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Posted on Mar 7 2016 - 5:00pm by Scarlett Peters
Comments Off on Finland Sets Up EUR 80 Million Aid for Renewables

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...

Posted on Mar 7 2016 - 4:00pm by Scarlett Peters
Comments Off on Scott Speed joins Formula E commentary team

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...

Posted on Mar 7 2016 - 2:00pm by Scarlett Peters
Comments Off on Zero Waste Scotland welcomes bold new targets on food waste and circular economy

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...

Posted on Mar 7 2016 - 2:00pm by Scarlett Peters
Comments Off on GE’s Software Predicting Wind Turbine O&M Time

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...

Posted on Mar 7 2016 - 12:00pm by Scarlett Peters
Comments Off on Oldbaum Services Completes LiDAR Project in Japan

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...

Posted on Mar 4 2016 - 5:00pm by Scarlett Peters
Comments Off on BVG Associates: Southern North Sea Offshore Wind Projects Are Big Chance for UK Businesses

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...

Posted on Mar 4 2016 - 3:00pm by Scarlett Peters
Comments Off on New large-scale solar data and shortlisted project

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...

Posted on Aug 6 2015 - 8:05am by John Peters
Comments Off on Good Energy Chief Exec Speaks Out About Removal of Government Support

Juliet Davenport is the chief executive of Wiltshire-based renewable electricity company Good Energy. It owns six solar farms in the UK and supports over 90,000 people who generate electricity at home using small-scale solar. She said: “Ending support for solar power makes no sense at all. On one hand the government says it wants to keep household energy bills down by removing support for clean...

Posted on Jul 30 2015 - 5:11pm by John Peters
Comments Off on New stats show why Tories shouldn’t shoot the lion of the renewable energy sector

RenewableUK, the wind and marine energy trade association, says new Government statistics released today show that onshore and offshore wind energy is playing a crucial role in securing clean energy supplies for British homes, offices and factories. The Department of Energy and Climate Change has published its key annual Digest of UK Energy Statistics covering 2014. Electricity generated from renewable...

Posted on Jul 28 2015 - 8:11pm by John Peters
Comments Off on RenewableUK urges Government to heed voices of wind energy supporters

RenewableUK has handed a petition to 4 Government departments signed by over 3,000 people who support small and medium-scale wind generation to in the UK. The petition, received by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, highlights...