Food and Drink Giants Unite in Promise to Wage War on Plastic Waste

The government may have promised to wipe out avoidable plastic waste in the UK by 2042, but today large swathes of the UK’s food and drink sector went a leap further, in a bid to convince the British public they are serious about tackling the plastic waste crisis afflicting the …

Over 95% Of World’s Population Live In Areas With Dangerous Air Pollution

More than 95% of the world’s population in 2016 (+7 billion) lived in areas with dangerously high levels of air pollution — that is, in areas where WHO organization guidelines for air quality (themselves likely an underestimate) were exceeded. This is according to a new annual report from the Health …

GE Renewable Energy 12 Megawatt Haliade Wind Turbine Heading To UK Offshore Catapult

GE Renewable Energy and the UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult announced have signed a five-year research and development agreement which will see GE’s mammoth 12 megawatt (MW) Haliade-X wind turbine head to UK shores for the first time for extensive testing. The five-year research and development agreement was announced on …

Bids Called To Replace 2 Gigawatt Coal With Solar & Wind In India

With the sharp decline in tariff bids of solar and wind energy projects in India, the country’s largest power generation company is now looking to replace some coal-based power supply with potentially cheaper renewable energy. According to media reports, NTPC Limited will call for bids to auction 2 gigawatts of …

Siemens Gamesa Awarded 225 Megawatt US Wind Supply Contract

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy announced on Tuesday that it had been selected to supply 225 megawatts (MW) worth of wind turbines for a new but undisclosed project being built in Kansas, United States. Siemens Gamesa will provide 98 of its SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines to the project which has yet to …

Northern Ireland: Renewables Industry Calls for Long Term Decarbonisation Strategy

Northern Ireland’s renewables industry has today published a new low carbon Energy Strategy and called on the government to adopt a number of new targets to ensure recent progress in deploying renewables across the province is maintained. The report from Northern Ireland Renewables Industry Group (NIRIG) argues the country is …

ACCIONA To Build 400 Megawatts Of Wind & Solar In Chile

Spanish renewable energy company ACCIONA has announced that it will build four new renewable energy projects worth a total of 400 megawatts (MW) in Chile, made up of two solar farms and two wind farms. ACCIONA Energía announced on Tuesday that it will take three years to build two new …