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Posted on Jun 23 2015 - 1:05pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Lekela Power Signs two MOUs for 50 MW Wind and 50 MW Solar Power Plants with NREA

Cairo, 9th June 2015 – Lekela Power, a 60/40 joint venture between Actis and Mainstream Renewable Power with US$ 1.9 bn investments planned for Africa, announced today the signing of two Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) for one 50 MW solar power plant in Aswan and one 50 MW wind power plant in the West Gulf of Suez under the feed in tariff scheme. Commenting...

Posted on Jun 23 2015 - 7:58am by John Peters
Comments Off on IKEA’s second wind farm purchase from Mainstream in three months

Global wind and solar company C Power has closed a deal to sell its 46 megawatt Oldman 2 Wind Farm, located in Alberta Canada, to IKEA the world’s largest furniture retailer. Mainstream has commenced construction of the project at a cost of approximately CAD$90m and it is expected to be operational in the autumn of 2014 at which point IKEA will purchase the plant. As part of the deal Mainstream...

Posted on Jun 22 2015 - 1:05pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Australia’s largest solar plant reaches full power early

Australia’s largest solar photovoltaic (PV) plant has ramped up to full generation for the first time and is now feeding 102 MW of renewable energy into the National Electricity Market, enough to power 33,000 homes annually. The plant in Nyngan, New South Wales is part of the $440 million AGL solar project, which is supported by $166.7 million ARENA funding and $64.9 million NSW Government funding. ARENA...

Posted on Jun 22 2015 - 7:45am by John Peters
Comments Off on Lekela Power on track to deliver 1GW pan-Africa renewable energy plan

Lekela Power, a 60:40 joint venture between Actis and Mainstream Renewable Power, launched in February of this year already has 860 megawatts of wind and solar projects under construction or due to commence construction next year across South Africa, Egypt and Ghana. Lekela Power is one of the biggest international platforms focused on renewable energy targeting the emerging markets and has plans...

Posted on Jun 19 2015 - 8:37am by John Peters
Comments Off on Norstec Academy, launched in 2014, will now be housed within RenewableUK and rebranded as the Offshore Wind Academy

Norstec, the network for offshore renewables in northern Europe, will hand over its three main workstreams to other organisations as part of a restructuring of industry networks. The successful Norstec Academy, which was launched in 2014 and saw 20 higher education students win tours of the UK offshore wind industry, will now be housed within RenewableUK and rebranded as the Offshore Wind Academy. The...

Posted on Jun 17 2015 - 3:05pm by John Peters
Comments Off on UK must seize post-election window of opportunity to reboot its renewable energy market

The UK must seize the window of opportunity that post-election political stability is presenting, in order to reconcile its contradictory energy objectives and reboot the attractiveness of its renewable energy market, according to EY’s Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI) published today. The UK has remained at 8th place in this issue of the RECAI, its lowest level in 12 years,...

Posted on Feb 4 2015 - 10:03am by John Peters
Comments Off on Offshore wind regenerates British coastal communities

RenewableUK is highlighting today’s announcement of more than £45 million of Government money for 63 seaside towns in England and Scotland, creating over 3,000 jobs and 1,500 apprenticeships, from a fund partially financed by the UK’s offshore wind industry. The beneficiaries include Blackpool Illuminations which will receive £2 million to create new light shows, and the Tate St Ives gallery...

Posted on Jan 23 2015 - 11:29am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Home-grown wind power means Britain escapes expensive fossil fuel imports

As energy security rises up the agenda across Europe this winter, a report by independent analysts Cambridge Econometrics shows additional wind power would make the UK’s energy supply more resilient by cutting costly imports of fossil fuels. In 2013, wind energy reduced the UK’s need to import coal by an estimated 4.9 million tonnes and gas by 1.4 billion cubic metres, a study by Cambridge Econometrics...

Posted on Jan 15 2015 - 10:05am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Development Consent Order for Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm

The consortium SMart Wind welcomes the decision by the Secretary of State to grant development consent for Hornsea Project One. The project is scheduled to commence operation by 2020 when it will become the world’s first gigawatt scale far from shore wind farm. The DCO covers the entire project, including the turbines, offshore and onshore substations, array cables and export cable. Project One...

Posted on Dec 2 2014 - 8:15am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Isle of Man Government progressing offshore energy opportunities

The Isle of Man Government has taken a further step towards progressing offshore energy opportunities and working with the UK to help meet its renewable energy targets with the announcement of its preferred partners to develop a wind farm and tidal power within the 12-mile limit of its territorial sea. The Isle of Man Government has selected DONG Energy, one of the UK’s largest operators of offshore...