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GE wants to close the Ortuella plant in Bilbao


General Electric´s Hydro division has recorded for several years, and especially in 2016, a decline in revenues and negative operating results, as the company itself has acknowledged. Therefore the firm will take steps to reduce costs and simplify its organization among which it intends to close the Ortuella plant in Bilbao, with the possible relocation […]

ArcelorMittal has invested 12 million euro to minimize its environmental impact in 2016


In 2016, ArcelorMittal invested 3.4 million euro in the search for innovative technologies to redefine steel processing and contribute positively to the fight against climate change Last year, its commitment amounted to a 12 million euro investment to minimize its activities environmental impact.

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Eiffage to build the Huatacondo photovoltaic plant in Chile with an investment of 135 million euro


Through its subsidiaries Eiffage Concessions and Eiffage Energía, Eiffage has just signed a contract for the construction of the Huatacondo photovoltaic plant (98 MWc) in the Chilean Atacama Desert. This project will allow the company to further develop in the renewable energies sector in Latin America.

The Spanish hydrogen industry expects to generate 227,000 jobs by 2030


The Spanish hydrogen industry – with a market share of 1.86% – expects to generate 22 billion euro and 227,000 jobs by 2030 as revealed by its president Javier Brey during HFC 2017, the biennial conference on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells held in Vancouver, Canada.

World´s largest floating wind farm shows the potential of offshore wind


This is the 30 MW Hywind Scotland project – the world´s largest floating wind farm – from Stord (Norway) with five 6 MW turbines from Siemens Gamesa and their associated floating foundations.

Transport and thermal uses, key to meeting the 2020 renewables target


The study entitled “Analysis of the renewable energies situation in Spain 2016. Outlook for 2020”, by CIEMAT in addition to making a sector-by-sector analysis, seeks to envision how Spain can achieve the renewable targets by 2020 and what to do in the next 4 years to do so. Transport and thermal uses will be key. […]

Three reports assert nuclear will not recover its investment


The studies by three prestigious consulting firms (SR y Asociados, Compass Lexecon and International Financial Analysts) assert that with the current tax burden and the expected future prices in the wholesale market, the nuclear power plants will not recover their investment in Spain. Should they remain in operation? And extend their useful life? EnergyNews has […]

Spain puts pressure for the Winter Package to include urgent measures on interconnections


Minister of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda, Álvaro Nadal, participated on Monday in the European Union´s Council of Ministers of Energy held in Luxembourg, where Member States have adopted a common position on the two proposals for directives on energy efficiency and have reviewed the situation of the other proposals of the so-called Winter Package. […]

My smart city project launches the II Vuelta a España in electric vehicle


After four years of work since its first edition, the project My Smart City Project will return next June 27 with the II Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain) in electric vehicle and a common goal: to review and analyze Smart City initiatives of the Spanish cities to widespread them among the citizens.

A Spanish company joint manufacturer of Hyperloop´s first passenger capsule


The Korean Government wants to make high speed travel in reduced-pressure tubes a reality in the country and to this end it relies on Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT). HTT has just announced the start of production along with the Spanish company Carbures of Hyperloop´s first full-scale passenger capsule, the train for high-speed trips in reduced-pressure […]