The chief executive of JDR has joined the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC).
A leading renewables expert said “sooner or later” companies will have no choice but to shift their position on green energy. Dr Alan Owen, a director for the Centre for Understanding Sustainability in Practice (CUSP) at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, spoke to Energy Voice after it was revealed the UK’s biggest energy lobbying group said it would start campaigning for low-carbon alternatives.
A tidal project in the Scottish islands has exported power to the grid for the first time. The Shetland Tidal Array - which consists of three 100 kW turbines, with more planned in following phases - is one of the world’s first in-sea tidal arrays.
Tekmar Energy has landed a deal with Dong Energy for its Race Bank offshore windfarm.
A court has issued an unprecedented order for a nuclear reactor in western Japan to stop operating and for a second one to stay offline.
The Trump Organisation described the announcement about survey work starting on the £230million European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) as a “meaningless” sales pitch.
The developer of a controversial wind farm off the coast of Aberdeen has dismissed claims it will not be able to fund the £230million project. Swedish energy firm Vattenfall said it is confident that cash reserves are in place for the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) testing and demonstration site, although an investment decision has yet to be taken on the scheme. Assurances came after Vattenfall announced the next step in the project. It said offshore survey group Fugro has started assessing the seabed in Aberdeen Bay ahead of the construction stage, which is slated to start in late 2017.
Offshore survey group Fugro has started assessing the seabed in Aberdeen bay ahead of the construction stage of a £230million wind farm project. Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm Limited (AOWFL), the joint venture company behind the project, said the information gathered would help it design the foundations for the 11-turbine scheme. While an investment decision on the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) has yet to be taken, building work is slated to start in late 2017 ahead of first power in 2018, according to AOWFL.
Island leaders have called on the UK Government to connect their remote renewable energy projects to the national grid to harness up to £725 million of economic benefits and create 2,000 jobs.
Threatened wildlife including turtle doves and skylarks could benefit from a scheme which has been launched to create natural habitats at solar farm sites.
The Government has been urged to draw up a Plan B in case a new nuclear power station planned at Hinkley Point is never built, according to Labour.
China said it plans to set up a market for renewable certificates to increase the use of cleaner energy.
LEGO has laid out the building blocks to be powered only through renewable energy in the next five years.
Hundreds of homes could soon be heated by the freezing waters of the North Sea after an energy project was given a £1.6 million cash boost.
Plans have been unveiled for a windfarm in Cornwall which could become the first in the UK to operate without government susbsidy.
A renewable-energy fund and an infrastructure firm yesterday committed to spend £9.8million on buying and upgrading the district heating scheme in Wick. The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) and Equitix said they would improve the infrastructure at the Wick green-energy plant and expand the heating system to cover another 150 customers. They announced their plans after agreeing to buy the company that had owned and operated the scheme, Ignis Biomass, from Jersey-based fund Ludgate Environmental.
Dulas has started building two new Scottish hydroelectric schemes which will help the country meet its climate change targets, the green-energy developer said yesterday. Both schemes will also help cut energy-costs on the rural estates where they are based and generate income through the feed-in tariff (FiT) system, Dulas said. The Scottish Government has set a target of enabling renewable power generators to cover 100% of the country’s energy demands by 2020.
Electricity generating facilities expect to add more than 26 gigawatts (GW) of utility-scale generating capacity to the US power grid during 2016, according the country's Energy Information Administration.
Norvento has begun construction on a 200kW twin turbine site at Shoreham Port on the UK’s South Coast.
Skytron said it has been chosen to provide monitoring and supervision for a number of solar power plants in Japan.
Renewable energy developer Dulas has begun construction on two medium river hydro schemes in Central Scotland.
Amec Foster Wheeler has opened a new base to serve customers in the nuclear and power generation sectors.
Scotland's Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has said the UK Government has failed to keep the country's power stations open and protect energy security after Westminster brought forward plans to ensure there is enough electricity to meet peak demand.
Renewables has been tipped as the energy source which the Scottish Government should look to prioritise in the future.
The French government is said to be willing to support a 10-year extension to the life of the country’s nuclear reactors.