Month: February 2020

Offshore Wind

Europe reached a record in the offshore wind installations during 2019

The old continent added 3.6 GW of offshore wind to its energy generation capacity, reaching a new recordThe past year confirms that Europe is increasing the offshore wind installations due to the Green Deal compromise. This is something that WindEurope (The European Wind Association) confirms in the last report published this February. This is illustrated by the fact that 10 new offshore farms came online across 5 countries of the old continent.The UK was the main offshore installer during 2019, reaching 1.7 GW of new capacity and followed by Germany (1.1 GW), Denmark (374 MW), Belgium (370 MW) and Portugal (with 8 MW of floating offshore wind). Adding these new 3.6 GW to its installation capacity, Europe has 22 GW of offshore wind. The UK and Germany account for three-quarters of it. Denmark, Belgium and the Netherlands...

Gothenburg electric buses

Gothenburg is facing its transformation into a sustainable public transport city thanks to electric buses

The Swedish city boosts its public transport infrastructure with the introduction of more than 150 electric buses in the region that covers Gothenburg, Mölndal and PartilleA new public transport model has started in the Swedish city of Gothenburg thanks to its renewed bus fleet. From now on, 157 electric buses, manufactured by Volvo, will be the backbone of the sustainable public transport of this city, that has made the largest single order of this kind of vehicles in Europe. The bus operator Transdev Sweden was awarded the contract to operate the service from public transport company Västtrafik, that has the aim on having all the traffic in Västra Götaland electrified by 2030.This new public transport scenario will grow up reaching a total of 220 electric buses...