Ministers welcome arrival of first Hydrogen powered buses


The arrival of the three new Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses in Northern Ireland is the culmination of an exciting zero emissions bus pilot project powered by Green renewably produced Hydrogen. The buses, emit only water and will be 100 per cent powered by green renewable wind energy, responding to the global climate emergency by reducing air pollution and protecting […]

Wärtsilä gas conversion will add capacity to a Brazilian power plant


Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to convert the UTE Ponta Negra power plant, located in the Brazilian city of Manaus, to operate on natural gas instead of diesel fuel. The conversion will upgrade the plant’s performance, reduce its environmental impact, lower the operating costs, and ensure its availability and performance reliability. The contract with […]

Toyota strengthens strategic alliance in fuel cell bus business


Toyota Caetano Portugal (TCAP) has become the direct shareholder of two Portuguese companies to accelerate the spread of hydrogen mobility: bus manufacturing and sales company CaetanoBus, and Finlog, a passenger car financial services company. The announcement of transport de-carbonisation policies by more European countries and cities is expected to lead to the rapid electrification of […]

Saft launches its new energy storage hub for renewables


Saft has opened a new manufacturing hub for energy storage solutions (ESS) in Zhuhai, China. This will enhance the company’s capacity to serve the global ESS market and support the transition to renewable energy. The new plant will enable Saft to support customers all around the world with an integrated approach to energy storage. This […]

Research efforts explore energy generation using industrial wastewater


In an innovative project funded by Qatar Foundation’s (QF’s) Qatar National Research Fund, scientists from Global Water Sustainability Center (GWSC), Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ) – a QF partner university – and University of Technology Sydney (UTS) have been working together to use PW to generate what is called “blue energy”, sometimes also called […]

Oxford Net Zero initiative launches to tackle global carbon emissions


The recently launched Oxford Net Zero initiative draws on the university’s world-leading expertise in climate science and policy, addressing the critical issue of how to reach global ‘net zero’ – limiting greenhouse gases – in time to halt global warming. Leading academics from across the university’s disciplines, including geography, physics, economics, biology, law, and earth […]

Smart meter with an intelligent thermostat released to early beta testers


OVO Energy has debuted an industry first proposition for a small group of its eligible members. Emails have been sent this week to beta testers offering them a tado° Smart Thermostat that is linked to their smart meter and able to extrapolate data to provide bespoke advice on how much money can be saved. By […]

Nexans at the heart of solar energy in Australia


Australia has been enjoying a boom period in its solar power market which could see its solar power capacity almost doubling to over 12 GW. Nexans is playing a key role in this growth by supplying specialized power cables for Australia’s solar farms and has just been awarded contracts for six major new projects in […]

Making green hydrogen a cost-competitive climate solution


Hydrogen produced with renewable electricity could compete on costs with fossil fuel alternatives by 2030, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). A combination of falling costs for solar and wind power, improved performance as well as economies of scale for electrolysers could make it possible. ‘Green Hydrogen Cost Reduction: […]

New Cologne-Merheim power plant proves successful in commercial operation


The new Combined Heat and Power (CHP) facility at the Cologne-Merheim thermal power plant operated by RheinEnergie AG has been running successfully as part of regular operations since April 2020. The new unit – an advanced natural gas-fired CHP plant with three INNIO Jenbacher gas engines – replaces the older combined cycle gas turbine power plant […]

Global investment in renewables to bounce back to pre-COVID levels


Global capex spending on renewables is poised to bounce back in 2021, rising 8.5 per cent to $255 billion—in line with 2019 levels, according to Roger Diwan, vice president, financial services and the IHS Markit Energy Advisory Service. Annual spending is expected to remain at those levels through 2025. This adds up to a $1.3 […]

Highview Power breaks ground on 250MWh CRYOBattery long duration energy storage facility


Highview Power, a global leader in long duration energy storage solutions, in partnership with Carlton Power, has announced that it is beginning the execution process on a 50 MW liquid air energy storage facility (with a minimum of 250MWh) in Greater Manchester, United Kingdom. The CRYOBattery™ will be one of Europe’s largest energy storage systems. […]

UK’s largest battery ready to balance the grid


Gresham House Energy Storage Fund and flexible energy specialist Flexitricity have announced that the UK’s largest battery is now live. Edinburgh based Flexitricity is optimising the Gresham House c.50MW / 75MWh battery, located in Thurcroft, South Yorkshire, generating revenue for the site while helping National Grid ESO balance supply and demand. The asset went live […]

Fiat and Kaluza deliver EV smart charging services


Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Kaluza have entered into a memorandum of understanding aimed at exploring how to deliver cheaper, simpler and more sustainable EV charging services to FCA’s customers through Kaluza’s pioneering cloud platform. During the first phase of their partnership, the two companies will develop a smart charging service for Fiat 500 EV customers […]

EIT InnoEnergy announces new initiative to speed climate neutrality


EIT InnoEnergy, the leading engine for innovation and entrepreneurship in sustainable energy in Europe, has launched the European Green Hydrogen Acceleration Center (EGHAC), an unprecedented effort to support the development of an annual €100 billion green hydrogen economy by 2025 that could create half a million direct and indirect jobs across the green hydrogen value […]

UK businesses pledge £3 billion investment to back British hydrogen


The UK could see more than £3 billion invested in the emerging hydrogen sector as more businesses step forward to pledge funding – but only if PM Boris Johnson backs the low-carbon fuel in his forthcoming Net Zero speech expected this week. Earlier this year, cross-industry group Hydrogen Strategy Now said its members were ready […]