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The Netherlands Urges Cuts In energy Consumption To Reduce Russian Influence

Even as European Union countries focus on expanding the renewables in their energy mix to reduce their dependence from the Russian oil and gas products, the Netherlands government is seeking cuts or greater efficiency from its largest consumers from 2023 onwards to reduce dependence. That is a welcome approach, instead of the failure to look […]

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Neoen sees bigger appetite for RE as Europe shuns Russian power

French renewable power producer Neoen should benefit from more demand for green energy in Finland, Italy and France as Europe looks to become independent from Russian gas, the company’s chief executive said on Monday. The European Union has announced plans to expand its clean energy capacities as it looks to cut dependency on Russian gas […]

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Vestas Will Discontinue Four Wind Energy Projects in Russia

Danish wind energy major Vestas will reportedly stop four wind farm projects that are being developed currently in Russia. This is an outcome of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which had drawn sanctions especially from the US and Europe. The development of the four key wind energy projects commenced by Vestas in September, 2021. These […]

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European Commission President Bats for Hydrogen and Renewables to Russian Overhang

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has said that Europe must expedite expansion of renewables and hydrogen to achieve energy security and displace Russian gas dependency. Just as political, diplomatic, economic and other sanctions continue to heap over Russia for its armed struggle in Ukraine, many European countries – including Germany – have faced […]

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Fortum Teams Up with Russia’s Bank GPG for Wind JV

Finnish state-owned energy company Fortum has announced that it is initiating cooperation in wind power generation in Russia with Bank GPB. For this purpose, 1.3 GW portfolio of wind projects is being transferred from the Fortum-Rusnano Wind Investment fund (50/50 joint venture) to a joint venture recently established with Bank GPB, the company said in […]

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Fossil-dependent Russia Finally Warms Up To Solar Power

Solar energy in Russia might be on the verge of a major expansion, thanks to a government support program for renewable energy sources, The Moscow Times reported industry experts as saying. Russia, the world’s fourth-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, has historically relied on its vast oil and gas reserves to bolster its economy. But the […]

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Russia Selects 775 MW Solar PV Capacity in Latest RE Auction

Russian trading system administrator JSC ATS has announced the results of renewable energy auction that came to a close on September 9, 2021. A total of 774.8 MW (rounded up to 775 MW) solar PV capacity has made the cut. The capacity of 18 winning solar power projects ranges between 8.47 MW to 60 MW, with […]

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Russian Scientists Develop New Desalination Tech Using Solar Energy

Russia’s Ural Federal University (UrFU) power engineers have developed a new desalination technology, which is expected to significantly reduce the cost of desalination and quadruple the volume of production. The results of the research are published in the journal Case Studies in Thermal Engineering. Desalination plants deserve, and have attracted research efforts because of their […]

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