Rolls-Royce takes majority stake in energy storage company

The British multinational engineering firm’s interest has increased to 73.1%

E.ON wins BMW order to plug in 4,100 EV charging points in Germany

They will be installed at BMW production plants, development centres and office locations, with half of the chargers available for use to the public

EU approves €3.2bn state aid by seven nations for battery research and innovation

Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Sweden will provide the funding, with the overall project expected to unlock an additional €5b in private investments

Ørsted and Covestro ink ‘world’s largest’ offshore wind PPA

The latter company is buying 100MW of the electricity output form the planned Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farm

E.ON to help paper mill tear down carbon footprint with new biomass plant

It is designed to have an electrical output of 20MW and a thermal firing capacity of 87MW

Wind turbines
Europe’s uncertain wind energy growth puts ‘jobs and green goals at stake’

WindEurope warns if national plans are unambitious and permitting issues persist, only 67GW of new wind capacity will be installed by 2023

German energy giant RWE targets carbon neutrality by 2040

It has taken over renewable generation assets from its subsidiary innogy and rival E.ON

UN and Germany launch new initiative to accelerate green economy

The Global Opportunities for Sustainable Development Goals will foster exchange on innovative and successful practices through newly designed regional sustainability hubs

Macquarie cleared by EU to buy German offshore wind developer

Ocean Breeze Energy owns and operates the BARD Offshore 1 wind farm, believed to be Germany’s ‘most productive’ project of its kind

Israeli IoT security firm raises $3.6m investment led by energy firm innogy

ShieldIOT says its software security platform enables service providers and utilities to secure and mange the security of any IoT device, application or network