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£920k boost to Scotland’s offshore wind ambitions

Scottish Government funding puts Fife at heart of offshore wind development A flagship technology innovation and research centre has announced a £920,000 …

A fair wind for rural residents as island community looks forward to 24/7 electricity provision

It may be better known for woolly sweaters than renewable energy, but the most remote inhabited island in the UK is to finally receive round-the-clock …

Conference presentations point to LiDAR’s growing preeminence in offshore wind measurement

Wind measurement experts gathered in London in June concluded that LiDAR technology had over the years fully proven its ability to provide wind measurements as …

Successful projects announced for €3m research programme looking at offshore wind impacts

Wind power developer Vattenfall has awarded €3million of research funding to projects that promise to offer insight into the socio-economic impact of …

Fife students reach new heights with virtual reality training for offshore wind turbine technicians

An ‘Immersive Hybrid Reality’ (iHR) laboratory, providing ultra-realistic training environments for offshore wind turbine technicians, was unveiled on 15 …

Modular system cuts cost of deep offshore wind

A seemingly revolutionary approach to offshore wind turbine installation and maintenance could cut the cost of energy from future deepwater sites by around 9%. …

IoT sensor offers cost and power-thrifty alternative in condition monitoring

A radical new IoT sensor technology from Scottish startup Sensor Works appears to offer a low-power, cost-effective alternative to existing condition …

Renewables cut Europe’s carbon emissions by 10% in 2015, says EEA report

Increasing use of renewables is translating directly into cuts in fossil fuel consumption in Europe, according to a report released on 4 April by the European …

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 …

Setting the scene for a US offshore wind boom?

Early September appeared to mark important milestones for US adoption of offshore wind as an energy source, with the appearance of the first such wind farm, …

Community energy retains overwhelming backing of uk public, and increased support among Conservative voters, survey finds

An overwhelming majority of the public would support local renewable energy projects, including wind turbines, if they were owned and controlled by the …

Orkney energy scheme receives £1.2m boost

Smart control technology links turbines to home heating systems Residents in the Orkney Islands are to benefit from a new smart-control energy system linking …

Work starts on first UK offshore wind tower factory

Argyll, Scotland, gets £27m South Korean investment Work on the UK’s first offshore wind tower factory officially started in Argyll on 7 July at a …

Brexit shouldn’t get in way of realising new vision for Scottish renewables industry

In his opening remarks to the Scottish Renewables’ Onshore Wind Conference in Glasgow on Wednesday 29 June, its chief executive Niall Stuart said: “The …

Innovation award for rotor sail suggests coming-of-age for wind power in marine vessel propulsion

Norsepower Oy, a developer of the renewable energy-powered vessel technology, has announced that it has received the ‘Innovation of the Year’ accolade at …

Time-lapse footage shows windmill construction at RSPB headquarters

Ecotricity has released a time-lapse video and documentary to mark the completion of a 100m windmill at the RSPB’s headquarters near Sandy in Bedfordshire. …

Ground-level climate at peatland wind farm is affected by wind turbine operation, though effects on carbon stores still uncertain

The microclimates created by the action of wind farms is unlikely to affect the ability of peatland to capture carbon, suggest scientists in a study published …

UK marching against the tide on renewables policy, says UN chief scientist

The UN’s chief environmental scientist Professor Jacquie McGlade has criticised the UK government’s decision to cut subsidies for renewable energy while …

GDF SUEZ Energy UK wins new Power Purchase Agreement with Community Windpower’s Aikengall II wind farm in East Lothian

Business energy specialist GDF SUEZ Energy UK has agreed a new Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Community Windpower to buy all the electricity and green …

Wind-powered isle gets rapid EV chargers

Energy Saving Trust (EST) has recently funded the installation of a tri-rapid charger for electric vehicles (EVs) at car dealership John G Shearers and Sons in …

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