SunEdison to build Europe's biggest solar plant

A US company is to build Europe’s largest solar power plant in north-east Italy. SunEdison will develop a photovoltaic facility near the town of Rovigo, covering the size of 120 football pitches. SunEdison supplied more kilowatt hours of energy than any other solar provider in the US last year. SunEdison president Carlos Domenech said the […]

Carbon cuts take off at Heathrow

Heathrow Airport expects to save more than £1m a year following an upgrade of its air conditioning system at Terminal 5. The work was carried out by air filter manufacturer Vokes-Air Group and has resulted in a reduction in both energy consumption and CO2 emissions. The cost of fully replacing the existing equipment in Terminal […]

T-Mac's view of the new government

Lisa Wilkinson discusses the new government

REA Awards set for June

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) will host its annual Awards on 10th June this year. Shortlists of the nominations have already been drawn up and final judging will take place in May.

Sainsbury’s unveils sustainability blueprint

Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has unveiled a five-year pact with Imperial College London’s Faculty of Engineering and Grantham Institute for Climate Change to reduce its carbon footprint. Plans are underway for how Sainsbury’s stores might provide heat and recycled water to customers’ homes. Other initiatives includeSmart Grid technology, which will help reduce Sainsbury’s energy demand, with […]

Petronas Towers cuts electricity use by 60%

Electricity use in Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Towers, the tallest twin buildings in the world, has been cut by up to 60% following the installation of light detection controls. Lighting management specialists Ex-Or installed LightSpot sensors in more than 40 floors of the 88-storey buildings, which turn on when an area becomes occupied then automatically switch […]

Colliery to become world’s first near-zero emissions power station

The world’s first large scale Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle, near-zero emissions power station is to built on the site of Hatfield Colliery near Doncaster, Yorkshire. Construction of the 900 megawatt facility by UK company Powerfuel will be in two phases. Phase I will involve building an 800MW combined cycle gas turbine facility, while phase II […]

Uganda poised for oil breakthrough

Uganda is on the brink of becoming one of the main players in world oil production. The Lake Albert region of the country is home to an estimated 400m barrels of oil. The site covers an area of over 12,000 square kilometres which has been split up into three blocks. These blocks, Block 1, 2 […]

ENER-G boosts European presence

A sustainable energy technology business from Salford has expanded into Europe with the purchase of two specialist engineering businesses in Italy and Romania. ENER-G has taken over Milan-based MGM Engineering and EnALT Engineering and Contracting, situated in Bucharest. ENER-G group managing director Derek Duffill said: “The acquisition of MGM and EnALT will drive ENER-G’s specialist […]

Lisa Wilkinson discusses aMT

T-Mac’s Lisa Wilkinson talks about aMT