- Published: 09 November 2021 09 November 2021
India has been at the forefront of the harnessing of renewable energy from the very beginning, long before climate change concerns began to be voiced. It is the momentum and experience gained in these early years that has enabled the country to launch one of the largest and most intensive renewable energy programmes. Policymakers have announced as much as 450GW of renewable energy capacity by 2026, while it is around 100GW at the moment. Thus we should see more than a quadrupling of renewable energy capacity in the country in the next five years. No doubt there are initial problems to be overcome in pushing such a large programme with regard to land, resources, technology, and many other logistics, financing and related issues.
By Jami Hossain, Vice President and Technical Chair, World Wind Energy Association, India
- Published: 01 September 2021 01 September 2021
The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, published in August, leaves no doubt about what needs to be done: ‘… limiting human-induced global warming to a specific level requires limiting cumulative CO2 emissions, reaching at least net zero CO2 emissions, along with strong reductions in other greenhouse gas emissions.’ This statement clearly underscores the urgency of stopping fossil fuel burning and switching to renewable energy, including wind power, around the world.
By Stefan Gsänger, Secretary General, World Wind Energy Association
- Published: 21 July 2021 21 July 2021
As the wind industry matures and a growing number of wind turbines reach obsolescence, the industry needs to work collaboratively to make assets more efficient, tackle new challenges and create sustainability in the O&M supply chain.
By Gordon Mina, Head of Sales, Renewable Parts, UK
- Published: 08 June 2021 08 June 2021
The future of green hydrogen looks bright, with many individuals and companies currently taking a much greater interest in the field. Barry Carruthers, Hydrogen Director at ScottishPower, explores the benefits and challenges being faced in the sector, as well as the importance of a viable business model for accelerated energy transitions.
By Barry Carruthers, Hydrogen Director, ScottishPower, UK
- Published: 28 March 2021 28 March 2021
Despite society moving towards ‘big wind’, there are still a number of applications for which small wind can play an important role, especially in remote locations like the Arctic or in developing countries. Why should these communities wait for a green megawatt transition when a kilowatt transition is already possible?
By Daniele Pagani, Capacity Building Coordinator & Tonny Brink, CTO, Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy, Denmark
- Published: 01 February 2021 01 February 2021
The pandemic has made evident that electricity demand can overall decrease while some sudden peak loads (e.g. high demand in hospitals) need to be covered. Further, a geographically dispersed peak demand might increase with the deployment of e-mobility, energy coupling, and so on. Projects will be more complex. Development tasks require high expertise, quality and standards.
By Rosa M. Tarragó, Strategy and Infrastructure Equity Specialist, Germany