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...

£200k grant supports underwater tidal turbine in Indonesia

UK tidal energy firm Nova Innovation has won funding that could deliver the first ever tidal turbine array in Indonesia. Innovate UK has awarded £200k...

Hydro summit appraises threats

The vital need to reform the Feed-In Tariff and alternative ways of using the power generated by Scotland's rivers were topics reviewed at a...
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Fish-friendly hydropower coup

OXFORDSHIRE-based Hallidays Hydropower was recently commissioned to undertake the three-month installation of an Archimedes Screw at the Old Swan & Minster Mill, a hotel...

£1 million grant for novel hydro energy storage system

BEIS-funded research project to identify and test minerals and discarded wastes for use in RheEnergise’s grid scale hydro energy storage system In partnership with the...

Improving the efficiency of the hydropower network

Hydropower is an extremely old source of energy, whose provenance extends back to the watermills that were relied upon by ancient civilisations. Here, Marek...

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...

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...

£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,...

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 new wave of interest

THE UK Government has launched its £20m scheme that will support two pre-commercial projects to demonstrate the operation of wave and/or tidal devices in...

Clean energy technology supply chains must get better, faster, cleaner, says report

A new briefing from think tank organisation the Energy Transitions Commission (ETC) argues that the clean energy transition can be delivered on time and...

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...

Tidal energy firm wins seabed lease to support Shetland clean energy drive

Tidal energy company Nova Innovation (Nova) plans to develop its largest tidal energy array to date at Yell Sound in Shetland and boost...

Penstock flow control in world’s first ‘electric town’ uses variable speed actuation

The small Scottish town of Kinlochleven has an extraordinary claim to fame as the first place in the world in which every home was...

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...

Scottish Green Energy Awards return to Edinburgh in December

This year’s event will return as an in-person awards ceremony which will comply with the latest government guidelines to ensure the health and safety of guests.

New 30MW tidal energy project unveiled in Orkney

Tidal energy firm Orbital Marine Power (Orbital) has been awarded an Option Agreement from Crown Estate Scotland for a new tidal energy project in...

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...

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...