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Green credentials secured by Galloper offshore wind farm

Green credentials secured by Galloper offshore wind farm: An award in recognition of its improved environmental performance has been made to the Galloper offshore wind farm. An internationally-recognised Environmental Management System (EMS), ISO 14001 certification has been received, which if achieved, highlights continuous improvement and reduced environmental impact. Located 27km off the coast of Suffolk…
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67% of new power added in 2019 was solar and wind

67% of new power capacity added globally in 2019 was contributed by solar and wind. A new report by the research consultancy BloombergNEF (BNEF) has found, which suggests solar made up for 45% of capacity added with one-third of all countries making it their top choice. PV topped all other technologies in new-build terms, with…
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Offshore tech offered free access to test facilities

Offshore tech offered free access to test facilities: An invitation has been offered to developers of offshore energy technologies to apply for free access to test facilities in Europe. Developers of offshore wind, wave and tidal energy at full system, subsystem, component and sensor level have open access to the MaRINET2 (Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network)…
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SSE project launched to recruit post COVID-19

SSE project launched to recruit post COVID-19: A new pilot programme to recruit people in the energy industry has been launched by SSE in the wake of the coronavirus crisis and to help fill the skills gap. To support people who have taken a career break or are looking to return to the sector, the…
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Scottish oil workers mulling careers due to climate change

Scottish oil workers mulling careers due to climate change: Some 80% of oil workers in Scotland have considered their careers in light of the potential impacts that actions taken to tackle climate change could have. Industry body Scottish Renewables new research suggests retraining to join the renewable sector received a positive from 77% and notes…
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UK urged to increase renewables to 65% by 2030

UK urged to increase renewables to 65% by 2030: If the UK increases its renewable electricity target from 50% to 65% by 2030 it could make significant progress towards its net zero goal. A new report by the National Infrastructure Commission has suggested, which says with no material change in the budget, that this change…
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Tinted solar panels could boost crop yields and incomes

Tinted solar panels could boost crop yields and incomes: Could tinted and semi-transparent solar panels  when used result in leafier and more nutritious plants and boost the income of farms through electricity generation? University of Cambridge researchers say the use of such solar panels to generate electricity and produce “nutritionally-superior” crops simultaneously, which they believe…
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16.8MW of wind capacity goes to Octopus Renewables

16.8MW of new UK wind capacity, spread across two facilities in South Lanarkshire and Northamptonshire has been bought by Octopus Renewables. The Octopus Group clean energy investor arm says the two operational onshore sites will help avoid carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to removing close to 50,000 petrol or diesel cars from the road and generate…
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Renewable energy – 12K jobs & £20bn investment possible

Renewable energy – 12K jobs & £20bn investment possible: 12,000 new jobs and around £20 billion of new investments to the UK could be provided by renewable energy as part of the nation’s sustainable economic recovery. RenewableUK has published new statistics which show that contracts to generate clean power in next year’s auctions could have…
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Seagreen wind farm substation works started

Substation works for Scotland’s Seagreen offshore wind farm project near the Firth of Forth in Scotland are set to be provided by Linxon, turnkey electric solutions provider. Working together with Linxon is oilfield services provider Petrofac, to develop the turnkey onshore substation and supply and install ventilation, heating and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, for the…
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