London-based energy fund Greencoat UK Wind has bought the Stroupster wind farm in Caithness, from BayWa Renewable Energy for £85million.
“I now live in a visible world”, says 62-year-old Tanzanian farmer Elizabeth Mukwimba, whose life has been transformed by access to electricity through solar power.
Gas to liquids company Velocys has completed pilot tests at its US plant that demonstrate significant process intensification, increasing capacity productivity and improving commercial performance.
Coal’s future in the world’s energy mix is secure even as governments adopt stricter policies to tackle climate change, according to the head of coal and copper at Rio Tinto Group, the world’s second-biggest mining company.
Key equipment for the world’s first floating windfarm will be made in Aberdeen and at Nigg Energy Park in the Highlands, it was announced yesterday.
The UK Government is axing its £1 billion competition to develop “carbon capture and storage” technology on power stations, including Peterhead.
The Chancellor has been accused of slashing support for energy efficiency measures, as figures show a surge in the number of excess winter deaths last year.
Britain will go to climate talks in Paris with the biggest gap between current renewable energy usage and 2020 targets of any European country, Jeremy Corbyn has claimed.
Ongoing nuclear decommissioning work at Dounreay has boosted sales at Babcock International.
Green-energy projects worth more than £10billion have enjoyed support from a three-year-old specialist investment bank which has its headquarters in Scotland.
Statoil has awarded the latest Hywind pilot park contract to Isleburn Limited.
A £10.6billion plan to help Africa cope with rising temperatures and be more resilient to climate “shocks” has been unveiled by the World Bank.
The UK Government’s commitment to maintaining Britain’s nuclear deterrent was dismissed yesterday as an “ego trip” aimed at “clinging on to the remnants of a fading imperial past”.
Power station operator Drax Group said trading in its market has remained challenging although expectations for 2015 remain unchanged.
Industrial fuel cell power company AFC Energy has signed an agreement with a Dubai company that will see a large-scale deployment of its fuel cells across the Middle East.
Amec Foster Wheeler has won a contract to design a £22million hazardous nuclear waste store at Dounreay.
Germany’s shift to renewable energy has created a power market so volatile that humans are having trouble keeping up with it.
London could run on 100% clean energy by mid-century, with electric cars, solar power and energy efficient homes, it has been claimed.
Scottish wave-energy company Aquamarine Power has ceased to trade, with 14 jobs axed, after administrators failed to find a buyer.
The UK Government is being urged to outline how it will support a world-leading north-east gas project after the energy secretary announced plans to phase out coal by 2025.
EDF Energy said cracks have been discovered in bricks which make up the core of one of two nuclear reactors at the Hunterston power station in Scotland. The discovery was made at the site during planned maintenance in one of the reactors at its base in Ayrshire. The company has since said there will not be any safety implications as a result on the reactor.
China has said it expects world leaders to reach a consensus at upcoming climate change talks in Paris later this month.
Atlantis Resources has sought advice from Macquarie Capital as it looks to review its options for attracting long term investors in its Scottish tidal power portfolio. The company, which owns the majority of the world’s largest planned tidal power MeyGen project, is offering potential investors an interest in its projects.
All polluting coal-fired power stations will be closed by 2025, the Government has announced as it signals a new dash for gas.
Speaking in a city where air pollution is often visible and palpable, U.S. President Barack Obama challenged governments and businesses in Asia-Pacific nations to keep up efforts to cut emissions that cause climate change. The president’s call to action, delivered to executives from some of the world’s biggest companies at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Manila, was made in anticipation of talks in Paris starting late this month intended to deliver binding targets for each nation to cut carbon emissions. “Few regions have more at stake in meeting this challenge,” Obama said at the summit, after a meeting earlier Wednesday with Philippine President Benigno Aquino.