European Energy granted €40m for large-scale solar and wind projects

The loan from the Danish Green Investment Fund will support European Energy’s ambition to construct 750MW of new green power capacity from solar and wind by 2021 and an additional 1GW in 2022

IRENA and GWEC team up to boost renewables uptake globally

Around a third of all new renewable capacity added in 2019 was from wind power and data from IRENA suggests wind power, together with solar, will dominate future capacity growth

SSEN awards flexibility contracts to hydro and wind plants

It is the first contract to be awarded to a wind generator by SSEN

Hydropower hailed as ‘most widely-used renewable power source’ in the world

Geothermal power is the least popular source of energy amongst producers, despite it being the main renewable source in the Philippines, Kenya and Nicaragua

Renewable energy jobs continue to boom, reaching 11.5m in 2019

The solar photovoltaics sector now accounts for around 3.8 million jobs, according to a new report

INEOS signs 10-year offshore wind power deal with ENGIE

It is claimed to be the largest-ever industrial wind power purchase contract in Belgium

New UK innovation programme to support blue economy development

Applicants are being invited for the first innovation challenge, which is to identify, trial and prove how navigational data can be used to support the safe navigation of marine autonomous surface ships

GE authorised to use supercomputer to drive wind power research

The Summit supercomputer will be used to conduct ‘otherwise infeasible research’ that is expected to lead to improved efficiencies in offshore wind energy production

Wind and solar ‘generated 10% of all global electricity in the first half of the year’

The EU and UK generate 21% and 33% of their electricity respectively from wind and solar, a new analysis says

National Grid switches on coal power station for first time in 55 days

Two years ago the UK’s grid remained without coal generation for 55 hours, according to the National Grid ESO