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  • Rubber roads pave the way for green infrastructure

    A new trial in Coventry will see rubberised asphalt made of recycled waste tyres used to pave the roads. Made by building materials company Tarmac, the road-surfacing material is made from end-of-life tyres (ELTs), which are granulated and included in an asphalt mix. The firm claims it is the first company in the UK to […]

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  • Renewable jobs around the world topped 11 million in 2018

    Renewable jobs around the world topped 11 million in 2018. That’s according to the latest analysis by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) – this figure compares with 10.3 million clean energy jobs in 2017, the increase being driven by renewable energy industries increasingly spreading around the globe. The report notes more countries are manufacturing, […]

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  • Chinese property developer makes major investment in EV factories

    Evergrande Group has announced a 160 billion yuan ($23.1bn) investment to build electric vehicle (EVs) factories in Guangzhou. The property developer aims to invest in the Nansha district to set up three major production bases, according to a statement the local government reportedly sent to the Global Times. It suggests one of the bases will […]

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  • TESS 2019: Film of the Day

    If you weren’t one of the 300 people who attended the inaugural run of The Energy Solutions Show (TESS) at Millennium Point in Birmingham, take a look at the film of the day right here to see what we got up to. Topics covered electric vehicles, energy efficiency, battery storage and even the potential role of […]

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  • ‘Most meat won’t come from animals’ by 2040

    By 2040, most of the meat on our tables won’t come from animals. That’s the prediction from researchers at global consultancy AT Kearney, who predict by this time, 60% of ‘meat products’ will be either artificially grown in giant laboratories or be replaced by plant-based proteins such as seitan, tofu and mycoprotein. Many scientists suggest […]

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  • Former Energy Secretary Andrea Leadsom drops out of leadership race

    Andrea Leadsom has dropped out of the Conservative Party leadership race following the first round of voting from MPs. The Former Energy Secretary secured only 11 votes, putting her in the bottom three places and thus being eliminated from the running. Boris Johnson secured 114 votes, significantly more than the 105 he needed to guarantee […]

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  • US invests $39m to improve existing coal power stations

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) is providing $39 million (£31m) in funding for research and development to improve the nation’s existing coal-fired power stations. The grant is being shared by 17 projects that aim to improve the overall performance, efficiency, reliability and flexibility of the coal-fired fleet. The research will support DOE’s goal to […]

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  • Webinar: MCPD – what your business needs to know

    The Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) and Specific Generator Regulation aim to improve air quality and reduce pollution by cutting harmful emissions from medium combustion plants (1-50 MW) and specified generators.  The regulations apply to all medium combustion plants across the UK including back-up generators, Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant and boilers. The legislation […]

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  • Anaerobic digestion firm fined £19,000 for odour pollution

    A company in Middlesbrough specialising in anaerobic digestion has been ordered to pay £19,670 for odour pollution. BioConstruct NewEnergy, operating in Imperial Avenue, pleaded guilty at Teesside Magistrates Court to offences which occurred in July 2018. Chris Bunting, prosecuting on behalf of the Environment Agency, told the court the firm’s facility, which produces electricity from […]

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  • Competition seeks new tech to reduce offshore crew transfer vessel emissions

    A new competition aimed at accelerating the development of technologies that can help reduce the emissions and fuel consumption of crew transfer vessels (CTVs) has been launched. The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) is providing up to £100,000, from a total funding pot of £300,000, to the winning technologies to support demonstration or development. […]

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