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Cross-sector group developing '100% recyclable' blade

Cross-sector group developing '100% recyclable' blade

Between 85% and 90% of a wind turbine’s total mass can be recycled today, but a new research group hopes to produce an entirely recyclable blade

Vattenfall to balance Finnish wind for Google

Vattenfall to balance Finnish wind for Google

Swedish energy firm Vattenfall will level out production from a wind farm powering tech giant Google

Covid-19 update: WindEnergy Hamburg goes digital

Covid-19 update: WindEnergy Hamburg goes digital

How the global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is impacting the industry's 2020 goals.

Oil major Shell to supply Microsoft with renewable energy

Oil major Shell to supply Microsoft with renewable energy

Details over a commitment to wind power remain sparse in a deal between big oil and tech that could be transformative if it delivers on its promise

'Questions remain' over China’s carbon neutrality pledge

'Questions remain' over China’s carbon neutrality pledge

Chinese premier Xi Jinping told the UN General Assembly that the world's top emitter plans to reduce its carbon emissions from 2030 and reach carbon neutrality by 2060

US investors plan 4.4GW Taiwanese project

US investors plan 4.4GW Taiwanese project

US-owned Swancor Renewable Energy this week filed for environmental permits for its planned 4.4GW Formosa 4 project

GE to supply 13MW Haliade-X turbines for world's largest wind farm

GE to supply 13MW Haliade-X turbines for world's largest wind farm

GE is due to uprate a prototype 12MW Haliade-X turbine to 13MW within months

Iberdrola launches green hydrogen unit with UK and Spanish projects

Iberdrola launches green hydrogen unit with UK and Spanish projects

Projects in Spain and the United Kingdom have been backed by investment of €150 million, creating 700 jobs.

UK and Dutch grid operators explore linking offshore wind farms

UK and Dutch grid operators explore linking offshore wind farms

National Grid Ventures and Tennet aim to commission an interconnector project by 2029

MHI Vestas’ Kavafyan named new WindEurope chair

MHI Vestas’ Kavafyan named new WindEurope chair

WindEurope's new chairman says wind power has a role to play in addressing the coronavirus and economic crises and in ensuring a fair transition to a sustainable energy system

Vattenfall to work with wooden tower manufacturer

Vattenfall to work with wooden tower manufacturer

Vattenfall and Modvion claim using wooden towers – instead of steel and concrete ones – could reduce carbon emissions from manufacturing by at least 25%

MHI Vestas aims to make installations safer and faster through new partnership

MHI Vestas aims to make installations safer and faster through new partnership

MHI Vestas has contracted Australian engineers Verton to provide solutions to to make offshore wind lifting operations safer

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In Depth

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.

Poland looks to renewables and nuclear to wean itself off coal

Poland plans to invest heavily in offshore wind power, solar PV and nuclear energy as it accelerates plans to reduce its dependence on coal

MingYang scales-up hybrid-drive technology to supersize class

Chinese OEM MingYang is forging a new place between direct-drive and high-speed geared wind turbine technology with its hybrid-drive designs. Eize de Vries talks to president and chief technical officer Zhang Qiying

Major OEMs facing huge losses as impact of Covid-19 pandemic hits hard

All four major western manufacturers recorded losses for the second quarter as the coronavirus outbreak continued to play havoc with the global economy and supply chains.

Opinion

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.

Coronavirus has changed our world drastically, but we still have a job to do

This column is generally written with the reasonable expectation that the world will not have radically changed in the seven to ten days it takes to get from this keyboard to your intray. That is clearly not the case on this occasion.

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