Tsunami-hit Fukushima to become renewable energy hub

The region, which was the site of the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear accident, could become home to 11 solar power plants and 10 wind power plants

Planning applications submitted for Ireland-UK interconnector

The €400m Greenlink Interconnector will be able to carry enough electricity to power around 380,000 homes

ENGIE Africa completes Egypt’s largest wind farm 45 days early

The 262.5MW Ras Ghareb wind farm is now fully connected to the grid and is ready for commercial operation

Work restarts on waste-to-biogas plant in Swindon

The facility will convert 8,000 tonnes per year of household waste into 2.2 million cubic metres of natural gas

E.ON inks PPA with RWE Renewables for wind power

The Big Six supplier is buying around 3TWh of power annually from wind farms operated by RWE

Governments ‘must prepare for sea level rise of three metres by 2100’

A new report from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers warns sea level rises by the end of the century are likely to be significantly greater than previously estimated

Major oil and gas companies ‘are already entering the world of virtual reality’

A new report suggests the technology allows energy firms to fast-track the process of resource discovery, well-planning and employee training

Scotland
Scotland ‘could be poised for a clean heat revolution’

That’s the call from industry body Scottish Renewables, which suggests a new Heat Networks Bill could see the equivalent of 460,000 homes heated renewably by 2030

Cornwall Local Energy Market reaches ‘flexibility breakthough’

The local Distribution System Operator and the Transmission System Operator are now able to procure flexibility from homes and businesses simultaneously

Test Valley announces new EV infrastructure upgrades

The chargers across the Hampshire borough will be powered by renewable energy supplied by Vattenfall