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‘Clean energy in homes’ for almost half of the UK

‘Clean energy in homes’ for almost half of the UK: Looking to embrace more clean energy in homes in more than half of UK consumers as they consider installing renewable energy sources. A new study by the profession services company GHD suggest that the majority of people willing to bring more green measures to their…
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UK set to have 6.8GW of renewable capacity

UK set to have 6.8GW of renewable capacity: The CfD (Contracts for Difference) scheme could bring a considerably larger share of renewables to the UK’s grid, reaching 6.8GW by the end of the year. It is thought that CfD is the goverment’s main initiative to inspire low carbon electricity generation by providing project developes with…
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In 2020 Global EV sales soared by 40%

In 2020 Global EV sales soared by 40%: Compared to 2019, there was an record of 40% increase last year, on the global sales of electric vehicles (EVs) which have survived the shock the car industry faced during Covid-19 pandemic. Published today was a new report, by the International Energy Agency (IEA) which estimates a…
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3.3M wind energy jobs set to be created in next five years

3.3M wind energy jobs set to be created in next five years: 3.3 million jobs to be created in the wind energy industry in the next five years. A new report by Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), this predicts a major expansion of the business, could cover the entire value chain of the sector and…
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Two UK biomass plants acquired by Octopus Renewables

Two UK biomass plants acquired by Octopus Renewables: It has been announced by Octopus Renewables that the acquisition of two operational UK biomass plants with a combined capacity of 85.7MW. Located the Brigg is two plants, North Lincolnshire and Snetterton, East Anglia, have been acquired with investment provided by funds managed by Octopus, one of…
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Texas Winter storm blackouts causes $4bn loss

Texas Winter storm blackouts causes $4bn loss: A winter storm blackout in Texas have created a financial loss of $4.1 billion (£2.9bn) to wind farms in the state. The Icy temperatures resulted in estimated lost energy production of 629,700MWh from the wind farms, this is according to a new report by the consultancy ArcVera Renewables.…
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Equinor submitted plan for Electrification of North Sea oil field

Equinor submitted plan for Electrification of North Sea oil field: A plan has been submitted by Norwegian oil and gas giant Equinor to the country’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy for the electrification of one of the biggest oil fields in the North Sea. Included in the electrification project is the electrification of two floating…
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Project to solve mounting wind turbine blade waste

Project to solve mounting wind turbine blade waste: After the development of new technology by the University of Stratchclyde in Glasgow the world could be one step closer to the solution to the alarming issue of the ever-increasing amount of wind turbine blade waste. They have developed a thermal recovery and post-treatment process of glass…
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A secured contract has Siemens Gamesa supply turbines

A secured contract has Siemens Gamesa supply turbines: Simens Gamesa has been selected by ENGIE to supply turbines for what is claimed to be the largest wind farm in Peru. The 260MW ‘Punta Lomitas’ project in the southern region of ICA will be fitted with 50 turbines and is Expected to be commised by the…
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European wind energy investment topped by UK

European wind energy investment topped by UK: The UK has hit the top spot in the European rankings of overall investment in wind farms last year,Investing an estimated €13 billion (11.2bn) into new installations. It is estimated that Europe invested €43 billion (£37.3bn) in new wind farms in 2020, this is the second-highest annual amount…
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