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France targets huge offshore wind power expansion

France targets huge offshore wind power expansion

 Bruno Le Maire. Photo credit: EPA-EFE / ANSA / Massimo Percossi. By Anders Lorenzen The Economy Minister of France has targeted a huge offshore wind development capacity expansion. Bruno Le Maire outlined the French government’s strategy for deploying 45 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind power by 2050. This is an increase of 5 GW from the 40 GW target unveiled […]

Viewpoint: Creating hydrogen at sea

Viewpoint: Creating hydrogen at sea

By Jeremy Williams Three years ago I wrote about a proposal to install an electrolyser in an offshore wind turbine and make hydrogen. It would allow offshore wind farms to produce gas instead of electricity, a fairly radical proposal. It was just an idea at the time, but three years later, something very similar has recently been achieved. The world’s […]

Nuclear energy giant to build France’s largest offshore wind project

Nuclear energy giant to build France’s largest offshore wind project

energy Photo credit: RWE. By Anders Lorenzen EDF, the French energy giant known for its nuclear portfolio, has confirmed its decarbonisation commitment by announcing it will construct the largest offshore wind farm in France. Eoliennes en Mer Manche Normandie (EMMN), a company partly owned by EDF Renewables (the renewable energy arm of EDF) and Maples Power, was selected to build […]

France struggles to end its winter drought

France struggles to end its winter drought

A boat is seen on the dry banks of the partially dry Lake Montbel at the foot of the Pyrenees Mountains as France faces a records winter dry spell. Photo credit: Reuters / Sarah Meyssonnier. By Anders Lorenzen At the base of the French side of the iconic Pyrenees mountain chain, a famous and critically important water source, Lake Montbel, […]