Renewable Energy in COVID Times

Renewable energy in COVID times By Gwenaëlle Avice-Huet, Executive Vice President of ENGIE & CEO of ENGIE North America As COVID swept the globe, governments quickly implemented solutions to protect vulnerable individuals, industries, and companies.  And though economic policies designed to help companies and communities through the pandemic supported many, some industries were not insulated […]

Germany increases offshore targets and leaves bidding procedures untouched

Germany increases offshore targets and leaves bidding procedures untouched On Thursday, 5 November, the German Bundestag passed a revision of the Offshore Wind Bill (“WindSeeG”). The Bill backs higher targets for offshore wind expansion and refrains from introducing a controversial auction mechanism.  Germany is now set to significantly expand offshore wind. The parliament passed a […]

Driving climate action at Wales Climate Week 2020

Driving climate action at Wales Climate Week 2020 Wales may be a small nation, but we have big ambition, writes Lesley Griffiths MS, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Welsh Government Wales may be a small nation, but we have big ambition. Over the last 20 years Wales has been leading action in ensuring […]

Leading NGOs, grid developers and the wind industry start new partnership to ensure the sustainable development of offshore wind

Leading NGOs, grid developers and the wind industry start new partnership to ensure the sustainable development of offshore wind 16 November saw the launch of a new Offshore Energy and Nature Coalition. It’s a new partnership between leading environmental NGOs, transmission system operators and the wind industry. They are going to work together to ensure […]

Solar identified to contribute to a ‘dynamic, resilient and competitive’ European Industry

Solar identified to contribute to a ‘dynamic, resilient and competitive’ European Industry Council of European Union conclusions list solar and renewables as a steppingstone of recovery and a permanent bedrock of any future European industry Yesterday, the council of the European Union instated a series of conclusions, addressing how COVID-19 recovery actions can pave the way […]

Woolworths joins the global RE100 renewable energy initiative

Woolworths joins the global RE100 renewable energy initiative Woolworths Group commits to be powered by 100% renewable electricity by 2020. As one of Australia’s largest energy users, its RE100 commitment will reduce emissions and create clean energy jobs right across AustraliWoolworths Group is the biggest Australian energy user yet to join RE100. It joins 267 […]

A new level of credibility for PPAs: 24/7 PPA put into practice

A new level of credibility for PPAs: 24/7 PPA put into practice Statkraft develops innovative and tailor-made solutions to support companies in delivering on their sustainability targets. In 2020, Daimler and Statkraft have inked a deal on an industrial scale including a highly credible and sustainability-driven concept for a 24/7 PPA called Pure Statkraft PPA. […]

Hybrid renewable power plants make a good business case but need clearer legislation to become more widespread

Hybrid renewable power plants make a good business case but need clearer legislation to become more widespread On 8 October WindEurope spoke in a “Hybrid Power Plants” conference organised by Solar Plaza. The conference focused on hybrid wind/solar and wind/solar/storage power plants and how can help speed up the energy transition. A hybrid renewable power […]

Pushing the needle forward amidst disruption: new report showcases more robust sustainability reporting

Pushing the needle forward amidst disruption: new report showcases more robust sustainability reporting Geneva/London 21 October 2020: Today, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) highlights the importance of maintaining sustainability ambitions amidst unprecedented disruption in the eighth edition of Reporting matters – WBCSD’s annual review of its member companies’ sustainability and integrated reports in partnership with […]

Hybrid offshore wind farms are already being built – the Offshore Energy Strategy should reflect this

Hybrid offshore wind farms are already being built – the Offshore Energy Strategy should reflect this On 20 October Energinet, the Danish TSO, and 50Hertz, the German TSO, inaugurated the Kriegers Flak Combined Grid Solution offshore interconnector in the Baltic Sea. This marks the first time an offshore wind farm gets connected to two different […]