Renewables/Energy Transition

Asia

Japan to use wind, batteries to meet lofty 2050 carbon goal

Japan will promote the use of offshore wind generation and battery storage in its new effort to become carbon neutral by 2050, according to a government official, indicating how the nation might change its policies to meet the ambitious goal.

Renewables/Energy Transition

Renewables group is powering ahead

Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (Areg) has grown its membership over the past 12 months, with sign-ups coming from leading companies within the renewables sector, renowned industry bodies and energy companies who are placing an increased focus on clean energy.

Europe

Europe’s CCS projects boosted by increased funding

Increased funding from the EU and national governments have boosted the prospects for carbon capture technologies in Europe. Three projects in the Netherlands, Norway and UK could be operational by 2024.

UK

£3.5m North of Tyne programme seeks offshore innovators

A new £3.5m offshore innovation programme has been launched today, primarily targeting supply chain companies located in the North of Tyne area with opportunities to fund and support technology innovation in the offshore wind and subsea sectors.

Hydro

Hydro scheme’s green light

The largest hydro project ever to be built in Scotland – which could deliver power to three million homes – has been given the green light by the Scottish Government.