Posts Tagged ‘says’

Kirby Mercer says progress still being made on offshore wind…

Last summer, Kirby Mercer said he and his partners needed an offtake agreement by the end of 2017 or key investors might lose interest in his offshore wind energy project. Two months into 2018, there is no such agreement with government, the utilities and potential customers for the power generated, but Mercer says things are […]

Renewables could generate 50% of Europe’s power in 2030, says new study

Wind power enjoyed a record year in 2017, as more offshore capacity was installed than ever before. Renewable energy in general also continued to grow and the EU generated more electricity from clean sources than coal for the very first time. View full post on Wind Power News

Enel’s says agreement with Anheuser-Busch helped make it a top wind producer in Oklahoma

Enel Green Power North America's Thunder Ranch wind project is located in Garfield, Kay and Noble counties. [PHOTO PROVIDED] The wind energy producer's U.S. subsidiary, Enel Green Power North America, announced this month it became the Sooner State's largest wind energy producer after activating its Thunder Ranch and Red Dirt wind farms. View full post […]

Coastal oil and gas drilling won’t affect offshore wind projects, U.S. official says

The Trump Administration's decision to offer nearly all coastal U.S. waters for oil and gas drilling won't interfere with the government's aggressive steps to lease those waters for possibly thousands of wind turbines, federal officials said. The U.S. Interior Department's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, which will oversee both programs, already has granted a 70,000-acre […]

UK energy cap could have been avoided, lobby group says

Body representing big six suppliers says price cap is not inevitable and could have been avoided if industry had acted more quickly on ‘rip-off’ tariffs Energy suppliers could have avoided the government imposing a price cap if they had acted faster to shift customers off the tariffs branded a “rip-off” by Theresa May, according to […]

Vestas says “pleased” U.S. tax bill retains PTC phase-out

Vestas, the world's top wind turbine manufacturer, said Thursday it was “pleased” the final U.S. tax bill retains a phase-out of production tax credits, after concerns over the bill had shaved almost a quarter of its share price. “We are pleased that the approved tax bill retains the PTC phase-out,” Vestas said, adding it expected […]

Green Investment Bank sold too cheaply, watchdog says

National Audit Office report puts Macquarie deal at low end of valuation with extra tens of millions lost from rejection of phased sale option Ministers missed out on tens of millions extra on the sale of the Green Investment Bank (GIB) in August, according to the spending watchdog. The National Audit Office said the £1.6bn […]

‘Not enough jobs’ from wind power, Ripon MP says

Russell Pearse and Act on Climate Victoria co-ordinator Leigh Ewbank prepare for a renewable energy community event in Ararat. Picture: PETER PICKERING Flow Power electricity retailer managing director Matthew van der Linden and Ararat Wind Farm general manager Stuart Liddell. View full post on Wind Power News

No subsidies for green power projects before 2025, says UK Treasury

Government accused of ‘turning their back on renewables’ after saying there will be no more money for new low-carbon levies Companies hoping to build new windfarms, solar plants and tidal lagoons, have been dealt a blow after the government said there would be no new subsidies for clean power projects until 2025 at the earliest. […]

New nuclear power cannot rival windfarms on price, energy boss says

Innogy Renewables chief claims future reactors will not be competitive as offshore windfarms become even cheaper New nuclear power stations in the UK can no longer compete with windfarms on price, according to the boss of a German energy company’s green power arm. Hans Bunting, the chief operating officer of renewables at Innogy SE, part […]