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 Some of this might be a bit outdated given time considerations and the fact that I don't get paid for doing this, but I do try and keep it as fresh and new as I can so it's still worth checking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.
Tuesday, 28 February 2017
HyperSolar, Inc. has announced it has successfully produced renewable hydrogen using commercially-available low-cost triple junction amorphous triple junction silicon solar cells.
At the end of January, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and ultra-low-cost zinc battery developer Eos Energy Storage (Eos) announced a strategic partnership between Eos and Environment One (E/One), a Berkshire Hathaway-backed technology manufacturer located near Albany, New York. Through the partnership, E/One is manufacturing and assembling Eos' outdoor-rated, utility-scale Energy Stack storage modules - on course to hit of volume of 400 MWh per year. The initiative supports Governor Cuomo's push for a cleaner, more reliable grid and aims to establish New York as a global player and leading manufacturer within the renewable energy economy.
REM spoke to Phillippe Bouchard, VP of Business Development at Eos Energy Storage, to discuss the company’s recent product partnerships and their roadmap for 2017.
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
San Diego Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer has announced that the City has more than doubled the size of its electric vehicle charging station programme.
District Network Operator (DNO) UK Power Networks and EV charging company Ubitricity have converted three Kensington street lights into electric vehicle (EV) charge points in a trial by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
LOC Group recently announced a partnership with marine energy research and consultancy association WavEC Offshore Renewables in which LOC is to provide expertise on the complete lifecycle of offshore wind development, from project blueprint to operation. The company wants to develop a fully focused renewables consultancy, having worked on over two thirds of all European offshore wind farms and currently involved with 60 offshore wind projects with a variety of clients.
The partnership with WavEC is aimed at pooling LOC’s expertise in offshore technology, resource measurement and O&M, amongst other areas, with WavEC’s research and analysis capabilities, with an emphasis on floating offshore wind. This in turn will help to benefit the wind industry as a whole.
REM talked to RV Ahilan, Group Director of Renewables Advisory and Energy Technology at LOC, to find out more.
Monday, 20 February 2017
Siemens Wind Power is to provide complete offshore wind power plant solutions including foundations for the EnBW Hohe See offshore wind project.
Friday, 17 February 2017
Maurice Golden MSP has called for the Scottish Government to take more action on the circular economy at the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association’s (ADBA’s) inaugural Scottish National Conference in Glasgow this week.
Sonnedix, through its Japanese operator Nippon Solar Services (NSS), has partnered with GSSG Solar (GSSG) to deploy a 170 MW portfolio of Solar PV plants.
Thursday, 16 February 2017
1.2 billion people around the world currently lack access to electricity, so TRINE seeks to solve this problem by closing the gap between private capital in developed countries and local solar partners in emerging markets. The organisations founding goal is to end energy poverty but finding a long-term solution is key. The for-profit nature of TRINE as a business and its projects deployed as investments means that its projects are economically viable as well as having a social and environmental impact in the long run. TRINE has embarked on crowdfunded campaign to bring clean energy to 5,880 people in Harambee, Kenya. Its partner, Raj Ushanga House (RUH), will use the loan to purchase and distribute 1,200 Azuri Solar Home Systems.
REM spoke to Snehar Shah of Azuri Technologies to find out more.
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Sixteen investors and insurers with more than $2.8 trillion in assets under management have joined a call urging the G20 to end fossil fuel subsidies by 2020.
Monday, 13 February 2017
ABB is to provide an innovative microgrid, combining battery and flywheel based storage technologies, to around 300,000 people in Anchorage, Alaska, USA.
The Evolution of Wind Power is a new interactive map published by The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and renewable energy software company Greenbyte.
The European Commission has approved Germany's scheme to roll out a network of user-friendly infrastructure for charging electric vehicles across the country.
Thursday, 9 February 2017
The Solar Trade Association (STA) have launched a campaign to #Stop The Solar Tax Hike pointing out that changes to business rates will see tax bills on solar panels increase.
Wednesday, 8 February 2017
German market research company EuPD Research has forecast a challenging year ahead for the global solar PV market with a possible decline in new installations to 69 GW.
The global PV industry achieved a new record in 2016, according to EuPD Research, with the total installations up to 76.4 GW. China dominated the market with about 34 GW of installations with the US, Japan and India following on behind. However, the company finds that significant reduction of newly installed systems of around 10 to 12 GW is likely in 2017.
REM talked to Dr Martin Ammon, head of energy industries center at EuPD Research to find out more.
Sunday, 5 February 2017
Gamesa has opened a new wind turbine blade factory in the Nellore region, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, one of India’s fastest-growing wind power producing regions.
Friday, 3 February 2017
Electric vehicles (EVs) and solar technology could be as disruptive to the oil market as the OPEC market-share war, according to new research by Imperial College London and think tank the Carbon Tracker Initiative.
The global floating solar panel market is expected to reach $2.7 billion by 2025 according to a new report by Grand View Research.
Thursday, 2 February 2017
Smart city business Strawberry Energy UK and MKTG have been working with Cancer Research UK to rollout the world’s first network of smart benches with contactless technology on World Cancer Day (4th February).
Wednesday, 1 February 2017
Independent engineering consultancy OST Energy has been appointed as Owner’s Engineer (OE) by Eight Rivers Energy Company (EREC), for Jamaica’s largest solar energy project to date.
WindEurope has welcomed the EU’s State of the Energy Union address made by Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President for the European Commission in charge of Energy Union.
Smart Energy GB, the company tasked with promoting the UK’s smart meter rollout, has found that 81 percent of UK citizens would recommend a smart meter to others.
Beattie Passive, in association with Birmingham City University, InteSys Ltd and iZDesign, have launched a ground-breaking pilot scheme aimed at transforming social housing into energy efficient smart homes.
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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