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Low-Cost Offshore Wind Power Claims Go Up In Smoke

Principia Scientific 27 Nov 2021
Adding to the wind industry’s woes, its claims that offshore wind power is ‘free’ and getting cheaper all the time have been totally torched – again. Over the last two years, Andrew Montford has been keeping a close eye on the financial reports produced by the UK’s offshore wind power outfits ... New data on offshore wind costs.
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Why the Energy Transition Will Be So Complicated

The Atlantic 27 Nov 2021
an energy crisis that has gripped Europe and Asia ... In Europe, the energy shortages were made worse by low wind speeds in the North Sea, which for a time drastically reduced the electricity produced by offshore wind turbines for Britain and Northern Europe ... Plastics are used in wind ...
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BASF announces new subsidiary

Hydrocarbon Engineering 26 Nov 2021
Projects already underway to generate electricity from renewable energy sources include the participation in the Hollandse Kust Zuid wind farm with Vattenfall, as well as the wind farm planned with RWE in the German North Sea ... In addition, BASF has recently signed a first long-term PPA for the supply of offshore wind in Europe with Ørsted.
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Danish, Belgian, German TSOs partner on interconnectors to energy islands

Renewables Now 24 Nov 2021
Cross-border connections improve the energy islands’ proposition and will bring more offshore wind to the European electricity system ... “Connecting offshore wind projects to more than one country will improve electricity flows across Europe,” commented Wind Europe chief executive Giles Dickson.
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How investing in Scotland can help to drive a low-carbon future

Power Technology 23 Nov 2021
The fact is, 25% of Europe’s offshore wind blows around the shores of Scotland. That is why there is 4GW of offshore wind either operational or under construction, and another 6GW in the pipeline – and offshore wind is going to play a massive part in the development of Scotland’s hydrogen sector.
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Offshore Wind Turbine Maker Vestas Hit by Cyberattack

The Maritime Executive 23 Nov 2021
Offshore wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has become the latest victim of a cyberattack after its ... Vestas, which is in the process of testing the tallest and most powerful offshore wind turbine in the world, recently shut down three factories in Europe to cut down on costs.
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Shell to acquire 51% stake in floating wind project in Ireland

Power Technology 19 Nov 2021
The project will utilise floating offshore wind technology to produce zero-carbon electricity and will greatly help Ireland progress towards a green energy future with domestically sourced sustainable electricity, ... Shell Europe Offshore Wind general manager Hessel de Jong said.
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Construction starts at America's first major offshore wind farm

CNBC 19 Nov 2021
The U.S. still has a long way to go before it catches up with more mature offshore wind markets such as the one found in Europe ... .
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Blade recycling project led by Aker, Scottish researches gets UK govt grant

Renewables Now 18 Nov 2021
Together with Scottish researchers, Aker Offshore Wind is leading a consortium that will implement the GBP-2-million three-year project ... Aker Offshore Wind supports the call by tade body WindEurope for a Europe-wide landfill ban on decommissioned wind turbine blades by 2025.
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Aker to lead �2m wind turbine recycling project

The Engineer 18 Nov 2021
Aker Offshore Wind has pledged its support to trade body WindEurope’s call for a Europe-wide landfill ban on decommissioned wind turbine blades by 2025, and considers the project a ‘crucial step toward setting a new standard for the industry’. In a statement, Sian Lloyd-Rees, managing director of Aker Offshore Wind UK said.
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Wind energy: Why is Ireland not fulfilling its potential?

The Irish Times 18 Nov 2021
All over Europe, developers are looking to build large offshore wind farms, and in the UK and Denmark, for example, they can currently offer a much more attractive legislative process, with lower risk ... They are now trying to create a unified planning procedure for offshore wind, ...
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Shell joins second floating wind project of Simply Blue off Irish coast

Renewables Now 18 Nov 2021
This is the second Irish offshore wind project on ... Hessel de Jong, offshore wind general manager Europe at Shell, said the acquisition is in line with the group’s ambition to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 and its aim to provide more renewable power to consumers and businesses.
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Shell takes stake in Simply Blue floating wind farm

The Irish Times 18 Nov 2021
“Simply Blue Group are committed to developing floating offshore wind projects in Ireland.” Second deal ...Shell has a clear ambition to be a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, in step with society,” said Shell’s offshore wind general manager in Europe, Hessel de Jong.
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RWE Plans to Spend $57 Billion on Green Power and Hydrogen

The Maritime Executive 17 Nov 2021
Offshore wind will play a prominent role. By 2030, RWE intends to triple its offshore wind capacity from 2.4 GW to 8 GW, focusing primarily on Europe, North America and Asia, where the company works together with partners.
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RWE to invest EUR 50bn in renewables by 2030

Renewables Now 16 Nov 2021
By the end of the decade, the Essen-based energy major aims to triple its offshore wind capacity to 8 GW from 2.4 GW primarily in Europe, North America and Asia and reach 2 GW of electrolyser capacity for green hydrogen production.
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