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TenneT selects Arcadis and Pondera consortium for offshore grid link in the Netherlands
28 November 2014 Dutch transmission operator TenneT has selected a consortium of Arcadis and Pondera Consult to compile an environmental impact report (EIR) and drive permit applications for a 1.4GW grid...

Rosatom to set up $9bn nuclear power project in Indonesia
28 November 2014 Russia's state-run nuclear corporation Rosatom plans to build a nuclear power plant (PLTN) project worth $9bn at Batam in Indonesia....

Carbon graphite could lead to development of new hydrogen-based fuel cell technologies
28 November 2014 Researchers have found a newly discovered property of carbon graphite that could lead to development of new hydrogen-based fuel cell...

Renewable energy becomes primary source of power in Scotland
27 November 2014 Renewable energy use has overtaken other power sources such as nuclear in Scotland, according to the latest UK Government statistics. ...

UK Green Investment Bank buys stake in Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm for £240m
27 November 2014 The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has bought a 20% stake in Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm, England, for £240m....

Nordex to deliver 43 turbines for 107.5MW wind project in North Dakota, US
27 November 2014 German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has been awarded a contract for delivering 43 N100/2500 turbines for the ALLETE Clean Energy (ACE) owned 107.5MW Thunder Spirit wind project in North...

India to construct $1.04bn 900MW hydropower project in Nepal
26 November 2014 Nepal has signed a project development agreement (PDA) with India for construction of a $1.04bn Arun III hydropower plant. ...

Yingli Solar to supply solar panels for 300MW solar park in France
26 November 2014 Solar power manufacturer Yingli Solar has signed an agreement to supply 120MW of YGE 72 Cell solar panels for a 300MW project that will be developed by Neoen in the south-western part of France....

Areva secures contract for Alpha Ventus wind farm offshore Germany
26 November 2014 Areva has signed an agreement to provide service and maintenance for its six 5MW wind turbines at the Alpha Ventus offshore wind farm in Germany....

Adani Power to acquire 600MW Korba West Power project from Avantha Power
25 November 2014 Adani Power (APL) has entered a binding agreement with Avantha Power and Infrastructure (APIL) for the purchase of 600MW Korba West Power (KWPCL) unit for more than INR42bn ($680m)....

World powers and Iran agree to seven-month extension of nuclear programme talks
25 November 2014 Six world powers and Iran have agreed to a seven-month extension for negotiations over the Iranian nuclear programme....

SunEdison and Renova Energia form JV for 1GW solar PV development in Brazil
25 November 2014 Solar power manufacturer SunEdison has formed a joint venture (JV) with Brazilian renewable energy firm Renova Energia to develop, own and operate 1GW of utility scale solar photovoltaic...

South Korea to build four nuclear power plants by 2022
24 November 2014 South Korea plans to build two new nuclear power plants by 2017, with another two to be built by 2022 as part of its effort to boost nuclear power, which currently meets one-third of the...

Siemens receives power equipment order for 869MW Oregon Clean Energy Center in US
24 November 2014 German power manufacturer Siemens has received an order from Black & Veatch for delivery of Power Island equipment for the 869MW Oregon Clean Energy Center (OCEC), located in Oregon city of Ohio, US....

Scotland to establish wave energy technology development body
24 November 2014 The Scottish Government has announced its plans to set up a wave energy technology development body in an effort to encourage innovation in the industry....

Siemens to deliver two H-Class gas turbines for combined cycle power plant in Japan
21 November 2014 Siemens has received an order from Fuji Electric for two H-Class gas turbines for the combined cycle power plant of Kobe Steel (KOBELCO) in Moka City, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. ...

Stobart to construct £110m CHP biomass plant in Widnes, UK
21 November 2014 Stobart Group has secured £110m in funding for the development of 20MWe, 7.8MWth combined heat and power biomass plant at Widnes, UK....

Panda Power Funds' 758MW natural gas power plant in Texas begins production
21 November 2014 Private equity firm Panda Power Funds has commissioned the 758MW natural gas-fuelled combined-cycle power plant (CCPT) in Sherman, Texas,...

Gamesa signs two contracts to supply 112MW in China
20 November 2014 Spain-based wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa has signed two supply contracts in China totalling...

Armenia to upgrade nuclear power plant with $270m loan from Russia
20 November 2014 The Armenian Government has approved the proposal for an intergovernmental Russian-Armenian loan agreement, which aims to renovate and prolong the operational lifetime of the second unit at...

IKEA acquires 165MW wind farm in US from Apex Clean Energy
20 November 2014 IKEA Group has acquired a 165MW wind farm in Cameron County, Texas, US, from renewable energy firm Apex Clean...