Energy infrastructure News for January 2013

Energy infrastructure News Archive

Car giants join forces to develop affordable FCEVs

Three of the world’s biggest car manufacturers – Ford, Nissan and Daimler, the company behind Mercedes Benz, have signed a three-way hydrogen fuel cell development agreement in an effort to bring affordable, mass market fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) to market by 2017.

New Blog: Top 10 trends for the fuel cell industry in 2013

Around this time of year everyone and their dog does a review of the year just gone, or a preview for the year to come, often in the form of a ‘Top 10’.

First UK integrated hydrogen transport system to launch in London and South East First UK integrated hydrogen transport system to launch in London and South East

A consortium of companies in the UK with expertise in hydrogen transport infrastructure is launching the London Hydrogen Network Expansion (LHNE) project, to roll out the UK’s first hydrogen powered transport system across London and the South East.

UK, Ireland seal renewable electricity trade deal UK, Ireland seal renewable electricity trade deal

The UK and the Republic of Ireland have signed a key agreement that will enable the two countries to trade renewable power with each other by 2020.

UK: Green Deal goes live

The UK Government’s pay-as-you-save scheme, the Green Deal, has gone live, offering domestic households access to energy saving home improvements without any upfront costs for the first time.

Nordex N117 bags first Latin American outing

Nordex is to supply its N117 turbines for a 50.4MW wind farm in the Florida district of southern Uruguay, currently being developed by French developer Akuo.

ABB wins Greek solar inverter contracts

ABB in Greece has been awarded contracts to supply solar inverters for around 33MW of solar power in different projects across mainland Greece – all of which are due to be commissioned in the coming months.

An inconvenient truth - Editorial leader from the January/February 2013 issue of Renewable Energy Focus

The global growth of renewable energy over the last few years cannot be disputed, but can it really play a major role in the world of large-scale electricity generation?

Obama opens door for renewable energy push in US Obama opens door for renewable energy push in US

In his inaugural speech for his second term in office, U.S. President Barack Obama has upped the ante, promising to show global leadership on climate change and support the development of clean energy...

New Blog: EWEA 2013 conference - hot topics

EWEA 2013 is just a few weeks away. So what can conference delegates expect to be the main topics up for debate?

Half of new US power capacity in 2012 renewable – FERC

Almost half of all new generating capacity installed in the United States during 2012 was renewable, a new report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has said.

Gamesa secures 10 year O&M extension for US wind farm

Gamesa has secured a ten-year full service operations and maintenance (O&M) contract for one of the largest operating wind farms in the eastern United States.

Availon gains foothold in Japanese wind market with EOS contract

Germany’s Availon has signed a major contract with Japanese wind turbine maintenance firm EOS Engineering and Service for the supply of 80 wind turbine grid coupling contactors.

China to join International Renewable Energy Agency

China has announced it will join the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), a milestone in international efforts to double the share of renewable energy worldwide by 2030.

IEA-RETD launches new policy action plan IEA-RETD launches new policy action plan

A new publication from Elsevier, developed by the IEA Implementing Agreement for Renewable Energy Technology Deployment (IEA-RETD), explores six policy categories that are "essential" for the acceleration of renewable energy deployment.