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Co-Operative Energy Boosted

New government policy and Community Energy England launched   Britain lags behind in the co-operative energy sphere. In Germany 46% of renewable generation is community owned, whereas in the UK it is a mere 0.3% or 70MW. In July Community Energy England was launched to try to redress the balance. There are already several inspiring […]

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Greenpeace Report: How to Keep the Lights on Without Spending Too Much Money

77% European renewable generation is possible by 2030 Greenpeace have released an upbeat report, which no doubt will have the denialists and “anti-windmill” people frothing into their cocoa:

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Community Energy – Is it the way forward?

Think tank report suggests community-owned energy could improve UK Britain lags behind in community-owned energy. In Germany, community energy accounts for 46% of all energy produced from renewables. Here in the UK we manage a dismal 0.3%. A new report by think tank ResPublica, in conjunction with the National Trust, suggests that community energy could […]

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The World's First BioAlgae Building

Microscopic algae used to generate hot water The world’s first eco-building to use algae to generate heat as part of its systems was opened in Germany earlier this year. The BIQ house is a prototype passive-energy technology demonstrator which was built as part of this year’s International Building Exhibition (IBA) in Hamburg. With 200m² of […]

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Interview with Dr. Eddie O'Connor of Mainstream Renewable Power

Mainstream Renewable Power is Ireland’s own leading wind and solar power developer. It was founded in 2008 by Doctor Eddie O’Connor, who previously was founder and CEO of Airtricity. Mainstream is active in eight countries and has over 21,000 MW of wind and solar farms in development. Currently it is building six wind and solar […]

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Ecoisland- A Future Vision

The Isle of Wight plans to become the first sustainable region in Britain The Isle of Wight aims to be a “greenprint” – not a blueprint, for a new kind of Britain – powered by renewable energy. The vision comes from entrepreneur David Green who has powered the little island in the English Channel into […]

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Liquid Air – A Major Upcoming Technology?

Long established science may be the key to a renewable electricity grid Compressing gases to liquids has been around for a long time. Liquid air powered cars were available in the early 1900s, but the technology was not mature enough and was superseded by petrol and diesel. Now it looks like liquid air, a versatile, […]

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Scotland to Develop Deep-Water Wind Power

£15m funding to build better foundations for offshore wind turbines   The Scottish Government is pushing forward to develop wind farms in deeper water off its coasts by creating a £15 million finance initiative, called the Scottish Innovative Foundation Technologies Fund, to help develop deep-water wind turbine foundations, which will prototype supports for wind turbines […]

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Bentley Car Factory Goes Green With The UK's Largest Roof-Top Solar Installation

 Over 20,000 Solar Panels to be mounted on top of factory The world-famous Bentley Motors car company is installing the UK’s largest roof mounted solar panel system in its factory in Crewe, in the midlands of England. Over 20,000 solar panels with a capacity of 5MW are being fixed to the roof of the factory […]