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WindEnergy Hamburg 2020: ‘Concrete measures’ needed to meet EU wind targets

WindEnergy Hamburg 2020: ‘Concrete measures’ needed to meet EU wind targets

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 CEOs resign amid corruption probe

EDP CEOs resign amid corruption probe

EDP chief executive António Mexia and EDPR head João Manso Neto wrote to the Portuguese utility announcing their resignations yesterday (30 November)

WindEurope elects Siemens Gamesa CEO Nauen as new chairman

WindEurope elects Siemens Gamesa CEO Nauen as new chairman

WindEurope’s new chair described the path towards a just and sustainable energy transition as a “collective task”

Climate policies ‘not enough’ for Paris climate goals

Climate policies ‘not enough’ for Paris climate goals

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 launches 6MW onshore wind turbine

GE launches 6MW onshore wind turbine

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

Vestas’ new CTO Anders Nielsen on the benefits of modularity — and trucks

Vestas’ new CTO Anders Nielsen on the benefits of modularity — and trucks

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 to test offshore wind 'collared' foundation

RWE to test offshore wind 'collared' foundation

RWE believes its ‘collared monopile’ will increase the foundations' load-bearing capacity and increase structural stability

Moventas pushes gearbox technology past 200Nm/kg boundary

Moventas pushes gearbox technology past 200Nm/kg boundary

Chief technology officer Jyrki Virtanen talks to Eize de Vries about the technology that enabled the Exceed Evo+ innovation

WindEconomics: More analysis needed on system costs as renewables grow

WindEconomics: More analysis needed on system costs as renewables grow

Comparing recent government studies with work by Imperial College shows need for more detailed work on predicting system costs with increasing amounts of renewables

Borssele 1 & 2 offshore 752MW wind farm now fully online

Borssele 1 & 2 offshore 752MW wind farm now fully online

Ørsted's first Dutch offshore wind farm has been fully commissioned, making it the largest in the Netherlands and the second biggest globally

Vestas confirms 328MW of V136-4.2MW orders in Australia

Vestas confirms 328MW of V136-4.2MW orders in Australia

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

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Explainer: The hidden costs of oil storage

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 prioritises larger rotors over higher ratings to reduce LCoE

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

Windtech: Click-on and go device promises fast turbine evacuation

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

Damage control - How quickly can Biden undo Trump's climate policy?

We look at where Biden can move fast to shift focus towards renewables and where he will face battles

Opinion

Sector's performance during crisis gives reasons to be cheerful

There are good grounds for optimism for the future of the global wind power industry.

Editor's view: a summer marred by losses

Wind power in Europe was not looking particularly healthy even before the pandemic struck.

SGRE: picking up the turbine pace

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.

Repowering is key to true 'transition'

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.

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