Critics, supporters to weigh in on 145-mile power line

HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) — Supporters and critics are going to weigh in on Central Maine Power incentives aimed at winning support for a 145-mile transmission line across western Maine. ...

IRENA: China could gain global influence due to 'energy transformation'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The rapid growth of the renewable energy industry and subsequent decline of fossil fuel energy production will potentially induce an enormous change in global politics and...

Climate fight: Germany sets 2038 deadline to end coal use

BERLIN (AP) — In a pioneering move, a German government-appointed panel has recommended that Germany stop burning coal to generate electricity by 2038 at the latest, as part of efforts to curb climate...

Australia and Taiwan share common values: envoy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Australia’s top envoy to Taiwan, Gary Cowan, said that Australia and Taiwan share common values and a deepening relationship during an event in Taipei on Jan. 23, re...

Taiwan to announce energy policy reform by end of month: minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Minister of Economic Affaris Shen Jong-chin (沈榮津) said that reforms to the nation’s energy policy will be announced before the end of January, reporte...

Danish firm suspends wind-power facility construction in Taiwan

Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) Orsted A/S, a Danish investor in offshore wind-power sites in Taiwan, has suspended its part in the nation's offshore wind-power development program amid what it described as...

Can India take the lead on Asia's renewable energy future?

Asian economic giants India and China are using the global stage laid out at the UN climate conference currently taking place in Poland to tell the world they can continue their burgeoning economic de...

Sails make a comeback as shipping tries to go green

LONDON (AP) — As the shipping industry faces pressure to cut climate-altering greenhouse gases, one answer is blowing in the wind. European and U.S. tech companies, including one bac...

Can Poland end its toxic relationship with coal?

Poland's love affair with coal goes way back. For decades coal was the favorite for energy: mined locally, and cheap. In those days, the environment was pretty low on the agenda. But things are s...

GE subsidiary in Denmark: US tech center in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Denmark-based company that makes wind turbine blades is expanding its New Orleans office into a tech center for the Americas that will test new design and building techniques. ...

Taiwan Cogen to build 2 onshore substations for Changhua wind project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Cogeneration Corp (TCC, 台灣汽電) was awarded the contract to build two onshore substations and associated infrastructure for the 900 megawatt Greater Changhua offshore...

Taiwan's economic minister apologizes for 'plug into nose' comment about power shortage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Minister of Economic Affairs Shen Jong-chin (沈榮津) at a press conference today apologized for sarcastically suggesting that "plugging into the nose" was t...

Wind farm construction underway off coast of central Taiwan's Changhua County

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Jan de Nul Group has announced that construction has begun on an offshore wind farm near Changhua, Taiwan. An Oct. 8 report from Renewables Now quoted a press state...

Dutch firm CIP inks deal with Taiwan company to reach country's 2025 wind power goals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A new deal that will see the construction of two wind turbines off the coast of Changhua County has been signed by Taiwanese firm Century Iron and Steel and foreign firm C...

Taiwan President reaffirms nuclear-free pledge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) reaffirmed the government's pledge to make the nation nuclear-free by 2025, and said plans to this end were going well, during a me...