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EU backs giant Belgian offshore wind farm with €250m loan

It will consist of 58 turbines and generate renewable energy for around 485,000 households

EU backs Belgian offshore wind farm with €210m loan

It will have a total capacity of 219MW and is expected to generate enough electricity for 220,000 homes

EU approves Belgium’s €3.5bn support for offshore wind farms

The projects will support the country’s target of sourcing 13% of its energy needs by 2020

‘Half of Belgium’s power to be renewable by 2030’

The nation will need to fill a gap in generation capacity as aging nuclear plants reach retirement

Could climate change threaten Belgian beer?

Rising temperatures in Brussels risk making Lambic beer production unsustainable

Europe ‘too dependent on UK’ for offshore wind installations

Latest figures reveal the nation installed 911MW out of a total 1.1GW of projects in the first half of 2018

EU approves offshore wind farm joint venture

The Commission concluded the proposed transaction would not raise any competition concerns

Green bonds issuance ‘to reach record high in 2018’

Global green bonds issuance is set to grow by around 60% to $250 billion (£181bn) this year. That would far exceed the record $155 billion (£112bn) of green bonds issued last year, according to the latest assessment from Moody’s Investors Services. The sectors that have traditionally played a large role in this market such as […]

EU greenlights six backup power schemes

The European Commission has approved six schemes for backup electricity to ensure security of supply. It said the power capacity mechanisms in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy and Poland comply with the rules aimed at preserving competition in the single market. The schemes in Belgium and Germany are for strategic reserves, which keep certain generation […]

Hydrogen ship gets much better miles to the galleon

  A hydrogen-powered passenger ferry has been successfully registered as a seagoing vessel and will now begin commercial operations in Belgium. Cie. Maritime Belge’s (CMB) Hydroville ship, which can be run on compressed hydrogen as well as regular diesel fuel, will be used to transport people from Kruibeke to Antwerp during rush hour. This is […]