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Suzuki mulls electric car launch in India

Japanese motor group Suzuki Motor Corporation is looking into launching electric cars in India, a representative told Indian news agency PTI. Although the country’s infrastructure, such as plug sockets, presented a problem for the move at the moment executive vice president Toshihiro Suzuki said it was “under consideration”, reported IBN Live.

North Korea announces progress on uranium enrichment

North Korea’s Foreign Ministry has announced that it is making progress on work to enrich uranium and build a nuclear power plant, according to reports. The news has caused anxiety on the international scene over fears Pyongyang may use the technology for nuclear weapons. North Korea’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the construction […]

Rolls-Royce bags contract worth up to $650 million

Rolls-Royce has been awarded contracts worth up to $650 million by a Brazilian oil and gas company, Petrobras. Rolls-Royce will supply 32 gas turbines, which includes waste to heat recovery units. The turbines will be used on eight specialist vessels for the extraction of oil and gas. The British company will also provide long-term services, […]

UK rekindles CCS affair with first pilot plant

Power supplier SSE has opened the UK’s first carbon capture plant, built at Ferrybridge in West Yorkshire. The project is a collaboration between SSE, Doosan Power Systems and Vattenfall and is the first of its size to be integrated into a live power plant in the UK. The plant bridges an important gap between small […]

Trade body gets smart

An American trade association has formed a committee, which aims to advance the state of smart technology. The Consumer Electronics Association has set up a committee, which aims to accelerate the development of smart technology to help their clients introduce them into the market and improve their compatibility with the future smart grid. The smart […]

Offshore Marine Project Development Manager

Renewables Jobshop is working with RES Offshore which has world leading expertise in the delivery of offshore wind farm projects. Development, construction and operational processes are supported by extensive in-house technical and engineering skills. RES Offshore has had an active and successful project delivery presence in all offshore wind leasing rounds in the UK, through […]

Government watchdogs drag Barker over the coals

Energy Minister Greg Barker faced tough questions yesterday from MPs about controversial changes to the solar Feed-in Tariffs (FiTs) scheme. The solar industry is angry over the decision to cut the level of solar funds available from December, rather than the planned date of April 2012. At an emergency meeting of both the energy and […]

Renewable Energy centres get green light

The government has given the green light to start new offshore renewable centres as part of the National Infrastructure Plan. These centres to be based in Humber, Tees, Tyne, Lowestoft/Great Yarmouth and Sheerness will provide support for businesses that wish to invest in manufacturing for the renewable sector. The plan announced by Chancellor George Osborne […]

Investment in infrastructure is a smart idea

Yesterday’s decision by the Chancellor to invest in UK infrastructure has been backed by engineers and representatives of the wires and pipes transmission networks. They say that creating a smart network will bode well for the future. David Smith, Energy Networks Association Chief Executive said: “The smarter network will empower the public and help them […]