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Showing posts from March, 2017

Autonomous electric vehicles in the US by 2020 claims China-backed startup NIO

NIO, a next-generation car company, recently supported by Chinese funding, has announced that they will have autonomous electric vehicles in the U.S. market in 2020.

Energia officially opens Ireland’s largest wind farm

Energia’s 95MW windfarm at Meenadreen in south Donegal has officially started supplying power to homes and businesses across Ireland, setting a new Irish record.

Tidal Energy for the UK: An interview with Doreen Nixon of Lockheed Martin Energy

Lockheed Martin has installed its first Tidal Energy Turbine off the coast of Scotland. The turbine will produce about 1.5 MW of energy and contribute to the massive MeyGen tidal energy project, designed to harness the motion of the tides to provide clean power for up to 175,000 homes in Scotland. Atlantis Resources Limited has deployed the first AR1500 tidal energy turbine with new Lockheed Martin technology off the coast of Scotland. The installation is the latest development in the MeyGen project designed to harness the motion of the tides to provide clean, sustainable, predictable power for up to 175,000 homes in Scotland.

REM spoke to Doreen Nixon, Marine Energy Market Segment Chief Engineer for Lockheed Martin Energy, to find out more about the project and its benefits for UK clean energy development.

UK Government announces £23 million to support hydrogen vehicles and infrastructure

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced a new £23 million fund to accelerate the take up of hydrogen vehicles and associated infrastructure.

Vietnam has huge potential from biomass and waste says new report

Focusing on a new report by the Vietnam Energy Association (VEA), reported recently that the country can generate up to 1 billion kWh in 2020 from waste.

New UK Feed-in Tariff rate makes small hydro project unviable

The UK Government’s cuts in subsidies for renewable energy have forced the cancellation of a small hydro project in Shrewsbury.

Alliance to Save Energy vows to fight Trump budget cuts

The Alliance to Save Energy has promised it will fight budget cuts for federal energy efficiency programmes proposed by the Trump administration.

Jaguar unveils its first electric car concept – the Jaguar I-PACE

Jaguar has previewed its first electric vehicle concept on the streets of London’s Olympic Park – the Jaguar I-PACE, to become available in late 2018.

Chargemaster to launch UK’s first ever Electric Vehicle experience centre

EV charging infrastructure company Chargemaster is to open a high-profile store in Milton Keynes, in partnership with TRO, aimed at promoting the benefits of electric vehicles (EVs).

Manchester University investigating AI and robots for offshore windfarms

The University of Manchester is leading a consortium to investigate advanced technologies, including robotics and artificial intelligence, for the operation and maintenance of offshore windfarms.

Dulas collaborates with CSR to launch Irish solar ground mount service

Renewable energy developer and consultancy Dulas is collaborating with consultancy Cunnane Stratton Reynolds (CSR) to launch a complete solar ground mount service for the Irish solar market.

ETI announces waste heat recovery project for shipping

European Biomass Conference and Exhibition to be chaired by Swedish and Finnish representatives

Women’s Power List celebrates wind industry’s leading female figures

Wind industry intelligence service A Word About Wind has launched its first Women’s Power List, profiling the top 100 female figures within the sector.

Italdesign and Airbus unveil innovative modular ground and air transport system

Italdesign and Airbus have presented the first first modular, fully electric, zero emission concept vehicle system designed to relieve traffic congestion in crowded megacities.

Emissions reduction from virtualisation products: An interview with Mornay Van Der Walt and Nicola Acutt of VMware

An IDC report, sponsored by VMware, shows how virtualisation products, namely VMware’s products, reduce carbon emissions. The report also evaluated the CO2 emissions that were avoided because of server virtualisation as well as consolidation. The results showed that this reduction in power consumption and CO2 emissions could be directly attributed to the use of virtualisation and VMware products around the world. The report found that CO2 emissions avoided related to the use of VMware server virtualisation products grew from 107,000 metric tons/year in 2003 to 67 million metric tons/year in 2015. This CO2 avoidance in 2015 alone was the equivalent of removing 14 million cars from the road.

REM talked to Nicola Acutt, vice president, Sustainability Strategy - Office of the CTO, VMware and Mornay Van Der Walt, vice president of Research & Development,…

Sheffield’s energy and resource usage to be investigated by new observatory

The energy and resource use in one of the UK’s biggest cities will be analysed by a new £1.8 million centre at the University of Sheffield.

Asia Wind Energy Association announce first Asia Offshore Wind Day in Taipei

The Asia Wind Energy Association has announced the first Asia Offshore Wind Day to be organised in Taipei on 30 March 2017.

Solar Trade Association (STA) concern at silence from Chancellor on rooftop solar business rate hike

The Solar Trade Association (STA) has expressed dismay at the absence of an announcement from the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer to drop punishing business rate hikes on rooftop solar.

UK budget announcement on electric vehicles doesn't go far enough says Baringa

Specialist management consultancy Baringa Partners has responded to the UK Chancellor’s Budget announcement of support for electric vehicles (EVs) saying the support doesn't go far enough.

Iran and Middle East could adopt fully renewable electricity systems finds Finnish study

Iran can transition to a fully renewable electricity system and financially benefit from it by 2030 say researchers at Finland's Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT).

World Bank introduces improved solar energy maps for Pakistan

The World Bank, in partnership with the Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB), has launched a series of new solar maps for Pakistan in support of the country’s efforts to increase the deployment of renewable energy.

New EU research tool makes energy planning for governments easier

An EU-funded research project has launched a tool that enables European governments and other interested parties to access thermal resources and demand in any given region.

Fortum Charge & Drive to build Nordic high-power charging corridor

Power, heating and cooling company Fortum intends to establish the first High-Power Charging (HPC) corridor between Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki based on its Charge & Drive solution.

New UK Government bill could boost EV adoption says InstaVolt

EV charging company InstaVolt has welcomed new rules under the UK Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill aimed at making electric vehicle charging simpler and more accessible for all.

ABB delivers the first urban storage solution in Denmark to support renewables

ABB has announced the successful commissioning of Denmark’s first urban energy storage system, which will be located in Copenhagen.

Policy Exchange report stirs new debate on UK waste policy following Brexit vote

One of the UK’s largest environmental infrastructure groups, Pennon, has backed a heavy-weight report by the centre-right think tank Policy Exchange on the future of UK waste and resources policy – but others question Policy Exchange’s conclusions on the matter.

The Blue Circle begins construction of 40 MW wind project in Vietnam

Southeast Asian wind energy developer The Blue Circle has started construction of its Dam Nai project in Ninh Thuan province, Vietnam.