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Ideol partners with Atlantis in UK deal to establish a floating offshore wind project pipeline

Marine renewables developer Atlantis Resources has partnered with floating offshore wind technology developer Ideol to develop a 1.5 GW floating offshore wind project pipeline in the UK.

UK’s famous Abbey Road Studios now powered by wind and solar energy

Music recorded at Abbey Road Studios will now be powered by the wind and the sun after leading UK music company Universal Music switched supply to green energy company Ecotricity.

Abbey Road Studios was established in 1931 by the Gramophone Company, a predecessor of EMI, which owned it until Universal Music took over part of EMI in 2012. The building is most famous for the 1960’s venue for bands such as the Beatles, Pink Floyd, the Hollies, Badfinger and numerous others.

UK Government's BEIS commits £28 million for energy innovation projects

The UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has announced £28 million for energy innovation projects in order to help bring down energy costs.

Europe added 1.5 GW of offshore wind in 2016 according to Wind Europe report

Europe installed 1,558 MW of new offshore wind in 2016 with cumulative capacity reaching 12,631 MW.

UK BEIS announces increase in UK renewable energy deployment

The UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has released its quarterly figures for December 2016 showing a further rise in UK installed renewable energy capacity.

AutoGrid announces record year with 2 GW of distributed energy contracts

AutoGrid Flex has extended its market leadership in the flexibility management software category with a second successive year of more than 350 percent growth in contracted grid-edge DER capacity.

Greenpeace call for resistance against Trump

Police say they believe seven protesters who climbed a 270-foot crane at a downtown Washington construction site just blocks from the White House are associated with the environmental group Greenpeace.

New York regulators adopt joint utility solar proposal to improve interconnection

The New York Public Service Commission (PSC) has adopted changes to the State’s Standardised Interconnection Requirements (SIR), providing additional clarity to the interconnection process.

Financing Clean Energy: A short interview with Thomas Byrne of CleanCapital

Following the announcement of a new partnership between CleanCapital and Generate Capital, aimed at enabling the acquisition of $300 million in operating clean energy assets, Thomas Byrne, CEO of CleanCapital, clarifies some points about financing clean energy and what the new partnership means with regard to development of new clean energy projects.

Leading global companies support renewable energy finds RE100 report

Leading global companies have confirmed the strong business case for sourcing 100% renewable electricity in the newly published RE100 Annual Report 2017.

Tidal lagoon developers welcome Hendry Review of UK tidal energy

Image: Andritz Hydro
The board of Natural Energy Wyre (NEW) has welcomed the findings of the Hendry Review, and its support for tidal hydro power projects in the UK.

Astronergy receives licence to import 100 MW of solar modules to Turkey

German solar module manufacturer Astronergy has received an import licence from the Turkish Ministry of Economics permitting the supply of 100 MW of capacity to Turkish solar PV projects.

Envision Solar EV ARC featured at SF Chevrolet Bolt launch promotion

Renewable energy and electric vehicle charging company Envision Solar will feature its EV ARC at a promotional event for the Chevy Bolt EV in the San Francisco Bay area.

REC launches TwinPeak 2 Series solar panels

Solar panel manufacturer REC has announced the launch of the company’s new REC TwinPeak 2 Series solar panel to deliver higher system yields with lower costs.

NWTC begins first validation of wave energy conversion device

The National Wind Technology Centre at the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has begun validation work on the first water power technology tested in an NREL dynamometer facility.

American wind energy jobs reach 100,000 according to US DOE

US wind power now employs just over 100,000 Americans according to new data released today by the US Department of Energy (DOE).

Solar Trade Association calls on UK Government to remove energy storage barriers

The Solar Trade Association (STA) has called on the UK Government to remove all barriers to deployment of energy storage following recent reductions in costs associated with storage technology.

EMEC supporting China Marine Energy Centre

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has been invited to visit ‘blue silicon valley’ in Qingdao, China, to discuss the development of a ‘Chinese EMEC’ (CMEC).

Enviva launches new wood biomass supply tracking system

Wood pellet producer Enviva Holdings, LP, has released the first data from its Track & Trace (T&T) programme which enables the company to track every truckload of wood the company uses.

Boost in EV popularity contributes to a bumper year for new cars

A bumper year for the car market reported by UK media has been augmented by a boost in the popularity of electric vehicles (EVs).

Altitec launches unique rope ascender rental service

Altitec has launched a unique rental service for the powered rope ascender system used by maintenance teams inspecting on and offshore wind farms and in other sectors.

Water and Energy: An Interview with Mads Warming of Danfoss Energy & Water

Renewable Energy Magazine

On 16 November the International Energy Agency released its annual World Energy Outlook.
A key area of focus for the report was the interdependency of energy and water (the water-energy nexus), with a new chapter looking at how highly energy-intensive the water industry is, the impact this has on global consumption and CO2 emissions, and how we can unlock the significant, untapped scope for energy saving in this sector.

The Marselisborg area in Aarhus, Denmark (pop. 200,000) is the first place in the world that has succeeded in going from being an energy consumer to completely energy neutrality for the whole water cycle (tap water production, distribution, wastewater pumping and treatment). This has been achieved by securing massive energy savings across the water cycle, and by turning wastewater plants into net energy producers.  The Marselisborg Wastewater Treatment Plant, for example, has gone from consuming huge amounts of energy to being a…

Don't Whinge, James Delingpole....You Brought It Upon Yourself...

James Delingpole recently wrote on Breitbart (6th January 2017) that his poisonous activities [my description] has "damaged my career, it has damaged my health, it has caused massive upset to my family".
Well my responses to those three observations are 1) good! 2) well, that's your own tough luck 3) What? You mean you still have one?
He also said that he has "often been ridiculed and marginalised by colleagues in the mainstream media as a tin-hat conspiracy theorist" - well, that's because you are one James. You are a vicious, snivelling little rat, that has often descended to the level of the worst language possible, without using expletives, that is, against hard working and compassionate climate scientists, environmentalists and other people who genuinely want to help the world and those who genuinely need help, you and the other despicable right wing, climate change denying rats you associate with.
I don't wish you any physical harm, but it wouldn&#…

ADBA challenges misleading article on anaerobic digestion

Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) Chief Executive Charlotte Morton has written an open letter to the editor of The Mail on Sunday in response to the article published on AD on 1st January 2017.

Azure Power commissions largest solar power project in northern India

Indian solar power producer Azure Power has announced the commissioning of the largest solar power project in north India (150 MW).

Acciona EV participating in 39th Dakar Rally

Spanish infrastructure and renewable energy multinational Acciona is taking on the challenge of the Dakar Rally with its 100 percent EcoPowered vehicle.

Europe to contribute 5.6 million euros to Met-Certified marine energy project

Through its Interreg 2 Seas Programme, Europe will contribute 5,6 million euro to the Met-Certified project to accelerate the deployment of marine energy projects.