Renewable Energy Jobs Reach 12 Million Globally

Renewable energy employment worldwide reached 12 million last year, up from 11.5 million in 2019, according to the eighth edition of Renewable Energy and Jobs: Annual Review 2021. The report was released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in … Read More

Iberdrola Invests Billions in Scottish Offshore Wind Complex

Ignacio Galán, chairman of Iberdrola, at the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm Iberdrola, through its Scottish Power subsidiary, is investing £6 billion in developing the company’s biggest investment, the East Anglia Hub offshore wind complex in Scotland. Iberdrola’s … Read More

Massachusetts Administration Spotlights Offshore Wind, Virtual Reality Training Program

Lt. Gov. Karen Polito, Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides, and Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Interim CEO Jennifer Daloisio visited Greater New Bedford Vocational-Technical High School to meet with students in the marine technology, computer graphics and engineering programs. … Read More

Fraser Institute: ‘Extremely Costly’ to Coal-Fired Power Plants with Wind, Solar

Replacing coal-fired power in Canada with renewable energy will impose significant costs on Canada’s economy while only making modest reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, finds a new study released by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. … Read More

Glennmont Partners Invests in Ørsted’s Offshore Wind Farm in Germany

Installation of an 8MW wind turbine at Ørsted’s Borkum Riffgrund 2 Ørsted has signed an agreement with Glennmont Partners, which will be acquiring a 50% ownership share in Ørsted’s 900 MW German offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 3. The wind … Read More

OX2 Applies for Offshore Wind Farm Permit in Sweden

OX2’s Ajos wind farm (42 MW) in Finland (Photo: Olli Koskimäk) OX2 has applied for a Natura 2000 permit for an offshore wind farm within the Swedish Exclusive Economic Zone off the coast of Falkenberg and Varberg. The project, called … Read More

Analysis Investigates Benefits and Costs of Uniting U.S. Coasts’ Power Systems

Illustration by Billy Roberts, NREL Uniting the Eastern and Western U.S. electric grids could offer significant value in strengthening the power system’s ability to share generation resources and flexibility across regions, according to the Interconnections Seam Study. Results of the … Read More

GE Research, Prolec GE Develop First Large Flexible Transformer to Enhance U.S. Grid

(Photo credit: Cooperative Energy) In what represents a major step toward modernizing the foundation of the U.S. grid, GE Research and Prolec GE have teamed with Cooperative Energy to develop and install the world’s first flexible large power transformer at … Read More

Evergy Seeks to Add More Wind Energy Supplies

Evergy has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for wind energy to supply the needs of its customers. The RFP solicits bids for Evergy’s purchase of wind resources of up to 1,000 MW that will be in service by 2026. … Read More

Vestas Chosen as Preferred Supplier for New York Offshore Wind Projects

Empire Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Equinor and bp, has named Vestas as the preferred turbine supplier for the 2.1 GW Empire Wind 1 and Empire Wind 2 offshore wind projects in New York. Vestas will provide 138 V236-15.0 … Read More