Renewables & Environment http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com Renewables and Environment News, Information and Legislation en Copyright 2017, Renewables & Environment Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:20:48 +0100 60 RENEWABLES AND ENVIRONMENT http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/themes/publication_2/theme_1/_img/logo.png Renewables & Environment http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com Financial close for Northland’s Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/Finance/2322 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002400.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> The €1.3 billion Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm project has reached financial close, Northland Power has revealed. <br clear="all"> Finance Dominic Cuthbert Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:59:50 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/Finance/2322 QSTec saves SolarWorld from insolvency http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/Finance/2321 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002399.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec) has forged a deal to save SolarWorld Industries from insolvency and ensure the continuation of solar manufacturing in Germany. <br clear="all"> Finance Dominic Cuthbert Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:51:35 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/Finance/2321 In brief: UK Gov completes £2.3bn sale of Green Investment Bank http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/Finance/2320 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002398.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> The UK Government has completed its £2.3 billion sale of the Green Investment Bank (GIB) to Macquarie Group. <br clear="all"> Finance Dominic Cuthbert Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:00:02 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/Finance/2320 Researchers use polystyrene to make next-gen PV panels even cheaper http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/education/2319 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002397.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> Researchers are using polystyrene particles rather than expensive polymers to make the next generation of solar cells. <br clear="all"> Education Dominic Cuthbert Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:33:25 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/education/2319 First contract awarded 241MW contract in Australia http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2318 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002396.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> First Solar has been awarded a 241 MW DC module supply contract for Edify Energy’s solar projects in Australia. <br clear="all"> Energy Dominic Cuthbert Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:00:01 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2318 UK first as nation gears up for battery recycling plant http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/recycling/2317 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002395.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> The UK is set for its first battery waste recycling plant following a partnership between resource efficiency company Ecosurety and Belmont Trading. <br clear="all"> Recycling Dominic Cuthbert Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:17:44 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/recycling/2317 SunPower unveils Silicon Valley solar panel manufacturing line http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2316 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002394.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> SunPower has officially unveiled its Silicon Valley pilot manufacturing line for high effiency solar panels. <br clear="all"> Energy Dominic Cuthbert Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:48:00 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2316 ACWA Power awarded three PV projects in Egypt http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2315 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002393.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> ACWA Power has been awarded three solar PV projects under Round 2 of the Feed-in-Tariff programme in Egypt worth $190 million. <br clear="all"> Energy Dominic Cuthbert Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:43:59 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2315 Mainstream’s Chilean JV to fund two windfarms with $410m funding http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/Finance/2314 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002392.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> Mainstream Renewable Power’s Chilean Joint Venture has obtained $410 million to fund two wind farms in Chile with a combined capacity of 299MW. <br clear="all"> Finance Dominic Cuthbert Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:10:48 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/Finance/2314 Enel completes $250m acquisition of EnerNOC http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/Finance/2313 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002391.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA) has completed its $250 million acquisition of EnerNOC. <br clear="all"> Finance Dominic Cuthbert Wed, 09 Aug 2017 10:51:55 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/Finance/2313 Approval granted for East Anglia THREE offshore windfarm http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2312 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002390.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> ScottishPower Renewables has gained planning approval for the 1,200 MW East Anglia THREE offshore windfarm. <br clear="all"> Energy Dominic Cuthbert Tue, 08 Aug 2017 07:00:01 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2312 Equis to develop Australia’s largest solar development http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2311 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002389.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> Asia-Pacific renewable energy provider, Equis Energy, has gained approval to develop the 1,000 mw Wandoan South Solar Project (WSSP) in Australia. <br clear="all"> Energy Dominic Cuthbert Mon, 07 Aug 2017 09:53:43 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2311 Construction completes at DONG’s Burbo Bank operations base http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2310 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002388.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> Construction has finished on DONG Energy’s brand new offshore wind farm operations base on the bank of the Mersey. <br clear="all"> Energy Dominic Cuthbert Sat, 05 Aug 2017 07:00:02 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2310 In brief: Public support for fracking reaches new low http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/carbon/2309 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002387.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> UK support for fracking is at its lowest recorded level according to the latest BEIS Energy and Climate Change Public Attitude Tracker. <br clear="all"> Carbon Footprint Dominic Cuthbert Fri, 04 Aug 2017 07:00:01 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/carbon/2309 Solarcentury and IKEA expand partnership http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2308 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002386.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> Solarcentury’s online customers will be able to buy solar battery storage and solar panels direct from IKEA as part of its ongoing partnership with the Swedish retailer. <br clear="all"> Energy Dominic Cuthbert Thu, 03 Aug 2017 10:11:15 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2308 OVO Energy supercharges smart EV charging http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/logistics/2307 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002385.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> As part of a new partnership, OVO Energy will become the exclusive energy supplier to Chargemaster and its Polar Network – the largest charging network for EVs in the UK. <br clear="all"> Logistics Dominic Cuthbert Wed, 02 Aug 2017 07:00:01 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/logistics/2307 World has 5% of achieving Paris climate agreement http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/education/2306 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002384.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> The world has just a 5% of warming by less than 2 degrees by the end of this century, according to new research. <br clear="all"> Education Dominic Cuthbert Tue, 01 Aug 2017 09:58:49 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/education/2306 AEP injects $4.5bn into Oklahoma wind project http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/Finance/2305 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002383.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> American Electric Power (AEP) is investing $4.5 billion in a new 2GW wind power facility in the western panhandle of Oklahoma. <br clear="all"> Finance Dominic Cuthbert Mon, 31 Jul 2017 12:45:30 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/Finance/2305 Europe adds 6.1GW of wind capacity in H1 2017 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2304 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002382.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> Europe has added 6.1 GW of extra wind energy capacity in the first half of 2017, according to the latest figures from WindEurope. <br clear="all"> Energy Dominic Cuthbert Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:42:51 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2304 DONG unveils new details for Hornsea Project Three http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2303 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002381.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> DONG Energy has revealed new information detailing its Hornsea Project Three wind farm development. <br clear="all"> Energy Dominic Cuthbert Fri, 28 Jul 2017 09:13:15 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2303