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France Plans 1 GW Offshore Wind Farm

capacity in its energy mix and reduce its dependence on nuclear energy. It plans to shut down old nuclear plants and will phase out coal-fired generation to curb greenhouse gas emissions."The development of renewable energies, especially at sea, is a major component of the diversification of our electricity mix," Ecology Minister Elisabeth Borne, who is also in charge of the energy portfolio, said in the statement.The ministry said it plans to boost the share of renewables in the French energy mix to around 40% by 2030. Nuclear power from its 58 reactors currently covers around 75% of French

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Prysmian, Nexans to Build Greek Subsea Power Link

Greek electricity grid operator ADMIE picked Prysmian and Nexans to build two undersea cables, part of a 915 million euro ($1.01 billion) project to link the island of Crete to the mainland, it said on Friday.Ariadne Interconnection, the ADMIE unit handling the project, also picked Hellenic Cables and NKT to build the onshore cables to connect the converter stations in Athens and Crete to the undersea cables, the grid operator said.Initially part of a bigger scheme to connect the power grids of Cyprus, Israel and Greece, the plans have faced delays because of disagreements about ownership.Athens has

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Global Offshore Wind Market Grows 30%

Denmark and Germany.Yet today's offshore wind market doesn't even come close to tapping the full potential – with high-quality resources available in most major markets, offshore wind has the potential to generate more than 420 000 TWh per year worldwide.This is more than 18 times global electricity demand today.The growth of the offshore wind industry has been fostered in European countries bordering the North Seas, where high quality wind resources and relatively shallow water have provided exceptionally good conditions in which to develop offshore wind technologies and bring them to market

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Steel Cut for 1st LNG-fueled Ship in France

unveiled a groundbreaking R&D project named PACBOAT.The project focuses on the integration of a new fuel cell technology demonstrator onboard the first of four MSC Cruises’ World Class of vessels, due for delivery in 2022. This demonstrator, with an output power of 50KW, will produce electricity and heat using Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), the fuel used to produce energy on MSC Cruises’ World Class ships. The announcement was marked by the signing of the consortium agreement between the various partners involved.The integration of a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) technology onboard

WaveRoller towed in to position off the coast at Peniche in Portugal. (Photo: AW-Energy)

WaveRoller Tested in Portugal

.The deployment of WaveRoller in Peniche is an important step forward in AW-Energy’s mission to test the end-to-end commercial and technical capabilities of its latest wave energy device. It demonstrates AW-Energy’s long-term commitment to invest in wave energy technology that provides electricity out-of-phase with local wind conditions and solar that needs the sun

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New Floating Wind Center Launched

of seas within Scotland’s Exclusive Economic Zone.”Chris Hill, ORE Catapult’s Operational Performance Director, commented, “According to International Energy Agency estimates, the next generation of floating turbines could generate enough energy to meet the world’s total electricity demand 11 times over in 2040. Our team of innovation experts and engineers will work across industry and academia to accelerate floating offshore wind technology deployment and de-risk and encourage innovation to ensure we deliver UK economic benefit from the global growth of floating offshore

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Eni-led Group to Build Wave Power Stations

Prestiti (CDP) to develop wave power stations.The agreement, which follows the understanding signed last 19 April, will launch the first phase of a joint project to convert the Inertial Sea Wave Energy Converter (ISWEC) pilot project, an innovative system that transforms energy generated by waves into electricity, into an industrial scale power station, making its application and use immediately available.The partnership agreement will focus on two phases: during the first phase, the companies will develop a business model and define a deployment plan for Italy. At the same time, the first ISWEC industrial

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DNV GL Strengthens Ocean Space Research Activities

transition, provision of food and global trade and our increased focus on ocean space will allow DNV GL to navigate the associated risks and opportunities for our customers.”The oceans are of fundamental social and economic importance. DNV GL’s Energy Transition Outlook forecasts that electricity will meet 40% of final energy demand by mid-century, with offshore wind contributing a significant portion of power generation. A report authored by DNV GL for the UN Global Compact noted that fish consumption has grown twice as fast as population growth since the 1960s and currently 3.2 billion

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Offshore Wind & Politics: Bernie Sanders

fuels to energy efficiency and sustainable energy.”  Sanders claims he can avert climate catastrophe and create 20 million jobs.  He would ban offshore drilling.  Wind energy would be part of a huge expansion in renewable generation.  Sanders writes that “after 2035 electricity will be virtually free, aside from operations and maintenance costs.”  Some other big ideas:• A direct $16.3 trillion public investment across the economy, from autos to agriculture to a “reimagined and expanded Civilian Conservation Corp.”• Rejoining the Paris

A five-member team from NUS Engineering, Keppel Data Centres and SLNG will jointly develop a prototype to demonstrate the novel, energy-efficient and cost-effective cooling technology for data centres. Photo:  National University of Singapore

Singapore: LNG Terminal to Develop Data Center

cooling and operation in a tightly-controlled environment, data centers are among the major power consumers in the building sector.In addition, Singapore's tropical climate imposes a heavy energy burden on cooling in buildings. In 2018, data centers accounted for 7 per cent1 of the total annual electricity consumption in Singapore."About 37 per cent2 of the total energy consumed by data centers is used to cool IT equipment. Therefore, improving the efficiency of the cooling system can result in significant energy savings and reduce the carbon footprint of data centers. In this project, we aim

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