The Finnish Government has approved the Government Decree on General Terms of Granting Investment Aid for Renewable Energy and New Energy Technology.  The investment aid is intended for future energy solutions so that Finland can achieve its national targets and the targets laid down at EU level for 2030. Under the Government Programme, the use of renewable energy will be increased in a sustainable...

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (February 19 2016) – Formula E podium finisher Scott Speed will be part of the championship’s world feed commentary team for round five of the series, which takes place in Mexico City on March 12. Speed, who is racing for the Andretti team in the Global Rallycross Championship, is standing in for Dario Franchitti, who is on IndyCar duty in St. Petersburg, Florida. Speed...

Zero Waste Scotland today welcomed the launch of a bold new food waste reduction target as part of the Scottish Government’s new Circular Economy Strategy: Making Things Last. EU Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella joined Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead to announce the launch of the strategy during a visit to the circular-model textiles enterprise Kalopsia in Edinburgh. The Government aims...

GE, which launched a Digital Wind Farm ecosystem within its Onshore Wind Business in May 2015, said the system’s capabilities have the potential to be rolled out all across its onshore and offshore wind operations. “In our Renewable Energy business, the capacity to collect, store and share large amounts of data, as well as modelling and analytical capability, is transforming an already-transformative...

Scotland-based wind data consultancy Oldbaum Services has completed a project to collect data for offshore wind energy projects off Japan by using an onshore scanning LiDAR. Oldbaum Energy carried out the project in partnership with NRG Renewables. The company installed the Leosphere W200S, a long range, remote sensing system in the ARHokkaido province to gather and interpret data for an offshore...

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has appointment of Bram Gräber as group director of Maritime Services for its Offshore Energy division. Gräber will be responsible for the maritime services activities including heavy marine transport and subsea services within Boskalis, the company said in a release. As per 1 June 2016, he will succeed Frank Verhoeven who will be retiring from the company. Peter...

Several offshore wind farm projects planned in the Southern North Sea open up a sea of opportunities for UK suppliers who can demonstrate their value proposition and long-term commitment to the industry, Bruce Valpy of BVG Associates said today during the SNS2016 conference held in Norwich. Companies such as DONG, RWE, ScottishPower Renewables and Statkraft are all expected to install major offshore...

A summary of the data from 75 large-scale solar project proposals is now available. This data has been sourced from expressions of interest for ARENA’s large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) competitive round. It is expected to provide valuable information to stakeholders on trends in costs, generation yields and financing for this funding round. The analysis found that: the cost reductions ARENA...

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How a Breakthrough Product Portfolio Assessment is Changing Business Strategy and Yielding New Value URBAN SPACE: BASF products are everywhere in your home BASF, a Platinum Sponsor of Sustainable Brands, will be presenting the latest developments in its Sustainable Solution Steering™ project at the Sustainable Brands London event in Windsor (Nov 16-18). BASF has systematically reviewed and evaluated...

In less than two weeks, over 450 thought leaders from 30+ countries will gather at SB’15 London to discuss, share, and explore the evolving solutions allowing them to successfully translate environmental and social purpose into business and brand value. The event will boast three days of jam-packed programming providing the latest intelligence from top researchers, tangible solutions from brands...