- With six consented projects totalling up to 4.15 GW, the scale of ambition for Scottish waters is undeniable. Nevertheless, the UK Government has been urged to provide policy certainty on offshore wind energy following news that the UK will be overtaken by Germany on the installation of new turbines. [Click Green]
- The two largest German power producers, RWE AG and EON SE, are keen to sell their gas-fired plants, rendered uncompetitive by the rise of renewable energy on the one hand and record low coal prices on the other. They will take them apart, move them by truck and ship and reassemble them elsewhere. [BizNews]
- SMart Wind has handed in its planning application to the UK authorities for the second phase of the 4-GW Hornsea offshore wind project. Plans for the 1.8-GW phase are built around a layout of 360 Siemens turbines installed 90 kilometers off the Yorkshire coast. The 1.2-GW first phase was approved in December. [Recharge]
- In order to curb pollution in the National Capital, Prime Minister Narendra Modi- led NDA government has approved plans to make Delhi free of petrol and diesel generators, according to the Power, Coal and Renewable Energy Minister. He also said a programme to transmit 7400 MW to Delhi has been approved. [indiatvnews.com]
- California State regulators have approved a Pacific Gas and Electric Company plan to offer a clean energy program that will provide up to 100% solar power for a modest monthly premium, for customers who want power with a low carbon footprint. The utility expects to start enrolling customers in late 2015. [SmartMeters]
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