UK Clean Energy Investments Rebound to Record $9.4 Billion in 2011

After a sharp falloff in 2010, investments in the UK’s clean energy sector rebounded in 2011 to $9.4 billion – a 35 percent increase and the seventh highest among G-20 nations, according to new research by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The growth was driven in part by a 10-fold increase in solar energy investments, which … Read more

BNRG Renewables Completes Sale of Solar Assets in UK

The Irish solar energy project developer, BNRG Renewables, based in IFSC in Dublin, has completed the successful sale of two major solar parks in the UK with a combined capacity of 6 megawatts to renewable energy funds managed by alternative asset manager, the Foresight Group. Both solar parks are near Bridgewater in Somerset and were … Read more

GE Power Plant Enables Greater Use of Wind, Solar and Natural Gas on Power Grid

GE has unveiled a first-of-its-kind power plant engineered to deliver an unprecedented combination of flexibility and efficiency. By rapidly ramping up and down in response to fluctuations in wind and solar power, the technology will enable the integration of more renewable resources into the power grid. The FlexEfficiency 50 Combined Cycle1 Power Plant is rated … Read more

EPA Welcomes IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation

The EPA has welcomed publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Renewable Energy sources and Climate Change mitigation (SRREN). The report shows that global potential for renewable energy is substantially higher than both current and projected future global energy demand. This is the case globally and in most regions of … Read more

Ireland Sitting on Multi-million Euro Renewable Energy Industry

Ireland is sitting on a potential multi-million euro industry in the renewable energy sector, delegates attending a major worldwide convention in County Mayo later this month will be told.  Special focus will be placed on enterprise and employment in the renewable energy sector at the eleventh Mayo Associations Worldwide Convention to be in Westport between … Read more

First Multi-technology, Multi-user Wind Portfolio Management Software Platform

3E, the global sustainable energy consultancy and software products company, is launching the first multi-technology, multi-vendor, multi-user portfolio management software platform for wind and solar energy. The platform, called 3E SynaptiQ, enables asset managers and developers to increase the performance of their renewable energy portfolios with centralised monitoring, lean O&M management tools, and powerful reporting … Read more

New Funding for Renewable Energy Companies

The Government has announced new funding for renewable energy companies in Ireland. Funding will be made available through NER300, a financing instrument managed jointly by the European Commission, European Investment Bank and Member States of the European Union. It will assist eight carbon capture and storage and 34 renewable energy projects in the EU. Single … Read more

Marks & Spencer Launches Solar Energy Products in Britain

Marks & Spencer is launching a range of Solar PV and Solar Thermal water heating solutions in Britain to help customers cut their carbon emissions and reduce their energy bills. M&S is one of the first retailers to offer solar energy packages that enable customers to take advantage of Feed-in-Tariffs. The tariffs allow Solar PV … Read more