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 Some of this might be a bit outdated given time considerations and the fact that I don't get paid for doing this, but I do try and keep it as fresh and new as I can so it's still worth checking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.
Tuesday, 28 March 2017
NIO, a next-generation car company, recently supported by Chinese funding, has announced that they will have autonomous electric vehicles in the U.S. market in 2020.
Friday, 24 March 2017
Energia’s 95MW windfarm at Meenadreen in south Donegal has officially started supplying power to homes and businesses across Ireland, setting a new Irish record.
Thursday, 23 March 2017
Lockheed Martin has installed its first Tidal Energy Turbine off the coast of Scotland. The turbine will produce about 1.5 MW of energy and contribute to the massive MeyGen tidal energy project, designed to harness the motion of the tides to provide clean power for up to 175,000 homes in Scotland. Atlantis Resources Limited has deployed the first AR1500 tidal energy turbine with new Lockheed Martin technology off the coast of Scotland. The installation is the latest development in the MeyGen project designed to harness the motion of the tides to provide clean, sustainable, predictable power for up to 175,000 homes in Scotland.
REM spoke to Doreen Nixon, Marine Energy Market Segment Chief Engineer for Lockheed Martin Energy, to find out more about the project and its benefits for UK clean energy development.
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced a new £23 million fund to accelerate the take up of hydrogen vehicles and associated infrastructure.
Monday, 20 March 2017
Focusing on a new report by the Vietnam Energy Association (VEA), Vietnam.net reported recently that the country can generate up to 1 billion kWh in 2020 from waste.
Friday, 17 March 2017
The UK Government’s cuts in subsidies for renewable energy have forced the cancellation of a small hydro project in Shrewsbury.
Thursday, 16 March 2017
The Alliance to Save Energy has promised it will fight budget cuts for federal energy efficiency programmes proposed by the Trump administration.
Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Jaguar has previewed its first electric vehicle concept on the streets of London’s Olympic Park – the Jaguar I-PACE, to become available in late 2018.
EV charging infrastructure company Chargemaster is to open a high-profile store in Milton Keynes, in partnership with TRO, aimed at promoting the benefits of electric vehicles (EVs).
Tuesday, 14 March 2017
The University of Manchester is leading a consortium to investigate advanced technologies, including robotics and artificial intelligence, for the operation and maintenance of offshore windfarms.
Monday, 13 March 2017
Renewable energy developer and consultancy Dulas is collaborating with consultancy Cunnane Stratton Reynolds (CSR) to launch a complete solar ground mount service for the Irish solar market.
The Energy Technologies Institute has announced details of a waste heat recovery project which could help to cut emissions and fuel consumption by shipping.
Lena Ek and Henrik Ehrnrooth will co-chair the European Biomass Conference and Exhibition 12-15 June 2017, in Stockholm Sweden.
Wind industry intelligence service A Word About Wind has launched its first Women’s Power List, profiling the top 100 female figures within the sector.
Friday, 10 March 2017
Italdesign and Airbus have presented the first first modular, fully electric, zero emission concept vehicle system designed to relieve traffic congestion in crowded megacities.
Emissions reduction from virtualisation products: An interview with Mornay Van Der Walt and Nicola Acutt of VMware
An IDC report, sponsored by VMware, shows how virtualisation products, namely VMware’s products, reduce carbon emissions. The report also evaluated the CO2 emissions that were avoided because of server virtualisation as well as consolidation. The results showed that this reduction in power consumption and CO2 emissions could be directly attributed to the use of virtualisation and VMware products around the world. The report found that CO2 emissions avoided related to the use of VMware server virtualisation products grew from 107,000 metric tons/year in 2003 to 67 million metric tons/year in 2015. This CO2 avoidance in 2015 alone was the equivalent of removing 14 million cars from the road.
REM talked to Nicola Acutt, vice president, Sustainability Strategy - Office of the CTO, VMware and Mornay Van Der Walt, vice president of Research & Development, Xplorer Group – Office of the CTO, VMware.
Thursday, 9 March 2017
The energy and resource use in one of the UK’s biggest cities will be analysed by a new £1.8 million centre at the University of Sheffield.
The Asia Wind Energy Association has announced the first Asia Offshore Wind Day to be organised in Taipei on 30 March 2017.
Solar Trade Association (STA) concern at silence from Chancellor on rooftop solar business rate hike
The Solar Trade Association (STA) has expressed dismay at the absence of an announcement from the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer to drop punishing business rate hikes on rooftop solar.
Specialist management consultancy Baringa Partners has responded to the UK Chancellor’s Budget announcement of support for electric vehicles (EVs) saying the support doesn't go far enough.
Wednesday, 8 March 2017
Iran can transition to a fully renewable electricity system and financially benefit from it by 2030 say researchers at Finland's Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT).
The World Bank, in partnership with the Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB), has launched a series of new solar maps for Pakistan in support of the country’s efforts to increase the deployment of renewable energy.
An EU-funded research project has launched a tool that enables European governments and other interested parties to access thermal resources and demand in any given region.
Monday, 6 March 2017
Power, heating and cooling company Fortum intends to establish the first High-Power Charging (HPC) corridor between Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki based on its Charge & Drive solution.
Friday, 3 March 2017
EV charging company InstaVolt has welcomed new rules under the UK Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill aimed at making electric vehicle charging simpler and more accessible for all.
ABB has announced the successful commissioning of Denmark’s first urban energy storage system, which will be located in Copenhagen.
Thursday, 2 March 2017
One of the UK’s largest environmental infrastructure groups, Pennon, has backed a heavy-weight report by the centre-right think tank Policy Exchange on the future of UK waste and resources policy – but others question Policy Exchange’s conclusions on the matter.
Southeast Asian wind energy developer The Blue Circle has started construction of its Dam Nai project in Ninh Thuan province, Vietnam.
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