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REC wins its first major contract for the REC TwinPeak Series panels

Conergy expands its solar energy operations into Turkey

JinkoSolar to build a cell and module manufacturing facility in Malaysia

IKEA to expand its renewable energy portfolio with biomass fuel cells system

GE Financial Services acquires Scottish wind farm from SSE

Department of Energy and Climate Change Energy Trends and Prices

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/energy-trends-and-prices-statistical-release-26-March-2015

The latest provisional monthly energy statistics produced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change were released on 26 March 2015 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

Highlights for the 3 month period November 2014 to January 2015, compared to the same period a year earlier include:
Primary energy consumption in the UK on a fuel input basis fell by 2.4%, on a temperature adjusted basis it fell by 1.8%. (table ET 1.2)Indigenous energy production fell by 2.5% (table ET 1.1), with nuclear down 9.1% due to outages in November 2014. (table ET 5.4)Lower coal generation due to the closure of plants, however coal share remains above gas. (table ET 5.4)Coal provided 35.4% of electricity generation by Major Power Producers, with gas at 26.9% and nuclear at 19.0%.* (table ET 5.4)Wind generation by Major Power Producers up 6.9% due to increased capacity, whilst …

Green Energy Mull to develop Hebridean Island's first community hydroelectricity scheme

Australia's largest solar plant now online

US BOEM approves 12 MW Virginia offshore wind testing facility

UK's coastal railways vulnerable to climate threat, expert warns

Hundreds of miles of railway lines around Britain’s coast are becoming increasingly vulnerable to waves, landslides and storms triggered by climate pollution, an expert has warned.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/24/uks-coastal-railways-vulnerable-to-climate-threat-expert-warns


Leviton launches new next generation EV charging pedestals

Smart Meters: Saving the Environment or Spying on Citizens?

Australian State of Victoria open for wind energy business

The problem with Jeremy Clarkson is...

Admittedly this isn't related to environmental issues except in so far as Clarkson's attitude to renewable energy, climate change, fox hunting, motoring and.....okay, well maybe it is then....have a look at this piece on my website blog...

If you're wondering what my problem with Clarkson is....this should explain it clearly...http://bit.ly/1BEA3oP

Alstom signs contracts for two biomass plants in the UK

Underwater Australian wave farm

New political party established to lobby for Australian renewable energy

CT scanning shows why tilting trees produce better biofuel

Alstom announces major milestone for Deepwater Wind's Block Island offshore wind farm

EU launches Energy and Biomass Project II in Moldova

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/eu-launches-energy-and-biomass-project-ii-20150305

Drax enters UK domestic wood fuel heating market

Drax enters domestic wood fuel heating market
http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/drax-enters-domestic-wood-fuel-heating-market-20150305


SeaRoc to help build a novel tidal energy foundation system http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/searoc-to-help-build-a-novel-tidal-20150304

McLaughlin & Harvey and SeaRoc have formed a new team to demonstrate a novel foundation system in a tidal stream site.