Latest EEA Study Finds Multiple Benefits of Switch to Renewable Electricity

The increased use of renewable electricity across the European Union has not only reduced pressures linked to climate change, but also to air and water pollution (particulate matter formation, eutrophication and acidification), according to a European Environment Agency (EEA). More targeted actions can help minimise the negative environmental effects of …

Airbus Plans to Launch a Carbon-Free Aircraft by 2035

Airbus has unveiled three visual concepts for “zero emission” airplanes to be powered by hydrogen. It is the planemaker’s latest effort to draw public attention to its “zero-emission” ambitions as European governments push for cleaner technology in their post-COVID recovery plans. Airbus has set itself a deadline of 2035 to …

Making Green Hydrogen a Cost-Competitive Climate Solution

Hydrogen produced with renewable electricity could compete on costs with fossil fuel alternatives by 2030, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) published today. A combination of falling costs for solar and wind power, improved performance as well as economies of scale for electrolysers could …

Offshore Windfarms ‘Can Provide More Electricity Than the World Needs’

Erecting wind turbines on the world’s best offshore sites could provide more than enough clean energy to meet global electricity demand, according to a report. A detailed study of the world’s coastlines has found that offshore windfarms alone could provide more electricity than the world needs – even if they …

EU Approve Support for French Floating Offshore Wind Farms

The European Commission has given the green light for the French Government’s plans to support four demonstration floating offshore wind farms. They will consist of three to four turbines – installed in the sea on floaters – and will each have a total installed capacity of 24MW. The Groix Belle …

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 …

Scottish Islanders Secure £1.3m for Community Renewables System

Residents of the Isle of Canna off the west coast of Scotland have secured £1.3m to largely ditch their diesel power generators in favour of a new community-owned renewable electricity system based on solar PV, wind, and battery storage technologies in a bid to cut fuel usage and costs. Construction …