Lantern Global RSS Feed RSS Feed from en Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:21:50 +0100 In House Programming UK regulator launches probe as record-setting $1.7bn wind power link fails again Ofgem to look into possible licence breaches after 2.2GW Western Link's latest removal from service Wind Technology Markets Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:15:08 +0100 Christopher Hopson NHST The Western Link cable makes landfall in Scotland during construction. 2020-01-29T08:15:36Z news 2-1-746217 European oil giants leave US majors standing in shift to wind and solar Likes of Shell and Equinor ahead of American peers but biggest fossil players investing just 3% of total in renewables, says report Wind Solar Technology Transition Markets Wed, 29 Jan 2020 07:59:25 +0100 Andrew Lee NHST US companies are slow to make wind and solar investments. Getty 2020-01-29T06:59:25Z news 2-1-746208 Statkraft and Enovo to power Daimler sites with renewables mix Norwegian hydro-power giant develops industrial-scale clean-energy concept for auto maker Transition Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:34:10 +0100 Bernd Radowitz NHST Electric Mercedes SUV Foto: Mats W.Greger 2020-01-28T17:01:14Z news 2-1-746071 Only 200MW of onshore wind and solar under construction in UK Government policy is holding back the renewables build-out, despite promises to hit net-zero emissions by 2050 Wind Tue, 28 Jan 2020 15:55:42 +0100 Leigh Collins NHST UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. AFP/Getty 2020-01-28T14:55:42Z news 2-1-746006 Record corporate renewables buys 'reshaping global power markets' Almost 20GW of wind and solar purchased last year, a leap of 44% on 2018, as key driver in the global energy transition shifts gears, latest BNEF figures show Transition Tue, 28 Jan 2020 15:30:50 +0100 Darius Snieckus NHST Google data centre in The Dalles, Oregon, US Foto: Google 2020-01-28T14:31:01Z news 2-1-745966 Sweden's Lundin Petroleum follows neighbour Equinor in renewables push Oil group plans to change name to Lundin Energy and invest in wind as part of decarbonisation strategy Wind Transition Markets Tue, 28 Jan 2020 13:52:45 +0100 Steve Marshall NHST Lundin's Alex Schneiter. Foto: Per Ståle Bugjerde 2020-01-28T12:56:09Z news 2-1-745692 German onshore wind power additions plunge to 1990s levels Industry calls upon government to lower existing obstacles to permits and refrain from introducing a general distance rule Wind Tue, 28 Jan 2020 12:24:08 +0100 Bernd Radowitz NHST Wind turbines in the German winter Foto: Sean Gallup/Getty Images 2020-01-28T15:32:23Z news 2-1-745672 Iberdrola chief says 'polluter pays' shake-up vital to EU Green Deal success Ignacio Galan says 'complete rethink' of energy taxation would help power giants make low-carbon choices Wind Solar Transition Markets Tue, 28 Jan 2020 11:26:50 +0100 Christopher Hopson NHST Chairman and CEO of Iberdrola Jose Ignacio Sanchez Galan. Foto: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images/NTB scanpix 2020-01-28T10:32:01Z news 2-1-745596 Stockholm plans world’s first carbon-negative district heating A JV with Fortum wants to test linking a carbon capture system (CCS) to a bio-fuel powered combined-cycle plant Transition Tue, 28 Jan 2020 11:11:13 +0100 Bernd Radowitz NHST Värtaverket district heating plant in Stockholm Foto: Fortum 2020-01-28T10:17:57Z news 2-1-745582 Oil giant Total links with finance group for wind and solar Supermajor's development unit sells 50% stake in French renewable energy portfolio to arm of Caisse des Depots Wind Solar Transition Markets Tue, 28 Jan 2020 10:56:43 +0100 Andrew Lee NHST The headquarters of French oil group Total. Foto: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images/NTB scanpix 2020-01-28T10:02:17Z news 2-1-745531 Corporate deals for world's first ocean-powered data centre 'within weeks' Simec Atlantis on verge of inking corporate power purchase agreements for tidal-powered 'hyperscale' supercomputing hub in Scotland Transition Tue, 28 Jan 2020 10:33:15 +0100 Darius Snieckus NHST One of Simec Atlantis' 1.5MW AR1500 tidal turbines Foto: ARC 2020-01-28T10:48:33Z news 2-1-745493 Massive regional discrepancies in renewable energy salaries revealed Workers in some regions earning four times more than those doing same job elsewhere, says major new survey Wind Solar Transition Markets Tue, 28 Jan 2020 09:20:12 +0100 Leigh Collins NHST A wind farm technician in France. Foto: AFP Contributor/AFP via Getty Images/NTB scanpix 2020-01-28T17:15:32Z news 2-1-745428 Brazil to have first offshore wind farms powered up 'by 2027': officials Energy planning authority EPE says cost reductions most crucial factor as roadmap for wind at sea published Wind Transition Markets Mon, 27 Jan 2020 22:13:59 +0100 Alexandre Spatuzza NHST Surfers wait for waves at the Praia da Macumba beach in Rio de Janeiro Foto: OLIVIER MORIN/AFP via Getty Images/NTB scanpix 2020-01-28T09:46:04Z news 2-1-745143 NextEra CEO: 'Near-firm renewables cheaper than fossil-fuel power by 2025' Battery-backed wind and solar will be able to provide close to 24/7 power at less cost than gas- or coal-fired plants, says chief executive Jim Robo Wind Solar Technology Transition Mon, 27 Jan 2020 15:41:45 +0100 Leigh Collins NHST An engineer on top of a turbine at a NextEra Energy wind farm. NextEra Energy 2020-01-27T15:45:50Z news 2-1-745087 New-model Scottish offshore wind start-up angles for ScotWind glory Edinburgh-based Renewable Infrastructure Development Group to use 'alignment model’ to reduce project risk and sharpen supply chain competitiveness Wind Mon, 27 Jan 2020 14:49:28 +0100 Darius Snieckus NHST Renewable Infrastructure Development Group Foto: RIDG 2020-01-27T13:51:53Z news 2-1-745028 Time for Big Oil to put its money where its mouth is over energy transition With a share of total investment in renewables that's still woefully low, the fossil fuel sector needs to lead the world's clean energy shift from the front, writes Darius Snieckus Technology Transition Markets Mon, 27 Jan 2020 13:29:19 +0100 Darius Snieckus NHST IEA pie-chart showing oil & gas industry capital investment in 2019 Foto: IEA 2020-01-27T13:15:35Z news 2-1-744477 World's first commercial green H2 project powered by surplus renewables unveiled Hyport Oostende in Belgium, to be powered solely by excess offshore wind, is also set to become the first project to use green hydrogen as energy storage Transition Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:58:59 +0100 Leigh Collins NHST Port of Ostend in Belgium Port of Oostende 2020-01-27T22:03:30Z news 2-1-744835 Shift to renewable energy may prompt RWE CEO to quit Rolf Martin Schmitz says he might not be right leader for highly international clean energy sector, according to Der Spiegel Transition Mon, 27 Jan 2020 10:53:49 +0100 Bernd Radowitz NHST RWE CEO Rolf Martin Schmitz Foto: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images 2020-01-27T14:18:39Z news 2-1-744669 Wind giant Vestas reviews pay and sets targets to tackle gender bias concerns Wind group unveils targets to increase number of women in leadership positions and cut safety-related incidents Wind Markets Mon, 27 Jan 2020 09:59:26 +0100 Andrew Lee NHST Vestas CFO Marika Fredriksson said diversity is crucial. Foto: Vestas 2020-01-27T10:14:05Z news 2-1-744627 Mini nuclear plants will match renewables on price: Rolls-Royce Aero-engine giant says small modular reactor technology will generate at $78/MWh and falling Wind Technology Transition Markets Fri, 24 Jan 2020 14:52:23 +0100 Andrew Lee NHST Rolls-Royce claimed its SMR is an economic alternative form of zero-carbon power. Foto: Rolls-Royce 2020-01-27T07:44:00Z news 2-1-744202 Flagship MHI Vestas 9.5MW offshore wind turbine turning in Denmark Giant V174 model, unveiled last February, in frame for first installation at Baltic Eagle project off Germany Wind Fri, 24 Jan 2020 14:39:54 +0100 Darius Snieckus NHST MHI Vestas' V174-9.5MW prototype at Osterild, Denmark Foto: MHI Vestas 2020-01-24T13:55:06Z news 2-1-744199 Wind flies and solar slows as China builds world's biggest clean-energy play Asian superpower grid-connects 25.74GW of new wind plant and 26.8GW of solar, according to latest government figures Wind Solar Transition Markets Fri, 24 Jan 2020 11:40:18 +0100 Yuki Yu in Beijing NHST Aerial view of an industrial base with wind turbines, solar panels and fish ponds at tidal flats in Yancheng, Jiangsu Province, China Foto: VCG/VCG via Getty Images 2020-01-24T11:08:19Z news 2-1-743853 EU may raise 2030 renewables goal as wind industry levels 'stark warning' New energy commissioner to examine if 2030 target needs to increase as industry body says bloc won't even meet modest 2020 ambition Wind Transition Markets Fri, 24 Jan 2020 10:39:08 +0100 Andrew Lee NHST EU commissioner in charge of Energy Estonia's Kadri Simson. Foto: JOHN THYS/AFP via Getty Images/NTB scanpix 2020-01-26T15:08:48Z news 2-1-743783 Engie and EDPR put pens to paper on offshore wind giant tie-up Joint venture will have a combined portfolio of over 5GW of projects in operation or under development Wind Fri, 24 Jan 2020 08:16:27 +0100 Darius Snieckus NHST Grzegorz Gorski, who will take on the role of COO of the Engie-EDPR offshore wind joint venture, speaking at Recharge's Thought Leaders Summit last November in Copenhagen, Denmark Foto: John M Fulton/Recharge 2020-01-24T07:16:27Z news 2-1-743712 Oil group Galp becomes 'biggest Iberian solar player’ with $2.4bn swoop Portuguese fossil-fuel company buys 2.9GW Spanish portfolio from ACS in major shift to clean energy investment Solar Transition Markets Thu, 23 Jan 2020 17:20:50 +0100 Christopher Hopson NHST Galp HQ. Foto: Galp 2020-01-24T07:20:29Z news 2-1-743532 Unmanned offshore wind survey vessel makes maiden voyage Car-sized craft studies seabed at SSE's Greater Gabbard project controlled via satellite by onshore team Wind Thu, 23 Jan 2020 16:53:41 +0100 Darius Snieckus NHST XOCEAN's remotely operated survey vessel at SSE's Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm Foto: SSE 2020-01-23T15:53:41Z news 2-1-743500 'Green hydrogen' on sale in open market at 80% higher price than grey H2 Canadian company selling the gas for about $2.67 per kg, compared to $1.50 for highly polluting grey hydrogen, in test of current demand for emissions-free H2 Transition Thu, 23 Jan 2020 14:46:21 +0100 Leigh Collins NHST Bécancour Industrial Park in Quebec, Canada, where the project is due to be sited. Bécancour Industrial Park and Port 2020-01-23T13:46:21Z news 2-1-743348 Spanish renewables hope 'climate emergency' will speed end to policy limbo Wind and solar sectors look to Sanchez minority government to finally push ahead with legislation to underpin new auctions Wind Solar Transition Markets Thu, 23 Jan 2020 14:16:56 +0100 Christopher Hopson NHST Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and Spanish minister of energy and climate change Teresa Ribera together during the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid, on December 11, 2019. Foto: CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP via Getty Images/NTB scanpix 2020-01-23T13:25:21Z news 2-1-743124 Germany adds more new wind offshore than on land for first time Additional 1.1GW offshore in 2019 spells major about-turn in nation that was formerly onshore wind powerhouse Wind Thu, 23 Jan 2020 13:22:56 +0100 Bernd Radowitz NHST Hermann Albers, the president of the German wind power federation (BWE) Foto: Recharge 2020-01-23T14:16:20Z news 2-1-743221 Europe's largest green-hydrogen project awarded €11m grant by EU body A final investment decision will be taken on the 20MW Djewels project later this year Transition Thu, 23 Jan 2020 13:06:27 +0100 Leigh Collins NHST An electrolyser built by French manufacturer McPhy. McPhy 2020-01-23T12:07:04Z news 2-1-743199 Why insurance rates for wind and solar projects are rising by 20-40% Market correction needed after insurers sustain heavy losses due to a decade of underpricing, overly generous terms and conditions, and an increase in extreme weather events Wind Solar Thu, 23 Jan 2020 11:29:01 +0100 Leigh Collins NHST Fraser McLachlan, chief executive of renewables insurer GCube. GCube 2020-01-24T15:27:42Z news 2-1-743051 CIP hails Asian offshore wind first as insurers take Taiwan stakes Developer says project entry by insurance groups marks new step forward for regional sector Wind Markets Thu, 23 Jan 2020 09:48:44 +0100 Yuki Yu in Beijing NHST Offshore wind is attracting more investors from Taipei's financial sector. Foto: Recharge 2020-01-23T08:48:44Z news 2-1-742800 OX2 hands over Finnish support-free wind farm to IKEA The 30MW Ponsivuori wind farm is the first out of four subsidy-free projects for the retailer that have a combined capacity of 107.4MW Wind Thu, 23 Jan 2020 09:25:26 +0100 Bernd Radowitz NHST Foto: IKEA 2020-01-23T08:25:26Z news 2-1-742829 Capital Dynamics buys US' largest solar-plus-storage project California's under-construction 400MW Eland PV project will feature a 300MW/1200MWh lithium-ion battery storage system Wind Solar Transition Wed, 22 Jan 2020 17:23:14 +0100 Richard A. Kessler in Fort Worth NHST Early CGI of the now-under-construction 400MW Eland PV project north of Los Angeles, California Foto: 2020-01-22T17:15:19Z news 2-1-742587 Investors tap ReNew talent for new 4GW Indian wind and solar giant EQT and Temasek name Parag Sharma CEO at O2 Power with aim to build big renewables base Wind Solar Transition Markets Wed, 22 Jan 2020 13:27:48 +0100 Andrew Lee NHST India is pursuing ambitious wind and solar targets. Foto: INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP via Getty Images/NTB scanpix 2020-01-22T12:32:23Z news 2-1-742285 Gas grid must be adapted to transport hydrogen: TenneT and Gasunie The European power and gas grids should also be more closely interlinked to achieve climate targets, study finds Transition Wed, 22 Jan 2020 11:24:41 +0100 Bernd Radowitz NHST TenneT HelWin alpha and beta platforms in the North Sea Foto: TenneT 2020-01-23T08:05:28Z news 2-1-742111 Oil supermajor BP backs offshore wind for lift-off Sector heads list of fossil giant's technologies to watch, fuelling expectations of market entry Wind Transition Markets Wed, 22 Jan 2020 11:04:38 +0100 Andrew Lee NHST NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 02: A BP sign is viewed at a gas station in Brooklyn on February 2, 2016 in New York City. The oil industry giant reported on Tuesday a $3.3 billion fourth-quarter loss as oil prices continue to fall globally. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) . BP. Foto: Spencer Platt/Getty Images 2020-01-22T10:12:48Z news 2-1-742034 Partners Group buys German renewables developer VSB The Swiss equity fund manager already owns stakes in Dutch offshore wind and Australian onshore wind farms Wind Wed, 22 Jan 2020 10:24:15 +0100 Bernd Radowitz NHST Nordex turbine at VSB project Foto: Partners Group 2020-01-22T09:27:58Z news 2-1-742025 US investment in sea-based wind 'to outgrow offshore oil & gas by 2025' Over $15bn to be injected by 2025 into fledgling industry in ‘truly remarkable’ transition says Rystad Wind Wed, 22 Jan 2020 10:06:47 +0100 Darius Snieckus NHST Tourists walk past an American flag on Rhode Island's Block Island, with one of the eponymous 30MW wind farm's turbines in the background Foto: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images 2020-01-22T17:48:33Z news 2-1-742000