National Trust for Scotland is contacting all its 320,000 members urging them to support John Muir Trust’s opposition to the Stronelairg wind farm development that has already been strenuously opposed by both Scottish Natural Heritage, and the Cairngorms National Park Authority..
Offshore wind is now an annual multi-billion pound market poised for double-digit growth at least until 2020. This is exactly why a 20:20 vision of ''Beyond 2020 energy policy dialogues should start now, to discover the scenarios of what wind farm operators and other energy player should be planning to co-ordinate when current turbine lifetimes expire.
As NPL (National Physical Laboratory) and Manchester University sign a MOU (memorandum of understanding to work on quality and standards to bring graphene closer to practical use, ab approach to accelerate commercialisation of the remarkable 2D material, on the other side of the globe is Ionic Industries aka Grafitech, subsidiary of Australia's Strategic Energy Resources at work with Monash University to develop sustainable manufacture of graphene from natural graphite and grapheme-based nano-filtration membranes.
US and European nuclear experts and observers emphasise that an industry which has previously been geared up for expansion may have little acquaintance with decommission costs, and shortage of nuclear engineers. It is viewed as an emerging market of somet €80.4bn as an estimated spend for global decommissioning in the next 25 year with some 200 reactors to be shut down by 2040.
Long time a happy user of Petrol Prices which does a price comparison of local garages saving many pennies seeing offered what in the way of diesel prices and how far away one had to drive to reach the fuel, Gaberlunzie has been using a energy supplier swtiching scheme also from Petrol Prices.
A new kind of clean, cheap battery that stores energy from solar and wind power has come to market. It is claimed as by far the cheapest of a new generation of large, long-lived batteries that could make it possible to rely heavily on intermittent, renewable energy sources.
Thync is creating a new category of wearable products based on advanced neuroscience, and engineering the first lifestyle wearable that uses neurosignaling algorithms– waveforms that signal neural pathways –to shift and optimise people's state of mind in areas related to energy, calm, and focus.
EDF ER (EDF Energy Renewables) has acquired the rights to develop the Blyth Offshore Wind Demonstration Project near Blyth port, Northumberland, securing both the seabed rights from The Crown Estate, and associated land rights and meteorological data from the ORE Catapult.
KPMG’s principal adviser in Cyber Security practice argues that important security risks need to be addressed before any benefits of this technology can be truly realised. His comment comes after flaws were uncovered in smart metering devices used in the equivalent Spanish programme.
Everyone has a trick or two – weight, balance, sound – to guess what is inside a sealed package. But when the package contains 30-to-40-year-old waste from Britain's nuclear reactors, such options are not on the table.
After getting approval for the project in March 2012, the Institute, located in Villeurbanne near Lyon, was created in January 2014 by twelve shareholders from the electricity sector in France, including companies and academic partners 'in the spirit of scientific collaboration'.
In September the Virtual Reality Factory was launched in Coventry by Siemens to showcase UK's manufacturing potential and to urge the UK Government to provide tax reliefs for SME’s, encouraging investment in new productivity enhancing technologies - as well as industry funding for a ‘living laboratory.’ Already robots, sensor tools, Additive Manufacture & power cable developments are forging ahead in Europe, in the morph towards creating the fourth, probably to be quickly followed by the fifth Industrial revolution.
High-performance energy storage technologies for the automotive industry or mobile phone batteries and notebooks providing long battery times – these visions of the future are being brought one step nearer to the present by scientists from Graz University of Technology.
Lightsource Renewable Energy is predicting a ‘solar boom’ in Scotland and has opened a new office in Livingston to take advantage of it, as the majority of it's £1.1billion of UK investment in the solar industry up to now been deployed on large-scale ground mount projects. This year it also acquire Renewable Resources that has installed more than770 rooftops installations.
The UK is to join the USA and play a key role in an international project to develop a radical new type of nuclear power station that is safer, more cost-effective, compact, quicker and less disruptive to build than any previously constructed.
In October 2014 the European Commission invited the fusion community into the heart of the European Quarter, the Solvay Library, to officially launch the European Consortium for the Development of Fusion Energy, EUROfusion for short. The new consortium agreement will substitute the fourteen year-old European Fusion Development Agreement (EFDA), as well as 29 bilateral Association agreements between the Commission and research institutions in 27 countries.
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