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 Some of this might be a bit outdated given time considerations and the fact that I don't get paid for doing this, but I do try and keep it as fresh and new as I can so it's still worth checking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.
Friday, 29 July 2016
Hyundai Motor Europe’s headquarters is to become home to a hydrogen station operated by Air Liquide which will enable drivers of fuel cell electric vehicles to refill in only 3-5 minutes.
Thursday, 28 July 2016
Leading Southeast Asian wind energy developer The Blue Circle has received an Investment Certificate from the relevant authorities in Vietnam for its 40 MW Dam Nai project in Ninh Thuan province, South Vietnam.
According to the 2016 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard published on 20th July by the nonprofit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), Germany continues to lead the world in energy efficiency, followed by Italy and Japan.
Wednesday, 27 July 2016
CDC Scotland Ltd is a company that has long believed that safety and productivity in offshore wind can be improved. The company is about to make the industry a lot safer and cost effective with two new vessels coming to market – the Heron and the Chameleon.
REM talked to John Gordon Davies of CDC Scotland to find out more about them.
Tuesday, 26 July 2016
A team of UK researchers, including experts from Cardiff University, have found that significant amounts of hydrogen can be unlocked from fescue grass with the help of sunlight and a cheap catalyst.
A third of solar jobs have been lost in the past year and a further 30 percent of solar businesses expect to cut staff in the next 12 months, according to a detailed new analysis published today by the Solar Trade Association and PwC.
Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has announced that City Hall has taken an important step closer to securing a license which could be used to provide ‘clean electricity’ to power TfL’s underground stations and other facilities.
Monday, 25 July 2016
The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has published a report outlining how the UK can undergo a clean energy transition to create high-quality jobs and secure a major share of the clean energy industry.
Fred Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up installation vessel Brave Tern has been equipped with ZephIR 300 lidar to deliver real-time wind information and assist with safe lifting at Block Island Wind Farm, USA
Finnish wave energy technology developer Wello Oy has signed a letter of intent with its local Korean partner company BSR CO. Ltd to establish an ocean wave energy demonstration project in Korea.
Friday, 22 July 2016
A new white paper from HeliosLite/THEnergy reveals how a new tracker concept can improve energy yield and electricity costs from solar power generation.
The Australian Clean Energy Council (CEC) has called for a national summit on energy market reform to set the record straight about clean energy in South Australia.
Thursday, 21 July 2016
Certification body DNV GL has launched a new joint industry project with thirteen global partners to mutually develop a Recommended Practice for the analysis of floating offshore wind turbines.
Swedish energy company Vattenfall has decided to invest more than SEK 3 billion ($349 million) in a combined wind farm and technology development centre off the Scottish coast in the North Sea.
Wednesday, 20 July 2016
Chinese company Protean Electric has announced the receipt of $70 million of new funding to help ramp up production of the company’s PD18 in-wheel motor for electric vehicles (EVs).
Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Global wind turbine manufacturer Senvion has installed its first 3 MW turbine in North America, the Senvion 3.2M114.
Monday, 18 July 2016
Indian wind power company Inox Wind Limited has won an order for a 50 MW wind power project to be deployed in the state of Gujarat from Atria Wind Power, part of the Atria Group.
Friday, 15 July 2016
The UK Carbon Trust has announced details of a new European phase of its world-leading collaborative research, development and demonstration (RD&D) programme, Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA).
The 11 million euro FORESEA project brings together Europe’s leading ocean energy test facilities to help demonstrate tidal, wave and offshore wind energy technologies in real-sea conditions.
Thursday, 14 July 2016
Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has approved plans by Duke Energy to build a new solar farm in the southeast portion of Naval Support Activity Crane, Indiana.
Renewable energy company Suzlon Group has announced it has received the Golden Peacock Award 2016 for its S97 2.1 MW hybrid wind turbine.
Wednesday, 13 July 2016
Global technology company Enphase Energy Inc has announced a pilot programme with Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to integrate and optimise smart microinverters used in distributed energy generation.
Earlier this year AutoGrid was recognized by Bloomberg New Energy Finance as a New Energy Pioneer 2016, and was named a Grid Edge 2016 Award winner by Greentech Media. These awards followed 12 months of achievement, including 16 new customer agreements and a 350 percent increase in distributed energy resources under contract; recognition of the company by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer of 2015, and inclusion in the Cleantech 100, the Red Herring Top 100 North America and the Smart Grid News list of 2015 Smart Grid Companies to Watch.
REM talked with Dr. Narayan to find out more about Energy Internet technology and how it can enable global utilities, electricity retailers and energy service providers to build renewable-friendly networks that integrate and manage distributed energy resources, thereby making the grid cleaner, more reliable and more affordable.
Tuesday, 12 July 2016
Lloyds Register awards its first Technology Qualification Certificate for ocean energy to WaveRoller
Lloyd’s Register has awarded its first Technology Qualification certificate to Finland’s AW-Energy, developer of the WaveRoller.
Global technology company Gamesa has secured type A certification from DNV GL for its G132-5.0 MW wind turbine.
The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) has published three ‘checklists’ as the first step towards a comprehensive Best Practice Scheme for the for the anaerobic digestion sector.
Monday, 11 July 2016
Environmental and industrial measurement company Vaisala has announced the release of a public report detailing findings from the Pan-Canadian Wind Integration Study (PCWIS).
Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) and Opus One Solutions have announced an agreement to jointly offer a cutting edge suite of solutions for the distribution grid.
Friday, 8 July 2016
The world’s climate change deniers never stood a chance of stopping action on Global Warming – until Brexit happened that is….
Thursday, 7 July 2016
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing 10 million euros in debt financing for the construction of five solar farms in Cyprus.
The UK wind industry received a vote of confidence yesterday (6th July 2016) with two of its largest players agreeing to co-operate on potential supply contracts.
Wednesday, 6 July 2016
Green Gas Trading Ltd (GGT) has announced that Ecotricity is the latest company to sign-up to their Biomethane Certification Scheme (BMCS).
Siemens has added another turbine to its offshore direct drive portfolio, the SWT-8.0-154, the first of which will be installed in early 2017.
Monday, 4 July 2016
Global infrastructure company Siemens has decided to put new wind power investment plans on hold while it seeks to clarify what trading arrangements will be established with the European Union (EU) going forward.
Friday, 1 July 2016
Siemens wind energy service operation vessel (SOV) for the Dutch Gemini project has been named ‘Windea la cour’ at a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany.
Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) has successfully completed installation of four subsea drilled rock anchors at its berth at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), in preparation for the deployment of its PLAT-O tidal energy platform.
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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