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WIND

Will artificial intelligence delay the energy transition? February 14, 2024

Companies in the wind sector have been using artificial intelligence to improve the profitability of their projects. However, the demands that AI will place on the energy system as it expands could make the global transition harder to achieve.

ENERGY STORAGE

Pacific Green CEO: Storage industry ‘getting comfortable’ with project finance February 8, 2024

Scott Poulter discusses the company’s strategy for securing BESS project finance and explains why he has his sights set on Italy, Australia and Poland

WIND

Our guide to developers driving Europe’s onshore wind market February 6, 2024

These are the independent power producers and utilities at the forefront of growth in the European onshore wind industry

ENERGY STORAGE

Expert Panel: What are the key regulatory challenges facing storage? February 1, 2024

Tamarindo’s Energy Storage Report convenes panel of experts from the UK, US and Europe to analyse regulatory barriers to storage deployment

WIND

Half of US wind projects face major delays January 30, 2024

Around half of US wind projects face significant delays in development and 30% are cancelled, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has reported. We look at how much delays are costing wind and solar developers in the US, and how companies can best avoid them.

ENERGY STORAGE

A to Z of key players driving UK storage deployment in 2024 January 25, 2024

Your guide to the organisations expected to be at the forefront of UK energy storage installations in the next 12 months

WIND

What is driving renewables M&A activity in 2024? January 23, 2024

Global growth, new technologies and increased investor interest in renewables have driven a series of notable M&A deals in sustainable infrastructure sector so far in 2024. We look at what we can read into deals at Actis, Aquila Capital and European Energy, as well as one that got away.

ENERGY STORAGE

Will proposed UK long duration storage cap and floor regime work? January 18, 2024

The UK government has proposed a cap and floor mechanism to unlock private investment in long-duration storage, but there are doubts about whether it will plug all funding gaps, as well as concerns that asset operators may ‘game’ the system

POWER-TO-X

Can wasted wind help accelerate UK green hydrogen? January 17, 2024

The cost of curtailment at UK wind farms is currently £1bn a year, and this could triple by the end of this decade. But could the UK use that wasted wind power to support growth in the nascent green hydrogen sector?

WIND

BlackRock’s $12.5bn GIP buyout shows the lure of infrastructure January 16, 2024

BlackRock and Global Infrastructure Partners started discussing their blockbuster $12.5bn takeover deal three months ago, and now they have agreed a deal. This highlights the vital role of infrastructure investment to support the transition to renewable energy.

ENERGY STORAGE

How to overcome energy storage construction risks January 11, 2024

Storage project sites face ‘unforeseen internet communication challenges’, while construction site accidents can jeopardise public support for storage projects

 

WIND

Europe needs cost discipline in make-or-break 2024 January 9, 2024

Twelve European countries are set to hold tenders for around 50GW of new offshore wind projects in 2024. After challenges in 2023, the onus is now on developers to pitch their bids at levels that are competitive but also give the supply chain the confidence that projects can be delivered.