News: What’s caught our eye? 23rd August – 29th August

Each week we provide a summary of our latest news, announcements and other renewable energy news stories from around the world that we've found interesting.

Taylor Hopkinson is retained by Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult
Taylor Hopkinson aims to deliver hugely exciting mandates for two Executive Management Team roles of Owner Operator Director and Technical Director. These key roles will have real strategic importance in helping the business transition into the next level of development.
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Taylor Hopkinson Welcomes Ross Noble and Pamela Reid to the team
Two new members have joined the growing Taylor Hopkinson team with Ross Noble working as a Delivery Consultant in our Solar and Storage team and Pamela as a Contract Co-ordinator in our Operations team.
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Taylor Hopkinson completes their Global Challenge 5 days ahead of schedule 
With 6,182 activities logged, the Taylor Hopkinson team smashed a total of 53,000km. The challenge helps raise awareness and valuable funds for our life saving mental health charities Samaritans and International Association for Suicide Prevention.
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MingYang Smart Energy announces the launch of a 16MW offshore wind turbine
The wind turbine aims to produce 45% more energy than its previous model and can generate 80,000MWh of electricity every year – powering  more than 20,000 households. Commercial production is set to commence in 2024.
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Solar projects in the US aims to install 10,000MW large-scale power capacity supply over the course of the next two years
The initiative aims to capitalise on the growth of solar and storage energy with projections of storage energy capacity to increase until 2023.
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WWF calls for plans on reducing the environmental footprint
The WWF reports that if governments were to examine sustainable model strategies other than intensive polluting methods on biodiversity – it would improve the state of our planet and create 39 million jobs.
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BlackRock invests £100 million into a new electric vehicle start-up JOLT in Australia
The significant investment will see JOLT in installing 5,000 electric vehicle charging points by 2025 building on the ever-increasing amount of Australia’s population purchasing electric-powered vehicles.
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Iberdrola and Vestas to work on the installation of 50 offshore wind turbines in German waters
The collaboration will see both companies aim to complete the project dubbed “Baltic Eagle”, which will see the turbines pre-assembled and installed by 2024 – generating a wind capacity of 426MW.
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Corporate PPA’s are accelerating in the APAC region with figures doubling in 2020 from 2019
Despite the significant impact in the corporate renewable procurement market with the capacity increasing, there are calls from RE100 companies for better regulations in achieving carbon-neutrality and net-zero targets.
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Xodus and BGS have teamed up to provide a workforce programme for disadvantaged communities in the US
The initiative will involve an education engagement campaign to highlight career opportunities in the US offshore wind industry for those based in Massachusetts. It will also provide learning-to-employment opportunities with a select few people to acquire an internship role lasting from 10 weeks up to 6-months.
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Iberdrola accelerates its investments in smart grids in Euskadi
Increased investments have enabled the incorporation of renewable energies into the electricity system and have enabled an agile and effective response to energy needs in times of pandemic – prompting the development of the value chain.
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Our Weekly Jobs Digest
Have a look at our permanent and contract renewables jobs in offshore wind, onshore wind, solar storage – globally.
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