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Posted on Nov 11 2014 - 2:41pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on 1m dia horizontal wind turbine, delivers exceptional power in every day winds

The new LE-450 wind turbine from Leading Edge Turbines is now the most powerful small wind turbine with a 1m dia rotor on the market today, able to deliver exceptional power at in every day winds of 5-8m/s (11-18mph). With a power output of 105 Watts at 8m/s (17mph), the turbine can generate up to 450 Watts in strong winds. The LE-450 horizontal axis wind turbine addresses the increasing demand for...

Posted on Nov 7 2014 - 4:37pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on FLAGSHIP WALNEY OFFSHORE WIND FARM ONE STEP CLOSER TO EXPANSION

Walney Extension offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea has been given consent from the government to go ahead, which if built could triple the size of Walney Offshore wind farm, already one of the biggest wind farms in the world. The wind farm is expected to create 230 new jobs over the four year construction period and around 185 jobs annually during the expected 25 year lifespan. Once built, the wind...

Posted on Oct 13 2014 - 7:30am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on £300 Million Budget to launch UK Auctions for Renewables

Renewable electricity projects will compete for £300 million in support this autumn – an increase of £95 million from the indicative budget published in July, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey announced today. The funding for Contracts for Difference, which provide long-term certainty for investors, are a cornerstone of the Government’s reforms to the electricity markets, designed...

Posted on Oct 10 2014 - 10:45am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Jee Ltd awarded pioneering cable solutions contract

Jee Ltd, a leading independent multi-discipline subsea engineering and training firm, has been awarded a contract from Scottish Enterprise to develop subsea electrical array cable solutions for tidal energy installations. The contract is part of a pioneering study for the marine energy industry in Scotland, and will see Jee develop solutions for locating, securing, protecting and recovering electrical...

Posted on Oct 2 2014 - 7:30am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Renewable Electricity in the UK Regions Report

A special feature in the September 2014 edition of Energy Trends looks at renewable electricity in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the regions of England in 2013. The article covers all renewables including those that are not eligible for the Renewables Obligation or Feed in Tariffs. It updates a similar article that was published in September 2013. The main features of the latest statistics...

Posted on Sep 18 2014 - 9:45am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Attractiveness of UK renewables fall to its lowest level in five years

UK falls to 7th place in renewable energy attractiveness index for the first time since December 2009 Fall prompted by yet more policy tinkering and the Government’s rush to allocate available funding Dynamic emerging markets further threaten UK’s appeal as an investment destination The UK’s appeal as a destination for renewable energy investment is now at its lowest level for almost five years...

Posted on Sep 15 2014 - 9:45am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Environmental support for National Grids new North West Coast Project

SLR Consulting has provided extensive environmental support to National Grid that has informed the development of the company’s North West Coast Connections project, which started its second round of public pre-application consultation on 4 September. This Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) is the largest that National Grid has undertaken in the UK since the electricity transmission...

Posted on Sep 15 2014 - 7:30am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Hanergy Official Solar Partner For Formula E Beijing EPrix

Hanergy Solar Group Limited, the world’s leading thin-film solar technology enterprise, was the official solar energy partner of the Beijing ePrix for the FIA Formula E Championship. Formula E is the world’s first fully-electric motorsport series competing on 10 city-centre street circuits around the world, beginning with Beijing racing around the iconic Olympic ‘Bird’s Nest’ Stadium. It...

Posted on Sep 2 2014 - 9:45am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Hanson takes steps towards 2020 sustainability targets

Development of a solar farm at Ketton cement works in Rutland is just one of the major initiatives highlighted in Hanson UK’s 2014 performance and sustainability report. The report covers five over-arching themes for the calendar year 2013 – people; carbon; water and biodiversity; waste and raw materials and systems – and sets out the company’s 2020 targets for each of these areas. Investment...

Posted on Sep 1 2014 - 9:45am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Solar tracker panels installed at Tesco offices at Shire Park

As part of Tesco on-going commitment to reduce our impact on the environment and improve energy efficiency, we have installed 15kW of solar panels at our Shire Park offices in Welwyn Garden City. Tesco have installed two sets of panels. The first is a ‘solar tracker’ system which follows the sun’s path to maximise energy generation, one of the first solar tracking systems to be installed...