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Oil and gas workers struggle to make transition to renewables and access green industry jobs

A recent survey of 600 offshore workers has suggested that high training costs could be a potential barrier in enabling people to transition from fossil fuels to the green industry. The poll, commissioned by Friends of the Earth Scotland, Platform and Greenpeace and supported by the trade union RMT and Unite Scotland, discovered that those […]

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North Sea Transition Deal will protect and drive new green energy jobs for the future

New measures announced in the North Sea Transition Deal will ensure skilled oil and gas professionals are not left behind in the accelerated transition towards a low carbon future. The UK government announced a landmark deal ensuring oil and gas workers remain a part of a low carbon future. The sector deal between the UK […]

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The Earthshot Prize – a decade of action to repair our Earth

Prince William and Sir David Attenborough have joined forces and announced the launch of one of the most prestigious global environmental awards in history. Prince William believes the world is at a tipping point and explains that the Earthshot prize is his and Sir David Attenborough’s effort to ensure we can pass our planet onto […]

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Renewable Generation Reaches Record High in 2018

  Over the past year, output from renewable sources rose to another record high, generating an estimated 33% of the UK total electricity in 2018. In combination with nuclear, low-carbon sources contributed 53% of UK generation last year. The share from fossil fuels decreased to its lowest ever, according to a newly-released report from think-tank […]

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Hendry Review Gives Thumbs-up to Tidal Lagoons

Renewable source could provide up to 10% of UK electricity A government report on the feasibility of using tidal lagoons to provide up to 10% of the UK’s electricity, the Hendry Review, has come out very strongly in favour of them. Former Energy Minister Charles Hendry says, “I believe that the evidence is clear that […]

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Solar Energy Outshines Its Rivals

World Energy Hits a Turning Point: Solar That’s Cheaper Than Wind Solar energy is becoming the cheapest source of electricity globally, undercutting fossil fuels and its big renewable rival, wind power. This has happened in isolated projects in the past: an especially competitive auction in the Middle East, for example, resulting in particularly low solar […]

Thumbnail : Google to be Powered by 100% Renewables from 2017

Google to be Powered by 100% Renewables from 2017

Internet Giant Goes Green in a Big Way The internet giant Google is going to be fully powered by renewable energy from next year. It has been gradually moving to the use of electricity from environmentally-friendly sources over the past few years, but from 2017 its electricity will be from wholly-renewable sources. The company has […]

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Wake Up and Smell the Coffee Power

bio-bean makes biofuels from waste coffee Pioneering, award-winning company bio-bean is the brainchild of former architectural student Arthur Kay. It makes biofuels from coffee waste. The idea came to Kay while studying at The Bartlett, UCL. In two years, bio-bean has grown to a team of twenty with an industrial-scale factory, winning multiple awards in […]

Thumbnail : Report Shows Renewable Electricity Plunging in Costs

Report Shows Renewable Electricity Plunging in Costs

Joint IEA-NEA investigation is optimistic about renewables over fossil fuels A Joint IEA-NEA report has just been released. This is the latest in a series of reports which look at the LCOE (Levelised Cost of Electricity).  It analysed 181 plants in 22 countries, from nuclear, fossil fuel and renewable generators. It says, “The cost of producing […]

Thumbnail : First UK Tidal Lagoon Generates Another £100m in Funding

First UK Tidal Lagoon Generates Another £100m in Funding

Equity investment means Swansea renewable project will start later this year Essentially, the project is to wall off a 9.5 Km section of Swansea bay with a breakwater, then use the large tidal range, of over 10 metres, to generate electricity through a turbine as the tide ebbs and flows. This is quite similar to […]

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