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World's longest subsea interconnector begins testing

North Sea Link, the 1,400-MW interconnector between Norway and its plentiful hydroelectric reserves and the UK's massive offshore wind capacity, starts testing today. Full commissioning is expected ahead of this winter.

Ørsted mulls connecting Norwegian offshore wind to other countries

The gigawatt-class offshore wind area bordering the Danish North Sea where Ørsted is making a bid in a new consortium, can possibly be connected to other countries, says regional head. However, he doesn't comment whether a potential solution will be tied to the forthcoming energy island around 100 kilometers away.

Polish activists sue state for climate policy failures

In the wake of several big legal and corporate governance developments, not least the recent Dutch verdict on Shell and the shake-up to Exxon's board, a group of activists are suing the Polish state, Europe's staunchest coal defender and climate laggard.

European Energy ready to expedite floating solar ambitions

The Danish renewables company has already attempted to develop floating solar but was halted by insufficient legislation. Now, after Denmark presented a new network regulation including floating PV in its so-called open-door ordinance last week, European Energy is ready to submit further establishment applications.

New lab seeks to harmonize nature with green power

A new research project backed by sector lobbies Wind Denmark and Danish Energy seeks to improve conditions for the co-existence of wind turbines, solar panels and nature, thereby ensuring both biodiversity and more green energy.

Ørsted plans to maintain lead without "brag-a-watts"

The Danish utility acknowledges that it might end up being the largest green energy player, but multiplying its solar capacity, consideration given to birdlife as well as a new technology recalling fond memories of times past will ensure Ørsted's sustained forerunner status.

Ørsted to invest EUR 47bn ahead of 2027

CEO Mads Nipper ups the utility's goal to a quadrupling of the installed capacity to 50 GW by 2030. The market leadership position in offshore wind is set to be supplemented by a spot among the top ten onshore players.

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