Health and safety of offshore wind sector continues to improve into 2018

The G+ Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation has highlighted a fall in the total number of health and safety incidents among its members last year

Wind and solar ‘could make up half of global grid by 2050’

Bloomberg New Energy Finance suggests the falling costs of wind, solar and battery technologies will help keep global temperatures from rising more than 2°C by 2030

March saw nations across Europe smash wind-generation records

Through the month, OECD nations in Europe produced 306.1TWh of electricity, with a significant 42.9% of this figure coming from clean sources

Autonomous self-powered boats ‘could create IoT of the ocean’

Angus Adventures says its solar and wind power vessels can monitor for oil spills, track animals and detect illegal fishermen

Wind energy
Global wind energy launches Africa Task Force

The alliance of developers, manufacturers and associations hopes to help add 33GW of new wind energy capacity by 2028

Onshore wind
Octopus Energy Investments completes £344m onshore wind refinancing

The firm hopes the move will unlock barriers to new renewable investments and enable competitive deals to be made more easily across European markets

Wind turbine
Ørsted to fund new wind infrastructure with green bonds

The wind energy developer says the finance round will help fund projects including the Hornsea Two project

Community
UK fund manager helps community benefit group buy wind farm it operates

Social and Sustainable Capital has invested £1.4 million to help Resilient Energy Alvington Court Renewable buy a 500kw wind turbine in the Dean Forest

Offshore wind
innogy allowed to step up maximum capacity of planned wind farm

The firm’s Sofia Offshore Wind Farm has been granted a capacity increase from 1200MW to 1400MW

Onshore wind farm
UK ‘must repower existing wind farms to bridge energy gap’

RenewableUK warns the UK could lose more than 8GW of onshore wind generation if ageing sites are not upgraded with bigger and better turbines