Vestas wins 147-MW Brazilian order from EDF Renewables

30/05/2019 08:25 Wind


Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems A/S has received a contract to equip a 147-MW wind farm in Brazil’s Bahia state, it said on Tuesday.

The order was placed by EDF Renewables, the renewables arm of France’s EDF SA. The company has ordered 35 units of the V150-4.2 MW machines, which Vestas will supply and install at the Folha Larga wind park in Campo Formoso municipality.


The Danish manufacturer will produce the nacelles at its factory in Ceara, the northeastern Brazilian state. Blades and towers will also be locally sourced under the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) FINAME II rules.


Part of the Folha Larga project was the sole winner in Brazil’s A-4 energy auction in April 2018. The scheme was also awarded a power purchase agreement (PPA) in the A-6 auction last summer.


20 Fossil Fuel Companies Generate One Third Of All Global Emissions

10/10/2019 16:26:00

New data compiled by the United States-based Climate Accountability Institute and revealed by the Guardian confirms what many already know: at the core of the climate crisis is the fossil fuel industry. The crucial finding from the analysis is that 20 oil, gas and coal companies can be directly linked to over one third of all energy industry greenhouse gases in modern history. Despite knowing the destruction and dangers their activities pose to our planet and people, fossil fuel companies have been driving climate change and hold the key to avoiding impending disaster. What this points to is the urgent need for divestment, in spite of skepticism amongst some leaders.


BP, Shell among bidders in $800 million Brazilian oil auction

10/10/2019 16:18:00

BP Plc, Chevron Corp and Royal Dutch Shell Plc are among the companies that will compete for exploration and production rights off the Brazilian coast on Thursday, in the first of three oil bidding rounds scheduled for coming weeks.


Poland plans to triple solar energy capacity this year

10/10/2019 13:03:00

Poland, which generates most of its electricity from coal, is planning to triple its solar energy capacity this year, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told Polish radio on Wednesday.