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  • With the installation of the last of 102 Siemens Gamesa turbines, construction of the East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm has been completed, despite constraints caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, says main developer ScottishPower Renewables. The wind farm – situated 43 km off the Suffolk coast – is no...

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  • The government is to support a series of projects aimed at making progress towards a net zero future, including a highly ambitious initiative to develop zero emission air transport. First, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that UK industry will receive around £350mn to cut down carbon emiss...

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  • Coordinated international action on energy-efficient, climate-friendly cooling could avoid as much as 460bn tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions – roughly equal to eight years of global emissions at 2018 levels – over the next four decades, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment...

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  • The government is to relax planning legislation to make it easier to develop large-scale battery systems that store electricity generated at solar and wind farms. Ministers are introducing legislation to remove barriers for storage projects above 50 MW in England and 350 MW in Wales. The UK already...

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  • A further rise in the proportion of electricity generated from renewables is again the main headline from the UK energy scene in 2019, as summarised in this year’s Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics 2020 published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Electr...

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  • The global coal fleet has shrunk for the first time on record, with more capacity shuttered than opened in the first half of this year. According to data from the California-based NGO Global Energy Monitor (GEM), which maps the world’s coal generating stations, the 2.9 GW decline in electricity gene...

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  • Cummins Inc has installed nine of its QSV91G lean-burn gas generators to provide continuous, reliable power at temperatures of up to 45°C to a hybrid renewable energy microgrid at the Agnew Gold Mine in Western Australia. The Agnew hybrid renewable microgrid system – Australia’s largest – consists ...

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  • Builders, plumbers, and other tradespeople across England will need a government-backed seal of approval to provide their services as part of the new £2bn Green Homes Grant, which is due to go live at the end of this month. The new scheme will see the government fund up to two-thirds of the cost of...

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  • US hydrogen producer Air Products has announced plans to build what will be the world’s biggest green hydrogen production plant in Saudi Arabia. The $5bn plant will be jointly owned with Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power and Neom, a new planned megacity near the kingdom’s borders with Jordan and Egypt. The...

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  • JCB chairman Lord Bamford and his son Jo, who runs Ryse Hydrogen and Wrightbus, have joined forces and spent two years working to create the world’s first hydrogen-powered excavator, and a further year testing the prototype. The 20-tonne 220X excavator, powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, has been unde...

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