Northland makes Canadian offshore move

2020-03-30T17:05:57+00:00March 30th, 2020|Bureau News|

Deal agreed to acquire the early-stage NaiKun project off the coast of British Columbia Canadian company Northland Power is to buy an early-stage offshore wind farm development from NaiKun Wind Energy Group in the Hecate Strait off British Columbia, Canada. The deal, which is expected to close in mid-2020 subject [...]

Aquila to buy additional 9.6 MW in Svindbaek wind farm in Denmark

2020-03-23T13:10:30+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Bureau News|

Aquila European Renewables Income Fund plc (LON:AERS) is to purchase the 9.6-MW Svindbaek II onshore wind farm, a three-turbine portion of the larger Svindbaek complex in Denmark. The fund said Monday it will acquire the three wind turbines for around EUR 13.2 million (USD 14.1m). After finalising the purchase of [...]

UK Export Finance gets £2bn for green energy projects

2020-03-20T13:00:38+00:00March 20th, 2020|Bureau News|

UK Export Finance (UKEF) has announced today that it received £2 billion funding towards its lending facility for clean energy projects. The new funding amount has been allocated to support clean growth projects as global economies shift away from fossil fuels to renewable and low carbon solutions. UKEF recently provided [...]

Global offshore capacity nears 30GW with 6GW 2019 surge

2020-03-19T12:42:58+00:00March 19th, 2020|Bureau News|

GWEC report shows China out in front with 2.3GW of new projects completed in the last year. The offshore wind industry installed just over 6GW of new capacity in 2019, taking total capacity to 29GW, according to figures released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). Last year’s installations marked [...]

Railways pension takes Scottish wind stake

2020-03-13T08:46:52+00:00March 13th, 2020|Bureau News|

RPMI Railpen takes a 90% interest in the 46MW Carraig Gheal project from GreenPower International Railways pension scheme RPMI Railpen has acquired a 90% stake in the 46MW Carraig Gheal wind farm in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, from GreenPower International. The project comprises 20 Siemens Gamesa 2.3MW turbines and has [...]

International growth continues for Bureau

2020-03-12T12:51:03+00:00March 12th, 2020|Bureau News|

Bureau, the leading provider of resourcing to the global energy sector is experiencing continued growth globally, recently securing three exciting new framework agreements to deliver Resourcing and Project Management services across Asia. We spoke to Tom Greaves, Director of Operations to find out more about the next stage in the [...]

UK ‘should have 50% renewables by 2030’

2020-03-09T17:24:22+00:00March 9th, 2020|Bureau News|

National Infrastructure Commission sets out recommendations for the government to deliver net-zero goal. The UK should be running on 50% renewable energy by 2030 to set it on a cost-effective path to the goal of net-zero emissions by 2050, according to a report by the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC). The [...]

Turbine orders ‘hit almost 100GW in 2019’

2020-03-05T12:06:12+00:00March 5th, 2020|Bureau News|

A record number of wind turbine orders totalling almost 100GW were placed in 2019, up 39GW on 2018, according to new analysis from Wood Mackenzie The researchers said in the 'Global Wind Turbine Order Analysis: Q1 2020' report that the orders last year were worth an estimated $78bn. Almost $25bn [...]

Renewables output up by 150% on Spain’s Lanzarote island since 2010

2020-02-24T15:06:58+00:00February 24th, 2020|Bureau News|

The Spanish island of Lanzarote, one of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, met 9% of its power needs with renewables in 2019, as the combined production from various sources increased by 150% since 2010. The remaining needs were covered by fossil fuels which drive the power sector, land [...]

ScottishPower unveils green tariff powered by wind

2020-02-17T13:32:15+00:00February 17th, 2020|Bureau News|

Developer to reinvest profits from new domestic rates into new renewables generation. ScottishPower has committed to ensuring all its new domestic fixed price tariffs will be supplied by 100% green electricity, generated by the company's own UK wind farms. According to ScottishPower energy generated by all of its wind farms [...]

BP’s new CEO plans for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

2020-02-12T13:36:51+00:00February 12th, 2020|Bureau News|

BP pledged to achieve net-zero carbon emissions from its oil and gas operations and production by 2050, as its new boss sets out his vision for the future. London-based BP became the latest fossil fuel giant to set out an ambitious, yet rather distant, target for curbing emissions of planet-warming [...]