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New public hydrogen station installed at Hyundai Motor HQ in Offenbach, Germany

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/new-public-hydrogen-station-installed-at-hyundai-20160729


Hyundai Motor Europe’s headquarters is to become home to a hydrogen station operated by Air Liquide which will enable drivers of fuel cell electric vehicles to refill in only 3-5 minutes.

The Blue Circle approved for Vietnamese wind project

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/the-blue-circle-approved-for-vietnamese-wind-20160728


Leading Southeast Asian wind energy developer The Blue Circle has received an Investment Certificate from the relevant authorities in Vietnam for its 40 MW Dam Nai project in Ninh Thuan province, South Vietnam.

Germany leads the world in energy efficiency according to ACEEE report

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/germany-leads-the-world-in-energy-efficiency-20160728


According to the 2016 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard published on 20th July by the nonprofit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), Germany continues to lead the world in energy efficiency, followed by Italy and Japan.

The future of offshore wind support? An interview with John G Davies of CDC Scotland Ltd

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/the-future-of-offshore-wind-support--20160727



CDC Scotland Ltd is a company that has long believed that safety and productivity in offshore wind can be improved.  The company is about to make the industry a lot safer and cost effective with two new vessels coming to market – the Heron and the Chameleon.

REM talked to John Gordon Davies of CDC Scotland to find out more about them.

Cardiff research team finds garden grass could become a source of cheap renewable energy

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/cardiff-research-team-finds-garden-grass-could-20160726


A team of UK researchers, including experts from Cardiff University, have found that significant amounts of hydrogen can be unlocked from fescue grass with the help of sunlight and a cheap catalyst.

Solar survey reveals a third of UK jobs lost over the past year

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/solar-survey-reveals-a-third-of-uk-20160726


A third of solar jobs have been lost in the past year and a further 30 percent of solar businesses expect to cut staff in the next 12 months, according to a detailed new analysis published today by the Solar Trade Association and PwC.

London Mayor announces step forward in plan to power the tube with clean electricity

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/london-mayor-announces-step-forward-in-plan-20160726


Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has announced that City Hall has taken an important step closer to securing a license which could be used to provide ‘clean electricity’ to power TfL’s underground stations and other facilities.

New government can make Britain a leader in green jobs says TUC

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/new-government-can-make-britain-a-leader-20160725


The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has published a report outlining how the UK can undergo a clean energy transition to create high-quality jobs and secure a major share of the clean energy industry.

ZephIR Lidar to assist safe lifting on jack-up vessel Brave Tern at Block Island Wind Farm

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/zephir-lidar-to-assist-safe-lifting-on-20160725


Fred Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up installation vessel Brave Tern has been equipped with ZephIR 300 lidar to deliver real-time wind information and assist with safe lifting at Block Island Wind Farm, USA

Wello signs LOI for wave energy demonstration project

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/wello-signs-loi-for-wave-energy-demonstration-20160725


Finnish wave energy technology developer Wello Oy has signed a letter of intent with its local Korean partner company BSR CO. Ltd to establish an ocean wave energy demonstration project in Korea.

Disruptive 1.5 axis trackers improve on-site solar power generation for hotels and resorts

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/time-for-honest-discussion-about-energy-in-20160722-1


A new white paper from HeliosLite/THEnergy reveals how a new tracker concept can improve energy yield and electricity costs from solar power generation.

Time for honest discussion about energy in South Australia says Clean Energy Council

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/time-for-honest-discussion-about-energy-in-20160722


The Australian Clean Energy Council (CEC) has called for a national summit on energy market reform to set the record straight about clean energy in South Australia.

DNV GL launches new joint industry project for standardisation of floating wind turbines

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/dnv-gl-launches-new-joint-industry-project-20160721


Certification body DNV GL has launched a new joint industry project with thirteen global partners to mutually develop a Recommended Practice for the analysis of floating offshore wind turbines.

Vattenfall to ready invest billions in North Sea wind farm hated by Trump

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/vattenfall-to-ready-invest-billions-in-north-20160721


Swedish energy company Vattenfall has decided to invest more than SEK 3 billion ($349 million) in a combined wind farm and technology development centre off the Scottish coast in the North Sea.

Protean Electric receives funding for adoption of EV in-wheel drive systems

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/protean-electric-receives-funding-for-adoption-of-20160720


Chinese company Protean Electric has announced the receipt of $70 million of new funding to help ramp up production of the company’s PD18 in-wheel motor for electric vehicles (EVs).

Senvion installs its first 3 MW turbine in North America

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/senvion-installs-its-first-3-mw-turbine-20160719


Global wind turbine manufacturer Senvion has installed its first 3 MW turbine in North America, the Senvion 3.2M114.

Inox wind wins 50 MW order from Atria Wind Power

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/inox-wind-wins-50-mw-order-from-20160718


Indian wind power company Inox Wind Limited has won an order for a 50 MW wind power project to be deployed in the state of Gujarat from Atria Wind Power, part of the Atria Group.

Carbon Trust joins with European offshore wind developers to slash the costs of offshore wind

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/carbon-trust-joins-with-european-offshore-wind-20160715


The UK Carbon Trust has announced details of a new European phase of its world-leading collaborative research, development and demonstration (RD&D) programme, Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA).

New European programme to fund open sea testing for ocean energy

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/new-european-programme-to-fund-open-sea-20160715


The 11 million euro FORESEA project brings together Europe’s leading ocean energy test facilities to help demonstrate tidal, wave and offshore wind energy technologies in real-sea conditions.

Duke Energy plans for 17 MW solar farm at Indiana naval base approved

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/duke-energy-plans-for-17-mw-solar-20160714


Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has approved plans by Duke Energy to build a new solar farm in the southeast portion of Naval Support Activity Crane, Indiana.

Suzlon wins Golden Peacock Eco Innovation Award for hybrid wind turbine

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/suzlon-wins-golden-peacock-eco-innovation-award-20160714


Renewable energy company Suzlon Group has announced it has received the Golden Peacock Award 2016 for its S97 2.1 MW hybrid wind turbine.

Enphase to collaborate with PG&E on testing integrated distributed energy resources

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/enphase-to-collaborate-with-pg-amp-e-20160713


Global technology company Enphase Energy Inc has announced a pilot programme with Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to integrate and optimise smart microinverters used in distributed energy generation.

Engie opens new green energy R&D lab in Singapore

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/engie-opens-new-green-energy-r-amp-20160713


Engie has opened its new Engie Lab Singapore with support from the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB).

Energy Internet Technology: An Interview with Dr Amit Narayan, CEO of Autogrid Inc

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/energy-internet-technology-an-interview-with-dr-20160713


Earlier this year AutoGrid was recognized by Bloomberg New Energy Finance as a New Energy Pioneer 2016, and was named a Grid Edge 2016 Award winner by Greentech Media. These awards followed 12 months of achievement, including 16 new customer agreements and a 350 percent increase in distributed energy resources under contract; recognition of the company by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer of 2015, and inclusion in the Cleantech 100, the Red Herring Top 100 North America and the Smart Grid News list of 2015 Smart Grid Companies to Watch.

REM talked with Dr. Narayan to find out more about Energy Internet technology and how it can enable global utilities, electricity retailers and energy service providers to build renewable-friendly networks that integrate and manage distributed energy resources, thereby making the grid cleaner, more reliable and more affordab…

Lloyds Register awards its first Technology Qualification Certificate for ocean energy to WaveRoller

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/latest-renewables-news-hot-off-the-press-20160712-1


Lloyd’s Register has awarded its first Technology Qualification certificate to Finland’s AW-Energy, developer of the WaveRoller.

Gamesa secures certification for new wind turbine

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/gamesa-secures-certification-for-new-wind-turbine-20160712


Global technology company Gamesa has secured type A certification from DNV GL for its G132-5.0 MW wind turbine.

AD industry unites to launch best practice scheme UK AD & Biogas 2016

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/latest-renewables-news-hot-off-the-press-20160711-1


The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) has published three ‘checklists’ as the first step towards a comprehensive Best Practice Scheme for the for the anaerobic digestion sector.

Vaisala partners with GE on pan-Canadian wind integration report

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/vaisala-partners-with-ge-on-pancanadian-wind-20160711-1


Environmental and industrial measurement company Vaisala has announced the release of a public report detailing findings from the Pan-Canadian Wind Integration Study (PCWIS).

AMS and Opus One partner to provide cutting edge distribution services

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/ams-and-opus-one-partner-to-provide-20160711


Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) and Opus One Solutions have announced an agreement to jointly offer a cutting edge suite of solutions for the distribution grid.

Brexit: A golden opportunity for climate change denial…perhaps

EBRD supports solar energy expansion in Cyprus

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/ebrd-supports-solar-energy-expansion-in-cyprus-20160708


The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing 10 million euros in debt financing for the construction of five solar farms in Cyprus.

Wind energy agreement gives UK sector a boost of confidence

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/wind-energy-agreement-gives-uk-sector-a-20160707


The UK wind industry received a vote of confidence yesterday (6th July 2016) with two of its largest players agreeing to co-operate on potential supply contracts.

Biomethane scheme wins Ecotricity as a new client

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/biomethane-scheme-wins-ecotricity-as-a-new-20160706


Green Gas Trading Ltd (GGT) has announced that Ecotricity is the latest company to sign-up to their Biomethane Certification Scheme (BMCS).

Siemens expands portfolio with 8 MW offshore wind turbine

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/siemens-expands-portfolio-with-8-mw-offshore-20160706


Siemens has added another turbine to its offshore direct drive portfolio, the SWT-8.0-154, the first of which will be installed in early 2017.

Siemens puts UK wind power plans on hold in response to Brexit

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/siemens-puts-uk-wind-power-plans-on-20160704


Global infrastructure company Siemens has decided to put new wind power investment plans on hold while it seeks to clarify what trading arrangements will be established with the European Union (EU) going forward.

Siemens officially names its service operation vessel for Dutch Gemini project

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/siemens-officially-names-its-service-operation-vessel-20160701


Siemens wind energy service operation vessel (SOV) for the Dutch Gemini project has been named ‘Windea la cour’ at a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany.

SME install’s world’s first subsea rock anchors at EMEC Orkney

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/sme-installa-s-worlda-s-first-subsea-20160701


Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) has successfully completed installation of four subsea drilled rock anchors at its berth at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), in preparation for the deployment of its PLAT-O tidal energy platform.