Renewables: key news for 2017 and beyond

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The Swansea Tidal Lagoon Following some uncertainty in 2016 over the future of tidal power, the results of the Hendry Review are out – and it’s looking positive. The review set out to explore the feasibility and practicality of tidal lagoon Continue Reading

2016: a year in renewable energy headlines

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2016 proved to be a banner year for renewable energy, with many outstanding international efforts to embrace socially-responsible forms of power. Check out some of the biggest stories from the last Continue Reading

Australia’s newest solar installation – just in time for summer

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A new solar farm has opened ahead of schedule in Australia and it’s heralding a bumper summer for renewable energy down under. The new 20 MW installation, located in the Queensland state in the Continue Reading

Land of the rising sun: solar power in post-nuclear Japan

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In 2010, almost 30% of Japan's energy came from nuclear sources. However, the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011 caused Japan to turn away from nuclear power, with the proportion of energy generated Continue Reading

Renewoogle – Google to hit 100% renewable energy in 2017

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Global tech giant Google has announced that in 2017 it will run on 100% renewable energy. The company, which has been carbon neutral since 2007, will soon become 100% renewable thanks to its Continue Reading

Solar Shelters: turning car parks into carports

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UK car manufacturer Bentley has been granted planning permission to build a "solar carport", a sheltered car park with a photovoltaic array fitted on top to harness energy from the sun. According Continue Reading

The Energy Bulletin: In the news December 2016

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December kicked off with big news for Opus Energy and the Drax power group, plus updates to the RHI scheme, a push from Wales to improve their national renewable energy offerings and the final figures Continue Reading

The Energy Bulletin: Regulations round-up December 2016

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  Faster Switching - Ofgem update Ofgem are in the midst of the blueprint phase of their programme to deliver faster and more reliable switching arrangements for all consumers by 2019. Continue Reading

The Big Freeze: how cryogenics is being used to generate energy

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A site in Manchester has become the home of the UK’s first cryogenic energy generation and storage station. Cryogenics involves the study and use of materials at low temperatures; not to be Continue Reading

Science leading the charge to new battery technology

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Scientists from the University at Buffalo in New York have discovered a liquid which could be behind the next generation of rechargeable batteries, potentially capable of storing energy generated from Continue Reading