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Qatar justifies choice as host of UN climate change summit
The Gulf state of Qatar says it is right the choice to host the United Nations (UN) climate change summit in Doha this week.
Scotland’s renewables target achievable but only if issues addressed
The Scottish Government’s target of generating 100% renewable electricity by 2020 is achievable but only if a number of issues are addressed, according to a report by the Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee.
Microsoft to test wastewater-powered fuel cell for data centres
Software giant Microsoft is to test out whether a fuel cell power plant running on biogas generated by a wastewater treatment facility can support a data centre.
UK government fails to deliver decarbonisation target in Energy Bill
Energy Secretary Ed Davey today announced key details about the Energy Bill, which will be published next week, but failed to make a decision on a decarbonisation until 2016.
Dialight sees share price rise as it wins solar thermal project order
Shares of London-listed Dialight rose yesterday after the company won a major order to supply equipment to a 250MW solar thermal project in California, US.
Energy management business Hara names new CEO
US energy management business Hara has appointed Roderigo Prudencio as CEO.
UK Parliamentary committee urge Chancellor to back energy policy
The influential Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) is urging the UK Chancellor George Osborne to “restore investor confidence” in the government’s energy policy with a clear decarbonisation target.
Pratt & Whitney’s Rocketdyne wins $2.3m CPV contract from DOD
Pratt & Whitney company Rocketdyne has been awarded $2.3m by the US Department of Defense to build a 200kW concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) system at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
Generations old and new send clean energy message to Doha
For many it may seem odd that one of the main solutions to climate change, renewable energy, is not top of the agenda at the UN climate talks.
UK government to transform energy use with efficiency strategy
The UK government yesterday promised a “transformation” in the country’s energy use with a new efficiency strategy, which will save as much as the output from 22 power stations by 2020.
Energy efficiency could help schools cut energy bills by £70 million
The Carbon Trust is urging schools in England to invest in energy efficiency measures, which could help cut annual energy bills by £70 million.
Energy efficiency is best way to boost UK economy, says Consumer Focus
A major energy efficiency drive could be one of the best ways of boosting the economy, creating jobs and tackling fuel poverty, according to a report out today from Consumer Focus.
Solar trade war between China, the US and Europe intensifies
The ongoing trade dispute over solar products between China, the US and Europe is intensifying.
Newly elected US President urged to take action on climate change
Neither candidate may have mentioned climate change during the pre-election debates, but now he has been returned to office, President Barack Obama is being urged to take action.
Renewable, nuclear and CCS industries unite to call for UK decarbonisation target
The renewables, nuclear and carbon capture and storage (CCS) industries have joined forces to call on the UK government to instigate a binding 2030 decarbonisation target for the power sector.
Scotland increases 2015 target to 50% renewable electricity
Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond has set the region a new target on renewable electricity – 50% by 2015.
SunPower completes 25MW PV plant
US photovoltaic (PV) developer SunPower has completed installation of a 25MW solar project for Modesto Irrigation District (MID) in California.
UK Energy Minster slammed for ‘enough is enough’ stance on onshore wind
UK government tensions over green energy increased today after Energy Secretary Ed Davey slapped down newly-appointed Energy Minister John Hayes for his ‘enough is enough’ stance on onshore wind.
Schneider cuts energy consumption 15% since 2005
French engineering company Schneider Electric has achieved a 15 per cent reduction in energy consumption since 2005.
Americans switch to energy efficient technologies
Americans used less energy in 2011 thanks to a switch to more energy efficient technologies and wider use of renewables, according to a study by a US research lab.
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