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European alliance for a green recovery

At the initiative of Pascal Canfin, Chair of the Environment Committee at the European Parliament, 180 political decision-makers, business leaders, trade unions, NGOs, and think tanks have come together to form a European alliance for a green recovery.

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Virginia Governor Northam signs 100% clean energy bill

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has signed the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA), which passed in the state Senate and the House of Delegates in March. The VCEA calls for 73% or more of the state’s electricity coming from clean energy by 2035, achieving the 100% goal by 2050.

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New guidance for offshore wind industry on geophysical surveys for unexploded ordnance and boulders

The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has published guidance for the geophysical surveying for unexploded ordnance (UXO) and boulders, supporting subsea cable installation by improving the efficiency and effectiveness of surveys.

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Greece awards 503MW in latest mixed renewable tender

Greece has awarded 502.94MW of wind and solar power capacity in its latest mixed renewables tender, with bids hitting as low as € 49.11 per MWh. The tender was organised by the country’s Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE) and conducted online.

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Renewables account for almost three quarters of new capacity in 2019

The renewable energy sector added 176GW of generating capacity globally in 2019, marginally lower than the (revised) 179GW added in 2018. However, new renewable power accounted for 72% of all power expansion last year, according to new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

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Onshore wind gets strong support as Europe raises €13 billion for financing of new onshore projects in 2019

Europe saw €19 billion of new wind farm investments confirmed in 2019, according to WindEurope’s annual “Financing and Investment Trends” report. A further €33 billion were invested in the refinancing of wind farms, the acquisitions of wind farm projects and other transactions.

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