Vattenfall has acquired the Thanet Offshore Wind project off Margate, Kent, for the sum of GBP 35 million (SEK 435 million). On completion, the wind farm will have an installed capacity of some 300 MW. This will be almost three times the size of Lillgrund, Vattenfall’s largest wind farm in Sweden to date, and about the same size as Horns Rev in Denmark, in which Vattenfall has a majority stake. Vattenfall acquired the rights to build Thanet Offshore... Read more..
Two giants of the renewables industry, Vattenfall and ScottishPower Renewables, have entered into partnership to make joint bids in the third round of offshore wind farm development in the UK. Their common goal is to establish 6,000 MW of installed wind power capacity, corresponding to enough clean green energy to power four million homes by 2020. ScottishPower Renewables, part of the world’s largest wind power operator and developer, Iberdrola... Read more..
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) has agreed to transfer ownership of five existing Las Vegas compressed natural gas (CNG) public access fueling stations to Clean Energy Fuels Corp., pending Clean Energy entering into lease agreements with the landowners at the sites of the five stations. In addition to station ownership, Clean Energy will assume management and maintenance responsibilities for the stations, which can... Read more..
Over the past year, the research team at the CORUS Centre installed a new multi-measurement tower – innovative in design – that will be used to test wind measurement instruments in a cold climate conditions. Located at an altitude of 910 metres on Mont Aiguille in Murdochville, this tower will notably analyse equipments designed by NRG Systems, from the United States, and Vaisala, from Finland. Both of these companies are reputed to be... Read more..
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must establish a sound, science-based model for measuring net greenhouse gas emissions related to biofuels production before releasing estimates that may understate the positive role biofuels play in reducing climate change emissions. The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today released a letter sent to EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson on Oct. 23, urging the agency to release and seek comment on... Read more..
Casa Energia Expo, the important event dedicated to homes that produce and save energy, will be held once again at the Datchforum of Assago, Milano, from 7 to 9 November, and will have on show materials, technologies, products and services for a new way of living able to combine comfort, wellbeing and environmental sustainability. With 6, 000 square metres of exhibition area divided over two pavilions, and a rich conference programme, the Fair, now... Read more..
Vattenfall is Europe’s fifth largest generator of electricity and the largest producer of heat, and works in all parts of the electricity value chain. In the UK, Vattenfall owns and operates the Kentish Flats offshore wind farm, which has a capacity of 90 MW. It is also the world’s second largest offshore wind power operator, with a 60 per cent stake in Horns Rev, the world’s largest offshore wind facility off Denmark’s Jutland Peninsula (160... Read more..
The 2008 presidential election will mean major changes in United States energy policy. William F. Weld, partner advising on government strategies and energy policy for the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery and a former two-term governor of Massachusetts, believes that the biggest impact will come on two issues: climate change (global warming) and dependence on foreign oil. Mr. Weld says both Senator John McCain and Senator Barack Obama have... Read more..
Bruce Power is pleased to announce it will conduct an Environmental Assessment (EA) as it considers building a nuclear generating station in the Haldimand-Norfolk region of southern Ontario. The assessment, which could take nearly three years to complete, will examine the environmental and social impacts of building two reactors to generate between 2,000 and 3,000 megawatts of low-emissions electricity. It will also consider how other clean energy... Read more..
Today, the Council on Competitiveness announced that The Honorable Alexander “Andy” Karsner has joined the Council on Competitiveness as a Distinguished Fellow. Karsner, who recently left his post as Assistant Secretary of Energy for Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, brings extensive public and private sector experience to the position. His energy expertise will be critical in guiding the Council’s Energy Security, Innovation... Read more..