Renewable energy

UK set to benefit from ‘game-changing’ underwater cables

Plans for a major undersea electricity cable that will connect the UK with Morocco will aim to provide vast amounts of electricity. UK is set to benefit from “first of its kind” underwater cable is being built 3800km long undersea electricity cable connecting the UK with Morocco. The cables, to be built by energy start …

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New Energy Strategy promises over 40,000 more jobs in clean industries

The government has unveiled its new British Energy Security Strategy which is set to boost jobs in the energy sector to around 480,000 jobs by 2030.  The government plans to build up to eight more nuclear reactors on existing sites. This is alongside ambitious expansion of clean energy such as wind and solar.  It aims …

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New poll indicates UK consumers favour renewable energy projects

The poll from Vattenfall, one of Europe’s largest generators of electricity and heat, showed that 61% of respondents “ identify renewable energy as the most effective solution for guaranteeing UK energy security”. It also revealed 48% of respondents are “already taking steps to reduce gas and oil demand”. In the poll, more than three in …

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Floating offshore wind technologies promised £60 million funding

11 successful projects have been awarded up to £10 million each for the development of  innovative floating offshore wind technologies. The funding is a combination of more than £31 million from the UK government and by more than £30 million from industry.  This will drive green energy investment and levelling up parts of the country …

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Northern Ireland’s energy strategy plan to create jobs

Northern Ireland’s Economy Minister Gordon Lyons has said it’s energy strategy action plan will create jobs as well as lead to lower costs for consumers. Northern Ireland’s first energy strategy action plan outlines 22 actions for 2022, as the first step to reduce energy-related emissions by 56% by 2030.  The plan includes actions which aim to …

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Nominations are now open for Regen’s Green Energy Awards 2022

For 2022, Regen have introduced a sixth category of “Net Zero Energy Developer” Regen state that this new category “will champion those developers bringing forward the renewable electricity, heat and/or transport projects required to achieve net zero energy.”  The award is looking to recognise developers that are: maximising the contribution of their projects to the transition to net zero …

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Keele University’s Low Carbon Energy Generation Park to be fully operational in 2022

Keele University continues its pledge to be carbon neutral by 2030 with the launch of the Low Carbon Energy Generation Park in 2022.  Working in partnership with ENGIE, the park will feature two wind turbines, 12,500 solar panels as well as an industrial-sized battery to store the generated energy.  The new facility will be situated …

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RenewableUK unveils new service “EnergyPulse”

EnergyPulse, a new service for RenewableUK members, offers a comprehensive database of information on over 9,000 wind, marine, energy storage and green hydrogen projects in the UK. The service also includes offshore wind projects worldwide.  The service offers information on various aspects of each project, as well as details of supply chain companies. EnergyPulse includes …

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Government announces investment into Britain’s tidal power

The UK government has announced it is backing tidal energy as part of its flagship renewable energy auction scheme, announcing today its biggest investment in a generation into tidal power. The aim of this investment is to kick start a new chapter for the UK’s tidal energy industry. This move will aim to strengthen energy …

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