Pump CO2 Into Rocks Under The North Sea, Ministers Told

The huge undertaking would require planning not seen since the 2012 Olympics. Parliamentary advisors have urged the government to invest in a vast network of pipes designed to store CO2 in rocks under the North Sea. The scheme would require a huge upfront investment, but experts say it could cut …

Department of Energy Announces 16 New Projects to Transform Energy Storage and Conversion

WASHINGTON — The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) today announced $37 million in funding for 16 innovative new projects as part of a new ARPA-E program: Integration and Optimization of Novel Ion-Conducting Solids (IONICS). IONICS project teams are paving the way for technologies that overcome the limitations of …

Successful installation of world’s largest offshore wind turbine

The first of 32 8MW wind turbines has been successfully installed at the Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm, under construction by DONG Energy in Liverpool Bay. The project is a joint partnership between DONG Energy (50%), PKA (25%) and KIRKBI A/S (25%). At 195m, a bit taller than two …

Cities Are at the Frontline of the Energy Transition

Cities dominate energy demand, and by extension are responsible for a significant share of carbon emissions. In 2013, the world’s urban areas accounted for about 64% of global primary energy use and produced 70% of the planet’s carbon dioxide emissions. These shares will rise as cities grow and urban economic …

Costa Rica Has Been Running on 100 Percent Renewables for Two Months

Costa Rica ran on 100 percent renewable energy for 76 straight days between June and August this year, according to a new report, demonstrating that life without fossil fuels is possible – for small countries, at least. This is the second time in two years that the Central American country …

UK Will Miss its 2020 Renewable Energy Targets, Warn MPs

Urgent action is needed if UK is to meet its targets, particularly for heating and transport The UK will fail to meet its targets on renewable energy generation, with take-up of clean fuels for heating and transport falling badly behind aims, MPs have warned. The findings of the influential energy …

Historic Day for Australian Solar: 12 new PV Plants Totaling 482 MW Get USD...

Twelve new large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) plants are set to be constructed across Australia, tripling the amount of energy produced from utility-scale solar. The 12 PV projects totaling 482 MW have been chosen as part of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency’s (ARENA) multi-million dollar large-scale solar round. They are expected …