US invests $16m to develop ultra-high temperature materials for gas turbine use

Projects will also develop new manufacturing processes that ensure turbine blades can withstand the extreme operating environments commonly found in natural gas turbines in both the aviation and power generation sectors

Nearly 30 US states see renewables generate more power than either coal or nuclear

Nationwide, renewables accounted for 20.8% of US electrical generation during the first eight months of 2020, ahead of 19.4% from nuclear and 18.4% from coal

Heating homes with wind power could offer £26m in benefits for consumers

A new report notes up to 540GWh of wind power could be absorbed by domestic heating across off-gas grid Scotland in 2030, saving £24 million per year in wind constraint payments

‘Unusual lull’ in wind power sparks National Grid energy warning

The Electricity System Operator says low levels of wind, generational outages and the balance of imports and exports are to blame for the impending power shortage

‘UK could become net exporter of electricity by 2040s’

A new report suggests this is a likely scenario regardless of what trade agreements are brokered post-Brexit

First foundation successfully installed at Hornsea 2

A total of 165 foundations are to be installed at what will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm

Tonik Energy goes bust

The gas and electricity supplier provided around 130,000 domestic customers with their energy – these customers will continue to receive a supply

Nuclear power ‘should not be considered an effective low carbon energy source’

A new report claims nations with larger-scale nuclear deployments do not tend to show significantly lower carbon emissions

Ørsted divests business customer portfolio to Total Gas and Power

The move comes as the Danish energy giant works to shrink its downstream operations and focus on building, owning and operating renewable generation assets

Siemens Gamesa helps ease Pakistan power shortages with eight new wind projects

Many parts of Pakistan suffer from power blackouts due to an overstretched electricity grid and around 40 million residents are thought to have no access to power supply