Please scroll down for lots of useful information. There are links to industry and environmental journals, relevant dates in the environmental and renewable energy calendar, current debates, a solar PV Feed-in Tariff calculator, green products websites, campaign groups and more. Some of this might be a bit outdated given time considerations and the fact that I don't get paid for doing this, but I do try and keep it as fresh and new as I can so it's still worth checking out.
Monday, 30 January 2017
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.
Thursday, 26 January 2017
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.
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 installed 1,558 MW of new offshore wind in 2016 with cumulative capacity reaching 12,631 MW.
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 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.
Wednesday, 25 January 2017
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Thursday, 19 January 2017
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.
Wednesday, 18 January 2017
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, 17 January 2017
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.
Monday, 16 January 2017
US wind power now employs just over 100,000 Americans according to new data released today by the US Department of Energy (DOE).
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.
Friday, 13 January 2017
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).
Tuesday, 10 January 2017
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.
Monday, 9 January 2017
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 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.
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 power station in its own right – generating enough energy to cover its own operations and up to 100 per cent more, in addition to 2.5 GW of heat for the district heating system.
The company that runs the water system in Marselisborg is called Aarhus Water, and many of the advanced process control and efficiency technologies that have been used to achieve this improvement have been provided by Danfoss.
REM spoke to Mads Warming, Global Director of Water and Wastewater at Danfoss, to find out more.
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't bother me either if I happened to see you eking out a lice-infested, miserable life in some shop doorway somewhere. I might buy you a cup of coffee in such a situation but that's about it. The difference of course in that hypothetical situation, which unfortunately will never happen I suppose, is that unlike most of the other homeless people around, you will have deserved such a fate.
So don't whinge, you decided to do this, you decided to be a vicious verminous little creep constantly attacking good people, so you have to accept the opprobium and negatively that comes with it.
I very much doubt that you will ever learn anything from the experience though, in fact it will probably make you even more vicious than you already are....if such a thing is possible...
Friday, 6 January 2017
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.
Thursday, 5 January 2017
Indian solar power producer Azure Power has announced the commissioning of the largest solar power project in north India (150 MW).
Tuesday, 3 January 2017
Spanish infrastructure and renewable energy multinational Acciona is taking on the challenge of the Dakar Rally with its 100 percent EcoPowered vehicle.
Monday, 2 January 2017
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.
The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)
Should the US government waive the Renewable Fuel Standard?
Should the US government waive the Renewable Fuel Standard?
Journals and Environmental Information
- Air Quality England
- American Journal of Environmental Sciences
- Anals of Environmental Science
- Cities and the Environment
- Climate Central
- Conservation Evidence
- Ecology and Society
- Environmental Research Letters
- Grantham Research Institute (LSE) policy briefs
- Green Building Bible
- Green Building Magazine
- Green Theory and Praxis
- International Energy Agency publications
- The Green Guide environmental directory
- Windpower Monthly