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 Some of this might be a bit outdated given time considerations and the fact that I don't get paid for doing this, but I do try and keep it as fresh and new as I can so it's still worth checking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.
Wednesday, 30 November 2016
Pioneering work in understanding and improving the efficiency of the UK’s solar industry has led to a University of Sheffield research group scooping a top industry award.
Tuesday, 29 November 2016
From 2017, Alpiq and Groupe E, together with their partners, will merge their charging networks for electric cars, offering customers access to more than 300 charging stations in Switzerland.
The Watintech project, in which Acciona is participating together with technology centres and European universities, has won the ‘Best Research 2016’ award at the IWater Salon in Barcelona.
Intelligent energy storage provider Stem Inc. has announced it has become the first customer-sited energy storage developer to help Southern California Edison (SCE) meet local grid reliability needs.
Nova Scotia homes and businesses are now powered by Canada’s first grid connected in-stream tidal turbine.
Monday, 28 November 2016
Ocean Array Systems (OAS) will use the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s 7 MW offshore wind demonstration turbine to validate software designed to improve the control strategies of offshore wind turbines.
Toshiba Corporation and Toshiba Materials Co. Ltd. have developed a new magnet for a variety of uses including hybrid and electric automobiles and the motors for wind turbines.
Manufacturer of on-site renewable energy systems Norvento has launched a new integrated biogas solution for agricultural, utility and industrial users throughout the UK.
Friday, 25 November 2016
Renewable energy and energy storage group, Gaelectric, has officially opened its £13.4million wind farm at Cloonty in Co. Antrim.
The latest trend study from E.ON shows that a majority of German companies take the issue of energy conservation seriously.
Thursday, 24 November 2016
Stornetic DuraStor flywheel energy storage device to be installed at EDF Energy’s smart grid test facility near Paris, France.
Wednesday, 23 November 2016
A study by the US Department of Energy (DOE) has confirmed the vast and untapped energy and jobs potential of distributed wind power systems at homes, farms and businesses.
Tuesday, 22 November 2016
The Canadian National Research Council (NRC) has collaborated on the development of the country’s first algal biorefinery demonstration project to recycle CO2 into algal biomass.
Fast-growing Swedish Internet of Things (IoT), cloud and platform system provider H&D Wireless, has raised $3 million to fund continued expansion and the launch of a new IoT cloud platform system.
Monday, 21 November 2016
Researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have developed a hybrid of a fuel cell and capacitor on a biocatalytic basis that efficiently generates and stores energy.
Friday, 18 November 2016
Gamesa has secured the first order for its largest turbine from the renewable energy subsidiary of Sinohydro, one of China’s largest manufacturing groups.
Canada’s National Research Council (NRC) is investigating the potential opportunities for supplying vanadium to the energy storage market.
Petroleum giant Total is launching a program to equip 5,000 of its service stations worldwide with solar panels within five years, including 800 in France.
Thursday, 17 November 2016
Washington state-based Alaska Airlines has made history by flying the first commercial flight using the world's first renewable, alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals.
Wednesday, 16 November 2016
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has opened the new offices of Red Rock Power Limited, a subsidiary of State Development & Investment Corporation (SDIC) in Scotland.
Monday, 14 November 2016
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) have officially opened the fifth round of funding for renewable energy projects in developing countries.
Vattenfall has won a tender to build the 600 MW offshore Kriegers Flak project in Denmark for a new record price of 49.9 euros/MWh.
Friday, 11 November 2016
The Government has reaffirmed its commitment to spend £730 million of annual support on renewable electricity projects over the course of the current parliament.
Thursday, 10 November 2016
Shortly before the US Presidential Election, President Obama announced a programme to establish 48 national electric vehicle charging corridors on American highways.
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) released a statement yesterday on the result of the 2016 Presidential election.
Tuesday, 8 November 2016
British business leaders have signalled their support for the economic benefits and future innovations enabled by the digital upgrade of Britain’s energy system now underway.
Monday, 7 November 2016
Australian company Carnegie Wave Energy (CWE) has received a £9.6 million grant from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for the first international export CETO project in the UK.
Friday, 4 November 2016
The ‘PowerBox’ is an all-in-one power source packed into a pallet-sized box and designed to power equipment in remote sites.
Wind speed trends in Germany for the years 2009-2015 have been exceptional according to analysis by environmental and industrial measurement consultancy Vaisala.
Thursday, 3 November 2016
In September this year, blade repair and inspection specialist, Altitec, announced a partnership with a leading manufacturer of on- and offshore wind turbines, to provide end of warranty (EOW) blade inspections and repairs in the UK and Australia, thereby expanding the company’s global presence. Under the terms of the contract, Altitec will provide EOW inspections at 100 sites throughout the UK, in addition to carrying out further EOW blade repairs in Victoria, Australia,.
Blade damage is the most common cause of downtime across the wind energy sector, according to a recent report from renewable energy insurer, GCube, and EOW inspections and repairs are an essential part of ensuring long-term operational performance. The end of the warranty period is a crucial phase for both manufacturer and project owner, since it marks a transition in where responsibility lies for technical issues experienced on site.
REM talked to Altitec’s Managing Director, Tom Dyffort, to find out more.
The EU is currently considering the removal of the Priority Dispatch system in which renewable energy technologies feed power into Europe’s energy grids, risking an increase in European emissions.
Wednesday, 2 November 2016
Detailed new analysis by the Solar Trade Association (STA) shows that the standard method for financing large scale solar PV schemes in the UK is no longer economically viable.
Offshore wind could grow more than 650 percent by 2030, becoming a key power generation technology, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) reveals.
Battery energy storage company Leclanché SA has been selected by Swiss Green Electricity Management Group (SGEM) to act as EPC contractor for the Marengo project near Chicago, USA.
Tuesday, 1 November 2016
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