UK strategy to achieve climate goals “will not deliver net-zero”

A new Progress Report by the independent Climate Change Committee (CCC) finds major failures in delivery programmes towards the achievement of the UK’s climate goals. In a landmark 600-page assessment, the CCC has revamped its framework for monitoring the UK’s climate progress, focusing on the changes needed on the ground to achieve Net Zero. Across the economy, […]

Port Esbjerg to utilise green hydrogen to reduce CO2 emissions

Danish energy company, European Energy, has announced that it will soon start to deliver green hydrogen to Port Esbjerg, starting from the first half of 2023 from its production facilities in Esbjerg. The supply of green hydrogen to Port Esbjerg will be produced at European Energy’s wind farm in Måde near Esbjerg. “We are honoured […]

EU’s offshore strategy must move up a gear, says Ocean Energy Europe

Ocean energy

Time is running out for the EU to meet its 100 MW ocean energy deployment target by 2025 – but it is not too late, according to a new report published by Ocean Energy Europe (OEE).  The report, ‘Last Stop to 2025: A 2022 Action Plan to deliver on the Offshore Strategy’s Ocean Energy Target‘ states that […]

LG accelerates its electric vehicle charger solutions business

electric vehicle charging

LG Electronics has announced the purchase of South Korean electric vehicle (EV) charger solutions provider, AppleMango, jointly with GS Energy and GS Neotek. The acquisition is expected to accelerate the growth of LG’s EV charging solution business and enable the company to take advantage of future business opportunities. This strategic move will enable the company […]

RWE and ArcelorMittal to enable low-emissions steelmaking

Energy company RWE and steel producer ArcelorMittal have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to develop, build and operate offshore wind farms and hydrogen facilities that will supply the renewable energy and green hydrogen required to produce low-emissions steel in Germany. The partnership centres on driving forward the production of carbon-neutral steel, with […]

Joint venture to produce large scale renewable hydrogen electrolysers

Siemens Energy and Air Liquide have announce the creation of a joint venture dedicated to the series production of industrial scale renewable hydrogen electrolysers in Europe. It is hoped that this Franco-German partnership will enable the emergence of a sustainable hydrogen economy in Europe and foster a European ecosystem for electrolysis and hydrogen technology. Production […]

Global energy investment to grow by eight per cent in 2022

Global energy investment is set to increase by eight per cent in 2022 to reach $2.4 trillion, with the anticipated rise coming mainly in clean energy, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The fastest growth in energy investment is coming from the power sector – mainly in renewables and grids […]

Pathway to a decarbonised power system by 2035 set out in new report

A new report published by RenewableUK sets out a series of key measures, including market and regulatory reforms, to ensure that the UK moves toward a decarbonised power system by the middle of the next decade, totally phasing out unabated gas generation, as a key step towards achieving the UK’s net zero emissions target by […]

Lisarb Energy launches global consortium to target offshore wind market

Offshore wind

Lisarb Energy, a fast-growing global renewable energy developer, has announced the launch of Lisarb Offshore Limited, a partnership that aims to leverage the collective experience of its members to increase renewables financing and project delivery success for offshore wind. Lisarb Offshore combines the capabilities of Lisarb Energy Group Limited, Prosperity Energy Limited, and a consortium […]

Recycled Dutch wind turbine blades to become new skis

Vattenfall has set a target to recycle all dismantled wind turbine blades by 2030, and 50 per cent of the blades already by 2025. Turbine blades from Dutch Wind farm Irene Vorrink will be the first to enter the recycling process, to be turned into skis, snowboards and construction materials for solar farms. Announcing the […]

Heating up: why the rhetoric on heat pumps needs to be matched by action

heat pumps

Joseph Raftery, Heating Product Manager at Samsung Climate Solutions, explains how action on heat pump utilisation needs to drastically increase if we are to hit net-zero targets. Decarbonisation is the topic on everyone’s minds right now. The UK has aggressive net-zero targets to hit, and whilst the country is taking steps to reduce its reliance […]

Green hydrogen ‘key to unlocking energy security in Europe’

energy security

Renewable energy company, Siemens Gamesa, has launched a white paper outlining the energy supply challenges facing Europe since the invasion of Ukraine, and the actions needed to bring about stability and energy security while addressing the climate emergency and delivering decarbonisation. In the space of just three months in 2022, the importance and urgency of […]

Revolutionising the electricity grids of the future

Electricity grid

Renewable energy company, Iberdrola, is looking for companies to develop more sustainable electricity grids that can play an essential role in the new energy models designed to support the transition to a decarbonised economy. The company, through its international start-up programme PERSEO, has launched a competition for innovative companies to propose new materials, designs, manufacturing […]

Smart Local Energy Systems to deliver low-carbon heating and power

Smart Local Energy Systems (SLES) are on their way, integrating new low-carbon energy technologies across heat, power, and mobility to reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty. In order for emerging projects and project partners to get to grips with existing policy and future developments, Cenex and Energy Systems Catapult have released a white paper, […]

RWE’s largest battery storage project goes live in Ireland

RWE’s second and largest-to-date battery storage project has entered full operations in County Monaghan, Ireland. The 60-megawatt (MW) facility, located at Lisdrumdoagh, is capable of providing the rapid delivery of electricity into the power grid to help balance intermittency in electricity generation. It also provides a short-term backup to help address power outages and maintain […]

Cambridge engineers invent world’s first zero emissions cement

Engineers have filed a patent and been awarded new research funding for their invention of the world’s first emissions-free route to recycle Portland cement. The new cement was invented as part of the large multi-university UK FIRES program led by Professor Allwood, which aims to enable a rapid transition to zero emissions based on using today’s […]

H2-Industries to clear plastic waste from the ocean to produce clean fuel

H2-Industries and TECHNOLOG Services, a naval architecture company, have joined forces to develop 3D designs for an innovative concept ship that will collect plastic waste that currently blights the world’s oceans and then converts it into clean hydrogen, allowing surplus hydrogen to be shipped back to shore. Plastic pollution in oceans and other bodies of water continues […]

Electricity market reform critical for secure and clean energy system

Britain’s electricity market needs to be substantially reformed if it is to deliver a clean energy system by 2035 at least cost to households and industry, reveals a new report from National Grid ESO. ‘Net Zero Market Reform – Phase 3 Assessment and Conclusions’ finds that the current market design – based on a blanket […]

EU told to accelerate North Sea cross-border offshore wind development

Dutch-German grid operator, TenneT, has called for the acceleration of North Sea cross-border offshore wind in order to secure European energy independence. CEO Manon van Beek spoke at the North Sea Wind Summit in Esbjerg, Denmark, where Commission President Ursula von der Leyen presented the REPowerEU package to Heads of State from the four North […]

Climate solution leaders to pave way to a decarbonised built environment

Climate tech company, IES, and energy solutions provider, SSE Energy Solutions, have joined forces to bring their respective technology and industry knowledge to the forefront of the fight against climate change, with a series of joint activities geared towards decarbonising the built environment. As a Digital Twin partner to SSE Energy Solutions, IES’ Digital Twin technology enables SSE […]

Funding boost for sustainable aircraft and logisitics research in the UK

Cranfield University has been awarded £3.1 million to advance its sustainable aircraft and logistics research. The funding from Research England will also have an immediate impact on reducing or eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from flying and airside operations at Cranfield University, amounting to 305 tonnes of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) per year. The Net Zero […]