Opinion: Better alternatives to hydropower now exist

By Dr Peter Harrop of market intelligence firm IDTechEx Hydropower takes years to install and it can drown vegetation creating years of methane, a potent...

Edinburgh water treatment site houses ‘hidden jewel’ of unique hydro-electric installation, says utility

It is described as a “hidden jewel” - most people in Scotland’s capital will have no idea it exists let alone what it...

Use pump storage and renewables to fill nuclear gap, says firm responding to BEIS...

BEIS Energy Infrastructure inquiry receives evidence from Scottish company proposing pump storage hydro as “vital enabler” for alternative to failing Government nuclear plans...

Scottish Government announces tidal energy fund

The Scottish Government is to launch a Saltire Tidal Energy Challenge Fund, with up to £10 million to help commercial deployment of tidal projects. Responding,...

France’s first tidal energy plant gets smarter with data intelligence platform

French tidal and ocean stream turbine developer Sabella has partnered with software firm QOS Energy to improve the performance monitoring of its Ushant tidal...

Paper highlights pumped storage potential and positions the technology in the intermittency debate

A technology in which Scotland is well-placed to create massive carbon savings and cut energy bills has been highlighted in a discussion paper produced...

Tidal energy milestone as turbine sets phenomenal new performance benchmarks

The firm Scotrenewables Tidal Power has set a record with its first 2MW floating tidal stream turbine with the unit clocking up over 3GWh...

New pumped-storage hydro plant to be opened at Loch Ness

Community ownership to form part of Red John proposals at Loch Ness Plans for a new 400MW pumped hydro scheme east of Loch Ness are...

Managing and maintaining hydro-electric plants

By tapping into gravity and the water cycle, humans have long taken advantage of one of Earth’s most efficient and naturally occurring energy sources,...

The era of mega hydropower in the Brazilian Amazon appears to be over

The era of mega-dams in the Brazilian Amazon appears to be coming to an end, according to the California-based non-profit organisation Amazon Watch, referencing...

Actuators enable reliable and economical automation at hydroelectric facility

Rotork says its CK Range modular electric valve actuators have provided a reliable and economical automated flow control solution for a hydroelectric generating station...

Finally, a green light for tidal power?

A watershed moment for tidal power technology may have finally arrived with the publication in early January of an independent review by former energy...

A tale of two wave generators: Chinese espionage fears fanned

Accusations that China might be pursuing an aggressive industrial espionage strategy against other nations appear to have gained credibility following comments made to the...

Future of pumped storage hydro analysed in new report

20 benefits of technology highlighted – along with challenges and solutions A new report outlining the investment case for pumped storage hydro has set out...

UK oil and gas sector urged to take advantage of £210bn renewables boom

ORE Catapult highlights opportunities to unlock high growth potential of oil and gas sector suppliers Britain’s world-leading experience in oil and gas could be harnessed...

Scotland’s marine sector in jeopardy without support

At Scottish Renewables' Marine Conference in Inverness on 13 September, director of policy Jenny Hogan used her opening speech to call for greater clarity...

Aberdeen researchers win funds to establish marine energy centre in SE Asia

Researchers at Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen have won £165,760 in funding from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Prosperity Fund to support...

Hydropower milestone as Shetland tidal array delivers first power to the grid

The first power has been exported to the grid from the Shetland Tidal Array project, developed by Nova Innovation, it was announced on 9...

Hydro project boosts Bedford Council’s energy saving efforts – earning a major award

Bedford Borough Council has picked up an award at Anglian Water’s second annual 'We Love What You Do' business awards, which recognises companies that...

Partnership supports micro-hydro cost savings

A new Micro-Hydro partnership between Ham Baker Group and SPP Pumps promises to allow affordable, effective energy generation for water treatment inlet works and...
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