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...

UK government pledges £4.3 million to develop space-based solar

The UK government says it will provide £4.3 million towards eight projects that promise to advance the state of space-based solar power. Energy Security Secretary...
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Orkney decarbonisation efforts could provide model for future projects

Future projects which aim to help communities reach net-zero could take valuable lessons from efforts to decarbonise the Orkney Islands, researchers say. The ReFLEX Orkney...

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...

Green day unravelled: Pundits respond to policy package

An apocalyptic “meh” seemed to greet the government’s bumper package of energy- and climate-related policy announcements and documents released on 30 March, which appeared...

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...

Soaring cost of capital threatens to derail expansion of renewable energy projects​​​​​​

The rising cost of capital faced by developers of renewable energy projects, such as onshore wind and solar PV, may slow down the number...
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AI firm aims to help maximise gains from solar installation

An AI technology company based in Southampton says it is making it easier for businesses and homeowners to install solar panels and get the...

UK government announces funding for green installers training

Thousands of training courses will be rolled out across England to grow a skilled workforce of heat pump and energy efficiency installers, said the...

Unleash potential of rooftop solar to tackle energy crisis, charity urges Chancellor

Changes to planning policy could turbocharge the rollout of solar energy and help reduce reliance on gas at little or no cost to the...

Increase in renewables sees Irish winter energy prices drop below historic average by 2027

Data from energy consultancy Cornwall Insight Ireland’s third ‘All-Island Power Market Outlook to 2030’ report has forecast Ireland is set to reach its 80%...

Planning reforms would incentivise rooftop solar in Scotland

The Scottish government has pledged to consult on lifting the need to obtain planning permission for larger solar installations on non-domestic buildings. In a letter...

Partnership to build the largest solar system for a desalination plant in Oman

A solar photovoltaic (PV) system is to be constructed to provide power for a desalination plant in Oman, in the city of Sur -...

Nominations open for Scottish renewable energy awards

The Scottish Green Energy Awards – the UK’s largest celebration of renewables – opened for nominations on 27 July. This year’s event will return to...

Solar panels may become mandatory on all new buildings in Europe

The European Commission announced on 18 May that it plans to make the installation of solar panels mandatory for all new public, commercial and...

Converting light to hydrogen: Photocatalyst hints at promise for solar water splitting schemes

Sunlight is the most abundant source of renewable energy, but its inability to produce consistent energy levels over time means it struggles to satisfy...

Solar superior to nuclear for powering Mars mission

Photovoltaics could be efficiently deployed across half the planet, says peer-reviewed study A paper published in the journal Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences argues...

Mega solar farm in Morocco to power 7 million heat pumps in UK

Energy technology firm Octopus Energy Group has entered a financial and strategic partnership with Xlinks, a company building a subsea power cable to deliver...

Planning order removes consent requirement for adding solar to homes in Chelsea and Kensington

Residents in Kensington and Chelsea will no longer need to apply for individual consent to have solar panels fitted on their listed homes in...

Sustainable solar oven allows rural communities to cook without coal or firewood

A new design for a solar cooking system may help rural communities prepare food more sustainably, reports a new study. The materials used in...