50KW floating solar farm opens in Norfolk

A 50KW floating solar farm has been opened in Norfolk. East Green Energy’s plant is expected to generate more than 43,500kWh of power a year. It can withstand winds of up to 118mph and has the same advantages as a ground or roof mounted solar array although it requires fewer panels for the same output, the company claims. It […]

London infrastructure ‘should be 50% green by 2050’

London should be made up of 50% green infrastructure by 2050. That’s according to a new report by the Green Infrastructure Task Force which suggests targets for the mayor by 2050. It states ensuring half the city is made up of green buildings would allow it to maintain its status as “one of the world’s greenest capital cities”. […]

Wave energy developer receives EU funding

A wave energy developer has received an EU grant to build a power station in Gibraltar. The European Commission will fund 30% of the total construction costs. During the first phase, Israeli firm Eco Wave Power (EWP) will build a 100KW power station. In the second phase the power plant will be expanded to 5MW – which […]

Macedonia gets €37m to connect energy market to EU

A $37million (£24m) loan from a London-based bank will be used to build a transmission link to connect Albanian and Macedonian energy markets to the EU. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will provide the loan to the Macedonian electricity transmission system operator (MEPSO). MEPSO is responsible for electricity transmission and power control in the […]

US army fined $60k for hazardous waste in Alaska

The US Army has been fined $59,220 (£40k) for alleged violations of its hazardous waste permit in Fort Wainwright, Alaska. The facility is covered under a permit which requires the Army to notify the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of any new solid waste. EPA said the Army violated its permit by failing to notify it […]

Canada to put climate change warnings on fuel pumps

Climate change warnings will be placed on fuel pumps under a new law in the City of Vancouver, Canada. The design will be a combination of linking the use of fossil fuels and climate change alongside positive alternatives on how to maintain a more efficient vehicle. The labels will be stuck to either fuel nozzle […]

Gas system short – DMR

The gas system has opened 12mcm short this morning, according to npower’s daily market report. The Norwegian pipeline Langeled is currently nominating 44mcm and flows through the South Hook are at 28mcm. Temperatures today are higher than seasonal normal levels. Tim Carter from npower’s Optimisation Desk said: “For the end of December we are expecting […]

Onshore wind generation ‘up by 62% this year’

Onshore wind generation in the UK has increased by 62% compared to last year. That’s according to the UK Government’s latest report on energy trends for renewables – which compares last year’s Q2 with this year’s. Onshore wind generation went up from 3TWh to 4.9TWh whilst offshore wind increased from 2.1TWh to 3.6TWh – a growth of 70%. […]

China lent £130m to slash coal use

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing a $130 million (£86m) loan to slash coal use in Qingdao, China. The project aims to tap low carbon power sources such as natural gas, solar, thermal and waste heat recovered from industrial plants, instead of coal. It will use the energy to power its district heating, cooling and power […]

Greece taken to EU court over illegal landfill

The European Commission is taking Greece to the Court of Justice over poor waste management again. It is being referred for an illegal landfill on the island of Corfu. The Temploni landfill, which has been operating in breach of EU waste regulation since 2007, is a “serious risk for human health and the environment”, the Commission said. Various […]