Endangered Species? Ecotricity Flicks Switch on New English Onshore Wind Farm

Ecotricity has officially switched on its Alveston onshore wind farm in Gloucestershire, warning the 6.9MW project could be one of the last of its kind to be built in England. More than a decade in development, the three-turbine wind park close to the M5 motorway is expected to generate enough power for more than 3,000 …

Google Expands Its Commitment To Renewable Energy

Google already purchases more renewable energy than any other corporation, but now it has agreed to 4 new contracts that will add 536 megawatts of wind power to its energy portfolio. Bloomberg New Energy Finance reports part of that package is 196 megawatts of power from two wind farms owned and operated by Avangrid in …

Costa Rica Runs Entirely on Renewable Energy for 300 Days

Costa Rica has charted another clean energy accolade. So far this year, the Central American country has run on 300 days of 100 percent power generation from renewable energy sources, according to the Costa Rican Institute of Electricity (ICE), which cited figures from the National Center for Energy Control. With six weeks left in 2017 …

EDF Sells Majority Stake in Five UK Wind Farms

EDF Energy Renewables announced plans to sell its majority stake in five wind farms across Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire for £98m in order to release equity to invest in developing further renewable projects elsewhere in the UK. However, while selling its majority stake to clean energy investor Greencoat UK Wind PLC, the UK renewables arm of …

Report: UK’s ‘Outdated’ Onshore Wind Ban Blocks Cheapest Form of New Energy

The government’s “outdated” ban on developing new onshore wind farms on mainland Britain is blocking access to the cheapest available form of new electricity generation, and having a negative impacts on bills, climate change targets, and businesses. That is the conclusion of new research by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) think tank, which …

Vattenfall Begins Moving Forward On 1.8 Gigawatt Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind Farm

Swedish power company Vattenfall has announced it has begun moving forward on developing the mammoth 1.8 gigawatt Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind Farm, which is expected to be completed and operational sometime in the mid-2020s. We first heard word of the Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind Farm back in March of 2016, when Vattenfall announced the start …

Open Ocean Presents Considerable Opportunity For Offshore Wind Energy Generation

New research from the Carnegie Institution for Science has highlighted the “considerable opportunity” of developing offshore wind in the open ocean, which could generate up to three to five times as much energy as wind farms on land. Carnegie Institution for Science researchers Anna Possner and Ken Caldeira set out to determine the potential for …