Please scroll down for lots of useful information. There are links to industry and environmental journals, relevant dates in the environmental and renewable energy calendar, current debates, a solar PV Feed-in Tariff calculator, green products websites, campaign groups and more. Some of this might be a bit outdated given time considerations and the fact that I don't get paid for doing this, but I do try and keep it as fresh and new as I can so it's still worth checking out.
Thursday, 30 June 2016
UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd has acted to dispel fears that the EU referendum would mean a weakening of UK climate change legislation by adopting a tough 5th carbon budget.
Wednesday, 29 June 2016
Global private equity firm Denham Capital has signed an agreement with renewable energy investment company GreenWish Partners to develop, build and finance clean energy assets across sub-Saharan Africa.
Wight Community Energy (WCE) has welcomed the finalising of an Isle of Wight Council loan of £1.7 million towards a major Isle of Wight solar park project at Homestead Farm, Ningwood.
DONG Energy has decided to build the German Borkum Riffgrund offshore wind farm 2, which is expected to be fully commissioned in the first half of 2019.
Tuesday, 28 June 2016
Scientists at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm have unlocked a major barrier to exploiting hydrogen as a source of renewable energy.
Car manufacturer Nissan has joined forces with power management company Eaton to provide an innovative energy storage solution for a data centre in Normandy.
The Ensemble Eolien Catalan wind farm is equipped with with “stealth” wind turbines, the world’s first solution favouring the coexistence of wind farms and weather radars.
Monday, 27 June 2016
Renewable energy company Suzlon Group has announced the completion and commissioning of a maiden wind project for Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) in Gujarat, India.
A consortium led by Masdar has been selected by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) to construct the 3rd phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar farm.
The CEO of marine energy technology company Minesto has clarified the position regarding Brexit and its potential impact on Minesto’s operations.
Friday, 24 June 2016
Britain’s vote to leave the EU has introduced an even stronger sense of uncertainty for British clean energy, but it could get even worse if certain pro-Leave campaigners get their own way.
Thursday, 23 June 2016
Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has become the first company in the world to introduce a refrigerated delivery truck cooled by a liquid nitrogen powered engine.
Wednesday, 22 June 2016
A brand new wind farm in the Scottish borders will power Nestlé’s operations in the UK & Ireland when it is completed in 2017.
A lack of qualified blade repair technicians and an absence of recognised training standards is threatening to undermine the efficiency of the UK offshore wind operations and maintenance (O&M) market.
Tuesday, 21 June 2016
Car manufacturer VW Group has presented its new TOGETHER 2025 strategy which includes the launch more than 30 purely battery-powered electric vehicles (BEVs) over the next ten years.
The global solar PV boom will represent a significant untapped business opportunity as decommissioned solar panels enter the waste stream find a report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
Friday, 17 June 2016
Thursday, 16 June 2016
The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), based in Orkney, Scotland, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the US Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC) to encourage knowledge exchange and joint research activities.
Wednesday, 15 June 2016
GE is to supply wind turbines for Bergama wind farm in Izmir, Turkey, operated by Dost Enerji.
VTT research scientist Kati Koponen has proposed several areas of development for the greenhouse gas assessment method of the criteria for biofuels in the EU Renewable Energy Directive.
Tuesday, 14 June 2016
Scientists from Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) have demonstrated that pre-treating a battery’s lithium metal electrodes with an electrolyte salt solution extends the battery life and increases performance and safety.
Only one year after the initial investment decision, Siemens has begun construction of its new wind turbine factory at Cuxhaven in Lower Saxony.
Friday, 10 June 2016
Clean energy joint venture EDF Energy Renewables is to build a new offshore wind farm off the coast of Blyth in Northumberland.
Thursday, 9 June 2016
The International Renewable Agency (IRENA) has joined a campaign launched recently to increase the number of companies committed to sourcing renewable energy for their operations.
Wednesday, 8 June 2016
The Australian Alternative Technology Association (ATA) has won the United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Clean Energy Award for bringing solar lighting to remote villages in East Timor.
Monday, 6 June 2016
Offshore wind technology company Principle Power has successfully tested its Windfloat floating offshore wind platform amid celebrations of the 5-year Anniversary of the project.
Vattenfall are about to start the construction of the offshore wind farm Horns Rev 3 off the West coast of Denmark
Friday, 3 June 2016
Toshiba Corporation has developed a fast, cable-free contactless charger for electric vehicles (EVs) which it intends to field test on a medium-sized EV bus.
Thursday, 2 June 2016
Once again, the current British government intends to cut support for clean energy. This time, the target is bioenergy, with a proposal to revise support levels for anaerobic digestion (AD) and micro-Combined Heat and Power (CHP) technologies currently eligible for the Feed-in Tariff (FiT). The government’s actions with regard to energy policy thus far have attracted criticism from right around the world, its behaviour showing clear signs of bias in favour of fossil fuels and nuclear and a derisory attitude to renewable energy. Unsurprisingly, the industry has condemned the proposed changes, fearing they will threaten the future of the sector. So what are the likely impacts on the AD sector?
REM talked to Matt Hindle, Head of Policy at the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA) to find out more.
Solar PV installations in China in the third quarter of 2016 will fall by 80 percent, according to IHS, triggering a sharp global slowdown in global demand and an oversupply, particularly solar modules.
Wednesday, 1 June 2016
The state government of Queensland, Australia, has tripled its election commitment to provide long-term financial support for solar energy, up to 120 MW of installed large-scale solar generation.
The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)
Should the US government waive the Renewable Fuel Standard?
Should the US government waive the Renewable Fuel Standard?
Journals and Environmental Information
- Air Quality England
- American Journal of Environmental Sciences
- Anals of Environmental Science
- Cities and the Environment
- Climate Central
- Conservation Evidence
- Ecology and Society
- Environmental Research Letters
- Grantham Research Institute (LSE) policy briefs
- Green Building Bible
- Green Building Magazine
- Green Theory and Praxis
- International Energy Agency publications
- The Green Guide environmental directory
- Windpower Monthly