Most innovative energy start-ups recognised in German awards

Fifteen start-ups deemed to have the most innovative business models in the field of energy transition and climate protection were celebrated at an award...

Shortlist for Scottish Green Energy Awards sees tidal, hydro, heat and more vie for...

Finalists announced on 5 October in 11 categories Gravity, indigenous crofters and in-turbine toilets are all key parts of projects which have been shortlisted for...

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...

£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...

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...

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...

Hydro-powered pump picks up European innovation award

THE EU climate innovation initiative Climate-KIC has judged Dutch start-up aQysta to be Europe’s most innovative clean-tech venture. A jury of entrepreneurs, financiers and...

Report details China’s complex energy landscape and its enormous green energy shift

The seeming enormity of the green energy shift taking place in China is given shape by what's described as the most comprehensive English-language report...

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...

Energy storage key to net zero ambitions, says conference speaker

The Ffestiniog scheme in North Wales: Pumped storage can resolve a perceived conflict between boosting economic activity and encouraging a sustainable green agenda, said...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Energy storage reform needed to meet net-zero, says report

Price floor should fill gap in ‘fragmented’ market Report funded by Scottish Renewables, the British Hydropower Association, Buccleuch, CCSQ, Drax Group, Intelligent Land...

Turbine’s towering success

AN engineering firm has unveiled its new wind turbine tower, a 20-metre structure manufactured for US business Bergey Windpower. Two towers have been installed on...
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Fortunes ebb and flow for UK tidal power

TIDAL power equipment supplier Atlantis Resources was awarded a £7.5 million two-year contract in late August to support further development of the MeyGen tidal...

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...

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...