Coalition Launched to Accelerate Global Offshore Wind Capacity

Danish power company Ørsted and Norwegian energy giant Equinor are spearheading the launch of international coalition to accelerate global offshore wind capacity and other ocean-based renewable energy technologies as part of an effort to mitigate the harmful impacts of climate change. The Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition brings together civil society, … [Read more...]

Floating Wind Farm Starts Generating Power Off Portugal

By William Mathi (Bloomberg) --A wind turbine floating off the coast in northern Portugal began transmitting electricity to the grid, a crucial step for a technology that could vastly increase the potential for offshore wind power. The WindFloat Atlantic project is backed by European energy companies EDP Renovaveis SA, Engie SA and Repsol SA and uses the floating platform … [Read more...]

Norway Picks Offshore Wind Naysayer as Oil and Energy Minister

By Nerijus Adomaitis and Gwladys Fouche OSLO, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Norway made an outspoken right-wing lawmaker who once called wind turbines "white monsters" its oil and energy minister on Wednesday, as the government debates updating rules for petroleum industry activity in its Arctic waters. As head of the oil and energy ministry, Sylvi Listhaug will be in charge of … [Read more...]

Mega-Turbines Sought for Connecticut Offshore Wind Farm

By William Mathis (Bloomberg) --When Iberdrola SA builds its offshore wind farm off the coast of Connecticut sometime in the middle of next decade, it plans to use turbines more powerful than anything currently on the market. The Spanish utility’s Avangrid Inc. won an auction to develop the 804-megawatt wind farm in a joint venture with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners. … [Read more...]

Orsted Bets Hydrogen Is Key to Climate Goals

By Will Mathis (Bloomberg) --One of the world’s biggest developers of offshore wind farms thinks its massive turbines could be key to the production of hydrogen in a greener way and ultimately, stemming climate change. Over the past decade, offshore wind has pushed from a frontier technology to a multi-billion-dollar industry that provides green power cheap enough to compete … [Read more...]