University of Iowa turns to biomass grass to fuel its dreams of a coal-free future

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The University of Iowa expects to be coal-free by 2025, thanks to its innovative Biomass Fuel Project. The university, in a joint programme with Iowa State University and the Leopold Centre for Continue Reading

The Internet of Things will change the energy industry as we know it

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Connecting to the internet has come a long way since the loud, clunky process of firing up the dial-up. And we’re no longer sat at a computer desk powering on a PC tower. Analyst firm Gartner says Continue Reading

We raised £30k for charity last year – here’s where it’s going

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We’ve had a lot of exciting moments at Opus Energy over the last year – a new office in Cardiff, the announcement of a relocation for our Northampton offices, and being purchased by Drax Group – but Continue Reading

The Energy Bulletin: Regulations round-up April 2017

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Energy Research Funding for innovative business projects Innovate UK (the UK’s innovation agency) has announced it will make a share of £13mn available to businesses for innovative projects that Continue Reading

The Energy Bulletin: In the news April 2017

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This month, we’ve seen huge news – a snap General Election scheduled for June – and some huge new milestones – record-breaking renewable energy generation and supplies. Read on to find out the top Continue Reading

Flower power: biomimetics gives new meaning to solar plants

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An Austrian company has taken the idea of flower power to the next level, designing an innovative new range of sun-tracking photovoltaic solar devices. Continue Reading

Icelandic engineers drill into a volcano to test hydrothermal potential

Engineers in Iceland have finished drilling into a volcano ahead of experiments which will determine the hydrothermal potential of undersea volcanic shafts, according to a report by the BBC. The Continue Reading

The ultimate guide to renewable energy types

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Electricity generated from algae? Heat harnessed from the depths of the Earth's core? There's more to renewable energy than wind turbines and solar panels - scroll down and discover the biggest and Continue Reading

The Energy Bulletin: In the news March 2017

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This month, news of where spending will be dedicated was announced in the Spring Budget, and a new milestone was met for UK renewables. There was also news of a large-scale smart meter deadline Continue Reading

Hawaiian island of Kauai to run entirely on Tesla battery grid storage system

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The Hawaiin island of Kauai has taken a step towards decarbonisation by getting rid of its diesel fuel generators in favour of a battery grid storage system. The installation, supplied by the US Continue Reading