Siemens

Fiona Harvey

It has been a busy week for wind energy.
First came the good news – a massive investment in offshore wind in the UK. Although the UK leads the world in offshore wind generation, that is mainly because so little of it has been built anywhere. But a vote of confidence in the UK’s prospects came from three wind turbine manufacturers who announced on Monday they would set up shop on the UK’s north-east and eastern coasts. Read more

Kiran Stacey

Masdar city was meant to be the world’s first carbon neutral city. Based in Abu Dhabi, its creators envisioned a glittering city in the desert, entirely self-powered, and after the initial building stage, having no net effect on the world’s carbon emissions.
But earlier this month, the company confirmed it would cut up to $3.3bn from its budget after a 10-month strategy review. Last weeks, days after the results of the review were announced, I talked to the company’s CEO, Sultan al-Jaber, and the city’s director, Alan Frost, about their plans for the future. Read more

Kiran Stacey

The British government has finally announced what we have known for a while: that it will keep in place the £60m of investment pledged by the last government to improve infrastructure for offshore wind. Read more

Kiran Stacey

Siemens has tied up a deal with Masdar, the carbon-neutral city being built in Abu Dhabi, to base its Middle East HQ there and to help develop the city’s smart grid and other infrastructure. Read more