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US 2024 elections: The American offshore wind push is accelerated

US 2024 elections: The American offshore wind push is accelerated

Block Island Wind Farm, the first commercially installed offshore wind farm in the US. Photo credit: Ionna22 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 – via Wikimedia. By Anders Lorenzen At the turn of the year there was significant concern and worry that the US offshore wind industry could collapse before it had started. But since then, market conditions have improved, […]

The US has never produced more energy than it does today

The US has never produced more energy than it does today

By Karin Kirk Oil, gas, and renewables are all growing. US energy production is going gangbusters. Despite persistent false claims that the Biden administration is waging an “unprecedented assault” on American energy, the US is producing energy at a pace never seen before and from a broad mix of sources and locations throughout the country. In fact, the data illustrates […]

Greece enters the offshore wind market

Greece enters the offshore wind market

Greece’s Kafireas onshore wind farm. Photo credit: Enel Green Power. By Anders Lorenzen Greece is a Mediterranean paradise and a favourite holiday destination. Parts of it have in recent years experienced the nightmare and havoc of climate-fuelled wildfires is increasing its effort to accelerate a clean energy transition. This week, the country moved forward with plans to construct its first […]

Ahead of COP28, The UAE is keen to document its intentions

Ahead of COP28, The UAE is keen to document its intentions

Photo credit: Masdar. By Anders Lorenzen Some might label it as greenwashing, but the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – host of the UN climate summit, COP28 – to be held next month, is keen to show they mean business. The country, which is one of the largest oil producers in the region, is nevertheless keen to showcase that they do […]

Initiative launched to boost renewables in Africa

Initiative launched to boost renewables in Africa

The APRA launh event. Photo credit: IRENA. By Anders Lorenzen An initiative spearheaded by The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), together with Kenya, Denmark, Germany and the COP28 hosts, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), seeks to boost renewable energy production in the continent of Africa. The partnership; ‘Accelerated Partnership for Renewables in Africa (APRA)’ was launched in Nairobi, the capital […]

Analysis: Colombia’s offshore wind power plans spark hope and caution

Analysis: Colombia’s offshore wind power plans spark hope and caution

An offshore wind farm in Europe. Colombia’s Caribbean coast has great potential for offshore wind power projects but is also home to protected areas of ecological importance. Photo credit: Tho Ge / Pixabay. By Daniela Quintero Díaz Government seeks to accelerate offshore projects with an upcoming auction, as experts say regulations and safeguards still need fine-tuning. The wind and the strength of […]

Ukraine will strengthen its energy grid with renewables

Ukraine will strengthen its energy grid with renewables

DTEK workers on the construction of the Tyligul wind farm. Photo credit: DTEK. By Anders Lorenzen In war-torn Ukraine, much has been made of the huge effort to rebuild following the devastation, that war has brought to the country where millions of people have been displaced.  Even though there is no immediate prospect of an end to the war, one […]

Huge wind power growth predicted 

Huge wind power growth predicted 

Photo credit: REUTERS / Ed Stoddard. By Anders Lorenzen By 2027 a record 680 gigawatts (GW) of new wind power capacity could be installed. This is according to an industry report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). However, the report came with a warning from GWEC, that policymakers need to ensure that supply chain bottlenecks do not hamper growth […]

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