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Renewable energies are the solution to the high prices of fossil fuels: in January they generated 59.4% of electricity and lowered the market price by 65% in Spain

A new monthly renewable generation record has been set with 13.5 TWh (59.4% of the total). Mainly driven by the large contribution of wind (32.4%), and also of hydro (17.7%) and photovoltaic (7.1%) in electricity generation, the spot price of the electricity market was reduced by 65% compared to January 2022. This is the cheapest… Read more »

WinGD and CMB.TECH co-develop large ammonia-fuelled engine

WinGD and CMB.TECH bring combined expertise to zero-carbon fuel technology in groundbreaking collaboration for fleet of ammonia fuelled bulk carriers. Swiss marine power company WinGD and Belgian shipping and cleantech group CMB.TECH have signed an agreement on the development of ammonia-fuelled two-stroke engines. The companies aim to install the ammonia dual-fuel X72DF engine on a… Read more »


The Managing Director of one of Ireland’s leading renewable energy developers, Strategic Power Projects has said he is encouraged that the Climate Action Plan is now having an impact on the speed of planning decisions for nationally important renewable energy installations.  His comments come after Strategic Power Projects received planning approval for a renewable project… Read more »

VideoRay Welcomes Navy veteran and EOD and Mine Countermeasure Expert 
Eric Wirstrom as Vice President of Business Development

POTTSTOWN, Pa., January 24, 2023 – VideoRay, a global leader in underwater robotic systems, is proud to welcome U.S. Navy veteran Eric Wirstrom as the company’s new Vice President of Business Development to drive growth in the commercial and defense sectors. Initially, Wirstrom will focus on VideoRay’s performance in its Maritime Expeditionary Standoff Response (MESR)… Read more »

In his Autumn Statement, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has said a windfall tax of 45% will apply to renewable electricity generators from January.

Responding, Scottish Renewables’ Chief Executive Claire Mack said: “The UK needs £1.4 trillion to fund its transition to net-zero by 2050. To raise that money, international investors look to the UK Government to provide a stable policy environment which incentivises investment in clean power. “Today’s announcement by the Chancellor damages this country’s reputation as a… Read more »

Delta’s New AI-Powered EV Charging Management System DeltaGrid® EVM Ensuring Safety, Power Stability, and Efficiency Worldwide

Delta, a global leader in power and energy management, today announced its new EV charging management system, DeltaGrid® EVM, an innovative platform featuring artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities and seamless integration with energy infrastructure (solar energy and energy storage), is enhancing the power stability and operating efficiency of EV charging sites across the world. Electrical safety,… Read more »

Westwood: Equinor drives low-emission rig adoption in Norway and Brazil with rest of the world slower off the mark

London, UK, 15th November 2022: New research from Westwood Global Energy Group (Westwood) reveals that the availability of emission-lowering upgrades for offshore rigs has been on the rise but adoption of these new technologies is slow outside of Norway and the US Gulf of Mexico due to limited regulatory and financial incentives. In a new… Read more »

Nearthlab Joins Panels of Accredited Blade and Drone Experts at Symposia Sponsored by Partner Organizations

Co-founders of leading autonomous drone inspection solution share industry insights at Blades Europe and Onyx Insight Technical Symposium Oct. 28, 2022 – Nearthlab, an autonomous drone inspection solution, participated as a keynote speaker at the following conferences. Blades Europe Onyx Insight Technical Symposium Namely, Chief Executive Officer Jay Choi made his way over to Germany… Read more »

HellermannTyton launches 2023 products in new catalogue

Cable management specialist HellermannTyton has released new products in its latest product catalogue for 2022/2023. The new catalogue showcases HellermannTyton’s entire portfolio of industry-specific product ranges including Fastening and Fixings, Identification, Application Tooling, Electrical Installation and Insulation & Protection, all of which feature tailor-made technologies designed to meet the unique demands of the various industries… Read more »

In just over 2 weeks, COP27 will be commencing in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

During the conference, a focus will be placed on implementing the decisions made last year during COP26, as well as creating an international community working together against climate change. As the conference progresses, look out for REI’s coverage of the conference. As part of our mission to promote knowledge sharing, we will bring you our… Read more »

Manufacturing Sector at Risk of Oversized and Poorly Matched Energy Equipment

Manufacturing managers concerned with the decarbonisation of energy in their facilities are being signposted towards Aggreko’s latest upgrades of equipment that will help cut emissions and protect the bottom line amid the energy crisis. According to Aggreko, industrial facilities rely on several different temporary power and temperature control solutions which are often oversized or poorly… Read more »

Carbon neutral future on track as ABB helps electrify rail in Lithuania

ABB builds on its track-record in sustainable rail innovation with a new contract for a 25 kV power solution to electrify a 100 percent carbon-neutral rail line1 for Lithuanian Railways. The electric trains are powered by electricity generated from renewable energy sources. The landmark project represents the first deployment of ABB’s traction switchgear technology in… Read more »

AAL ships berth components from Queensland to Henderson, Australia

Singapore, Wednesday 19th October 2022: AAL successfully collaborated on the disassembly of Berth 2 at Hay Point Coal Terminal in Queensland and its subsequent shipment to Henderson, Western Australia for disposal. Comprising seven packages with a total weight of 1,412MT / 8,929CBM, the cargo was moved in a single sailing onboard the 19,000 deadweight S-Class 700 tonne… Read more »

Dellner Bubenzer Team Takes Height Safety Training Inbox

Heavy-duty brake manufacturer Dellner Bubenzer Group has put a U.S. team through a wind turbine climbing and rescue certification course. Dellner supplies rotor, yaw, and pitch brakes for various wind energy applications. Rotor brakes are typically caliper style (active or passive) and Dellner offers rotor lock style pins (hydraulic, manual) for safety locking and maintenance… Read more »

Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) launches the ‘Scaling Renewables in Malawi to Underpin Development’ energy program

MALAWI | October 19, 2022 – Today, the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) launches the ‘Scaling Renewables in Malawi to Underpin Development’ energy program to assist Malawi in achieving universal access by 2030. The program will support Malawi in its goals to increase electricity access from 18% to 100% and improve energy… Read more »

Grandweld recently signed a contract to build 5 GrandExtreme crewboats for our repeat customer Jana Marine.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 17th October 2022: Grandweld, a leading shipbuilder with 38 years track record of successfully delivering more than 150 vessels, has signed a landmark contract with Jana Marine Services Co LLC to build five 42m GrandExtreme crew boats. Delivery of the first vessel will be in 9 months. This order brings the total… Read more »

Natural Power appoints Head of Advisory – Europe

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has appointed Gregory Dudziak as Head of Advisory – Europe. Based in the company’s Glasgow office, Gregory is returning to Natural Power following his role as Head of Wind Energy Europe at Black and Veatch since 2019. He first joined Natural Power’s construction team in 2014… Read more »

China Mobile Int. scales up new data center in Frankfurt with fast and flexible digital solution

ABB has provided electrical switchgear and control equipment to China Mobile International (CMI), an international telecommunications company located in 36 countries and regions, for its new data center in Frankfurt, Germany.  The solution was delivered via electrical power distribution supplier E+I Engineering, with the package including four medium-voltage (MV) switchgear panels equipped with ABB’s Relion®… Read more »

New figures show over 18,000 GWh of renewable electricity generated in the first half of 2022

The Scottish Government today (October 12) announced that a total of 7,358 Gigawatt hours (GWh) of renewable electricity was generated in April, May and June 2022. This contributed to 18,568 GWh of renewable electricity being generated in the first half of 2022 – up 29% on the same period in 2021. Renewable electricity capacity increased… Read more »

Capgemini WEMO report: A balance must be found betweeen energy affordability and fighting climate change

Paris, October 13, 2022 – Capgemini has published the 24th edition of its annual World Energy Markets Observatory (WEMO), created in partnership with De Pardieu Brocas Maffei, Vaasa ETT and Enerdata.According to the report, there is an urgency to create balance between two equally important imperatives – the security of affordable energy supply and the fight… Read more »

Balance Power and TagEnergy announce milestone partnership

TagEnergy and Balance Power today announce they have signed a framework agreement to build, own, and operate 500MW of the Balance Power pipeline. The partnership will drive the UK forward on its journey to establish a clean, secure energy system, and will require investment of over £300m to build the projects over the next four years…. Read more »

Heading towards even more sustainability – HOFFMANN MINERAL has life cycle assessment prepared for Aktifit AM

An LCA helps to balance the environmental impact of a product and shows companies where energy and emissions can be saved. In a further step towards more sustainability, HOFFMANN MINERAL has therefore had an LCA prepared for the Aktifit AM product by TÜV Rheinland in accordance with ISO standards 14040:2021 and 14044:2021. “Aktifit AM represents… Read more »

ABB achieves carbon-neutral operations at Finland factory

ABB has achieved carbon neutral operations at its factory in Porvoo, Finland, reducing CO2 emissions by 636 tons in its first year. This saving is equivalent to driving 112 times the length of the equator or warming an electric sauna every day for 373 years. By combining digital solutions, electrification, and renewable technologies the Porvoo factory… Read more »


Strategic Power Projects has welcomed the decision by An Bord Pleanàla to grant planning permission to the company’s proposed battery storage facility at Dunnstown, County Kildare. The new €140 Million proposed facility is the single largest battery application in Ireland, and is over 200 MW in capacity. Speaking after permission was granted, Strategic Power Projects’… Read more »

Pfeiffer Vacuum Components & Solutions celebrates 25th anniversary

Asslar, October 10, 2022. This year, Pfeiffer Vacuum Components & Solutions GmbH in Göttingen is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The company has one of the largest storage facilities for vacuum components in Europe. The portfolio includes standard vacuum chambers as well as customized vacuum chambers and solutions with wide-ranging functions, which are manufactured using the… Read more »

ABB unveils ‘tomorrow ready’ digital circuit breaker

As power systems around the world transform, ABB is continuing to lead their seamless digital transformation with the evolution of its respected VD4 medium voltage (MV) circuit breaker. Transforming the operational excellence and cost-efficiency of modern electrical distribution applications, the new VD4 evo takes the popular existing range – which is already established in over… Read more »

CP Electronics Set to Energise Product Development with New Director Appointment

With ongoing emphasis on providing futureproof lighting and energy controls, CP Electronics – part of Legrand UK & Ireland – has appointed Gilles Silva as its new Director of Product Development. Having gained almost 20 years’ experience – 14 of which spent in Legrand Brazil’s R&D team – Gilles’ new role will see him take… Read more »

Balance Power wins appeal on Wolverhampton West 50MW battery storage project

Balance Power today announces it has won an appeal on a 50MW battery storage project in Wolverhampton West, on the edge of South Staffordshire. The battery storage project was approved on appeal after an inspector found that the environmental benefits provided special circumstances for being located in the Green Belt, and directly align with national efforts to decarbonise… Read more »

Vigilance on Food Fraud Needed in Light of CO2 Scarcity

Food manufacturers are being urged to prioritise quality checks when choosing new CO2 suppliers, in order to minimise food fraud risk. The warning comes from global assurance provider, LRQA, following the recent closure of two plants which provided a combined total of 60% of the UK’s food grade CO2. The shutdowns came as the cost… Read more »

Agreement to Deploy up to 200 MW / 2 GWh of Long-Duration Energy Storage Solutions

Wilsonville, Ore. and Sacramento, Calif. – September 20, 2022 – ESS Inc. (“ESS”) (NYSE:GWH), a leading manufacturer of long-duration iron flow batteries for commercial and utility-scale energy storage applications, and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), the nation’s sixth-largest, community-owned, not-for-profit electric service provider, today announced an agreement to provide up to 200 megawatts (MW) / 2 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of ESS’… Read more »

AAL partners with Merchant Shipping in India

Singapore, Tuesday 20th September 2022: AAL Shipping (AAL) has appointed Mumbai-based shipping company Merchant Shipping Services PVT Ltd. to be its exclusive commercial agency representative in India – a move that will harness yet further the cargo opportunities available to local shippers through its expanding ‘Europe – Middle East/India – Asia Monthly Liner Service’ (EUMEIA) and… Read more »

Government business energy scheme will cost up to £25bn

Robert Buckley, Head of Relationship Development at Cornwall Insight said: “The new government scheme will bring significant relief to many businesses and public sector organisations as they try to navigate the unprecedented energy rises. Economically it was important that government took action. “The reduction in energy costs will be substantial. As a proxy and noting… Read more »

Cornwall Insight responds to the government energy announcement

Gareth Miller, CEO at Cornwall Insight said: “Cornwall Insight welcomes the government’s objective to address the affordability of energy for both domestic and business consumers in the UK. The policy announcements made today will alleviate some of the hardship consumers have been concerned about for many months. “On the household side of the equation, industry… Read more »

ABB & Caverion collaborate to accelerate carbon-neutral buildings

ABB and Caverion, a Northern & Central European-based expert for smart and sustainable built environments, today announced an agreement to strengthen their collaboration to advance energy efficiency and sustainability. The shared aim of the collaboration is to address carbon reduction challenges in select markets by providing advanced, joint offerings in line with evolving customer needs… Read more »

Scottish Renewables launches new team to support energy transition

Green shift is vital for Scotland to hit net-zero targets Energy supply chain expert Emma Harrick appointed to lead role Industry body Scottish Renewables is broadening its range of services by introducing an expert team to support Scotland’s renewable energy supply chain and those transitioning into the industry from other sectors such as oil and… Read more »

Vattenfall and CAKE reveal hidden CO2 sources when producing an electric motorcycle

Leading European energy company Vattenfall and CAKE, the Swedish-based producer of electric motorcycles, have unveiled an initiative to visualize the carbon saved by producing the world’s first truly fossil-free dirt bike. Vattenfall and CAKE’s “Cleanest Dirt Bike Ever” project highlights the climate impact of producing one CAKE Kalk OR electric off-roader by placing it in… Read more »