China forces grid operators to buy wind and solar.

China sent shares of renewable-energy companies higher by forcing grid operators to buy wind and solar power in regions where network congestion has idled plants. Grid companies will have to buy sufficient power that ensures wind farms across nine regions including Xinjiang and Gansu can operate at least 1,800 hours a year, according to a […]

The future of offshore wind power in Massachusetts is bright.

The future of offshore wind power in Massachusetts is bright.

The future of offshore wind power in Massachusetts is bright. If that mantra sounds familiar, it’s because advocates have said so for years, successfully blocking efforts to import Canadian hydropower so that the long-expected deluge of cheap, locally produced wind energy could meet the state’s clean-energy needs instead. There’s every reason for the state to continue supporting offshore […]

Argentina – next big wind frontier, IFC to invest millions USD.

Argentina – next big wind frontier, IFC to invest millions USD.

Argentine President Mauricio Macri recently launched a decade-long plan to attract billions of dollars in investment and vastly increase the amount of electricity produced from renewable energy sources. The International Finance Corporation, the private-sector lending arm of the World Bank, expects to make investments of around $800 million in Argentina through December, citing particular investor […]

‘Friends of Floating Offshore Wind’ join forces.

10 technology developers and associations have founded ‘Friends of Floating Offshore Wind’ to promote the interests of floating offshore wind in Scotland and the UK and to help create favourable conditions for the further development of the sector in these areas. The group, comprising Pilot Offshore Renewables, Hexicon, RES Offshore, IDEOL, Floating Power Plant, Glosten PelaStar, Principle Power Inc, Atkins, ACS Cobra and GICON, […]

Will Khan be the greenest Mayor London has ever had?

Will Khan be the greenest Mayor London has ever had?

Sadiq Aman Khan, a British Labour Party politician and a newly-elected Mayor of London won 1,310,143 votes against 994,614 for his main rival Zac Goldsmith of the Conservative party. Green Party candidate Sian Barry came third with 150,673 votes. “I want to be the greenest Mayor London has ever had. I want London to be […]