Renewable energy industry losing confidence in EU’s Innovation Fund

Several European renewable energy associations have united to call for changes to the EU’s Innovation Fund as its award criteria ‘puts renewable energy projects at a structural disadvantage’. Illustration/Wavepiston’s wave energy system in Canary Islands (Courtesy of Ocean Energy Europe) … Read More

U.S. and EU seal the deal for LNG supply as Europe seeks to cut Russian energy ties

The United States and the European Union have made substantial steps to ensure and strengthen European energy security, reduce reliance on Russian fossil fuels, and reduce Europe’s overall reliance on gas. As part of their plans, the U.S. will supply … Read More

EU outlines actions to eliminate dependence on Russian fossil fuels

In light of Russia’s attack on Ukraine, the European Commission has proposed an outline of a plan, which is supposed to make European Union member states independent from Russian fossil fuels well before 2030, starting with gas. This could reduce … Read More

European Commission Reiterates Need for Wind Power to Boost Energy Security

Frans Timmermans, executive vice president of the European Commission The European Commission has presented new measures in response to the rise in electricity prices across Europe. The measures are also strongly influenced by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The commission … Read More

EU clears Cargotec-Konecranes merger

The European Commission has approved the proposed merger between Finnish engineering majors Cargotec and Konecranes. The approval is conditional on the divestiture of certain businesses. Specifically, in the rubber-tired gantry cranes, and straddle and shuttle carriers markets, Cargotec committed to … Read More

Dutch project for producing bio-LNG gets funds from EU

Bio-LNG bunkering project FirstBio2Shipping, developed by Attero and Bio-LNG Hub Wilp, will receive funding from the European Commission. Illustration only; Courtesy of Port of Rotterdam The European Union is investing €118 million ($140.3 million) into 32 small renewable energy projects … Read More

EU launches call to establish offshore renewable energies working group

The European Commission has opened a call for expressions of interest for a new working group on offshore renewable energies that would contribute to reaching EU’s ambition of at least 300GW of offshore wind and 40GW of ocean energies by … Read More

Baltica Offshore Wind Farms One Step Closer to Realization

The Polish Energy Regulatory Office has awarded a contract for difference (CfD) to the Baltica 3 and Baltica 2 offshore wind farms with a total capacity of up to 2.5 GW. Baltica 3 and 2 will contribute significantly to Poland’s … Read More

Consortium Receives Funding to Research Feasibility of Renewable Hydrogen

The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH2-JU), a public-private partnership of the European Commission, has awarded the consortium behind the OYSTER project, consisting of ITM Power, Ørsted, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and Element Energy €5 million to investigate … Read More

EU eyes more offshore renewables, meshed grid infrastructure in Atlantic Ocean

The European Union is considering tapping into more of its offshore renewable energy sources farther out in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, where it plans to study not only the technical potential of offshore wind and wave and tidal … Read More