Latest News

  • World’s smallest biomass power plant using biomass gasification passes 1000 hours
    An Entrade Energiesystems E3 micro-scale biomass CHP plant installation in Cheshire, UK has passed 1000 hours of operation (nearly seven weeks), with almost no human interference.
  • Pellets industry discusses current legal framework and market outlook
    Some 250 attendees from 27 nations flocked to Munich to join international experts from the pellets industry in discussing global markets, current framework conditions, the ENplus certification as well as the efficient and sustainable production of pellets.
  • Renewable energy funding goes to town
    Communities from inner city Glasgow to western Harris are set to benefit from £500,000 in funding for demonstrator projects designed to encourage the use and local ownership of renewable energy. A third of the projects funded are specifically focused on town and city areas, building on the already established trend for community ownership of renewable energy sources in more rural areas.
  • OneLift RC509 pump station used to maximize holding capacity at hotel expansion
    Oldcastle Precast was contracted to supply an additional turnkey submersible wastewater pump station to handle the additional wastewater capacity required for Spooky Nook Sports’ new 130-room hotel and 260-seat restaurant in East Hempfield.
  • Demonstration project to kick-start Irish Offshore Energy Revolution
    Oriel Windfarm Ltd. and Gaelectric Holdings plc have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to co-develop a significant offshore wind farm in the north Irish Sea. The North Irish Sea Array (NISA) has the potential to produce up to 870 MW of wind energy from the Irish Sea and will commence with the development of a 15 MW demonstration project entailing an investment of €80million in a new research and development hub for offshore wind energy.
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Webinars

  • Advanced Conversion: Maximising the Potential for Energy from Waste
    One of the most readily-available and viable solutions to help address the challenge of our growing energy needs is Energy-from-Waste (EfW) – which has the potential to take a multitude of waste streams (such as municipal solid waste) and convert them into energy. We look at how modern techniques can make the technology more efficient.
  • Sustainability in bioenergy
    Biomass is a very versatile resource that can be used to produce heat, electricity, transport fuels and a range of chemicals and materials. It is used in all these applications today, and its future demand is estimated to grow substantially.
  • Wind: Does the cost per kilowatt hour outweigh the benefit?”
    In an increasingly difficult economic climate, with consumers facing increasingly high bills for their electricity, there is a clear demand from many international governments for increasing alternative means of energy supply to the grid.
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Blogs

  • Turning the power of the sun into food
    Posted by Libi Israeli • 27 July 2015
    BY ABE EMARD Highlighting the benefits of using solar power in agriculture across the US and beyond. With the world becoming ever more digitalised and industrialised, the word of the century is progr...
    tags: Solar, Food, Agriculture
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  • Australia’s slashed renewable energy target - The impact
    Posted by Libi Israeli • 10 July 2015
    BY CONNOR ROBERTS  The damage done by the recent reduction of Australia's Renewable Energy Target cannot be overstated.  To date, over A$10 billion worth of investment has been directed to ...
    tags: renewable energy, renewable energy targets, Australia , Carbon Tax
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  • Guest blog: Picking winners
    Posted by Steve Barrett • 02 July 2015
    BY ROLAND JOEBSTL   For those who dare to look into the future and see a low-carbon society powered by renewables with global warming kept below the 2°C threshold, the message is cl...
    tags: low carbon, climate change, COP21, renewable energy, energy efficiency, investment
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  • What now for UK Renewable Energy Sector Skills?
    Posted by Libi Israeli • 12 June 2015
    BY DAVID KIRKHAM  As the dust settles on election rhetoric in the UK, David Kirkham, Chief Executive of not for profit skills organisation Employer First, explores what employers in the gree...
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  • Consumer priorities crucial to electric vehicle transition
    Posted by Libi Israeli • 02 June 2015
    BY DAVID PORTER Electric vehicles are an exciting prospect. With smart grids, they may revolutionise how electricity is consumed across Europe – not least in the volume, timing and loc...
    tags: electric vehicles
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Features

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Downloads

  • 2015 Renewable Cities Conference Agenda
    The Renewable Cities Global Learning Forum is set to take place May 13–15 at the award-winning Four Seasons hotel in Vancouver, Canada. The Forum brings together key city and utility staff with the private sector, civil, society and researchers to participate in a solutions-focused dialogue.
  • 2013 Lahmeyer REMIPEG Report: Hydropower
    In 2013 the cumulated hydropower capacity reached 1,103 GW, with an estimated annual electricity generation of around 3,704 TWh/y. This growth positioned hydropower energy as the highest cumulated installed capacity among renewable energy sources. Intriguing, considering that over the last two years solar and wind power generation actually grew faster than hydropower.
  • 2013 Lahmeyer REMIPEG Report: Wind
    Newly installed wind power capacity decreased by nearly 20% in 2013, generating 35.4 GW compared to 45 GW in 2012. In fact, capacities generated in 2013 fell to levels not seen since 2009. REMIPEG research shows it was the first decline in the segment in past 15 years.
  • 2013 Lahmeyer REMIPEG Report: Solar PV
    The global newly installed PV power capacity reached 36 GW in 2013, a 28% increase over 2012. Another dramatic change: Europe, the prevalent market in the PV sector in 2012, scaled back a bit as Asia assumed the leadership position in the PV sector with 19 GW of newly installed capacity.
  • 2013 Lahmeyer REMIPEG Report: Solar Thermal
    The solar thermal power market is seeing growth after a period of uncertainty. At the end of 2013 there was approximately 3.8 GW of installed CSP capacity globally, and newly installed capacity increased more than 60% to roughly 1.17 GW last year.
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