Carbon-negative goals and hydrogen-powered trains: The sustainability success stories of the week
As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.
Orkney tidal turbine generates record level of power
A Scottish tidal turbine has generated more power over the past year than the entire wave and tidal energy sectors in Scotland in the 12 years prior to its launch in 2016.
Five things you probably didn't know about the UK's renewable export market
As a new report reveals that the UK's marine and wind energy companies exported goods and services to an impressive 44 countries across the globe last year, edie rounds up some of the key trends in the UK’s renewable imports and exports.
Tidal power to reduce emissions and boost UK economy by £1.4bn by 2030, report finds
The UK's tidal stream could deliver £1.4bn to the UK economy by 2030, with wider marine technologies helping to reduce national carbon emissions by up to four million metric tonnes a decade later.
Pentland Firth tidal project sets record-breaking month for electricity generation
Turbines harnessing tidal energy in the Pentland Firth have set a world record for monthly tidal stream power production, after phase one of the MeyGen marine project produced more than 700 MWh in the month of August.
UK primed to lead Europe's £46bn wave energy market opportunity
Wave power can contribute to 10% of global electricity demand by 2050 if governments and the private sector offer financial support and political stability, with the UK primed to act as the marine energy leader.
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.
Swansea Bay: £1.3bn tidal lagoon project earns much-needed backing from Hendry Review
Plans to build the world's first tidal lagoon-based renewable energy system in Swansea Bay have today (12 January) received support from a long-awaited, Government-commissioned review assessing the viability of the project.
EU prepares £400m funding for maritime and ocean energy sectors
The European Union (EU) is set to provide around £412m to support sustainable shipbuilding and ocean energy projects across the continent.
World's first grid-connected tidal array deployed in the Shetlands
Scotland's efforts to become a fully-renewable nation received another boost this month, after a tidal array off the coast of the Shetlands Islands became the world's first to connect to the grid.
World's largest tidal stream project receives £100m investment boost
Infrastructure investor Equitix will allocate more than £100m to Scottish tidal power, after entering into a partnership agreement with leading developer Atlantis to aid the development of the world's largest tidal stream project.
Ecotricity to compete for UK's first tidal project
Ecotricity will compete to build Britain's first tidal lagoon site ahead of the Government's independent review of tidal energy in the spring.
Six renewable energy innovations primed for Government's £500m nest egg
The Government's £500m of allocated funds for green innovation could propel the UK into being a world-leader in energy generation, if the money is spent in key areas such as wave and tidal energy, low-carbon heat and energy storage.
Government to review future of tidal lagoon power
The Government will launch an independent review this spring into the feasibility of tidal lagoon energy in the UK.
Scottish wave energy projects receive Government funding
The Scottish Government initiative Wave Energy Scotland (WES) has announced the eight successful applicants that will share a £2.5m fund to advance their technologies in the build up to commercialisation.