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  • Ireland grants €25m for energy efficiency projects

    The Irish Government is providing funding totalling €25 million (£21m) to support communities to make homes and businesses more energy efficient. A total of 57 projects have won the grants to deliver energy upgrades to nearly 700 homes and 570 community and commercial buildings in every county in Ireland. They include the installation of energy […]

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  • Guest Blog: Haydn Young – The rise of the Power Purchase Agreement

    Attend any energy event in 2019 and you’ll hear about Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). PPAs are contracts between renewable electricity generators and purchasers, typically for a long duration, that enable purchasers to have a fixed price certainty and generators to invest in renewable generation to supply the power. If the purchaser has available land or […]

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  • Aberdeen University sets sight on new Centre for Energy Transition

    The University of Aberdeen is to launch a new Centre for Energy Transition that aims to align research and education programmes with the opportunities presented by Britain’s net zero ambition. The Centre, expected to be launched in 2020, will focus on all areas of energy-related research, with an emphasis on supporting the oil and gas […]

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  • Guest Blog: Duncan Everett – What the hell is AI anyway?

    Duncan Everett, Managing Director at Optimal Monitoring Artificial Intelligence (AI) is currently perceived in many ways. Some believe the Hollywood view of the self-aware, fully thinking autonomous entity, that will take over the world. Others that is no more than a complex, rules-based search engine that clever programmers have disguised as your new friend. They’re […]

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  • Sustainable phone dials in to a circular future

    Fairphone has launched its third device aimed at developing a more circular economy. The Amsterdam-based firm says the Fairphone 3 has been designed to be fully modular and repairable, meaning that if one component fails, the entire device does not need to be replaced, unlike with many other modern phones and gadgets. Made from recycled […]

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  • Geminor lands contract to handle waste wood in Norway

    Geminor has landed a contract to handle waste wood in Norway. The firm was awarded the tender by Norwegian waste producer Renovasjon i Grenland (RIG), which believes the contract to collect, transport and treat mixed waste wood is the first of its kind in the country. Starting in 2020, the agreement covers an annual handling […]

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  • Energy storage systems market ‘to reach $500bn by 2025’

    The global energy storage systems market is forecast to reach $500 billion (£410.7bn) by 2025. A new report from Global Market Insights predicts the sector will grow at a compound annual growth rate of more than 6% over the next several years. It says this will be driven by increasing demand for continuous electricity supply combined […]

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  • Solar-powered yacht surfs towards electric-assisted sailing

    A solar-powered yacht is to be unveiled at the 2019 Cannes Yachting Festival. Silent-Yachts’ Silent 55 takes the form of a battery-electric 56-foot catamaran – the firm says the €1.4 million (£1.27m) vessel has a much smaller carbon footprint than traditional boats, as well as lower operating costs, thanks to its 30 high-efficiency solar panels […]

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  • Siemens Gamesa selected for 95MW wind farm expansion in US

    Siemens Gamesa has been selected to provide the turbines for a 95MW wind farm expansion in the US. The move reinforces the wind giant’s partnership with MidAmerican Energy Company, which has chosen it to work on the Southern Hills Expansion project, which will be made up of 21 2.8MW wind turbines and will be located […]

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  • Will eco-conscious clubbing be hitting a dance floor near you?

    Will eco-conscious clubbing be hitting a dance floor near you? If you live near south east London’s Studio 338 then it might just be – the 3,000 capacity venue has announced a hot new lineup of green measures aiming to slash its environmental footprint. The venue plans to remove all single-use plastic, non-biodegradable and other […]

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