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Cheaper wind turbine foundations need testing in offshore conditions

June 13th, 2013 by Carbon Trust

The UK’s Carbon Trust issued a warning to the offshore wind industry on 12 June 2013 that important new innovations to slash the cost of offshore wind power are at risk of remaining on the drawing board as the UK currently has nowhere to demonstrate new lower-cost foundations with more powerful offshore wind turbines. The […]

Polymer fuel cells could become cost competitive to power vehicles

October 3rd, 2012 by Carbon Trust

The report, ‘Polymer Fuel Cells – Cost reduction and market potential‘, published by the Carbon Trust, outlines how innovative UK companies are at the forefront of achieving breakthroughs in polymer fuel cells which could address cost, the main barrier to the wide scale deployment of polymer fuel cells. The report, which was launched at the […]

Ilika plc gets Carbon Trust equity investment to produce lower cost high performing fuel cell component

September 23rd, 2012 by Carbon Trust

Ilika plc (AIM: IKA), the advanced cleantech materials discovery company, received an equity investment of £149,380 from the Carbon Trust, through its Polymer Fuel Cells Challenge programme (PFCC), to support the commercialisation of Ilika’s proprietary high performing electro-catalysts for use in fuel cell vehicles. Ilika issued 271,600 new ordinary 1p shares at an issue price […]

More funds for developing wave and tidal power technology in Scotland

August 30th, 2012 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, welcomed the announcement on the 29 August 2012 by the Scottish Government that it will provide nearly £8 million to help fund the testing of five prototype marine energy devices. The second round of WATERS funding, worth £7.9 million, will be […]

Retrofitting domestic properties for improved energy efficiency

March 13th, 2012 by Catalyst Housing

According to the Carbon Trust, buildings account for approximately 40% of the carbon emissions in the UK, around half of this coming from domestic buildings. To find solutions to reduce carbon emissions from the domestic housing stock, Catalyst Housing undertook a ground breaking eco-refurbishment of two Victorian, ‘hard-to-treat’ homes in Reading, UK. The project, endorsed […]

UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult headquartered in Glasgow

February 10th, 2012 by UK Department for Business Innovation and Skills

The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult will have its HQ at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow with an operational centre at the National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) in the North East of England. The national centre will focus on technologies for offshore wind, wave and tidal power and is designed to bridge the gap between […]

Britain can save £700 million per year with better lighting technology

December 7th, 2011 by Carbon Trust

As Christmas lights are turned on up and down the British Isles, the Carbon Trust has revealed that British businesses and the public sector can make their own lighting more efficient and save up to £700 million per year. The Carbon Trust has launched a lighting technology guide offering British businesses guidance on how to […]

UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change says that renewable energy technologies will deliver a third industrial revolution

November 5th, 2011 by Rt Hon Chris Huhne Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

“I’m delighted to be here at Renewable UK’s annual conference. Our location is rather appropriate. Manchester was the thumping heart of the first industrial revolution. This was the world’s first industrial city. It is home to the first industrial canal, and the world’s oldest railway station. The foundations for our prosperity were laid here. The […]

Carbon Trust guide shows how heat recovery can cut energy bills with quick pay back

September 13th, 2011 by Carbon Trust

A Carbon Trust guide, launched on 5 September 2011, sets out how a wide range of organisations from retailers to leisure centres and hotels to manufacturing companies can cut energy bills by reducing the heat wasted in their buildings and processes. Heat recovery – the collection and re-use of heat that would otherwise be lost […]

Energy efficiency and support for renewables key to market reform

July 12th, 2011 by WWF

WWF welcomes the UK Government’s ambition on renewables but expressed concern that the proposals set out in the UK Government’s Energy White Paper do not go far enough in their support for energy efficiency. A focus on energy efficiency could substantially reduce the costs of moving towards a renewably powered and competitive UK economy. Energy […]