News: What’s caught our eye? 6th September – 12th September

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.

The Taihang solar plant making a significant difference
The Taihang solar plant located in China is built into the local mountains and is one of the largest in the world – reducing 251,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions every year.
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Three Scottish islands to be made carbon-neutral by 2040
Islands secretary Mairi Gougeon has announced plans for the Scottish islands to become an integral part in the renewable energy initiative in the fight for climate change and improve Scotland’s chances of becoming a net-zero country in the coming years.
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Siemens Gamesa launches world’s first-ever recyclable wind turbine blade
The offshore wind “RecycableBlade” project aims to tackle climate change and increase sustainability as the resin material used to produce the turbine can be separated from other materials and re-used for other purposes
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Seven-hundred companies sign up to the “Black Interns Scheme” to improve diversity in business
The likes of Marks and Spencer, GSK and NatWest are three of seven-hundred companies who have taken the initiative to improve diversity in the workplace by funding 2,000 internships every year for the next five years.
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Taylor Hopkinson to host an Offshore Wind Drinks LIVE event 
Created by Kenneth (KC) Sahl, Jeff Anderson and the team at Taylor Hopkinson, the event will take place in Glasgow on the 22 September from 6-8pm at The Spiritualist. Click the link below to book your spot!
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Several energy companies agree to strengthen support and financing for storage sector
Professionals in the sector opted to harmonize social and sector claims with the regulations in order to encourage investments.
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Floating Wind 2021 event organised by Scottish Renewables and RenewableUK is now sold out.
Our Wind Energy team is looking forward to meeting up with with delegates and hearing more about the huge potential of floating offshore wind. Clint Harrison and Elena M. Sanchez will be there so don’t hesitate to contact them to arrange a coffee!
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Orca machinery plant extracts Co2 emissions from the air
It can extract 4,000 tonnes of Co2 emissions from the air annually – this is equivalent to 870 cars – where it is then transferred 1,000 meters below ground to be mineralised.
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Hyundai Motor Company to sell zero-emission cars in Europe by 2035 and aiming to be carbon-neutral by 2045.
After much investment in green hydrogen, storage systems and EV batteries, shows the company’s intent in making the transportation industry cleaner.
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Ørsted and T&T Group agree strategic collaboration for offshore wind in Vietnam. 
The partnership will tap into the promise of Vietnam’s 3,200km coastline, high wind speeds for multi-GW pipeline offshore wind projects and 500GW offshore wind potential.
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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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