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High pressure to ramp up electrification as renewables dominate the power mix

The CO2 emissions from the power sector are dropping faster than anticipated: the share of renewables in the generation mix gained almost 10 percentage points in one year, while the coal phase-out steeply accelerated. Eurelectric’s Power Barometer, a set of key industry indicators released today, reflects a historic development in the power sector, and points to the challenges ahead of achieving a climate neutral European economy by 2050. 

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New Jersey launches second offshore wind leasing round

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has voted unanimously to open the application window for the State’s second solicitation of offshore wind capacity. This second solicitation seeks to award between 1,200 MW and 2,400 MW of offshore wind energy, potentially tripling the State’s committed capacity from 1,100 MW to 3,500 MW.

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Poland to develop 11GW of offshore wind

Poland has developed a plan to deliver 11GW of offshore wind by 2040. The country aims to have 6GW of offshore wind by the end of the decade.

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Offshore wind sector calls for action now to secure green hydrogen economic boom

Development of a green hydrogen industry could generate £320bn for the UK economy and sustain up to 120,000 jobs by 2050 according to a new report released by the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult.

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Greentown Labs and Vineyard Wind announce Offshore Wind Challenge startup participants

Greentown Labs and Vineyard Wind have selected three start-ups for the Offshore Wind Challenge. The start-ups will focus on innovations in marine mammal monitoring through data collection, real-time transmission, and analysis. The Challenge, run by Vineyard Wind and Greentown Labs with support from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), received more than 60 applications.

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Research project TremAc: No connection between seismic waves or infrasound and nuisance

The joint project ”Objective criteria for vibration and sound emissions of onshore wind turbines” (TremAc for short) has investigated the effects of infrasound and ground vibrations. In 2012 and 2014, researchers analysed the effects of sound. In 2018, the TremAc project focused on low-frequency sound (including infrasound) and seismic waves (ground vibrations).

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