In its ‘Energy Trends’ report for Q1 2018, the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said the country has made 15% progress in the target set under the 2009 EU Renewable Directive. Provisional calculations show that 10.2% of final energy consumption in 2017 came from renewable sources; up from 9.2% in 2016.
India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy unveiled medium and long-term targets for the country’s offshore wind energy of 5GW by 2022 and 30 GW by 2030, respectively, as part of overall efforts to boost national renewable energy sector. MNRE had notified National Offshore Wind Policy in October 2015.
Wind and solar are set to surge to almost “50 by 50” – 50% of world generation by 2050 – on the back of precipitous reductions in cost, and the advent of cheaper and cheaper batteries that will enable electricity to be stored and discharged to meet shifts in demand and supply, said BNEF in its New Energy Outlook 2018.
DNV GL unveiled the final reports in a study which demonstrates the commercial and technical feasibility of the offshore wind market In India. Co-funded by the European Union, GPCL and ReNew Power, the FOWIND project is intended to enable organisations to make future investments in the region.
Canada is about to become a member of the International Renewable Energy Agency after confirming its intention to begin the membership applications process. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources, Kim Rudd, made the announcement during the ninth Clean Energy Ministerial in Copenhagen.
The Danish government presented one of its main targets that will form a new energy agreement. Namely, Denmark wants to build a 800MW offshore wind farm. The government hopes that the wind farm will increase offshore wind power by one third. Namely, a wind turbine park will be built during 2024-27, which can supply electricity to 800,000 households.
Under the establishment of a US energy policy, BOEM announced it is conducting a high-level assessment of all waters offshore the US Atlantic Coast for potential future offshore wind lease locations. As part of its commitment to renewable energy and offshore wind, BOEM has awarded to date 13 commercial offshore wind leases.
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