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Array Technologies leads US market in solar tracker shipments

DONG may consider shedding its oil and gas business in favour of renewables

DONG Energy has confirmed its intention to build a world-class clean energy company with a portfolio based on leading competences in offshore wind, bioenergy and green distribution.

Wales largest onshore wind farm generates power for the first time

The 76 turbine Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project has generated clean electricity for the first time this month, as the project moves towards full operation.

NTU Singapore to build offshore integrated renewable energy system

Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is building an offshore system that will integrate multiple renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, tidal, diesel, and power-to-gas technologies.

More efficient water splitting advances renewable energy conversion finds WSU scientists

Washington State University researchers have found a way to more efficiently create hydrogen from water – an important key in making renewable energy production and storage viable.

SolarWindow Technologies passes critical milestone for electricity-generating windows

SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. has announced that its SolarWindows coatings have successfully performed under test conditions designed to simulate the high pressure and temperatures of the ‘autoclave’ manufacturing system.

Mahindra makes entry into mass-market electric hatchback segment with new e20Plus

Indian vehicle manufacturer Mahindra Electric, part of the Mahindra Group, has announced the launch of its new electric CitySmart car, the e20Plus.

G20 governments must stop all forms of fossil fuel subsidies says ODI paper

A paper published by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) highlights how building just a third of the planned coal-fired power plants would take the world past 2 degrees C of warming, pushing hundreds of millions into extreme poverty. destruction

Flying is one of the causes of increasingly ferocious climate change. I invite you to stop. 

This isn't really going to boost my popularity, but it has to be said.
Worldwide air travel is likely to double over the next two decades. 2016 is likely to beat 2015 as the warmest year on record.
If you fly, you are, yourself, part of that equation. If you post pictures on Facebook of places you've visited far away, and you flew to get there, you are therefore helping to destroy the places you profess to love, including the place you probably value most of all - your own home. We can blame the government, justifiably, but in the end you are partly to blame. And, given, that I've flown six times in the 50 years I've been alive, so am I. Which is why I won't be flying again. How you feel about this is of course up to you, but denial is not an option. Flying is one of the major causes of increasingly ferocious climate change. I invite you to stop.
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Envision Solar receives order from New York State for EV ARC

Envision Solar International, Inc., a manufacturer of EV charging equipment has announced that New York State has issued a purchase order for the Company’s EV ARC product.

No Time For Oil At All Actually...

Professor of Petroleum Engineering, Babs Oyeneyin from Robert Gordon University has stated that North Sea Oil could have a long bright future. Not if we want to protect the planet it won't.
According to Herald Scotlandthis week, Professor of Petroleum Engineering, Babs Oyeneyin from Robert Gordon University has stated that North Sea Oil could have a long bright future, while also expressing support for fracking in the meantime. Professor Oyeneyin is due to give a lecture in Aberdeen this week on the subject and commented that while clean energy is a welcome addition to the global energy mix, the oil and gas supply should be maintained in order to resolve the energy gap.
"We have explored less than 20 per cent of the world's hydrocarbon deposits, and the recovery factor is only 40 per cent" said Oyeneyin, clearly supportive of attempts to exploit as many of the world's remaining oil reserves as possible. "There is still around 60 per cent left j…

Industry leaders call for European policy framework for biofuels

Biofuels industry leaders have sent an open letter to the European Commission calling for a policy framework to support European investments in advanced biofuels.

First flight of electric-powered passenger plane HY4 takes place in Germany

The emission-free, electric HY4 passenger plane presented at the 2016 Hannover Trade Fair in April made its maiden flight in late September.

UAH scientists develop prototype energy lab

Scientists at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) have developed a prototype energy lab to demonstrate the economic viability of an energy system that reduces demand peaks on the grid.

Mini goes electric

The BMW Group has announced the introduction of the first plug-in hybrid version of the Mini, enabling purely electric propulsion for the first time in the iconic British motor vehicle.

Yealand’s Wine Group installs largest solar PV facility in New Zealand

Yealands Wine Group has just installed 918 photovoltaic panels at its iconic Seaview Vineyard in Marlborough to bring the total number of PV panels on its winery roof to 1,314. 

Oak Ridge scientists accidentally discover method of turning CO2 into ethanol

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered a way in which to convert carbon dioxide into ethanol, potentially enabling the mass removal of CO2 from the atmosphere.

NREL, International Colleagues Propose Strategy for Stable, Commercial Perovskite Solar Cells

A new study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL study highlights possible approaches to overcoming key challenges preventing perovskite solar cells from being competitive in the solar market.

Boosting renewables in cities is vital to climate and development goals says IRENA

Cities now have an unprecedented opportunity to transform and decarbonise their energy supply and use, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

Energia wins 100 percent Green Energy award for third year running

Energia remains among the greenest home electricity suppliers in the Republic of Ireland, achieving the 100 percent Green Energy award for the third year in a row.

More vigorous policies needed to achieve climate targets says new IEA report

Economies have needed less energy to grow in recent years, especially in China and other developing countries, but more vigorous policies are needed to achieve climate targets, says new IEA report.

Climeon and Aligned Energy announce breakthrough in green energy for data centres

A four-year collaboration between Climeon and Aligned Energy has developed a fully-integrated green platform that can power their data centres with 100 percent clean electricity using low temperature waste heat.

Scotrenewables Tidal Power installs world’s largest tidal turbine at EMEC

The world’s most powerful tidal turbine, developed and manufactured by Scotrenewables Tidal Power Limited, has been installed on its moorings for the first time.

Increasing interest in partnerships for the microgrid market says energy consultancy

Energy consultancy THEnergy sees increasing interest in strategic partnerships for both main segments of the microgrid market: remote solar- or wind-diesel hybrid and utility microgrids.

Siemens receives order for 44-MW Onshore wind power plant in Croatia

Siemens has been awarded a contract for the turbine supply of the Zadar VI Extension onshore wind project in Croatia.

Ductor announces new biomass microbiology partnership with ES Engineering Services

Ductor Corporation have announced a partnership with ES Engineering Services to introduce the company’s biogas microbiology technology to biogas facilities in North America.

Smarter Solar: An interview with Alison Finch, Huawei Solar UK

Huawei Solar UK recently secured market leading status in terms of inverter shipments and was present at Solar Energy UK last week (4th to 6th October 2016). REM talked to Alison Finch, Chief Marketing Officer at Huawei Solar UK to find out what the company is doing and where it’s going.

Tidal Lagoon Power to build Turbine Manufacturing & Pre-Assembly Plant in South Wales

Tidal Lagoon Power has launched a tender for the design and construction of a £22 million Turbine Manufacturing and Pre-Assembly Plant in Swansea Bay.

Solar power plant capacity at Cochin International Airport to be doubled by February 2017

Pinarayi Vijayan, the Chief Minister of the south Indian state of Kerala, has announced that the installation capacity of the solar power plant of Cochin International airport will be doubled by February 2017.

REC achieves milestone efficiency for multicrystalline solar cells

Solar panel manufacturer REC has announced that the company has developed a formula and process to mass produce multicrystalline solar cells with efficiencies above 20 percent.

Cautious Optimism: An interview with Bruce Davis of Abundance Investments

Ethical investment company Abundance Investments was present at the UK Conservative Party conference in Birmingham this week when Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, gave a speech celebrating the UK’s position as a leader in low carbon technologies.

In response, Abundance Investments co-founder and joint MD Bruce Davis commented that Mr Clark is “right to see the Green Economy as pivotal to the UK’s future” given that “over the last decade, renewables have grown to now generate more than 25 percent of the UK’s annual electricity, and efficiency is improving increasingly rapidly.”

REM decided to talk to Mr Davis and find out more about Abundance Investments and how the company views the UK clean energy sector at present.

Renewables not to blame for South Australian blackout says Clean Energy Council

Clean Energy Council Chief Executive Kane Thornton said it would not have mattered whether South Australia was running on coal, gas, nuclear or renewable energy when severe weather struck last week.

DONG Energy announces plans for new UK offshore wind hub

DONG Energy has recently announced plans for a multi-million pound offshore wind operations and maintenance hub in Grimsby, UK.

New analysis shows low cost of integrating solar power into the UK power market

A new report for the Solar Trade Association (STA), for the first time, quantifies the cost of integrating solar into the UK power market.

HyperSolar announces prototype and releases video of complete hydrogen generation device

HyperSolar demonstrates prototype that uses sunlight to successfully split water into hydrogen and oxygen that can be scaled to commercial size for the production of renewable hydrogen