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  • 10 MW wind farm Nieuwegein officially opened: Ecofys provided ”flexible” building permit

    This morning, the new wind farm Nieuwegein was officially opened. For this project, Ecofys provided its full range of project development services to client Eneco Wind. In the permitting process Ecofys used a so called “flexible building permit” which included a range of turbine types giving Eneco freedom of choice in the tender for the wind turbines. The five Vestas V90-2MW wind turbines, with hu...
  • Management change at Ecofys

    As of 1 May, Thijs Aarten will be interim Managing Director of Ecofys. He will be replacing Manon Janssen, who has tendered her resignation after being CEO and Managing Director with Ecofys for five years. Thijs Aarten has over 33 years in the energy sector and will continue Manon’s work in driving Ecofys’ mission: sustainable energy for everyone. He has worked for Shell, Vopak and was CEO of KEM...
  • High participation in first pilot tender for PV in Germany

    The German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has announced the participation in the first tender round for ground-mounted PV plants. The first tender round shows a very high degree of participation. In total 170 bids by a variety of actors has been submitted, thereby the tender volume of 150 MW has been far exceeded. Currently the Federal Network Agency is assessing the validity of the bi...
  • If target confirmed, Japan would join Russia with an “inadequate” climate pledge

    Japan could be able to meet its—as yet unofficial—2030 emissions reduction target of 20% below 2013 levels by 2030 without having to implement any new policies, the Climate Action Tracker said today. The country is currently in the process of preparing its planned climate action for the Paris climate agreement, so called Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC). The target, reported by ...