Saturday, December 15, 2018

Clean Energy Council driving gender diversity in renewables industry

The Clean Energy Council is calling for applications from women in the renewable energy industry for the 2018 Women in Renewables Scholarship. Chief Executive Kane...
Walton EMC to power Facebook data centre with renewables

Walton EMC to power Facebook data centre with renewables

Facebook has selected consumer-owned utility Walton Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) to power its new Newton Data Centre with 100% renewable energy. Walton EMC will install...
More cities powered by renewable electricity

More cities powered by renewable electricity

Cities are increasingly reporting that they are powered by renewable electricity, according to data published today by global environmental impact non-profit CDP. CDP holds information...

Scientists target more efficient solar energy with cyborg bacteria

Scientists at UC Berkeley have taught bacteria to cover themselves in highly efficient solar panels in a bid to capture more of the sun’s...
First half sees Europe add 4.5 GW of wind energy

Wind generates a fifth of UK electricity, BEIS figures show

Wind power generated almost of a firth of the UK’s entire electricity in the first quarter of 2018, according to new figures from the...
Siemens Gamesa inaugurates Madrid tech and manufacturing centre

Siemens Gamesa inaugurates Madrid tech and manufacturing centre

Siemens Gamesa has inaugurated a new Gamesa Electric technology and manufacturing centre in Madrid. Since 2017, the company has invested over €3 million in the...
First half sees Europe add 4.5 GW of wind energy

First half sees Europe add 4.5 GW of wind energy

Europe added 4.5 GW of wind energy capacity in the first half of 2018, according to figures from WindEurope. Although the figure is down on...
Limiting global warming requires ‘unprecedented changes’, says IPCC

World has 5% of achieving Paris climate agreement

The world has just a 5% of warming by less than 2 degrees by the end of this century, according to new research. This crucial...
Voltalia begins construction on 22 MW wind farm in France

In brief: Latest phase of Cross Winds energy park begins operations

Cross Winds Energy Park II in Michigan has begun serving customers, developer Consumers Energy confirmed. The Cross Winds Phase II has a total capacity of...
Renewable energy jobs top 10 million globally in 2017

Renewables meeting energy needs of fifties Britain, says Drax

Britain now produces enough renewable electricity to power the entire country’s power demands sixty years ago, according to the latest Electric Insights report from...

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Ørsted to invest £23bn in green energy

Ørsted to invest £23bn in green energy

Ørsted has this week revealed its new strategic ambition and financial targets, including plans to invest £23 billion in green energy towards 2025. “We expect...

Solarcentury gets green light for Spanish solar power projects

British power company Solarcentury has received the green light to construct four solar parks in Seville, Spain. The projects, known as “Cerrado Cabrera”, “El primo...
Flexible energy options make power systems cleaner, cheaper

Flexible energy options make power systems cleaner, cheaper

Flexible energy options, such as energy storage, smart-charging electric vehicles, demand response and interconnectors, are needed to ensure that the energy transition proceeds on...