SSE Renewables pledges near-£600m investment in giant Shetland wind project

SSE Renewables pledges near-£600m investment in giant Shetland wind project

Jim Smith, managing director of SSE Renewables said: “Viking Wind Farm will help kick-start the green economic recovery, bringing much needed low carbon investment to Shetland.The Viking wind farm project is now wholly owned by SSE Renewables and is being developed with community partnership from Viking Energy Shetland.

Renewable Energy Gets Major Boost in New York State Budget

Renewable Energy Gets Major Boost in New York State Budget

The Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth & Community Benefit Act will streamline the processes for building renewable energy projects across the state and ensure clean power is efficiently transported wherever it needs to go.

4 astonishing signs of coal’s declining economic viability

4 astonishing signs of coal’s declining economic viability

The second threshold, Carbon Tracker finds, has been crossed by about 60 percent of the global coal fleet, which now has a higher LRMC than the LCOE of new renewable energy.

US renewables groups hail landmark clean energy bill in Virginia

US renewables groups hail landmark clean energy bill in Virginia

Virginia's General Assembly passed landmark clean energy legislation that doubles its offshore wind goal to 5.2GW and clears the way for big deployments of solar and storage, in a move hailed by US renewable energy groups as transformational.

UK government underscores net-zero commitment by unlocking onshore wind

UK government underscores net-zero commitment by unlocking onshore wind

Further details about the size and timing of the auction is needed, but UK renewable energy trade body RenewableUK believe that onshore wind’s inclusion in the next CfD tender will deliver new capacity at prices similar to the low prices seen for offshore wind in last year’s CfD.“The government is pressing ahead with action to meet our net zero emissions target quickly and at lowest cost to consumers and businesses,” said RenewableUK’s Chief Executive Hugh McNeal.

‘Weaknesses’ in renewables market sink Subsea 7 to a loss

‘Weaknesses’ in renewables market sink Subsea 7 to a loss

Subsea 7’s Renewables and Heavy Lifting division saw its revenue tumble from £512m in 2018 to £167m last year, mainly due to “lower activity on the Beatrice wind farm project” in the Moray Firth, which is now operationally complete.

Australia has done little on emissions, and is not planning much in next decade

Australia has done little on emissions, and is not planning much in next decade

What we see in this record of emissions reduction efforts is that Australia essentially met its Paris Target doing no more than business as usual and that improvements anticipated between now and 2030 are either cost effective transitions – replacing aging coal-fired power stations with new renewable generators and adopting electric vehicles; or the natural evolution of technology – better buildings, better industrial processes, better machines.

Virginia lawmakers pass major renewable energy legislation

Virginia lawmakers pass major renewable energy legislation

(AP) — The Virginia House and Senate passed sweeping energy legislation Tuesday that would overhaul how Virginia’s utilities generate electricity and, supporters say, move the state from the back of the pack to the forefront of renewable energy policy in the United States.

Scottish Renewables elects top energy bosses to board

Scottish Renewables elects top energy bosses to board

Energy trade body Scottish Renewables has announced the election of four top green energy bosses to its board.Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “Scottish Renewables Board helps set the priorities for our industry and I’m delighted to welcome some new faces to sit alongside our current directors.

America’s ‘First’ Renewable Resource Overlooked as States Embrace Clean Energy

America’s ‘First’ Renewable Resource Overlooked as States Embrace Clean Energy

However, while the state’s newly passed 70 percent clean energy standard currently lists hydro under its definition of renewable energy, some groups are urging state regulators to exclude certain hydropower projects, despite the carbon-free benefits they provide.

New analysis says 4.5 million people will be working in energy storage worldwide by 2050

New analysis says 4.5 million people will be working in energy storage worldwide by 2050

“The results indicate that job losses in fossil fuels and nuclear power sectors are more than outweighed by the job creation in renewable power generation and storage sectors,” the scientists said, predicting the segment to create around 17% of all new energy jobs already by 2030.

SSE clears way for renewables with completion of £500m deal with Ovo Energy

SSE clears way for renewables with completion of £500m deal with Ovo Energy

UK energy giant SSE has confirmed it will complete the £500 million sale of its energy services arm to Ovo Energy today, clearing the way for the firm to focus on its renewable energy portfolio.

After Violent Clashes of 2019, Investors Reassess Chile’s Prospects for Renewable Energy

After Violent Clashes of 2019, Investors Reassess Chile’s Prospects for Renewable Energy

Investors believe the prospects remain strong for Chile's hot renewables market, despite recent social unrest that caused the nation to relinquish hosting climate talks last year.

Renewables should be high on new UK government's agenda as climate conference beckons

Renewables should be high on new UK government's agenda as climate conference beckons

Jim Smith, Managing Director of SSE Renewables, calls on the UK Government to recognise the unique opportunity of COP26 and help shape the climate change fight.

Top Renewable Energy Companies in the UK

Top Renewable Energy Companies in the UK

They’ve been around even longer than the Good Energy Company, since 1996 to be exact, and have been providing homes and businesses with green energy and frack-free gas since then.There are many more examples of energy companies offering renewables and green power.

Wind power flows into Senegal’s grid system for first time

Wind power flows into Senegal’s grid system for first time

The 158.7 megawatt (MW) Parc Eolien Taiba N’Diaye (PETN) wind project was connected to Senegal’s national electricity grid this week after 10 months of construction.Massaer Cisse, general manager for Senegal at Lekela said: “The first megawatts of energy are today entering Senegal’s grid, giving the country its first taste of clean, renewable wind power.

SSE Renewables move into Europe’s growing onshore wind market

SSE Renewables move into Europe’s growing onshore wind market

The firm, which operates Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm and other big UK projects, said it has acquired land and development rights to a 134 megawatt (MW) onshore wind portfolio in Germany from Holt Holding SA Limited.

USDA Helps Rural Businesses Make Energy Efficiency Improvements, Adopt Renewable Energy Systems

USDA Helps Rural Businesses Make Energy Efficiency Improvements, Adopt Renewable Energy Systems

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2019 – Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $237 million to help farmers, ag producers and rural-based businesses lower energy costs (PDF, 229 KB).

Major Melbourne energy users join forces for 113GWh-a-year renewables tender

Major Melbourne energy users join forces for 113GWh-a-year renewables tender

Several large universities and businesses across Melbourne have joined forces to launch the second round of the city's renewable tender programme, with a goal to procure 113GWh of clean energy every year.A tender for the second Melbourne Renewable Energy Project (MREP) was released on 22 November 2019.

Low pay by Fugro ‘to be looked at’ by international policy group, union boss says

Low pay by Fugro ‘to be looked at’ by international policy group, union boss says

Fugro, who have a number of bases in Aberdeen, was found to be paying some workers below the National Minimum Wage while contracted for work at SSE Renewables’ Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm, planned off the coast of Montrose.

Contractor in hot water for ‘mistakenly’ underpaying workers at giant Scottish wind project

Contractor in hot water for ‘mistakenly’ underpaying workers at giant Scottish wind project

A spokeswoman for SSE Renewables said the firm was “very disappointed” that a number of Fugro employees working on Seagreen “may have unintentionally been underpaid as the result of an administrative error at the company”.

SSE looks to entice Aberdeen oil and gas contractors with offshore wind work

SSE looks to entice Aberdeen oil and gas contractors with offshore wind work

John Casserly, head of procurement at the firm, said millions of pounds worth of tier two supply chain work is “on the table” for pioneering firms who can adapt from traditional oil and gas to work in renewable energy.

SSE gets revised planning consent for Highland ‘subsidy-free’ wind farm extension

SSE gets revised planning consent for Highland ‘subsidy-free’ wind farm extension

SSE Renewables has been granted a revised planning consent for an extension to Scotland’s first subsidy-free onshore wind farm in the Highlands.Scottish Ministers said yesterday they would revise the planning consent for an 11-turbine extension to Gordonbush onshore wind farm.

SSE to showcase local Seagreen contracts as MHI Vestas snare turbine deal

SSE to showcase local Seagreen contracts as MHI Vestas snare turbine deal

John Hill, Seagreen project director at SSE Renewables, said: “Seagreen represents one of the most significant construction projects ever undertaken in Scotland and we want members of the Scottish supply chain to have the opportunity to work with us.

Multi-million drone solution unveiled for offshore energy assets

Multi-million drone solution unveiled for offshore energy assets

A consortium of five UK universities has unveiled new robot technology designed for the inspection, repair and maintenance of offshore energy assets.The Orca Hub, a multi-million pound research collaboration that saw universities work with 35 industrial and innovation partners, aims to advance robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies for use on North Sea renewable energy assets.

SSE picks Montrose Port for giant £6bn wind project

SSE picks Montrose Port for giant £6bn wind project

Energy firm SSE Renewables has announced that it will use Montrose Port as its operations and maintenance base for the construction of its giant Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm.

$71 billion in Japanese coal assets at risk from cheaper renewables

$71 billion in Japanese coal assets at risk from cheaper renewables

It found that Japan’s planned and existing coal capacity could be jeopardized by low utilization rates and cheaper renewable energy, namely onshore and offshore wind and large-scale solar photovoltaics (PV).

Equinor to sell half its stake in German wind farm for £445m

Equinor to sell half its stake in German wind farm for £445m

Roland Dorig, managing partner of Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners, said: “We are delighted to invest alongside two of the most experienced offshore wind players in the sector, as well as expanding on our existing relationship with RWE Renewables.

‘World’s largest’ turbines to be used at Dogger Bank Wind Farm

‘World’s largest’ turbines to be used at Dogger Bank Wind Farm

SSE Renewables and Equinor announced today they will use the “world’s largest” turbines at their giant Dogger Bank Wind Farm in the Southern North Sea. Haliade-X 12 megawatt (MW) turbine is designed by GE Renewable Energy.

GE Wins Second Massive Order for 12MW Offshore Turbines

GE Wins Second Massive Order for 12MW Offshore Turbines

GE has won another huge deal for its 12-megawatt Haliade-X offshore turbine, this time for the 3.6-gigawatt Dogger Bank trio of projects in the U.K. The project's co-developers, Equinor and SSE Renewables, named the technology their preferred choice, with the final investment decision due next year.