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And Now for Something Completely Different

Renewable technologies are constantly evolving, with manufacturers pushing the boundaries in innovation to find new solutions to meet our net zero target. Logistics and renewables consultancy, Inner Viking Ltd, have partnered with some of the most pioneering companies in flow, solar and wind generating solutions from across Europe and brought their products to the UK market […]

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Offshore wind could create 4500 jobs in UK

North East England’s offshore wind supply chain could create up to 4500 new jobs in the next five years, according to new research. A supply chain mapping exercise of the region’s cluster of companies involved in the sector also revealed turnover in their offshore wind activities is expected to more than double to £2.2bn in […]

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Vattenfall turn turbine into a poppy for Remembrance Sunday

A 125 metre high wind turbine has been “transformed” into a giant poppy in support of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal 2020. Energy company Vattenfall carried out the work on the turbine at Swinford wind farm in Leicestershire to promote the message that “this year more than ever, every poppy counts”. The wind turbine […]

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Industry reaction: offshore wind farms to power every home in UK

Boris Johnson has pledged that offshore wind farms will be powering every home in the country by 2030. We explore reactions from the industry to Boris’ plan to help the UK “build back greener”, announcing £160m to upgrade ports and factories for building turbines in Scotland, Wales, Teesside and Humber. According to Kevin Brundish, CEO […]

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AMTE Power reacts to PM’s pledge for wind farms to power every home by 2030

British battery manufacturer AMTE Power’s CEO, Kevin Brundish, shares his reaction to Boris Johnson’s pledge that offshore wind farms will be powering every home in the country by 2030. To help the country “build back greener,” the PM announced £160m to upgrade ports and factories for building turbines in places like Teesside and Humber, Scotland and […]

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UK renewable generation surged to new high in 2019

Renewable energy provided a record 37.1% of the UK’s electricity in 2019 – up from 33.1% in 2018, according to the latest government statistics. The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Digest of UK Energy Statistics 2020 reveals that renewable generation capacity increased by 2.9GW to 47.2GW in 2019, which was mainly driven […]

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Renewables eclipse other power sources

New data has revealed that renewables accounted for more electricity than any other power source in Great Britain for the first quarter of 2020, as blustery winds spurred renewables generation to 45% of the entire electricity mix. New quarterly data from analysts EnAppSys has found that between January and March 2020, 45% of electricity generation […]

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New tech needed to improve energy storage

In order for wind and solar to compete with fossil fuels, new ways of storing renewable energy must be found. Currently, lithium ion batteries are the go-to solution. Already used to bank backup power for hospitals, offices and even towns, they remain too expensive for most grid-applications, even with experts saying that the prices are […]

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The government abandons opposition to subsidising new onshore windfarms

Four years after ministers abolished support for new onshore wind projects, the Government has dropped its opposition to new onshore wind ‘competing for contracts to generate clean power’. The change follows the government’s pledge to reach its net zero target by 2050, a goal that the Committee on Climate Change has said could be reached […]

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