Tag Archive for 'electricity'

University of Exeter publish report on Guernsey’s renewable energy & strategy recommendations to 2050

June 27th, 2013 by Richard Lord

Third year University of Exeter Renewable Energy students visited Guernsey for ten days in the later part of May 2013 to study Guernsey’s current energy sources and uses, and Guernsey’s renewable energy potential. Forty-six students divided into teams to study offshore wind energy, onshore wind energy, wave energy, biofuel potential, energy from waste, solar energy, […]

Labour Manifesto will include a commitment to decarbonise UK’s electricity supply by 2030

June 13th, 2013 by RenewableUK

Tom Greatrex, the UK’s Shadow Energy Minister, announced that the next Labour Manifesto will include a commitment to decarbonise the UK’s electricity supply by 2030. He said Labour has a “relentless desire to take forward the offshore wind industry” which it will put into practice if it wins the next election in 2015. The Shadow […]

Producing hydrogen from methanol efficiently using a new catalyst

March 5th, 2013 by Nature

An efficient, low-temperature method for generating hydrogen from methanol is described in Nature. The hydrogen gas produced using this method can be converted into electricity with the help of proton-exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells. Hydrogen produced from renewable resources is a promising potential source of clean energy. Unfortunately, hydrogen gas is difficult to handle and […]

UK on track for 15% of its energy to be from renewable energy by 2020

December 26th, 2012 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, has welcomed the publication of the UK Renewable Energy Roadmap Update by the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change. The Update states that the UK is on track to meet its first interim target on the way towards generating 15% […]

SeaGen tidal turbine delivers over 22.5 MWh in single day

December 5th, 2012 by Siemens AG

Siemens-owned SeaGen the world-leading tidal current system in Northern Ireland’s Strangford Lough has achieved three power generation milestones in record time. Since its installation in 2008, the tidal current turbine has fed more than six gigawatt hours of electrical power into the grid and has thus set another record for free stream tidal energy systems. […]

Niederrhein Airport meets 2050 C02 emission target with installation of 60,000 photovoltaic panels

January 8th, 2012 by Richard Lord

If you want to see today a vision of the future of energy supply go to Germany and be awed by the massive deployment of photovoltaic panels and wind turbines. Guernsey has its Airport 2040 vision. Weeze or Niederrhein Airport near the town of Weeze in North Rhine-Westphalia, next to the German-Dutch border, has already done […]

UK wind farms meet more of UK’s electricity demand

January 6th, 2012 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the trade association for the wind, wave & tidal industry, has praised UK’s National Grid’s handling of the large volumes of electricity generated by wind farms over the festive season.

WWF appeals to IEA to focus on a fully renewable energy future

November 9th, 2011 by WWF

The World Energy Outlook 2011, released today by International Energy Agency (IEA) has shown the ever-growing impact of fossil fuels on the environment and the impact of high and volatile fossil fuel prices on economies, but fails to follow through with a strong emphasis on energy efficiency and renewable energy as the global escape route […]

Matthew Chinn of Siemens outlines the challenges and opportunities for the UK’s wind energy industry

October 30th, 2011 by Events

Siemens were core sponsors for the RenewableUK annual conference held in Manchester from 25 to 27 October 2011. Matthew Chinn, Managing Director, Siemens Energy Sector in the UK and North West Europe, welcomed RenewableUK delegates to Manchester on behalf of Siemens. “Manchester is a special town for Siemens,” he said.  Of the 19,000 people Siemens […]

Renewable energy now providing nearly ten percent of UK’s electricity

September 29th, 2011 by RenewableUK

120% increase in electricity from wind compared to a year ago 50% rise overall in electricity from renewables Nearly half of all renewable electricity comes from wind alone