This week’s decision to award planning permission for the 1.8GW Hornsea Project Two development in the North Sea is a vital signal from the UK government, showing at last the beginnings of an industrial strategy based around low-carbon technology.
The European offshore wind market saw a dip in grid-connections in the first half of 2016. After a record-year in 2015 with 3.3GW of new capacity feeding into the grids, a modest 525MW was connected in the first six months of 2016.
09 August 2016 09:25 GMT
Back in 2014 the European Commission brought forward a new set of state aid guidance for its Member States, relating to the best way to support the development and installation of renewable energy into the European grid.
04 August 2016 11:31 GMT
The dust is settling on an extraordinary series of events. The UK has decided to quit a club it had fought to join since the 1960s with the aim of stimulating economic growth to match that of Germany and France.
29 June 2016 10:18 GMT
Oil & gas companies are professing that the natural-gas and solar industries should be partners, working together supposedly to mutual benefit. It is a strategy that should be avoided by all solar companies able to do so — which is to say all those not owned by oil & gas companies.
09 May 2016 12:45 GMT
I guess you could say I’ve got some history with batteries. Growing up on a farm, there were times when a fence needed fixing or a field had to be temporarily divided. So my Dad would carry a lumpy battery pack up the fields to set up an electric fence. I don’t remember much except that any nosy sheep that got too close jumped back pretty quickly.
05 May 2016 08:27 GMT
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