UK’s Largest Carbon Capture Pilot Plant Opens

The UK’s largest carbon capture (CC) pilot plant, built at the coal-fired power station at Ferrybridge in West Yorkshire and owned and operated by energy group SSE, has been officially opened. The project, which is a collaboration between SSE, Doosan Power Systems and Vattenfall, is the first of its size to be integrated into a … Read more

Ireland Loses Round One of Wave Energy Development Race to Rival Scotland

The Marine Renewables Industry Association, the representative body for Irish wave and tidal energy interests, has expressed its disappointment that Scotland’s astute political management, ambition and sheer hunger for jobs has seen it emerge as the clear winner of the first round in the battle to dominate the emerging global wave energy industry. The statement … Read more

Call For EU Single Energy Market

Twenty European companies and associations are calling on EU heads of State to show the courage and vision to create a single market for electricity by 2015. European legislation has guaranteed some choice of electricity provider, but only 5% of Europe’s electricity is traded across borders. As a consequence, competition is inefficient and allows electricity … Read more

UK Wind Power Breezes Through 5GW Mark

The wind energy industry in the UK has reached a momentous milestone with 5GW of installed wind energy capacity or the equivalent of enough power to supply close to 3 million homes. The 5GW barrier has been achieved by the commissioning of two major wind farm developments – the expansion of Fred.Olsen Renewables’ Crystal Rig … Read more

World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opens

Vattenfall, one of the leading European energy companies, has officially opened the world’s largest offshore wind farm. The Thanet Offshore Wind Farm, located off England’s south east coast, has 100 turbines and will generate electricity equivalent to the annual consumption of over 200,000 British households. To Vattenfall wind power is an important part of the … Read more

€3.6 Million Investment in Wavebob

Wavebob, the Irish technology company specialising in ocean wave energy conversion, has secured a grant of $2.4 million (€1.83 million) from the US Department of Energy to prepare for a commercial-scale wave energy demonstration project planned for US waters in 2013. Bord Gais will also invest €1.8 million in Wavebob, bringing the total investments to … Read more

Wavebob-led European Wave Energy Consortium to Select Portuguese Site

The Standpoint European wave energy consortium, which is headed by Irish company Wavebob, has announced that two locations off the Portuguese coast are under final consideration for the installation of a full-sized wave energy converter. In addition to Irish wave energy technology specialist Wavebob, the other four members of the consortium are Vattenfall (Sweden), Generg … Read more