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Japanese Offshore Wind To Hit 4 Gigawatts In 2028

February 19th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Japan's nascent offshore wind industry is expected to increase dramatically over the next ten years, according to energy analysts Wood Mackenzie, who predict that by 2028 the island country will boast upwards of 4 gigawatts (GW) of offshore capacity, a 62-fold increase on 2018 figures. 


Shell Acquires sonnen!

February 15th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Shell is diving off the deep end into energy storage with the acquisition of 100% of Germany energy storage and solution provider sonnen


Ørsted Partners With Eversource On Northeast Offshore Wind

February 12th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Danish wind energy developer Ørsted announced late last week that it was entering into a partnership with New England's largest energy company, Eversource, to develop key offshore wind assets in the Northeast of the United States, including two named offshore wind farms and two undeveloped New England lease areas


Europe Installed 2.6 Gigawatts Of Offshore Wind In 2018

February 7th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Europe installed a total of 2.6 gigawatts (GW) of new offshore wind capacity in 2018, an 18% increase that takes the region to a total capacity of 18.5 GW, according to new figures published this week by the region's wind energy trade body, WindEurope


Taiwan Finally Announces 2019 Feed-in Tariff

February 6th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs has finally announced the 2019 Feed-in Tariff (FiT) for offshore wind projects revealing new numbers which, though not what the industry would have preferred, is nevertheless not as bad as was originally feared. 


Ørsted Posts Record Profit In 2018

February 5th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Danish energy group Ørsted has posted record profits in 2018 as it blew away 2017 figures and significantly exceeded its own expectations as it sets its sights a target of 99% green energy generation by 2025. 


Why Excluding Nuclear, Fossils With Carbon Capture, & Biofuels From The Green New Deal Makes Financial & Climate Sense — #RealityCheck

January 24th, 2019 | by Mark Z. Jacobson

The Green New Deal and multiple proposed laws and resolutions in the U.S. House (HRes.540, HR.3314, HR.3671) and Senate (SRes.632, S.987) call for the United States to move entirely from fossil fuels to clean, renewable electricity and/or all energy. A new bill was just introduced by Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA), calling for the U.S. to produce 100 percent of its electric power from renewables by


Siemens Gamesa Unveils 10 Megawatt Offshore Wind Turbine

January 18th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Spanish wind energy giant Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy announced the launch of its newest offshore wind turbine on Wednesday, a 10 megawatt (MW) behemoth which will increase individual turbine output by as much as 30% and pit the company against its peers, GE Renewable Energy and MHI Vestas in the race for the most powerful offshore wind turbine. 


Ørsted’s Offshore Wind Plans In Taiwan Delayed By Government

January 8th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Taiwan’s Bureau of Energy had not issued an establishment permit in time for the 900 megawatt (MW) Changhua 1 and 2a projects, which had been awarded to the company by Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs in April of 2018, meaning that Ørsted was unable to sign a 2018 Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Taiwanese utility Taipower. 


The Australian Offshore Wind Possibility

December 28th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

As the year draws to a close and Australia's renewable energy industry celebrates a surprisingly strong year --- surprising, especially considering the general lack of support from the Federal Government --- one could be forgiven for wondering why a literal "island nation" as big as Australia hasn't turned its eyes offshore for its electricity generation



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