.

Consultant sought to help launch renewable energy auctions in Kosovo*

Consultant sought to help launch renewable energy auctions in Kosovo*

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has invited expressions of interest in providing it with consultancy services in order support the Government of Kosovo* in developing and implementing a competitive scheme for the award of future support to renewable energy generators.

New marine sector training centre to be built in Oban

New marine sector training centre to be built in Oban

“These students will be primarily hosted in a new purpose- built Scottish Marine Industry Training Centre (SMITC) located in the European Marine Science Park.

Piraeus Bank joins EIB green infrastructure investment program

Piraeus Bank joins EIB green infrastructure investment program

Piraeus Bank has agreed to support a new EUR 650 million infrastructure investment program developed by the Hellenic Ministry of Development and Investments and the European Investment Bank (EIB).Piraeus Bank will initially use EUR 32 million from the new fund to support investment in projects across Greece.

Emec sign marine energy agreement with Enel Green Power

Emec sign marine energy agreement with Enel Green Power

The European Marine Energy Centre (Emec) has announce it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with renewable energy firm Enel Green Power.The deal, understood to be for the purpose of knowledge sharing in marine energy technology, will see Orkney-based Emec look to share testing and collaborate with the Italian multinational firm.

Behind New Billionaire Trevor Milton’s $3 Billion Push To Make America Run On Hydrogen

Behind New Billionaire Trevor Milton’s $3 Billion Push To Make America Run On Hydrogen

From a Phoenix headquarters that will also build prototype semis, Milton has raised more than $500 million from such investors as European heavy-duty vehicle maker CNH Industrial, manufacturing and tech giant Bosch, hedge fund ValueAct, South Korea’s solar powerhouse Hanwha, Norwegian energy company Nel Hydrogen and Worthington Industries, a metals manufacturer.

How wind and rooftop solar could meet most of EU electricity needs

How wind and rooftop solar could meet most of EU electricity needs

The first report claims Europe has the capacity to produce more than 100-times the amount of energy it currently produces through onshore wind farms, while the second claims that rooftop solar across the European Union could provide 24.4 per cent of the region’s current electricity consumption.

Solar Wars Part X: The force is strong with investors

Solar Wars Part X: The force is strong with investors

Previous Solar Wars articles explained how arbitral tribunals considering intra-EU claims under the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) have consistently rejected the application of judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Slovak Republic v Achmea (Case C-284/16), which held that an arbitration clause in bilateral investment treaty (BIT) between two EU states contravened EU law.

Romania, Slovenia eyeing energy portfolio in new European Commission

Romania, Slovenia eyeing energy portfolio in new European Commission

The candidates for European energy commissioner are Kadri Simson from Estonia, Virginijus Sinkevicius, Linas Linkevicius or Saulius Skvernelis from Latvia, Luminita Odobescu from Romania, Krzysztof Szczerski from Poland, and Janez Lenarčič from Slovenia.

Vattenfall shares out £150k Aberdeen Bay cash to north-east community projects

Vattenfall shares out £150k Aberdeen Bay cash to north-east community projects

Vattenfall, operator of the 11-turbine European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), said yesterday it will invest in scores of community projects and provide a “ lasting legacy” to the region.

National Grid Acquires Renewables Developer Geronimo Energy

National Grid Acquires Renewables Developer Geronimo Energy

National Grid completed its $100 million acquisition of renewables developer Geronimo Energy, launching another deep-pocketed European utility into the business of building wind and solar projects in the U.S. Separately, National Grid entered a joint venture to acquire 379 megawatts of operating wind and solar capacity from Geronimo alongside the Washington State Investment Board, which manages pensions for public employees in the Pacific Northwest state.

Renewable transportation fuels from water and carbon dioxide

Renewable transportation fuels from water and carbon dioxide

SUN-to-LIQUID joins leading European research organizations and companies in the field of solar thermochemical fuel research, namely ETH Zurich, IMDEA Energy, DLR, Abengoa Energía and HyGear Technology & Services B.V. The coordinator Bauhaus Luftfahrt e.

GWEC: 200GW of Offshore Wind by 2030 Is Possible

GWEC: 200GW of Offshore Wind by 2030 Is Possible

The total installed capacity for the European market under the BAU scenario is expected to be 78GW by 2030 with its cost competitiveness remaining a key driver for the volume, the report writes.

EU NECPs: Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia, Cyprus, others need to step up renewables ambition

EU NECPs: Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia, Cyprus, others need to step up renewables ambition

The European Commission has released an assessment of the EU member states’ first-ever draft integrated national energy and climate plans (NECPs), urging them to step up ambition to implement the Paris Agreement and reach the agreed EU 2030 energy and climate targets.

European Commission: Kosovo* continues to rely on lignite, some progress seen on renewables

European Commission: Kosovo* continues to rely on lignite, some progress seen on renewables

In the coming year, Kosovo* should: prepare for the decommissioning of the Kosovo A power plant and the environmental upgrade of Kosovo B; make the Energy Efficiency Fund fully operational and increase energy efficiency incentives for the private sector and households; focus on renewable energy, including by introducing market-based support schemes and addressing investments barriers; adopt a plan that includes the gradual adjustment of energy tariffs reflecting expected increases in costs and mitigation measures for vulnerable consumers.