Despite the EU’s lofty ambitions for wind, more specific measures are needed to help it fulfil its role in the decarbonisation of Europe, industry players said at WindEnergy Hamburg
EDP chief executive António Mexia and EDPR head João Manso Neto wrote to the Portuguese utility announcing their resignations yesterday (30 November)
WindEurope’s new chair described the path towards a just and sustainable energy transition as a “collective task”
With 62% of global electricity from solar and wind predicted by mid-century, a DNV GL forecast for growth falls well short of transformation needed for decarbonisation
GE Renewable Energy's new Cypress 6.0-164 turbine will have a power rating of 6.00MW and a rotor diameter of 164 metres
Six months into his new role as the CTO of Vestas, Anders Nielsen speaks to Eize de Vries about modularity and how his experience in truck manufacturing can feed into wind power
RWE believes its ‘collared monopile’ will increase the foundations' load-bearing capacity and increase structural stability
Chief technology officer Jyrki Virtanen talks to Eize de Vries about the technology that enabled the Exceed Evo+ innovation
Comparing recent government studies with work by Imperial College shows need for more detailed work on predicting system costs with increasing amounts of renewables
Ørsted's first Dutch offshore wind farm has been fully commissioned, making it the largest in the Netherlands and the second biggest globally
Vestas wins two wind projects totalling 328MW in Victoria, Australia, in a partnership deal with Global Power Generation, a subsidiary of multinational power company Naturgy Group
With the influx of renewables on the grid in recent years and the slump in demand due to Covid-19 health crisis, the price of oil has plummeted. So is there case to be made to store up oil at these low costs for when times are hard? Or should the global pandemic be the catalyst to leaving oil in the ground? We take a look at some of the figures.
Goldwind chief engineer Endi Zhai talks to Eize de Vries about the firm’s new models and technology development advances, and how it plans to adapt to looming cuts to state support in its home market
Quick access to a safe way to escape from a turbine fire is key to saving lives. Eize de Vries finds out why a new evacuation system claims to have the edge over traditional rope-based rescue solutions
We look at where Biden can move fast to shift focus towards renewables and where he will face battles
There are good grounds for optimism for the future of the global wind power industry.
Wind power in Europe was not looking particularly healthy even before the pandemic struck.
The merger of Siemens and Gamesa was never going to be a simple affair. Two major multinational wind-turbine manufacturers pursuing separate markets with different turbine technologies might have made all kinds of sense as a business plan on paper, but threw up all manner of questions about how that could actually be achieved on the production floors and at project sites.
There was always something slightly dispiriting about the phrase "energy transition". It represented something sluggish and recalcitrant -- a creeping, crawling process through conferences and committees about how shifting from dirty and resource-finite sources to clean and sustainable energy could be managed in the prevailing economic and political circumstances.