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  • 12 Oct 2017 / gwec-in-press

    Putting Wind Farms in the Ocean Could Power All of Humanity, Study Shows

    Global Citizen

    When it comes to renewable energy development, the ocean is a largely untapped resource because of the sheer logistical difficulties of operating deep at sea.

    A team of researchers from the Carnegie Institution for Science, however, wanted to put a number on this potential — and what they found is truly oceanic.

    In fact, the team found that …

  • 11 Oct 2017 / jobs

    REN21 is looking for a new Executive Secretary

    Christine Lins, REN21’s Executive Secretary since July 2011, is stepping down from her current position. REN21 is therefore seeking an outstanding, experienced individual to head its Secretariat.  The post is based in Paris/France and involves a good deal of international travel. Interested candidates are invited to consult the vacancy notice. Application deadline is 17 November, 2017.


  • 05 Oct 2017 / gwec-in-press

    Unknowns linger as South Africa hopes for renewables restart

    Recharge news

    Last month, a small ray of hope appeared for the long-awaited restart of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Programme (REIPPPP).

    For more than two years, rounds 3.5 and 4 of the programme have been prevented from reaching financial close by state-owned utility provider Eskom’s refusal to sign power purchase agreements (PPAs).

    REIPPPP, which is based on competitive tenders, was initially showcased …

  • 04 Oct 2017 / gwec-in-press

    China Huaneng completes 300-MW offshore wind park

    Renewables Now

    State-owned power company China Huaneng Group started over the weekend the commercial operation of its 300-MW offshore wind park located off the coast of Rudong county in Jiangsu province.

    The plant has entered the commercial operation stage after concluding a 240-hour trial run in the evening of September 30, according to a company statement. This is Huaneng’s first offshore wind park, …

  • 02 Oct 2017 / gwec-in-press

    Recharge Thought Leaders bring clarity to an era of change

    Recharge news

    Tumbling offshore wind costs, the big-data revolution, innovation in wind and PV, the transformation of utilities, corporate PPAs, and the roles of batteries and hydrogen in the energy transition – these were just a few of the issues tackled at the 2017 Recharge Thought Leaders Summit.

    Held last Thursday amid the spectacular setting of the Holmenkollen Park Hotel high above Oslo, the …

  • 02 Oct 2017 / news

    German WindEnergy Association presents business opportunities in Argentina

    Berlin.  At this year’s HusumWind the German WindEnergy Association (BWE) presented barriers, business models and recommendations for wind energy development in Argentina. The business breakfast was opened by BWE-president Hermann Albers, Argentine General Consul Fernando Brun and RE-Network Schleswig-Holstein’s managing director, Sascha Wiesner.

    In collaboration with eclareon and the Argentine RE-association (CADER) the project analysed framework conditions and barriers as …