RWE axes £4bn UK wind power project

The owner of energy firm npower has pulled out of its plans to build a wind farm off the north Devon coast. Developer RWE Innogy said the 240-turbine Atlantic Array project is being shelved due to “technical challenges making the project uneconomic at current time” and is “not viable” to continue. The wind farm in […]

Are climate change policies on the right track?

ELN reporter Vicky Ellis speaks to industry experts about climate change policies.

EU carbon agenda could mean “troubled waters” for renewables

Renewable energy could be in for some “very troubled waters” if Europe pursues its carbon targets and new energy sources without an eye to cost. This was the stark warning from the chief executive of RWE Innogy Fritz Vahrenholt, who told ELN the impact of carbon emissions on global warning was not as “catastrophic” as […]

Is EU energy policy on the right track?

Is public opinion of renewables heading for dangerous waters? ELN interviews RWE Innogy CEO Fritz Vahrenholt about his controversial views on climate change, why EU energy policy needs changing and the threat to public opinion of renewable energy.

Specialist ship boosts turbine production

German company RWE has built a specialist ship for the construction of offshore wind farms across Europe. The company’s renewable arm, RWE Innogy, says the €100 million (£80 million) Victoria Mathias ship will be able to transport up to four offshore wind turbines at the same time, a first of its kind. The ship will eventually be […]

UK wind farms generate first electricity

Two new UK wind farms have generated electricity for the first time. Greater Gabbard, 23km off the Suffolk coast, and Walney, 15km west of Barrow-in-Furness, both reached the milestone on Friday. Greater Gabbard is owned and developed by Scottish & Southern Energy and RWE npower renewables, the UK subsidiary of RWE Innogy. Three turbines kicked […]

UK’s biggest CHP plant built in Fife

RWE npower renewables, the UK subsidiary of RWE Innogy, has started to build a £199m biomass combined heat and power plant in Fife. The new facility will be the biggest of its kind in the UK, have an installed output of 50 MW and be able to deliver up to 120 metric tonnes of industrial […]

Report says UK could cut carbon by 1.1bn tonnes

The first full economic valuation of the UK’s offshore renewable resources has made some startling conclusions. The Offshore Valuation states that using just one third of the UK’s wind, wave and tidal resources could unlock the electricity equivalent of 1bn barrels of oil a year, give CO2 reductions of 1.1bn tonnes by 2050 and create […]