£3.5m green energy centre for London apartments

A £3.5 million energy centre which will provide low carbon heating is to be built in London. Vital Energi will install a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant at the 28-storey Merano Residences development, which will be situated on the Albert Embankment. The underground system will take the waste heat created during electricity generation and use […]

London Array offshore wind farm seen from space

The world’s largest offshore wind farm in London was seen from space, photos released by NASA reveal. Taken by its Landsat 8 satellite, it shows the London Array’s 175 turbines as white dots (pictured) in the Thames Estuary, where the River Thames meets the North Sea. The turbines are spread over 40 square miles with […]

World’s largest solar bridge reaches half point

The Blackfriars solar bridge, set out to be the world’s largest, reached half point yesterday as the 2,200th solar panel was installed. The new bridge being built over the Thames river will have more than 4,400 solar panels installed and is an upgrade to the 1886 Victorian bridge to help cater for more passengers and […]

Hosepipe ban still in place despite heavy rainfall

Despite saying ‘signs of recovery’ from drought are being seen, a water company is still putting the hosepipe ban in full force. South East Water said the last three months of rainfall, since the ban was imposed, are now reaching crucial water reserves. But the company is still encouraging its 2.1 million customers to ‘keep […]

Hosepipe ban could be lifted ‘sooner than expected’

Thames Water said it may lift its hosepipe ban after wet weather in the country reduced the risk of drought. This will be done as long as the British weather does not take ‘an unexpectedly Saharan twist.’ This seems to confirm the Environment Agency’s statement last month that drought is over in some parts of […]

Hydro power to light up royal residence

Two turbines have been installed on the River Thames and will generate electricity to power Windsor Castle. The two forty-tonne Archimedes screws, the largest in the UK, will generate 300 kilowatts of energy every hour for up to half of the royal residence. The project, which will cost developers Southeast Power Engineering Ltd around £1.7m […]

E.ON to invest 7 billion Euro on renewable energy

Energy provider E.ON is set to invest 7 billion Euro over the next five years in renewable energy and offshore wind farms. One of the first things to be built using the cash will be the Amrumbank wind farm in the German North Sea, which is expected to supply enough green electricity to 300,000 households. […]

Thames Water appoint new chief financial officer

Thames Water have appointed Simon Siddall as their new chief financial officer. Simon Siddall will join the company as it embarks on the second year of a £1 billion investment programme to improve the Thames Valley’s water infrastructure. Martin Baggs, Thames Water’s chief executive, said: “Stuart has a proven track record as a finance director […]