Germany to pay out around €40bn in coal phaseout plan

The country aims to end coal power by 2038 at the latest and will compensate utilities, mines and state governments when it does so

Siemens Gamesa completes €200m Senvion purchase

The acquisition will increase the company’s multi-brand footprint to more than 10GW and its fleet under to around 69GW

Agreement signed for transit of Russian gas to Europe via Ukraine

Under the terms of the deal, Russia is obligated to send 65bn cubic meters (bcm) of gas through Ukraine in 2020 and 40bcm of gas from 2021 to 2025

African and South American sustainability ‘leaps and bounds ahead of EU’

The report notes while many EU countries are struggling to reach their 32% renewable energy usage target by 2030, nations such as Paraguay and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are already producing 100% renewable energy

Contract for ITER buildings extended until 2025

Fusion for Energy has extended the fusion project’s ‘Architect Engineer’ contract with the Engage consortium

IEA: Global coal demand to remain stable up to 2024

A fall in coal consumption in Europe and the US is forecast to be offset by growth in a number of key economies in Asia

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Green Deal to see Europe become ‘first climate-neutral continent by 2050’

The European Green Deal sets out a plan for sustainable growth, promising to boost the region’s wider economy, improve health and quality of life and protect the environment

Renewables ‘to become France’s main energy source by 2027’

GlobalData predicts clean power’s share of the generation mix will soar to 42.9% by 2023, up from 19.9% in 2018

Plant-based coating promises to keep avocados out of the bin

Apeel’s innovative technology to reduce food waste is being launched in Europe for the first time

BP to supply Amazon with 170MW of renewable power

Under the power purchase agreements, BP will provide electricity from new build wind and solar projects in Sweden and Spain from 2021