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Blue dye shows promise as key renewable energy component

Posted on Thursday, September 13th, 2018 by

Water polluted with industrial waste could turn out to be the perfect thing for storing energy from renewables, scientists have found. Chemists at the University of Buffalo in the US have shown that a major component of waste from the textile industry, a blue dye called methylene blue, also has electrical properties […]

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Most Popular Energy Source? Everyone Loves Solar

Posted on Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 by

A recent survey shows yet again that solar panels (and wind turbines) have a level of bipartisan popularity that would be the envy of any politician. That means we’ll have something safe to talk about at the next barbecue after all. read more original article Ecowatch

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This island nation is making the fastest-ever shift to renewables

Posted on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 by

Like most islands, Palau, a Pacific island nation that bills itself as a pristine paradise, currently relies on diesel fuel to supply almost all of its electricity. It’s both polluting and expensive; residents pay more than twice as much per kilowatt-hour than an average American, even though someone earning minimum wage there only makes around […]

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Meet Red John – the Highland hydro scheme that could be a gamechanger for renewables

Posted on Thursday, June 28th, 2018 by

One of Scotland’s best known landscapes could become home to a transformational development to provide energy storage capable of meeting the country’s renewable ambitions. Red John would follow the example of existing pumped-storage hydroelectric schemes by making use of two water sources connected by a pressure tunnel. An illustration of how the Red John […]

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Renewable Energy Jobs Reach 10.3 Million Worldwide in 2017

Posted on Thursday, May 10th, 2018 by

The renewable energy industry created more than 500,000 new jobs globally in 2017, a 5.3 per cent increase from 2016, according to the latest figures released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). According to the fifth edition of Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review, launched at IRENA’s 15th Council in Abu Dhabi today, […]

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Apple says it’s now powered by 100 percent renewable energy worldwide

Posted on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 by

Apple announced today that its business is now powered by 100 percent renewable energy sources. The news is a major victory that the iPhone maker has been working toward for years through the purchase of green energy bonds and other renewable investments in its supply chain and physical infrastructure. The company’s last milestone, announced two years ago, was 93 […]

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World’s most powerful wind turbine installed off the coast of Scotland

Posted on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 by

EOWDC confirms installation of the world’s largest wind turbine / CREDIT: Vattenfall Vattenfall confirms giant 8.8MW turbine has been deployed at European Offshore Wind Deployment Center The world’s most powerful wind turbine has been successfully installed in Aberdeen Bay, providing another first for the record-breaking European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC). Developer Vattenfall announced it […]

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The companies storing energy in cold air

Posted on Friday, March 16th, 2018 by

Renewable sources of energy are getting more efficient by the day – yet energy storage remains an obstacle standing in the way of wide adoption. To fill this gap, some companies are thinking outside the box and investing in developing energy storage that relies on cold air. “Compressed air is an interesting technology,” Ravi Manghani, director of energy storage […]

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IKEA renewable electricity offer could save customers £300 per year

Posted on Friday, February 23rd, 2018 by

IKEA is working for 100 percent renewable energy — producing as much as they consume by 2020 is their goal — and they want their customers to be able to live more sustainably too. They partnered with Big Clean Switch to help people switch to clean power. Using a collective switch model, they’re securing “an exclusive tariff on 100 percent […]

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A Scottish firm plans to generate electricity using weights that will be lowered down disused mine shafts

Posted on Thursday, February 8th, 2018 by

Former mining communities across the UK could find a new lease of life – with old mine shafts turned into hi-tech green energy stores. This is the plan of energy start-up Gravitricity, which has just received a £650,000 grant from Innovate UK, the UK Government’s innovation agency, for their plan to harness the power […]

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