Confusion reigns as Whitehall briefing contradicts PM’s net zero speech

There are increasing concerns that civil servants in the Department for Energy Security & Net Zero (DESNZ) are attempting to undermine the Prime Minister’s...

Onshore wind sector deal “will speed up Scotland’s net-zero ambitions”

Planning time for onshore wind farms set to be halved to 12 months A new deal between the onshore wind industry and the Scottish Government...

Sponsored Content: FM BioEnergy’s easy-dose digester additive delivers 400% ROI for Essex AD plant

Sponsored content: A new approach to digester additives from biogas experts FM BioEnergy has boosted gas output.

Biogas conference to take a “Deep Dive into Scotland’s Net Zero Ambition”

The ADBA Scottish Conference 2023 will feature opening and closing keynote addresses from - respectively - Maurice Golden MSP, Convener, Cross-Party Group on Circular...

£3 million investment in green hydro energy generation at East Lothian reservoir

Scottish Water has broken ground on a project involving what it describes as a new type of hydro energy generation scheme at Whiteadder Reservoir,...

Drill dominion: First ever CfDs awarded for geothermal energy

The first Contracts for Difference (CfD) have been awarded for geothermal energy in what seems to be a major milestone for home-grown power and...

Government’s renewables targets at risk as auction sees no bids for offshore wind​​​​​​

The government has today (8 September) unveiled the results of its fifth Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction (AR5), securing 3.7GW of renewable capacity. This...

Heriot-Watt launches Dubai solar test site for companies in UK and elsewhere

Research engineers at Heriot-Watt University in Dubai are launching a solar energy testing facility to help companies in the UK and other countries to develop and...

Sponsored content: Water removal technology increases biogas yields

If water, such as the moisture inherently present in biogas, enters a boiler or CHP engine it can decrease its efficiency, resulting in reduced...

Offshore wind pioneer recognised at Net Zero Energy Transition Awards

Engineering firm Balmoral recognised by renewable energy industry An Aberdeen-based engineering firm was announced on 24 August as winner of the Green Business Growth Award...

The swansong of African hydropower?

Hydropower, traditionally one of Africa’s most important sources of electricity, will rapidly fade in importance and cede its position to solar power. The attractiveness...

Renewables startup aims to disrupt domestic energy market

A green energy management startup, launched by two experienced energy sector entrepreneurs, aims to change the way people buy, generate and use power in...

Technology for long-duration hydro storage to be explored via new agreement

The HD Hydro storage system is low-cost, energy efficient and fast to develop and construct, explains its developer RheEnergise. In a bid to explore...

Energy transition MSc launched at Heriot-Watt’s Orkney campus

Heriot-Watt University is launching a new Master of Science degree programme to provide advanced training in the increasingly urgent work of energy transition. The programme...

Trade body blames lack of installers for flagging boiler upgrade scheme

Fresh data on the government’s failing Boiler Upgrade Scheme confirms what industry fear about the cause of slow growth in the heat pump market,...

‘Electrician Plus’ concept launched to highlight pivotal role in low-carbon tech installation

The new concept ‘Electrician Plus’ has been launched by The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP) to highlight how the role of a qualified electrician is...

Government-commissioned report recommends fast-tracking grid updates, but rural observers urge caution and consultation

The UK’s Electricity Networks Commissioner, Nick Winser, has published his independent report setting out recommendations to halve the total development time for transmission infrastructure. Energy...

Nominations open for the Scottish Green Energy Awards

Billed as the UK’s biggest celebration of renewable energy, The Scottish Green Energy Awards 2023, opened for nominations on 26 July. This year’s event will...

Norfolk Boreas cancellation deals a blow for UK offshore wind ambition

Swedish wind farm developer Vattenfall’s 20 July decision to cancel work on the 1.4GW Norfolk Boreas site appears to be a significant blow for...

UK must support investment in pumped storage hydro, industry tells PM

Scottish Renewables and the British Hydropower Association have written a joint letter to the Prime Minister calling on the UK Government to urgently support...