Recently, representatives of the renewable energy industry from across the European Union met in London at the REA’s EU-UK Energy Union Conference. High on the agenda was the European Commission’s vision of an Energy Union, the economic and political implications of Brexit, and the global transformation presently underway in the energy industry.… Read More
Minus7 Ltd announces the recent acquisition of Engenius Limited as a new subsidiary into the Minus7 group. Engenius provides excellent Solar PV design, installation and maintenance capabilities, servicing domestic, commercial and utility scale businesses across the South of England. Minus7 believe that the expertise Engenius brings will greatly contribute toward expanding their current service offer for their award-winning building integrated hybrid technology, particularly with their new offering incorporating roof integrated PV tile planks.… Read More
Making Waves Marketing has developed a number of mini packages to support clients during challenging times – particularly during the current low oil price. Never has it been more important to keep your company’s products and services at the forefront of your customers’ minds, and we can help with ensuring your marketing doesn’t lose momentum, even if your budgets have been slashed. … Read More
It’s time for oil investors to start taking electric cars seriously.
In the next two years, Tesla and Chevy plan to start selling electric cars with a range of more than 200 miles priced in the $30,000 range. Ford is investing billions, Volkswagen is investing billions, and Nissan and BMW are investing billions.… Read More
According to the leaked letter from UK Energy Secretary, Amber Rudd, the UK is forecast to miss the renewable energy target under which it is supposed to get 15% of UK’s energy consumption from renewable sources by 2020.
The letters from Rudd, acquired by the Ecologist, reveal that the UK is expected to fall short of reaching the 2020 target by 3.5% or 50 TW/h, but adds that ‘publically we are clear that the UK continues to make progress to meet the target.’
Commenting on the leaked letter, Molly Scott Cato, the Green MEP, told The Guardian that Rudd had“serious questions to answer about why she has reported something to parliament which appears inconsistent with what she has been telling other ministers.”
Amber Rudd admitted to the Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee on Tuesday, November 10, that the UK currently does not have the right policies to meet the EU target.… Read More
When Ben Board saw the image of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi lying dead face down on the beach, he was distraught – but he also knew that he was in a unique position to do something practical to help save more children from drowning.
As well as being a father-of-two, Mr Board works at Unique Seaflex, an Isle of Wight firm that manufactures life-saving, sea-rescue equipment.… Read More
The first months of operating the BlueTEC tidal energy platform have been a success, according to the BlueTEC Texel Tidal partnership: with every tidal flow, the platform supplies electricity into the Dutch national grid. The success has led project partners to work toward developing plans for the installation of a second, larger turbine.… Read More
Nearly 100 experts from across North West Europe have converged on the Port of Dover at the conclusion of a three-year study into generating green tidal energy.
The delegates – all leaders in their fields – were in town for a two day Pro-Tide conference last week which scrutinised the results of tests and analysis carried out in Dover, the Isle of Wight, the Netherlands, Belgium and France.… Read More
by Lord Oxburgh
From Brent Spar to the Arctic 30 protesters, oil and gas companies have traditionally been regarded as the environment movement’s most implacable foes. So it is hard to overstate the significance of the letter sent in June by six of the largest European oil and gas firms to the United Nations and its member governments.… Read More
A renewable energy firm has been granted a licence to explore the potential for harvesting tidal energy off the north coast of the Isle of Man, a British Crown dependency located in the Irish Sea. Manx Tidal Energy will assess if generating electricity near the Point of Ayre is commercially viable.… Read More