Dr Dwayne Peterson
Dr Dwayne Peterson
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Environment minister urges termination of gas extraction project off the German North Sea Island

According to sources in the daily Neuen Osnabrücker Zeitung, the German environment minister has requested that plans for gas extraction be shelved in the area surrounding the northwestern island of Borkum. Beginning around the end of the year 2024, the…

Electricity from Dubai’s concentrated solar power installation has begun to enter the grid

The Trough Unit No. 1 facility of Shanghai Electric’s 700MW solar thermal and 250MW photovoltaic solar power plant in Dubai successfully achieved grid-connected electricity generation on November 29 (Dubai Time), marking a significant milestone along the path of the company’s…

Germany’s €99 billion energy support program’s final details

The German government reached an agreement on the final specifics of its flagship energy support program, which will lower energy costs for individuals and businesses and will be financed by a tax on energy companies’ windfall profits. EU nations expressed…

Japan intends to construct the largest floating wind turbine in the world

According to Niko Asia, the Japanese energy business Toda and a group of researchers from Osaka University will collaborate in the development of the world’s largest floating wind turbine. Electricity at up to 15 megawatts per hour is expected to…

Google to be powered by a Scottish offshore wind farm

Google has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) to purchase renewable electricity from a Scottish offshore wind farm. This will allow Google to meet its commitment to the environment. The agreement, which was reached with ENGIE, covers 100 MW of…

Bavaria plans to import gas and renewable hydrogen from Croatia through a new pipeline

Croatia might become a significant gas supplier for the German state of Bavaria by supplying liquefied natural gas (LNG) and hydrogen to the industrial powerhouse state, according to a report from the Süddeutsche Zeitung. “Bavaria is seeking its energy of…

The European Commission grants $394 million to 168 eco-friendly projects

168 “green deals” for climate action have received funding totaling more than $394 million from the European Commission (EC) in Europe. The funding, which was approved on November 23, represents a 27% increase over the budget from the previous year…

The largest 16MW offshore wind turbine in the world leaves the assembly line

On Wednesday, the Fujian province in East China witnessed the completion of manufacture of the world’s largest 16-megawatt offshore wind turbine. This achievement represents a significant step forward in the development of offshore wind power equipment across the globe. The…

Emergency permitting measures represent a step backwards

This coming Thursday, November 24, the Energy Ministers of the EU are going to vote on certain emergency measures. That seems like a good plan. However, in their current form, these steps constitute a step in the opposite direction of…

Large-scale power outages in Germany are “extremely unlikely” this winter

According to the Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK), there is a relatively low risk of power outages occurring in Germany over the upcoming winter. According to the agency, “a widespread power outage in Germany is quite…