Industry News

Monday, December 18, 2017
Will the financial sector make the planet great again?
On 12 December 2017, two years after the adoption of the COP21 Paris Agreement and one year after it came into force, world leaders came together again to reaffirm their common commitment to combating the effects of climate change. The One Planet Summit in Paris, convened ...

Sunday, December 3, 2017
Green is the new black – oil majors bet on RES
Hydrocarbon giants have recently been showing a growing appetite for RES, especially through investments in EVs and offshore wind. The oil and gas industry also appears to be healing financially and, while some announced a major refocusing of their businesses, others are aiming for a ...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
US energy leader sells its RES business
One of the US’ leading energy suppliers, NRG Energy, plans to sell up to $4 billion (€3,5 billion) worth of assets from its diverse portfolio. The divestment includes 6 GW of conventional power plants and more than 3 GW of RES plants. The company has a ...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Electricity trumps oil and gas
According to a Report by the International Energy Agency (IEA), investments in the electricity sector exceeded those in oil gas for the first time last year. Among notable mentions, China saw a 25% decline in coal-fired investments, while the US saw a sharp drop in ...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Hot Topic: New York and Virginia reaffirm their offshore wind support with promising developments
The State of New York announced that, in order to meet its target of 2,4 GW of offshore wind energy by 2030, it will construct three to six projects of 400 to 800 MW capacity each. However, according to the New York State Research and ...

Friday, July 7, 2017
EV market sees interest on both sides of the Atlantic
In March 2012, California established a goal of getting more than 1,5 million zero-emissions vehicles on the road by 2025. The “Golden State” first adopted the idea into law in 1990 as part of the ‘Low Emission Vehicle Program’, which has gone through many iterations ...

Friday, July 7, 2017
DONG Energy signs first offshore wind connection agreement under new Dutch tender system
DONG Energy signed the grid connection agreement for the Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind farms with the Dutch TSO, TenneT. The agreement is the first one under TenneT’s new tender system. It will allow power to be transmitted from the two wind farms to ...

Monday, July 3, 2017
Ofgem proposes price cap to protect customers
UK energy market regulator, Ofgem, is proposing a safeguard tariff designed to address concerns about rising domestic energy bills in response to a pledge by current UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, to knock £100 (€113) of energy bills for 17 million households (see hot topic ...