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Masdar Institute researchers claim desert sand can be used for CSP generation




Researchers at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Masdar Institute have demonstrated that desert sand from the UAE could be used in concentrated solar power (CSP) facilities to store thermal energy up to 1000°C.

Gamesa and Iberdrola to build four wind farms in Costa Rica:

Finnish passenger shipping line to expand the use of heat power solutions

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/finnish-passenger-shipping-line-to-expand-the-20151222


The Finnish ferry and cruise ship operator, Viking Line, is to expand its use of heat power solutions from Climeon.

NREL research enables advances towards affordable hydrogen production




Researchers at the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have made advances towards affordable photo-electrochemical (PEC) production of hydrogen.

Grid modernization for renewable energy

http://interestingengineering.com/grid-modernization-for-renewable-energy/


As more and more renewable energy comes online, utilities are beginning to modernize the grid through the development of smart grids which use information and communication technologies to make the grid more manageable and efficient.

SRTP secures £5.7 million for tidal turbine demonstrator

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/srtp-secures-5-7-million-for-tidal-20151218


Scotrenewables Tidal Power (SRTP) has secured a further £5.7 million from investors allowing the company to demonstrate the world’s largest tidtal turbine.

Supporting offshore wind: Vessels employed in offshore wind farm installation

UK government gives ground on solar Feed-in Tariff

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/uk-government-gives-ground-on-solar-feedin-20151217


The government has heeded national backing for solar by improving its Feed-in Tariff proposal but admits that over nine thousand jobs could still be lost.

Mojo Maritime to supply marine project management services




Tidal energy marine operations contractor Mojo Maritime Ltd has led the installation of the first Welsh tidal energy generator in Ramsey Sound, Pembrokeshire.

Naked Energy to commercialise its hybrid solar technology

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/naked-energy-to-commercialise-its-hybrid-solar-20151215


Climate-KIC start-up Naked Energy has signed a landmark agreement with global manufacturer, Jabil, to scale its hybrid solar technology, Virtu.

EMEC deploys novel subsea monitoring system

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/emec-deploys-novel-subsea-monitoring-system-20151214


The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has successfully recovered its novel Integrated Monitoring Pod following months of transmitting real-time data feeds.

Why nuclear power doesn't have a place in our energy future

http://interestingengineering.com/nuclear-fantasy-why-nuclear-doesnt-have-a-place-in-our-energy-future/


Nuclear isn’t actually going anywhere, apart from, eventually (and the sooner, the better), into the history books.

Leaving the EU? How would Brexit affect the UK renewable energy sector?

https://solarthermalmagazine.com/2015/12/09/leaving-the-eu-how-would-brexit-affect-the-uk-renewable-energy-sector/


As the pressure on the British government to hold a referendum on the question of whether or not Britain should remain a member of the European Union (EU) increases, the associated debate on this subject is also increasing in temperature.

US businesses urge strong Paris agreement to increase clean energy investment

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/us-businesses-urge-strong-paris-agreement-to-20151209


Lisa Jacobson, President of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE), along with several member company executives, has called for a strong agreement from governments at COP 21.

Global Geothermal Alliance launched at Paris climate talks

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/global-geothermal-alliance-launched-at-cop-21-20151209


A coalition of 38 countries and over 20 development and industry partners have joined forces at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21), to increase the share of geothermal energy in the global energy mix.

Renewable energy: The baseload power fallacy

http://interestingengineering.com/renewable-energy-baseload-power-fallacy/

Providing baseload power from renewable sources to further increase renewable energy is challenging but it can be achieved. This is how.

Vortex Energy continues to expand wind energy portfolio in Poland

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/vortex-energy-continues-to-expand-wind-energy-20151203


Vortex Energy is working to connect a total of eleven wind turbines to the Polish national grid by the end of the year

What is the European Energy Union?

Mayor of London and SolarEdge discuss UK’s solar future




Boris Johnson MP, the Mayor of London, has discussed the future of solar power in the UK with a senior executive of solar inverter company SolarEdge during a three-day trade delegation to Israel.

Bill Gates joins with Mark Zuckerberg and other top investors for urgent global action on climate change

http://interestingengineering.com/bill-gates-joins-mark-zuckerberg-top-investors-urgent-global-action-climate-change/


On the opening day of the COP21 global climate change meeting in Paris, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have announced they have joined together with other private investors to help fight climate change by investing in renewable energy.

AW-Energy and ENAL sign MoU for Mexican wave farm

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/awenergy-and-enal-sign-mou-for-mexican-20151201


Wave energy developer AW-Energy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mexican renewable energy developer ENAL to develop, design and deploy a 10 MW wave farm off the coast of Mexico.

Australian wave energy technology to be deployed off the coast of Victoria

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/australian-wave-energy-technology-to-be-deployed-20151201


The Port Fairy Pilot Wave Energy Project in Victoria, Australia, will be deployed on Thursday 3rd December with a public viewing at the weekend on Saturday 5th December.