Is wind energy the future for meeting UK business energy requirements?

Lucy Victoria Desai, a writer for Northern Powergrid who specialises in sustainability, business, and innovation, appraises the potential and practicalities of wind energy. Now that...

Offshore robotics research hub secures £2.5m of funding from UKRI

Using robots to make offshore infrastructure inspection and repair safer is seemingly moving a step closer following the injection of £2.5 million of further...

Trial demonstrates restarting electricity network entirely from renewables

Energy network provider SP Energy Networks says it has led a successful trial to re-energise its electricity network via renewable energy from wind turbines...

Low carbon electricity system achievable without controversial technologies, says report

New analysis (14 June) builds a case that the UK can further slash the carbon emissions from its electricity system by relying almost entirely...

Software feature identifies wind component failures before they occur

Up to 30% of the life-cycle cost of wind farms is due to wind turbine component failures and maintenance. Predict, Greenbyte Energy Cloud’s new...
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First local authority wind project in Wales

The first commercial-scale wind energy scheme to be delivered in conjunction with a Welsh local authority was officially launched on 5 June by the...

New onshore wind group to champion workforce health and safety

SafetyOn, the health and safety group for the onshore wind sector, was officially launched on 30 April, a group that supports placing health and...

Technology gives wind operators insights into turbine downtime

UK technology company Sennen has launched a new software module in recent months that gives wind farm operators "unparalleled insights into sources and causes...

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...

Report makes case for keeping UK’s onshore wind turbines going as they approach end-of-life

A new report suggests repowering onshore wind farms could "cut carbon, reduce bills and support local communities"

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 bolstering the oil...

From Oxfordshire lab to the North Sea: next-generation wind turbine foundations are being deployed...

The Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm, for which construction has begun in the German North Sea, will have 56 8MW turbines, including 20...

Ground-level climate at peatland wind farm is affected by wind turbine operation, though effects...

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

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 the...

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

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

Danish firm trials turning offshore wind turbine foundations into safe havens for corals

An attempt to support coral reefs by growing corals on offshore wind turbine foundations is underway with Danish green energy firm Ørsted. Together with...

EU funds project that aims to slash materials cost of wind power by up...

The European Union has awarded a €1.4 million research grant to digital simulation firm Akselos, whose technology is used to optimize the design of...

Motherships, robots and 40-rotor turbines – how offshore wind could look by 2050

A portrait of the future of offshore wind has been offered by ORE Catapult, an innovation centre for offshore renewable energy set up by...

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...

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 monitoring equipment, with...