Daily News Wrap-Up: Electric Utility EDP’s First Floating Wind Project to Come up in Spain

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Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world:

Electric utility company EDP announced the first floating wind farm in Spain for Asturias. The firm is promoting projects related to green hydrogen and energy storage in the region. These are EDP’s plans for the autonomous community, where it wants to contribute towards generating 100% renewable energy and favoring industrial decarbonization.

TEESS, a 50/50 joint venture company established by Total and Envision Group, reached 100 MW of in-operation onsite distributed generation solar projects for commercial and industrial customers in China. Its total capacity of projects in operation and under construction is 150 MW. The program focuses on the customers from the commercial and industrial segment that accounts for JV focuses on the customers of the C&I segment that accounts for approximately two-thirds of Chinese power consumption. The JV provides these companies 100% renewable power solutions to fulfill their decarbonization goals. Its current target is to achieve over 500 MW of installed capacity by end of 2022. Over 50% of this capacity is already covered by long-term power purchase agreements.

Zero-carbon hydrogen production specialist McPhy has selected a site in Belfort to build its electrolyzer Gigafactory. The factory slated to come up in the French and European industrial metropolis is expected to play a major role in the transition to industrial-scale electrolysis, an essential condition for green hydrogen to achieve the decarbonization objectives set by the French government and the European authorities. The group will transform pressurized alkaline electrolysis, mature and proven technology for large-scale hydrogen projects, into a sustainable competitive and industrial advantage.

Singapore Airlines has announced its commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The move is a step towards environmental sustainability across its operations. The carrier will use multiple levers to achieve this goal. These include investing in new-generation aircraft, achieving higher operational efficiency, adopting low-carbon technology such as sustainable aviation fuels, and sourcing for high-quality carbon offsets.

Srinwanti is a copy editor at Mercom India, where she writes and edits news stories across the clean energy spectrum. Prior to Mercom, she has worked in book publishing at Macmillan Publishing House and Integra and honed her editorial and writing skills in both online and print media such as Reuters, Times Group Books, The Times of India, and Pune Mirror, covering local to international stories. More articles from Srinwanti Das.