Spending on renewable energy, such as solar, wind and biomass projects dropped by 1% to $304-billion (€270.5-billion), the lowest level since 2014, according to a report published by the International Energy Agency (IEA)... Read more

A multi-million euro order for the design and construction of the High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission system for the DolWin5 offshore wind project has been awarded to the ABB Power Grids business. The project is set to deliver 900MW of ca Read more

The Italian and Tunisian governments have agreed to go ahead with the Elmed Mediterranean power interconnector, a 600-megawatt project which will connect the two countries power grids. Read more

Imagine the environmental benefits if we could all simply paint solar cells onto the roof of our houses, or onto any surface for that matter. We could do this using perovskite solar cells (PSC), but, due to their instability, they have not yet... Read more

Hybrit Development, a joint venture between SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall, has ordered a hydrogen generation electrolyzer solution from Nel Hydrogen to the pilot plant in Luleå, Sweden. HYBRIT, an initiative supported by the Swedish Energy Agency... Read more

Luxcara, an asset manager in renewable energy, increases its Scandinavian portfolio with the acquisition of one of Europe’s largest single onshore wind projects with an expected total capacity of 750 MW. The project is part of Markbygden 1101 in... Read more

The European Commission has given its approval to a €385-million scheme to support electricity production from renewable sources in Lithuania. The scheme applies to all types of renewable energy and will contribute to the EU's overall... Read more

A cooperation agreement has been signed between E.ON and Kyuden Mirai Energy for the joint development of Japanese fixed-bottom offshore wind projects.The cooperation will begin with a study to choose a project for development, construction and... Read more

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is leading a pan-European project looking to accelerate and develop the ocean energy sector. The Ocean Power Innovation Network (OPIN) has a 3 year budget of €2.6-million and sees a partnership... Read more

French renewable independent power producer (IPP) Total Eren said on Monday that it had concluded the acquisition of NovEnergia, a southern European power firm, after the approval of all stakeholders and clearance from Portuguese regulators. Read more

A research project which aims to harness the wasted solar energy absorbed by buildings has been launched by a consortium of 13 partners – including AkzoNobel. Read more

Energy transition represents a truly "remarkable opportunity" and Spain will play an important role in bolstering the EU's potential for renewable energy, said King Felipe VI of Spain during his keynote speech at the WindEurope conference in Bilbao. Read more

In a symbolic gesture at a ceremony marking the end of 200 years of Germany's bituminous coal production, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier received "the last piece of black coal" dug from a German mine. Read more

Funding to the tune of £480-million has been secured for a proposed 600,000 tonne capacity energy-from-waste (EfW) plant at the Tata Chemicals-owned Lostock manufacturing site in Northwich, UK. Read more

The EU Parliament has approved new rules to create a Europe-wide market for cleaner electricity that is more competitive and better placed to cope with risks. Read more

The US is at a "cost crossover" in coal generation. The rapidly declining cost of wind and solar energy, together with the combined fuel, maintenance and other costs of coal power now make it more expensive than its renewable counterparts... Read more

The UAE and Hungary agreed to strengthen their cooperation in the fields of science, technology and innovation. Read more

Funding of €31-million has been approved for an ambitious four-year floating wind project off Ireland's west coast. Subject to consent, a full-scale floating wind turbine is to be deployed at a test site run by the Sustainable Energy Authority of... Read more

The European Commission has released €750-million in funds for Europe's cross-border clean energy infrastructure projects. Providing support to the construction of necessary infrastructure is part of the Commission's energy policy priorities of... Read more

The future of power engineering in Poland is changing fast. A new state-owned coal area will be created with the aim of being as effective as possible, with the appropriate allocation of resources for its development and modernisation. Read more

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