Obscure EU bank postpones climate-friendly plan

The European Investment Bank has proposed to rearrange its credit portfolio so that it supports climate change mitigation. The countries that own the bank have postponed this decision until November.

Climate change has increased hydropower productivity


Norway's energy directorate has found a 3.5 TWh increase in productivity at the country's hydropower plants, shows new analysis. This increase can't be explained by anything but climate change. Whether the changes are permanent or natural fluctuations, however, the directorate can't conclude.


BOEM approves Ørsted-Dominion pilot project

The Federal US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has approved the design and installation method for a pilot offshore wind project that could surge from starting with two Siemens Gamesa wind turbines to landing at 2 GW.

New analysis says popular resistance could petrify wind expansion

Opposition to expanding wind energy in Norway has gradually become more rigid than the country's mountain granite. The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate now says this resistance, in the worst-case scenario, could completely halt the expansion of domestic onshore wind.

Media: Vestas snags order in front of Siemens Gamesa

Out of seven original bidders for an Egyptian project rated at 250 MW, only Vestas remains, a domestic media reports. On the other hand, Siemens Gamesa announces a corresponding order and is said to await yet another.


Novozymes CEO resigns

Less than a week after denying any departure, Peder Holk Nielsen's resignation as chief executive at the strained company is announced, effective early next year.

France considers six new nuclear reactors

The French government has sent a letter requesting domestic utility EDF to assess the possibility of building six new EPR nuclear plants over the next 15 years. This occurs despite the country's plan to reduce the proportion of nuclear power in its energy mix.

UK sources main power from renewables

For the first time since the industrial revolution, fossil fuels – mainly coal – are displaced as the UK's main source of energy, thus giving way to a mix of wind, solar and biomass.

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