Renewables & Environment http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com Renewables and Environment News, Information and Legislation en Copyright 2017, Renewables & Environment Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:41:36 +0100 60 RENEWABLES AND ENVIRONMENT http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/themes/publication_2/theme_1/_img/logo.png Renewables & Environment http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com Amazon launches its biggest wind farm to date http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2365 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002443.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> Amazon Wind Farm Texas, the ecommerce giant’s biggest wind farm to date, is now “up and running” adding over 1,000,000 MWh to the grid each year. <br clear="all"> Energy Dominic Cuthbert Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:00:02 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2365 Boralex & Infinergy joint venture for 325MW UK offshore wind http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2364 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002442.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> Canadian renewable energy developers Boralex and the UK’s have forged a joint venture aimed at developing a pipeline of onshore wind projects. <br clear="all"> Energy Dominic Cuthbert Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:11:43 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2364 Greenpeace name and shame tech firms failing on environmental footprint http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/carbon/2363 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002441.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> Samsung and Amazon have been condemned for failing to take charge of their environmental footprint in Greenpeace’s Guide to Greener Electronics. <br clear="all"> Carbon Footprint Dominic Cuthbert Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:00:02 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/carbon/2363 Redback secures $9m to accelerate smart solar software http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/Finance/2362 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002440.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> Australian renewable energy start-up, Redback Technologies, has secured a $7 million investment in the company. <br clear="all"> Finance Dominic Cuthbert Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:00:01 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/Finance/2362 MPS unveils WaveSub as wave energy hits milestone http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/education/2361 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002439.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> Welsh wave power technology development company Marine Power Systems (MPS) has this month unveiled its quarter-scale, prototype WaveSub wave energy generator. <br clear="all"> Education Dominic Cuthbert Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:23:42 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/education/2361 UK Gov confirms £557m for ‘less established renewable’ projects http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2360 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002438.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> UK Energy Minister Richard Harrington confirmed that up to £557 million will be made available for less established renewable electricity projects as part of the government’s Clean Growth Strategy, to drive economic growth and clean up the energy system. <br clear="all"> Energy Dominic Cuthbert Fri, 13 Oct 2017 07:00:02 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2360 ‘Huge energy potential’ for wind in North Atlantic http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2359 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002437.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> There is considerable opportunity for generating wind power in the open ocean, particularly the North Atlantic. <br clear="all"> Energy Dominic Cuthbert Thu, 12 Oct 2017 09:40:53 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2359 Microsoft inks deal with GE for Irish wind project http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2358 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002436.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> Microsoft will become of the first multinational tech companies to support a new wind project in Ireland after inking a new agreement with GE. <br clear="all"> Energy Dominic Cuthbert Wed, 11 Oct 2017 07:00:02 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2358 E.ON completes UK-first battery installation http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2357 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002435.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> E.ON has completed the installation and grid connection of its 10MW battery at the Blackburn Meadows biomass plant near Sheffield, UK. <br clear="all"> Energy Dominic Cuthbert Tue, 10 Oct 2017 09:29:03 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2357 Bioenergy could be a low carbon ‘game changer’ for UK http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/education/2356 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002434.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> Bioenergy is one of the most scalable, cost-effective and flexible sources of renewable energy, according to the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) who have released over 100 documents including data sets and project reports from its Bioenergy programme. <br clear="all"> Education Dominic Cuthbert Mon, 09 Oct 2017 09:36:02 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/education/2356 2016 saw solar PV grow faster than any other fuel http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2355 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002433.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> For the first time, solar PV additions rose faster than any other fuel, surpassing the net growth in coal in 2016. <br clear="all"> Energy Dominic Cuthbert Thu, 05 Oct 2017 07:00:01 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2355 CEFC funds Victoria’s largest solar park http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/Finance/2354 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002432.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> CEFC has financed the largest solar park in Victoria, Australia which is intended to power trams with cost competitive clean energy. <br clear="all"> Finance Dominic Cuthbert Wed, 04 Oct 2017 07:00:02 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/Finance/2354 SolarWindow completes $2.6m financing http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/Finance/2353 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002431.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> SolarWindow Technologies has completed a $2.6 million private placement financing from four investors. <br clear="all"> Finance Dominic Cuthbert Tue, 03 Oct 2017 09:36:01 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/Finance/2353 Image overhaul for DONG as company waves goodbye to oil and gas http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/carbon/2352 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002430.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> DONG Energy is to change its name to Ørsted as the company continues to divest and move away from oil and gas production. <br clear="all"> Carbon Footprint Dominic Cuthbert Tue, 03 Oct 2017 07:00:02 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/carbon/2352 UK produces record electricity from renewables http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2351 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002429.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> The UK racked up a record proportion of its electricity generated from renewables in the second quarter of this year. <br clear="all"> Energy Dominic Cuthbert Sat, 30 Sep 2017 07:00:02 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2351 Vattenfall inaugurates its largest onshore wind farm http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2350 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002428.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> Vattenfall has inaugurated its largest onshore wind farm – Pen y Cymoedd in Wales. <br clear="all"> Energy Dominic Cuthbert Fri, 29 Sep 2017 10:14:43 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2350 UK officially opens first subsidiary-free solar farm http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2349 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002427.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> The UK’s first subsidy-free solar farm, located near Flitwick in Bedfordshire, has been officially opened. <br clear="all"> Energy Dominic Cuthbert Thu, 28 Sep 2017 07:00:02 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2349 National Grid hails ‘greenest ever’ summer http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2348 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002426.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> National Grid has confirmed that the UK has had its greenest summer on record. <br clear="all"> Energy Dominic Cuthbert Wed, 27 Sep 2017 09:46:47 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/energy/2348 Greencoat Solar fund raises £262m http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/Finance/2347 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002425.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> Renewable infrastructure investor, Greencoat Capital, has raised £262 million through the first close of its Greencoat Solar II LP. <br clear="all"> Finance Dominic Cuthbert Sat, 23 Sep 2017 07:00:02 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/Finance/2347 BluEarth picks up 85MW in Canada http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/Finance/2346 <img src="http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/images/cache/150x150/crop/images%7Ccms-image-000002424.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="150" alt="" hspace="5" /> BluEarth Renewables has acquired four operating renewable energy facilities from Veresen – including three run-of-river hydro facilities in British Columbia and one wind facility in Ontario. <br clear="all"> Finance Dominic Cuthbert Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:00:02 +0100 http://www.renewablesandenvironment.com/en/re/Finance/2346