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Wind turbines to have remote software

Wind turbines to have remote software

  A new type of software has been created to remotely adjust wind turbines from anywhere in the world. Gamesa and Iberdrola who have created the technology, say that this software will mean that any type of turbine could be ...

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Cameron says the UK is ‘fed up’ of wind farms

Cameron says the UK is ‘fed up’ of wind farms

A wind trade body shot down the prime minister’s statement yesterday that the public is ‘fed up’ with wind farms, and that the UK has ‘enough’ onshore windfarms. His view that wind is “unpopular” has been “disproved countless times by ...

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Cansworth Water solar farm starts generating power

Cansworth Water solar farm starts generating power

The Cornish solar farm Cansworth Water has begun generating enough electricity to power 9,000 homes a year. Nestled in rolling fields, the Canworth Water solar farm near Launceston was finished last week and at 81 hectares, is big enough to ...

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Bristol named as European Green Capital 2015

Bristol named as European Green Capital 2015

The European Union’s greenest city has been officially named as Bristol. It is the first in the UK to be given the European Green Capital status since the award was launched in 2008. Bristol’s green credentials include homes being 25% more ...

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Renewable energy could be shared around EU with “Supergrid”

Renewable energy could be shared around EU with “Supergrid”

Cardiff University researchers are looking into creating a new “super grid” to enable the EU to share their renewable energy. The project, a Multi-terminal DC Grid for Offshore Wind (MEDOW), will work with five universities and six industrial companies to ...

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UK government pledges £36 million funds to boost shale industry

UK government pledges £36 million funds to boost shale industry

The UK government will create a £36 million funding boost for the nascent shale industry by investing in research test centres over the next tax year and public engagement. Chancellor George Osborne’s final Autumn Statement said the government would be ...

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Scottish windfarm plans scaled back by Eon

Scottish windfarm plans scaled back by Eon

Reduced final proposals have now been submitted by Eon for the Benbrack and Loch Urr windfarms in Dumfries and Galloway. The final applications for 59.4MW Benbrack and 83.2MW Loch Urr windfarms are significantly smaller than originally planned. The Loch Urr windfarm ...

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IKEA buys a 165MW wind project in the US

IKEA buys a 165MW wind project in the US

IKEA has made it’s largest investment in renewable energy so far by purchasing a 165MW wind project in the US. The Southern Texas windfarm named Cameron is being built by Apex Clean Energy, which operates on behalf of IKEA when ...

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CCS research deal signed by UK & Canada

CCS research deal signed by UK & Canada

The UK & Canada have signed an agreement to work together on research and carbon capture and storage (CCS). It is considered a vital technology to allow the safe removal and permanent storage of carbon emission from coal and gas ...

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Scottish windfarm snapped up by investment firm

Scottish windfarm snapped up by investment firm

The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG) has bought a windfarm with a total capacity of 16 MW in Scotland. The Earlseat project, located near Kirkcaldy in Fife is an eight turbine windfarm which benefits from  the UK’s Renewable Obligation Certificate support ...

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