Scottish Renewables Annual Conference features the National Grid, Ofgem, the Committee on Climate Change with some 200 delegates at the March 1-2 event focused on current issues and future opportunities.
Nuclear Energy Insider has produced a splendid resource with a new graphic Overview of European Nuclear Power Industry as a backgrounder for The Nuclear Power Plant Optimisation Summit Europe, being held in Brussels, Belgium.
The performance of modern buildings is judged not just by how much they cost to build, but how much they cost to run, how much energy they consume, how little they damage the environment, and in general, how sustainable they are.
Avaaz, the petitioning group is reporting nuclear experts fearful because Belgium has restarted two ancient and cracked nuclear power plants that could threaten to unleash a nuclear disaster in Europe.
As Gertrude hammers through Scotland, an innovative planar photonic crystal chip, fabricated at the University of St. Andrews has been tested at the FOM institute AMOLF in the Amsterdam Science Park, and used to generate ultrafast (163fs long) and subwavelength (203nm wide) nanoscale rogue waves.
Mainstream Renewable Power is in exclusive discussions with a consortium led by InterGen to take its 450MW Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm off Scotland to financial close and into construction. The consortium includes Siemens Project Ventures, The Marguerite Fund and Infrared Capital, and was announced at Scottish Renewables offshore wind conference in Glasgow
Gaia-Wind’s 133 small wind turbines, designed in Denmark (described as similar to a large tree) and manufactured at Port Dundas, Glasgow, recently sold two units to Japan, to be distributed by YBM Japan Inc, part of Gaia-Wind’s network of resellers with a team in Tokyo winning a contract for a further eight units. Gaia expects to export more than 100 turbines to Japan over the next year.
Italian physicist and former ATLAS spokeswoman Fabiola Gianotti becomes the15th director-general of the CERN particle-physics lab near Geneva, founded in 1953.
On 1 January she succeeded Rolf-Dieter Heuer, who after seven years in charge now takes up a place on a new seven-member panel that will give scientific advice to the European Commission.
Scottish Renewables is to holds its annual Offshore Wind Conference in Glasgow for the first time this year, on 26 January in partnership with the UK Government-backed ORE (Offshore Renewable Energy) Catapult technology and innovation centre, that is based in the city.
On Dec. 12, 2015, in Paris, 196 countries mustered historic unanimity to begin to curtail the worst impacts of climate change, including drought, flooding and unbearable heat that could threaten coastal cities and cause mass migration, leading to major conflict. The rapid in rise in atmospheric CO2 as a product of burning fossil fuels has, over time, overwhelmed the carbon recycling process that kept climate and temperatures more or less stable—and which is itself a feature of plate tectonics. Once again, therefore, the inner mechanics of the Earth are playing a pivotal role in human affairs—putting the geo in geopolitics
A group of researchers in Japan and China identified the requirements for the development of new types of extremely low power consumption electric devices by studying Cr-doped (Sb, Bi)2Te3 thin films and the study reported in "Nature Communications".
Interest in Na-ion (high energy sodium batteries ) has increased, yet relatively little research means nextgen materials have not yet come to market. Na-ion batteries, a direct replacement for Li-ion (lithium-ion) , allows current Li-ion manufacturers to use existing equipment to construct batteries with Faradion’s next-gen materials.
Energy consumption can be one of the most critical cost factors in manufacturing, especially for processes requiring a continuous and intensive use of energy in a world of renewable energy peaks and troughs.
Giant comets named centaurs, move on unstable orbits crossing the paths of the massive outer planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. The planetary gravitational fields can occasionally deflect these objects in towards the Earth
Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission claims to have completed and energised its section of the Beauly – Denny 400kV replacement line between Beauly and the Wharry Burn. The overall project was completed November 2015 when Scottish Power Energy Networks construct the final 20 km of replacement line.
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