Category: Renewable News

Supporting the right small changes can have big impacts

Small changes in our everyday actions can trigger significant, rapid societal shifts especially when it comes to climate action. A new IIASA-led study highlights the importance of analyzing these dynamics with a comprehensive framework to harness their full potential for reducing carbon emissions.  Making small changes in how we live day-to-day can quickly create significant… Read more »

Associated British Ports announced as major sponsor of the 2024 Convention for the Western Gateway

The Western Gateway Partnership has announced Associated British Ports (ABP) as the first major sponsor for the 2024 Convention of the Western Gateway. ABP, the UK’s leading port operator, owns and operates 21 ports across the UK which together manage around 25 percent of the UK’s total sea-borne trade. In South Wales, ABP’s five ports… Read more »

Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group to Deliver around Two Dozen Liquid-Based Hydrogen Stations in South Korea

TEMECULA, Calif., June 19, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group, part of Nikkiso Co. Ltd.’s Industrial division, announced that after its most recent award by SK Plug Hyverse, the Group has contracts to build and maintain approximately two dozen liquid-based hydrogen (LH2) fueling stations in South Korea. As more buses… Read more »

Decentralised energy sector responds to party manifestos

The new government must shift towards a smart, low-carbon energy system if the UK wants to achieve true energy security, says the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) in response to the recent party manifesto launches. The trade association, representing more than 160 organisations, calls for whichever party comes into power to take the reins and… Read more »

Zero-emission deliveries made out of new smart logistics centre in Helsinki by robots

Carbon neutrality goals require rapid advancements to reduce the emissions from all transport – including urban logistics. Emissions can be reduced in various ways. One of them is electrifying deliveries, while optimising deliveries is another, since deliveries at a low utilisation rate increase unnecessary mileage in busy downtown areas. A pilot project on new urban… Read more »

Pfeiffer Vacuum Valves & Engineering Receives Blue Sky Award

Pfeiffer Vacuum Valves & Engineering, a member of the Busch Group, received the Blue Sky Business Partner Luminary Award as the first award winner in the California service territory for its commitment to purchasing renewable energies. Pfeiffer Vacuum’s Yreka facility participated in the prestigious Blue Sky Business Partner Program. It awards companies that cover 100%… Read more »

DNV New Power Systems report: Global grid infrastructure to double by 2050 to meet surging electricity demand

Global grid infrastructure will double by 2050 due to a surge in renewable energy sources and a doubling of global electricity demand. By 2050, 70% of the world’s electricity will come from solar and wind, necessitating market and regulatory adjustments to support flexibility-enhancing technologies. Li-ion utility-scale batteries will dominate the storage market, providing three times… Read more »

EUROPE’S FIRST INTERNATIONAL ELECTRIC FLIGHTS AVAILABLE TO GENERAL PUBLIC AT MAASTRICHT AACHEN AIRPORT

Pioneering electric aviation project, Electrifly, to offer open-to-public electric flights through a pilot scheme between Maastricht, Liege, and Aachen airports on first come first served booking basis from 1 July Maastricht, the Netherlands, Monday 17th June 2024: Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST) is to host the first publicly accessible electric powered flights between the Netherlands, Belgium… Read more »

World Hydrogen Week relocates to Copenhagen and launches first dedicated decarbonisation event for hard-to-abate and carbon-intensive sectors

World Hydrogen Week to launch unique, inaugural “Innovate to Net Zero: Cross-Industry Summit”, a dedicated decarbonisation event tailored to support carbon intensive and hard-to-abate sectors Event relocating to the Nordic region where hydrogen leadership is unmatched Exclusive Summer Breakfast Briefing Over 3,500 attendees from 50 countries to participate in World Hydrogen Week   London, UK… Read more »

ASCO wins major contract to provide services to the UK’s biggest freeport

Global integrated logistics and materials management specialist, ASCO, has been awarded a major contract to provide a range of services at Teesworks in North East England, the UK’s largest freeport. The contract, which will run for an initial term of three years, represents a significant move forward for the company, which is building on its… Read more »

Enviromena appoints Head of Planning to drive UK projects pipeline and net zero targets

Enviromena, one of the UK’s leading clean energy solutions companies, has appointed Steven Bainbridge as Head of Planning to help secure planning consent for its UK pipeline of projects. Steven, who is the two-time winner of the RTPI East of England Regional Planning Achievement Award, joined Enviromena this week with more than 19 years’ experience… Read more »

TASS 2024: Leading Taiwan into the International Arena

The “2024 Sustainable Taiwan Expo (TASS2024)” collaborated for the first time with “2024 New Environmental Exhibition (N-EXPO)” and “2024 Global Warming Prevention Exhibition (GWPE),” and participated in the event taking place from May 22 to 24, 2024, in Japan. N-EXPO and GWPE are Japan’s largest and most significant exhibitions related to environmental and climate change… Read more »

Fortescue and Jan De Nul join forces to lay sub-sea cables and deliver green electrons from North Africa to Europe

Transport of green electrons is key to help reduce the total energy needs of the world. Both parties signed an agreement on sending green electrons from Morocco and North Africa to Europe. Through sub-sea cables we can transport green electrons from energy-producing continents to energy-demanding ones.   Fortescue, a world-leading green technology, energy and metals… Read more »

WinGD, Alfa Laval, ABS and K Shipbuilding join forces for ammonia-fuelled tanker design

Swiss marine power company WinGD, Swedish marine technology leader Alfa Laval and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) will work with Korean shipbuilder K Shipbuilding (KSB) on the development of an ammonia-fuelled MR tanker design, under a memorandum of understanding signed in April. The design will feature a 6X52DF-A engine from WinGD. WinGD will work… Read more »

Swiss Steel Group sets ambitious science-based decarbonization targets and supports the 1.5°C goals of the Paris Agreement

Swiss Steel Group reaffirms its commitment to the 1.5°C targets of the Paris Agreement and has set ambitious, science-based decarbonization targets validated by the SBTi As the world’s first steel producer, Swiss Steel Group has validated decarbonization targets (after endorsement by the Science Based Targets initiative, SBTi) according to the SBTi sectoral guidelines for the… Read more »

Major milestone as UrbanChain secures electricity supply licence

Ofgem grants supply licence to UK’s leading provider of peer-to-peer energy exchange services UrbanChain founders say superior array of products can now be offered to customers while generator clients will gain a higher level of control  CleanTech company says it is more than an energy exchange platform, ‘our role is to create communities’   The… Read more »

GLOBAL LEADERS FORUM: CHARTING A NEW DEVELOPMENT COURSE IN A CHANGING WORLD

Six decades of impact: Marking 60 years of UN Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Convening global leaders: UNCTAD brings together world leaders to shape a vision for inclusive prosperity in a complex global landscape High-level participation: featuring the UN Secretary-General, six heads of state and government and 28 Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Trade   Geneva,… Read more »

Ageing power plants forecast to drive up grid supply costs until end of decade

New forecasts from Cornwall Insight’s Power Curve Report show that the price paid to electricity generators to maintain a stable electricity supply in the UK will remain at least £51 per kilowatt (kW) annually until the end of the decade. Substantially higher than the current £18kW rates. Ageing power plants and the expensive construction of… Read more »

Work starts on National Grid substation which will help power Sunderland’s new gigafactories

New Hylton Castle substation is being built on the International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) Substation will connect new gigafactories on the park to the electricity transmission network New connection will deliver energy equivalent to powering half a million homes for a day   National Grid is starting work on a new 275kV substation on IAMP… Read more »

ESS and Burbank Water & Power Celebrate Commissioning of First Iron Flow Battery System on BWP EcoCampus

ESS Energy Warehouse™ system will showcase central role of non-lithium, long-duration energy storage technologies in a decarbonized grid. Burbank, Calif. – May 31, 2024 – ESS Tech, Inc., (ESS) (NYSE: GWH) a leading manufacturer of long-duration energy storage (LDES) systems for commercial and utility-scale energy storage applications, and Burbank Water and Power (BWP) today celebrated… Read more »

New method could significantly reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions

New research by the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) and IIASA proposes using soil bacteria to cut greenhouse gas emissions from food production. Nitrogen fertilization leads to emissions of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N₂O) from agricultural soils, accounting for a significant portion of total greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture. It has long been… Read more »

Harvesting Earth Observation data for offshore renewables: BLUE-X project kicked off to speed up the energy transition

Seven European partners, including offshore renewable energy and Earth Observation specialists, have teamed up for the BLUE-X project. Together, they will develop a satellite-based decision support tool to accelerate offshore renewable energy deployments.   This is the first ​​blue energy Horizon Europe project funded by the EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA).  More than 75% of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions… Read more »

DNV ASSISTS PHILIPPINE BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE PROJECT THROUGH TO COMMERCIAL OPERATION

DNV has supported SN Aboitiz Power Group on the development of a 24MW/32MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) co-located with the Magat Hydroelectric Power Plant DNV experts across Asia Pacific pooled extensive battery energy storage system expertise for the project Energy storage systems expected to play a crucial role in the Philippine market for moving… Read more »

DNV AND NASRC TO COLLABORATE ON REDUCING FLUORINATED GAS EMISSIONS ACROSS CALIFORNIA

Oakland, Calif., 23 May, 2024 : DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, is pleased to announce that they have been selected as a contractor by the North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC) to support the administration of the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Fluorinated gas (F-gas) Reduction Incentive Program (FRIP). F-gases are commonly used as… Read more »

FuelEU for thought: new regulation leaves DoC holder with fuel liabilities risk, says OceanScore

Implementation of the FuelEU Maritime regulation from 2025 presents an accountability dilemma for shipping as it is currently the Document of Compliance (DoC) holder that will be held responsible for fuel selection and could therefore face penalties – contrary to the ‘polluter pays’ principle, according to OceanScore. Shipping companies must start preparing now for the… Read more »

SCOTLAND’S FIRST PRODUCER OF GREEN CHEMICALS LAUNCHES CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

Celtic Renewables continues to lead the sustainable chemical revolution Scottish technology-led producer of green chemicals, Celtic Renewables, has launched its latest crowdfunding campaign with Crowdcube aiming to raise a minimum of £2.75 million to boost operational capacity and scale revenue growth. Celtic Renewables is the first in the world to produce and supply green chemicals… Read more »

Operation Clean Sweep: Starting the Wave

Plastic usage pervades modern life, with more plastic products being produced each year. Yet, this convenience comes at a grave cost, as the lifecycle of plastic generates a staggering amount of waste. From the inception of raw materials to the final disposal of products, plastic waste proliferates largely unchecked. The consequences are dire: according to… Read more »

Gilbarco Veeder-Root announces turnkey EV charging business

Konect set to transform EV forecourt and fleet charging; SK Signet, an EV charger developer, to provide Gilbarco Veeder-Root with market-leading fast-charging hardware solutions. Konect delivers a comprehensive turnkey electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure specifically designed to enhance fuel retailers’ ROI and accelerate the transition to electric mobility Launched today at UNITI expo, Konect encompasses… Read more »

DOE Releases Roadmap to Improve Clean Energy Interconnection to the Transmission Grid

Final report following stakeholder feedback details near- to long-term solutions to add clean energy resources to the transmission grid. On April 17th, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Interconnection Innovation e-Xchange (i2X) released the final version of a roadmap to address interconnection challenges on the transmission grid. The Transmission Interconnection Roadmap is intended to serve… Read more »

Emerson to showcase Floor to Cloud™ factory automation solutions at Hannover Messe 2024 (Hall 11, Booth C20)

United Kingdom, (Apr. 3, 2024) – Emerson: Global technology, software and engineering leader, Emerson will present the future of automation through its Floor to Cloud™ approach and innovative automation solutions at Hannover Messe in Hannover, Germany on April 22-26, 2024. Emerson will demonstrate how real-time visibility and control can drive sustainability, enhance overall equipment effectiveness… Read more »

ABB’s new Modular Synchronous Generator delivers flexible backup for the energy transition

20 MW class provides new opportunities for peak shaving, intermediate or continuous baseload operation Design enables integration of flywheels to help operators add inertia to tackle their grid code challenges New approach to cooling increases efficiency   ABB has developed the new Modular 20-megawatt (MW) class synchronous generator as a flexible, scalable approach to balance… Read more »

Renewables in Africa Announces Strategic Collaboration with Gold Ventures Investment to Empower African Startups

Brentwood, 19th April 2024 – Renewables in Africa (RiA), a leading virtual media platform dedicated to promoting renewable energy, is excited to announce a new strategic partnership with Gold Ventures Investment (GVI), an influential investment firm known for its robust startup support ecosystem. This collaboration aims to empower African startups by facilitating their engagement with foreign… Read more »

DNV and Indonesia’s PLN will collaborate on power grid resilience

A new DNV/PLN Memorandum of Understanding has been signed to cooperate on designing power-grid management systems for disaster recovery control in Indonesia The agreement supports PLN’s transformation strategy to become a technology and engineering leader. DNV brings in its extensive local and international experience of over 100 years in technical advisory work for power grid… Read more »

GE Vernova and Sonelgaz to expand capabilities at GEAT to enhance Algeria’s grid infrastructure

GE Vernova and Sonelgaz to expand existing capabilities at their joint venture, GE Algeria Turbines (GEAT), to develop grid solutions. In addition to meeting the needs of Sonelgaz Group companies for high and extra-high voltage substation equipment, grid solutions rolled out from GEAT are expected to support the integration of renewable as Algeria diversifies its… Read more »

Australian Flow Batteries and The SCHMID Group Announce Groundbreaking Memorandum of Understanding

Perth, Australia April 17th , 2024 Australian Flow Batteries Pty Ltd (AFB), a leader in innovative energy solutions and economical, safe, and reliable power storage, and SCHMID Energy Systems GmbH a company of the German SCHMID Group, a global technology leader with a rich history in delivering innovative solutions across multiple industries including Electronics, Renewables,… Read more »

Enspec announces significant leadership hire

Power quality engineering company Enspec has added a key recruit to its leadership team. Tony Jefferson, who has more than three decades of experience in the energy industry, joins St Helens-based Enspec as the new head of business development. As a former global head of sales for various Siemens business divisions in different countries around… Read more »