Space Shades Malta’s Solar Power Push

Millions of people flock to Malta to get roasted by the intense sun, but the Mediterranean island struggles to hit its solar power goals. Despite being one of the EU’s sunniest countries, Malta doesn’t have a lot of space. With 413,000 people crammed into only 316 square kilometers — the …

Onshore Wind Delivers Almost a Quarter of Northern Ireland’s Power

Onshore wind capacity in Northern Ireland has passed the 1GW mark and is providing nearly a quarter of the country’s power, according to the latest generation figures from NI Electricity Networks. Following the opening of a number of new onshore wind farms, the latest figures show that there is now …

Scottish Tories Look to Quash Hopes of Onshore Wind Revival

Hopes that a Conservative government could open the door for new onshore wind projects outside of England were dealt a blow late last week, after the Scottish Conservatives’ manifesto underlined the party’s opposition to new wind farms in Scotland. Last week the Conservative Party’s main manifesto performed a surprise partial …

Wales’ Largest Onshore Wind Farm Reaches Full Power

Thirty-eight months after construction started, one of the UK’s largest onshore wind farms has come fully online, promising to cut carbon emissions by more than 300,000 tonnes a year. Vattenfall announced yesterday that its 76 turbine Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project began operating at full power over the weekend, …

Vattenfall Vows to Step Up Renewables Investment

Vattenfall has confirmed plans to extend one of its Scottish wind farms, just days after the Swedish energy giant announced it is looking to invest nearly $2bn in wind projects over the coming year. Renews reported that the company is moving forward with plans for a 16 turbine extension to …