Tag Archive for 'renewable energy'

UK renewable energy production record set in second quarter of 2017

September 29th, 2017 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK is highlighting UK Government statistics which show that a record proportion of the UK’s electricity was generated by renewables in the second quarter of 2017 – with wind producing more than any other clean energy source. Figures from the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy covering April to June 2017 show that […]

Guernsey Electricity plans to install solar array on Central Stores roof

September 26th, 2017 by Guernsey Electricity Ltd.

Solar panels generating enough electricity to run about 50 electric cars could be installed at Guernsey Electricity’s power station in St Sampson. Guernsey Electricity is preparing plans for a solar array of 330 photovoltaic panels to be installed on one of its main buildings. The renewable energy scheme would benefit all electricity consumers by harnessing […]

Tocardo Tidal Power generates electricity at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney

June 26th, 2017 by Tocardo International BV

Tocardo Tidal Power’s 1.4 MW tidal turbine deployment at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has received accreditation under the Renewables Obligation (RO) scheme from Ofgem (Office of Gas and Electricity Markets) in the UK)). Tocardo entered the tidal energy industry in the UK with the FORESEA & InToTidal project and the successful installation of Tocardo’s TFS (Temporary […]

Offshore Wind Power Generation presentation by Professor David Infield on 3 May 2017

May 2nd, 2017 by Channel Island Group of Professional Engineers

The Channel Islands Group of Professional Engineers (CIGPE) is hosting a lecture in Guernsey and Jersey by Professor David Infield from the University of Strathclyde on “Offshore Power Generation.” Dr. Infield is Professor in Renewable Energy Technologies. His Guernsey presentation will be at the Princes Royal Centre for Performing Arts in St Peter Port. The presentation […]

OpenHydro transitioning from R&D to grid-connected tidal arrays

May 6th, 2015 by DCNS

OpenHydro, a tidal energy company owned by DCNS, celebrates a decade in business this week. The Irish headquartered business is planning delivery of two of the world’s first grid connected tidal arrays in France and Canada in 2015. OpenHydro is working with Emera in the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia to deploy and grid connect […]

Boost production and market for renewable energy technologies to build energy security

September 10th, 2014 by Nature

In a comment piece in this week’s Nature, Professor John Mathews and Dr Hao Tan write that countries should follow China’s lead and boost markets for water, wind and solar power technologies to drive down costs. The authors argue that by placing the emphasis on production scale and market growth, China is driving down costs […]

Wind energy’s growing importance for UK electricity generation

September 4th, 2014 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK said that August 2014 was an exceptional month for wind energy, with new records set and electricity generation levels exceeding both nuclear and coal generation, according to official National Grid statistics. On five separate occasions, wind energy overtook coal-fired plants for electricity generation over a single day, which is the first time this has […]

Ipsos MORI UK poll shows young people strongly support offshore wind farm developments

March 19th, 2014 by RenewableUK

A poll by Ipsos MORI shows that young people from the UK are among the strongest supporters of offshore wind, and the majority aren’t in favour of fracking. According to the survey, commissioned by the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Economic and Social Research Council, 85% of 16 to 24 year […]

Cut Europe’s reliance on imported gas with a higher 2030 renewable energy target

March 19th, 2014 by The European Wind Energy Association

The European Commission‘s own figures show that a 30% EU renewable energy target for 2030 would cut Europe’s reliance on gas imports by almost three times as much as the European Commission’s proposal for a 27% target. In a letter to EU foreign ministers, The European Wind Energy Association‘s chief executive Thomas Becker said that […]

UK electricity generation from wind breaks records in December 2013

January 3rd, 2014 by RenewableUK

December 2013 was a record-breaking period for wind power in the UK, with more electricity generated from wind energy than in any other month. A slew of other records were shattered too, including the amount of electricity generated in a week and the percentage of UK electricity supplied by wind energy in a single month […]