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  • Europe’s land ‘could hold enough wind turbines to power world until 2050’

    Europe could produce more than 100 times the amount of energy it currently produces if it maximised its land use for onshore wind farms. That’s according to new analysis, which has identified every potentially feasible location of onshore wind energy in the region to highlight how much untapped potential there is that could be explored, […]

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  • Ofgem aims for 50% women in its workforce by 2025

    Ofgem has made a commitment to ensure 50% of its workforce is female at all levels of the organisation by 2025. It is raising the bar on achieving better gender balance in the energy industry and is calling on businesses to follow suit. The regulator has joined POWERful Women (PfW), a professional initiative launched in […]

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  • Wind, solar and storage combined in new €35m hybrid energy park

    A new €35 million (£32.5m) hybrid energy park consisting of solar panels, wind turbines and battery storage systems is being developed in the Netherlands. Swedish energy giant Vattenfall said the project will have a total capacity of 60MW, enough to deliver renewable energy to around 40,000 Dutch households. The initial stage of the building work […]

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  • New wind farm in Egypt gets $206m boost

    An agreement to provide financing worth $206 million (£171m) in total for the development of a wind farm in Egypt has been confirmed. The 252MW West Bakr Wind project, being developed by Lekela in Egypt’s Red Sea governorate, is expected to produce enough renewable electricity to power around 350,000 homes and reduce more than 550,000 […]

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  • RE100 members ‘will need to buy an extra 189TWh of clean power by 2030’

    Businesses signed up to the RE100 scheme will need to buy an extra 189TWh of clean power by 2030 to hit targets. That’s the forecast made in new research published by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), which suggests companies signed up to the corporate leadership initiative, which aims to drive a shift to 100% renewable […]

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  • Energy giant E.ON invests in smart construction start-up

    Energy giant E.ON has invested in a start-up company that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to visualise construction sites. It has signed a strategic co-operation with German-American company HoloBuilder to further digitise the energy industry, optimising construction processes and simplifying customer communication during the construction phase. E.ON says with its cloud solution, the start-up not only […]

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  • Coal generation in the EU ‘plummeted by 19% in first half of 2019’

    Coal generation in the EU plummeted by 19% in the first half of 2019. That’s according to new figures published by climate think-tank Sandbag, which show use of the polluting fossil fuel to generate electricity has fallen in almost every coal-burning country across the region. Total EU coal power generation fell by 50TWh, which was […]

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  • UK provides £15m for energy efficiency and renewables in Pakistan

    A project funded by the UK has committed to invest more than £15 million in renewable energy generation and energy efficiency projects in Pakistan. Karandaaz will support small and medium sized businesses in the country by financing their projects as part of Britain’s Department for International Development’s (DFID) Sustainable Energy and Economic Development (SEED) programme. […]

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  • Mercedes-Benz and Chinese firm team up for second life energy storage systems

    Mercedes-Benz Energy has joined forces with Beijing Electric Vehicle (BJEV) to develop second life energy storage systems in China. The Daimler and BAIC Group subsidiaries will share their expertise and resources regarding the value chain of automotive battery systems, with the aim of setting up an energy storage unit in Beijing. They will make use […]

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  • ‘Farms are the best place on Earth to site solar panels’

    The most productive locations for solar energy production are farmlands and fields of crops. That’s according to an Oregon State University (OSU) study published in the Scientific Reports journal, which found that even if less than 1% of agricultural land around the world had solar panels deployed on it, it would provide enough renewable electricity […]

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