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Friday, 29 July 2016

Thursday, 28 July 2016

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.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

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.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

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.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

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.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Friday, 15 July 2016

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.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

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 affordable. 

Monday, 4 July 2016

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.

Energy & Environment Dates 2012