Scotland grants £2m for offshore wind energy projects

The investment aims to encourage innovation in design and technology

New York to lead US R&D initiative in wind energy

The nationwide consortium will focus on the advancement of offshore wind technology

Natural gas to overtake renewables in US power capacity additions

If that happens, it will be the first year since 2013 in which renewables did not make up a majority of added capacity

Global renewable energy industry supports 10.3m jobs

The solar sector remains the largest employer of all renewable technologies, accounting for nearly 3.4 million jobs

Community wind initiative to fight fuel poverty in Scotland

Fuel poverty is said to be directly affecting more than half of Scottish millennials

EU banks on Indian renewables with €150m loan

The projects, which include solar and wind power, are expected to benefit more than 1.1 million homes in the country

First stage of 429MW wind farm secures funding

The first stage of a 429MW wind farm in Australia has secured funding. A consortium of large energy users, including ANZ, Coca-Cola Amatil, Telstra and the University of Melbourne, entered into new power purchasing agreements covering the 226MW first stage of the Murra Warra Wind Farm in Victoria. When fully constructed, the wind farm is […]

Government proposes to include remote island wind projects in CfD auction

The UK Government has set out new plans to allow remote island wind projects to take part in the Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction. BEIS said wind projects on remote islands – such as Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland – have “great potential” due to the strong winds. However, they also face higher costs due […]

European wind ‘boosting GDP and jobs but at risk’

The wind industry in Europe contributed €36 billion (£27bn) to the EU’s GDP last year. It also supported around 263,000 jobs, generated €8 billion (£6bn) of exports outside Europe and saved 166 million tons of emissions, according to a new report from WindEurope. The report suggests every €1,000 (£752) turnover generated in the wind industry […]

E.ON buys stake in mini wind turbine start-up

E.ON has bought a stake in a wind power start-up that provides small, on-site turbines for business customers. The energy giant invested in b.ventus through its German subsidiaries Avacon and E.DIS – the firm offers a single-source solution for companies to quickly and easily begin producing their own renewable power. The firm’s main product is […]