Glasgow wind farm will be Europe's largest
The go ahead for Europe's largest wind farm has been announced.
A new Tesco store in Norfolk is the first of its kind, and one of the most energy-efficient superstores in the country. Tom Idle had a browse around
A new Tesco store in Norfolk is the first of its kind, and one of the most energy-efficient superstores in the country. Tom Idle had a browse around or the past four months, staff at the Tesco store in Diss, Norfolk, have had to come to terms with their new place of work. The energy-efficient superstore, which has received a lot of interest from energy champions and interested retailers, is certainly not your average place to shop.
New, highly mechanised wastewater treatment systems use more energy and produce more sludge. But LAS has a more sustainable answer
The business case for wind
Dr Gordon Edge, head of offshore at the British Wind Energy Association, sets out the arguments for wind power
Environmental campaigner Angela Kelly attacks proposals to increase the number of wind farms in the UK
UK tidal energy plagued by cost discrepancies, says ETI
Tidal energy is at risk of being priced-out of an increasingly cost-competitive low-carbon market in the UK, unless a successful Contract for Difference (CfD) agreement can be implemented, the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has warned.
UK wind energy surpasses coal generation for first time
The UK made history 2016, with new analysis revealing that energy from wind turbines dwarfed energy sourced from coal power stations for the first time ever.
Offshore wind agreement signed by 9 EU countries
A total of 9 northern European countries have signed an agreement on enhanced cooperation within the offshore wind sector, in a deal which aims to reduce the costs and accelerate the deployment of wind power at sea through joint development and purchasing.
Ecotricity gains planning permission for 'future of energy' hybrid parks
Green energy provider Ecotricity has gained planning permission to create some of the first hybrid energy parks in Britain, by combining current wind farms with two new "sun parks" in Devon and Leicestershire respectively.
UK offshore wind capacity hits 10GW as £2.6bn Beatrice project receives green light
The construction of the £2.6bn Beatrice offshore wind farm in Scotland has been given the green light by developers SSE, as the UK looks to secure 10% of its electricity needs by 2020 from the offshore wind sector.
Confidence in UK offshore industry illustrated by new £1.3bn project
One of the world's largest offshore windfarms, set to be located off the coast of East England, has secured a £1.3bn long-term financing fund, just six months after it began a fundraising process.
Low costs will see global wind capacity nearly double in next five years
Global wind power installations will nearly double in the next five years as prices continue to fall and countries develop renewable energy to comply with emissions reduction targets, according to research published in Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) flagship publication.
Batwind: Battery storage for offshore wind launched by Statoil
Norwegian fossil fuel giant Statoil is piloting an innovative battery storage system for offshore wind energy on the world's first floating wind farm - the Hywind park off the coast of Aberdeenshire in Scotland.
Britain in 'make or break' year for renewables, says EY
The UK "must try harder" to attract investment into renewable generation capacity, as the global power market enters "a year of reckoning", analyst EY has warned.
Vattenfall brings ground-breaking hybrid renewables project to UK
Swedish energy firm Vattenfall will start construction on its first UK solar project later this month, the company has announced.
Scotland urged to 'Raise Ambitions' and commit to 50% renewables target
Industry body Scottish Renewables has called on the country to commit to an ambitious new target of generating at least half of its total energy demands from renewables by 2030.
Record-breaking 2015 for UK wind energy
New data from the National Grid reveals that 2015 was a record-breaking year for wind energy generation, with onshore and offshore wind farms setting new weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual records.
Donald Trump loses legal case to block Scottish windfarm
US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has had plans to stop the construction of a wind farm near his golf resort in Aberdeen rejected by Britain's Supreme Court judges, an outcome that the Trump Organisation has branded as "small-minded and parochial".
Goldman Sachs urges investors to target solar and wind power for optimal climate impact
Investors have been encouraged to target four key low-carbon technologies - solar photovoltaics, LED lighting, wind power and electric vehicles - as the most effective ways to tackle climate change.
Wind energy set to be Europe's largest power source by 2030
Wind energy could be the largest power supply source in the EU by 2030 as long as governments drive ambition in climate and energy policies, according to a new European Wind Energy Association report.
Ecotricity to transform small wind sector with 'cutting-edge' windmill
Green energy supplier Ecotricity will unveil a 'ground-breaking' new horizontal-axis windmill that can operate at half the cost of the current best-selling windmills at a conference in Paris this week.
World's biggest offshore wind farm confirmed for Cumbria
Permission has been granted today (29 October) to put steel in water for what will be the world's biggest offshore wind farm off the coast of Cumbria.
Sunny and windy September prompts surge in Scottish renewables
Last month's unseasonably warm weather proved a boon for clean energy output in Scotland, with enough sunshine to provide more than 70% of the electricity and hot water needs of homes fitted with solar panels.
Wind energy generates £1.25bn for UK economy, provides 30,000 jobs
Wind energy drove £1.25bn of investment into Britain's economy last year, with the industry now employing 30,500 people, according to a new report from RenewableUK.
IEA under fire for 'irresponsible' and 'misleading' energy outlook
An energy watchdog has blasted the International Energy Agency (IEA) for "holding back the global energy transition", concluding that its annual World Energy Outlook (WEO) reports were published with misleading projections.
UK renewables 'tripped at the last hurdle' by subsidy cuts
Moves to slash renewable energy incentives will have a "drastic impact" on the UK's low-carbon future and increase the 'boom or bust' potential of key funding mechanisms, warns a joint trade association letter sent to the Government.
Government rejects Navitus Bay offshore wind farm
The renewable energy industry was dealt yet another blow today (9 September) as the Conservatives have rejected proposals for a £3.5bn windfarm off the south coast of England.
Electric cars could feed power back into grid through wireless 'antennas'
German researchers have unveiled a prototype wireless system that allows a car to receive and discharge power to the grid from coils under a road or parking space.
Scottish green energy transition could create 44,000 new jobs
Rebuilding Scotland's energy sector around green technology could generate 44,000 additional jobs compared to the current oil-and-gas status quo.
DONG Energy acquires 3GW Hornsea Zone
DONG Energy has acquired the Hornsea Zone, an offshore wind development with the potential to develop around 3GW of capacity, and its remaining projects.
EU's five biggest energy markets add 8GW to wind and solar capacity
Europe's five biggest energy markets have added 8GW of wind and solar capacity in the first half of 2015, a new report has found.
NASA-built turbine blade to slice cost of wind energy
The world's first modular offshore wind turbine blade is being shipped to the UK from a NASA facility in New Orleans.
Lincolnshire wind farm falls through after Government's planning changes
Renewable energy giant Vattenfall has cancelled plans for a Lincolnshire wind farm development amid opposition from local residents.
EU sets new record for offshore wind installations in first half of 2015
European offshore wind has set a record for annual capacity installation just six months into 2015.
US begins construction of landmark offshore wind farm on Atlantic coast
The US has put steel in the water for what will be the first commercial-scale offshore wind farm off the coast of Rhode Island.
Small-scale wind turbine developers protest changes to local planning laws
Small and medium-scale wind turbine manufacturers have written to Communities Secretary Greg Clark to protest changes to planning guidance for onshore wind turbines.
Amazon commits to 208MW wind farm in largest renewables venture yet
Amazon is to construct a 208MW wind farm which will become the first utility-scale wind farm in the US state of North Carolina.
Wind power generates 140% of Denmark's electricity demand
Sustainability stats: This week in numbers
It's been a hectic week for sustainability professionals, with the Summer Budget leaving many edie readers with some big numbers to mull over...
European Parliament votes for early carbon market reform
The European Parliament has endorsed plans to reform the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), it was announced yesterday (8 July).
Scottish wind industry gives back with record £8.8m for community projects
Community projects funded by Scotland's onshore wind industry have hit a record high of £8.8m a year.
10 facts that will blow you away
To celebrate Global Wind Day, edie pulled together 10 fascinating facts about wind; its power and the possibilities it holds to reshape our energy systems, decarbonise our economies and boost jobs and growth.
EY blasts 'absurd' renewables policy
The UK Government's plan to tackle climate change whilst also reducing subsidy support for solar and onshore wind, is 'somewhat absurd', according to global consultancy EY (formerly Ernst & Young).
Scottish support for wind power rises as industry grows
A new poll has revealed that increased wind power capacity development in Scotland is not swaying support among Scottish adults, with it instead rising.
Green light for America's first offshore wind farm
US developer Deepwater Wind has given its installer the official go-ahead to proceed with what will be the first commercial offshore wind farm in the US.
Poll reveals distorted view of wind power subsidies
New research has revealed the vast misconceptions held by the UK public surrounding wind power, such as the level of financial and popular support it receives.
Triple business bonanza for UK offshore wind
The extent of the UK's booming business environment for the offshore wind industry and its supply chain have been demonstrated with three major announcements in the space of 24 hours.
Global Energy Outlook: Oil price volatility is good news for renewables
Renewable investment will continue to grow and oil is unlikely to make a major comeback in power generation, according to Frost & Sullivan's latest Annual Global Power and Energy Outlook.
EU wind installations breeze past coal and gas
The European wind energy industry installed more than twice as much new capacity as coal and gas combined in 2014, according to new figures released on Tuesday.
'Flying start' to 2015 for wind power in Scotland
Wind power output in Scotland got off to a "flying start" last month, generating enough energy to supply the electrical needs of 146% of Scottish households.
UK wind power breaks all records in January
Wind energy broke new records for monthly, weekly and half-hourly electricity generation in January, providing enough energy to power almost nine million UK homes.
Offshore wind: Political certainty needed to ensure market growth
Europe's offshore wind industry has united in a call for policymakers to provide long-term funding certainty, as new figures reveal the market slowed in 2014, will be even quieter this year and 'slump' in 2016.
Obama backs India's clean energy goals
US President Barack Obama has pledged financial support for India's revamped solar energy targets and "made a personal commitment" with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to pursue a strong global climate agreement in Paris.
Wind power: Global investment to hit £66bn by 2020
Global investment in wind power projects will reach $101bn (£66.6bn) by the end of 2020 as capacity is expected to rise from 364.9GW in 2014 to 650.8GW by 2020 in response to increased demand.
Wind power 'more resilient than fossil fuels'
Increasing wind power generation would make the UK's future energy supply more resilient to the fluctuating price of fossil fuels and cut costly importation, making energy prices more predictable.
Wave energy 'could be cheaper than solar and wind'
Large-scale wave energy is comparatively more reliable, consistent and potentially cheaper than other forms of energy generation, including wind power.
Opening bell for UK's largest crowd-funded wind project
UK wind specialist Earthmill has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise a record £2.5m to finance 10 new wind turbines across Britain.
Denmark and Germany join Europe's wind energy revolution
The UK's wind sector success is being echoed across Europe as recent figures show Denmark and Germany also broke wind power output records last year.
Record renewable generation disproves Cameron's attack on onshore wind
Figures from the latest Energy Trends report by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) show that 18% of electricity was produced from renewable sources in the third quarter of 2014 - a 4% increase on last year.
Scotland's renewable revolution sets shining example for Lima
National governments present at the Lima climate talks are being urged to "follow Scotland's lead" on wind power as new figures reveal a surge in generation last month.
Davey to continue renewable energy drive
Energy Secretary Ed Davey has reiterated that annual investment in renewable electricity has more than doubled this Parliament and 'is set to rise much further still'.
Importance of renewable energy emphasised as projects worth £81bn underway
More than £81bn worth of renewable energy projects representing nearly half (47%) of all infrastructure spending in the UK are proposed by 2025 with wind farms accounting for nine out of the 10 key projects, according to figures released today (30 October) by Barbour ADI.
Hurricane helps wind energy sector overtake nuclear
Wind power energy production in the UK overtook nuclear power-plants last week following Hurricane Gonzalo, prompting a major energy production milestone this quarter.
Global wind power to hit 2000GW by 2030
The UK's recent surge in wind power output appears to be reflective of a global trend, with new analysis estimating that global wind-generated energy could supply up to 20% of the world's electricity by 2030.
Energy firms demand clear EU objectives for 2030
DuPont and Kingspan have joined a chorus of big businesses, energy firms and trade associations calling on EU heads of state to deliver a binding renewable energy target of at least 30% by 2030.
Onshore wind power cheaper than fossil fuels
Generating electricity from onshore wind is cheaper than using gas, coal and nuclear according to an Ecofys study approved by the European Commission.
New offshore wind farms designed for deeper water
Work has begun on a research and development project to support the installation of offshore wind farms in areas of the UK where the water depth has previously made it infeasible.
Britain's largest community wind-farm secures £11m funding
The Beinn Ghrideag Community Wind Farm on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland has been deemed a 'breakthrough project for community energy' after receiving £11m of funding from Santander.
Ecotricity opens new wind park despite 'government support for renewables continually slashed'
Green energy company Ecotricity has completed the construction of a new £11m wind park in Devon with funding from Triodos Bank.
Offshore wind power ready for take off
The global offshore wind energy market is expected to increase more than fivefold by 2020, according to a new report by research consultant GlobalData.
Scottish independence: Kill or cure for future renewable developments?
Ahead of the vote to decide Scotland's future as part of - or apart from - the United Kingdom, edie investigates what might happen to the nation's renewable sector if it does strike out as an independent country.
Wind power breezes past nuclear and coal in record-breaking August
The British summer may be over but it has ended on a high for the renewables sector, with new records set and wind generation levels exceeding both nuclear and coal.
Renewable energy capacity grows at record levels
Wind, solar and hydro energy grew at its fastest ever pace last year, equating to almost 22% of global power generation, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA).
Tory MPs more likely to oppose windfarms than British public - poll
Conservatives opposition undermining projects and investment in renewables, say wind energy companies.
Government green lights first south coast wind farm
The Rampion offshore wind farm off the Sussex coast has today (16 July) been given ministerial consent by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to go ahead.
Offshore Wind Accelerator programme awarded £2.2m by Scottish Government
A project aimed at cutting the cost of offshore wind by at least 10% has been awarded £2.2m by the Scottish Government.
Politicians opposing wind energy 'huge turn-off' for voters
Political parties that oppose onshore wind development are likely to lose twice as many votes as they gain, according to a nationwide opinion poll.
BT secures 100MW of wind energy to power UK operations
BT has signed long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) worth £440m with three wind farms in Scotland, Wales and Lancashire, securing more than 100MW of renewable energy capacity to help power its UK operations.
Commercial-scale wind farm opens on former Welsh coal mine
In a first for Wales, today marks the opening of a commercial-scale wind farm built in conjunction with a local authority.
British expertise can help China hit 'critical' offshore wind targets
The UK is leading the way when it comes to offshore wind; with new reports from the Carbon Trust claiming that our expertise could help China hit a deployment target of 5GW of offshore wind by 2015.
Google agrees green energy supply deal for US data centre
Google has announced a deal that will see its data centre in Iowa, US supplied with up to 407MW of energy generated by wind.
Pickles extends planning control over wind farm projects
The wind industry has responded angrily to Eric Pickles' announcement that he will be extending his period of pulling in decisions on renewable energy projects for a further 12 months.
SC Johnson Q&A - mapping out renewable energy ambitions
In a world of increasingly unaffordable fossil fuels, the business case for renewable energy is undisputable. The trouble is many companies don't know where to start, which is why SB called on SC Johnson's Kelly Semrau to offer some insight into the company's renewable investment projects.
Renewable electricity generation up 28% in the UK
Renewable electricity generation increased by 28% in 2013 to 52.8 terawatt-hours (TWh), up from the 41.3 TWh recorded in 2012, according to official figures.
SSE shelves plans for four offshore wind developments
Major energy firm SSE is pulling back plans, and "significantly narrowing" its focus, on offshore wind development.
Siemens and ABP invest €371m in UK offshore wind production
Manufacturing giant Siemens and its partner Associated British Ports (ABP) is investing a total of €371m (£311m) in new offshore wind production facilities in Britain.
EU leaders urged to tackle vast water use in energy production
Heads of state and government must take into account the vast amounts of water being used to cool Europe's power stations when they set a 2030 climate and energy policy, new research suggests.
Michelin's Dundee factory reaches renewable energy milestone
Wind turbines at Michelin's Dundee factory have produced 50 million units (kWh) of electricity since being installed in 2006, enough electricity to power more than 1,500 homes.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall: Wind power vital part of our future
TV celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has backed wind power generation in the UK, calling for wind farms to be seen as "fundamentally normal".
Employment in UK's wind industry grows by 74% in three years
The number of people directly employed by the UK's wind industry has increased by 74% from 10,579 in 2010 to the current 18,465, according to a new report.
IKEA mitigates energy costs and carbon footprint with Irish acquisition
As part of plans to invest £1.5bn in renewable energy projects before 2015, IKEA has agreed the purchase of an Irish wind farm - it's first in the country.
Clegg unveils new offshore wind strategy as UK hits 10GW milestone
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has today unveiled the Government's offshore wind industry strategy claiming it will help keep Britain the world leader in "one of the most important industries of the 21st Century".
Europe's offshore wind industry 'facing significant challenges' despite doubling capacity
Europe has installed 277 wind turbines in the first half of 2013, adding more than 1 Gigawatt (GW) of capacity to the grid, according to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).
BREAKING: ETS market hike on the cards as parliament votes for backloading
The European Parliament has voted to support a measure to temporarily freeze 900 million allowances from the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) scheme over the next two years.
Government 'flip-flops on planning policy' says Ecotricity
Renewable energy company Ecotricity has hit out at the Government for its approach to planning, claiming it has introduced conflicting rules for certain projects.
Wind farm developers issue 'promise to Welsh communities'
Onshore wind farm developers and operators in Wales have signed a declaration committing them to ensure communities hosting arrays receive long-term positive benefits.
'Made with wind' - world first for product labelling
Businesses are set to benefit from the first global consumer label for products made with wind energy, which has been launched today.
EDF Renewables completes Teeside UK offshore wind farm
The construction of EDF Renewables' Teeside offshore wind farm off the coast of Redcar has been completed.
G8 leaders urged to take action for Global Wind Day
Renewable energy activists have called on world leaders to commit to phasing out fossil fuels and switch to renewable energy, ahead of the G8 summit on June 17-18.