Wave Hub looms off the Cornish coast
A renewable energy project is about to be built off the coast of Cornwall. Wave Hub could generate power for 7,500 homes, and save thousands of tonnes of CO2
The fear of carbon
After 20 years of research, Dr Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen believes theories of global warming and 'climate alarmism' are unscientific and for political gain
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.
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.
Marine renewables roadmap launched for Cornwall
The commercialisation of marine energy generation in the UK has been made clearer with the development of a 'renewables roadmap' for the Cornish peninsula region.
Human heartbeat could shake-up wave power generation
A new technology inspired by the human body may have the ability to revolutionise the wave power sector, according to test results revealed on Friday.
Scottish wave power gets funding bump
Wave energy in Scotland will be boosted by £14.3m in funding over the next 13 months, thanks to new funding from the Scottish Government
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.
New tidal energy platform to cut project costs and risks
A new 'platform' has been designed to significantly cut the cost and risks of tidal energy projects and could help boost industry investment.
SSE responds to wave and tidal withdrawal claims
Major utility SSE says wave and tidal is an important technology for the UK's renewable generation capacity, despite speculation that it is scaling back investment in marine-based technologies.
Scottish Gov approves plans for Europe's largest tidal energy project
Europe's largest tidal energy project has been granted permission this week and will be built in the Pentland Firth.
Scotland to fulfil potential with world's largest wave farm
Scottish Ministers have approved the installation of the world's largest wave farm off the north-west coast of Lewis in Scotland.
Ecotricity's Dale Vince: the highs and lows of a renewables advocate
Leigh Stringer talks to edie and Sustainable Business magazines's 2012 Sustainability Leader, Ecotricity founder Dale Vince, about renewable energy, the Government and why the company is now delving into the realms of wave energy
Marine energy gets strong vote of confidence with £20m of Government funding
Two British companies have been awarded a share of £20m in Government funding in an attempt to drive growth in the UK marine energy sector.
Scottish offshore wind investment climbs to £165m
Scotland's offshore wind developers have invested almost £165m in the Scottish economy to date, according to figures published by industry body Scottish Renewables.
UK tidal energy developments given the green light
Three organisations have secured the rights to develop tidal energy projects at sites spread around the UK.
Energy bill delays could scare off investors
Low carbon energy industry associations have urged the government to be decisive on firming up the energy bill and have reiterated their calls for a largely decarbonised power sector by 2030.
Renewables firms battle for £10m marine energy award
The Scottish Government's global ocean energy challenge, the Saltire Prize, is underway with four marine energy teams competing for the £10m award.
Predicting wave power boosts marine energy potential
The ability to predict the strength of the next wave, discovered by researchers at the University of Exeter, could double the amount of energy generated by wave power units.
Private funding challenge for £20m marine scheme
RenewableUK and the Renewable Energy Association (REA), both critical of the Government's low level investment in wave and tidal a year ago, have adopted a thoroughly optimistic stance to the unveiling of DECC's £20m Marine Energy Array Demonstrator scheme.
Scotland set to feed wave power into the grid
Scotland is pressing ahead with ambitious plans to boost renewable energy production after its first nearshore commercial wave power site got the go-ahead to feed-into the National Grid.
Ecotricity set to harness wave power
Green energy company Ecotricity has today (January 23) unveiled plans to install 200 wave power devices off the UK coast as it looks to grow its portfolio of wind and tidal technologies.
Offshore wind energy set to grow 17-fold by 2020
Europe can expect "significant" renewable energy growth over the next 10 years, with offshore wind capacity increasing 17 times by 2020, while newer technologies such as solar and wave power will increase 11-fold.
Ireland and UK energy ministers back ocean power
Irish and United Kingdom ministers have pledged to work together to unlock the potential of ocean power around the coastlines and called on the European Union (EU) to back the technology.
Scottish Water considers hydropower projects
An international hydropower project to review the effectiveness of hydroelectric plants in Africa and Europe has been completed by a Scottish Water engineer.
£18m fund to "unleash power of Scotland's seas"
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond announced an £18m boost for marine renewables yesterday, the same day it was announced he is to be the recipient of an international climate change award.
Scots launch £35m offshore technology fund
A £35m injection of funding in support of new offshore wind technology, capable of operating in extreme deep water, was announced by Scotland's first minister Alex Salmond in Edinburgh.
Hydro scheme application resubmitted after mistake
A mistake by Scotland's environmental watchdog have meant planned changes to a hydro power scheme have been resubmitted for planning permission.
First UK hydro scheme to be backed by a bank
A pioneering wave energy scheme is the first of its kind to get debt funding from a bank, according to the people behind the project.
Good Energy claim UK first with solar sourcing
A renewable energy supplier is claiming a UK first after sourcing a third of its power from solar.
Wind power blasts ahead in generation figures
Wind power production has soared in the last three months while fossil fuels have fallen, according to new figures from the government.
A third of farmers to invest in renewables
Traditionally frugal farmers are embracing renewable energy with a third expected to invest in green technologies, according to a bank hoping to fund projects.
Latest 3D technology demonstrates icebergs can be moved
New computer technology has revealed plans to tow freshwater icebergs from the polar ice-caps to drought ridden third-world countries could work.
Government to pour funding into hydropower
Millions of pounds of funding will be poured into hydropower in a bid to progress the technology, the Government announced this morning (June 28).
IBM takes on water management
IBM may not seem the natural partner for a water management project but has been integral in the implementation of the 'Smartbay' project in Galway Bay in Ireland.
Sony on the road to zero
edie's energy editor Luke Walsh speaks to Dr Thomas Fischer the man tasked with keeping one of the world's biggest electrical companies green.
Plans for renewable energy wave project begin
ESB International (ESBI) has applied for foreshore exploration licences to develop a 5 Megawatt wave energy project off the west coast of Ireland.
Plans to develop Northern Ireland's coast for renewable energy
Plans to unlock renewable energy from Northern Ireland's coasts have been announced by the Crown Estate.
Sustainable Energy Authority releases annual review
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has released its annual review for 2010 of its five year plan.
'1 in 100 year' flood disasters could happen every other decade
Catastrophic flood events normally expected once a century - similar to those witnessed recently in Pakistan and Australia - can now be expected every 20 years.
NI Water failed on a 'monumental scale'
A consumer rights watchdog has savaged Northern Ireland Water for its handling of Christmas and New Year water shortages.
Irish wave energy technology gets funding
The Irish government is co-funding a Euro 150,000 research project into CETO wave technology.
Northern Ireland utility watchdog appoints new CEO
The watchdog overseeing all of Northern Ireland's utility infrastructure has appointed a new chief executive.
Communities urged to be more energy self sufficient
The Government has today (November 25) urged communities to become more energy self sufficient.
Irish offshore power could make country renewables giant
Ireland could start producing more than ten times its current power demand from its seas and coastline according to a new report.
Irish ocean energy firm makes waves in US
An Irish company has secured funding from the US government for further development of ocean energy technology.
Online views sought ahead of Water White Paper
People are being given the chance to have their say online ahead of the Water White Paper from today (September 9).
World's largest wave energy test site scheme launches
Engineers are running final checks after placing a pioneering wave energy scheme on the seabed off the Cornish coast.
Renewables could make Ireland truly green says expert
World-leading renewable energy resources can rescue Ireland from its economic and energy challenges, a leading energy expert claims.
World's largest tidal power turbine unveiled
The World's largest tidal power turbine has been unveiled ahead of being installed off the coast of Scotland later this year.
Surfers go to WAR to protect waves
Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) landed on a Cornish beach with two tanks and smoking flares to mark the release of a report calling for more protection for the country's waves.
£1.5m boost for Cornish wave power
Cornwall's growing reputation for harnessing the power of the sea may swell thanks to an injection of cash into its Wave Hub project.
Steel plant decontamination work sees 20-year high for cockle numbers
A combination of an industrial clean up and limits on cockle harvesting has seen one of Wales' most successful fishing years.
Wave Hub on course for summer deployment
Plans are on course for the world's largest wave energy test site to begin testing this summer.
Reports attacks Singapore's 'devastating' sand dredging
Millions of tonnes of Cambodian sand are being illegally dredged to create beaches in Singapore, according to campaigning group Global Witness.
Norton Rose election briefing: climate change and energy
The law firm looks at how the way we vote could impact on policy and regulation.
New plan backs marine energy for 15M homes
The Government has announced plans to harness the power of the sea to generate electricity for up to 15m homes.
EA hydropower map published
A map showing where hydropower could be used in England and Wales could help to tap into the unused power potential of British rivers, according to the Environment Agency.
Minister backs wave and tidal power
Fresh from announcing the final plans for the way new electricity generation is connected to the UK's power grid a leading minister has pledged to support wave and tidal power.
Poll backs more ambitious green power
Two thirds of the population think the Government's plans to pay residents and businesses for generating green electricity are 'not ambitious enough' according to a new poll.
World's largest hydro electric wave device opened
What is claimed to be the world's largest working hydro-electric wave energy device has been officially opened in Scotland.
Death toll rising after accident at one the world's largest hydropower stations
Two water ducts appear to have collapsed in Russia's largest hydro-electricity station killing several workers injuring more than 60 and leaving rescuers looking for dozens of missing people.
Government to back more hydropower development
The Environment Agency has released new guidance on hydropower to encourage more businesses into the market.
Adventurous people wanted for Water Industry Cup
WaterAid is calling on teams to compete for the Water Industry Cup at this year's Cisco Euro Challenge to raise funds for charity.
Scotland introduces new renewables banding system
Scotland gives a shot in the arm to renewables generators with new banding for ROCs.
Tidal turbine to go ahead
The world's first turbine to create commercial amounts of electricity from water will be installed off the coast of Northern Ireland in March.
Developers win funding to test wave power system
A new energy-generating project could be developed off the coast of Ireland.
Task force to look at future of Scottish seas
Specialists with a broad range of interests - from fishing to marine conservation - have come together to discuss the future of legislation designed to protect Scottish seas.
Water & Wastewater - Review of the Year 2007
If the year for the world of water had to be summed up in one word, it would have to be floods.
Climate Change & Energy - Review of the Year 2007
Carbon offsetting came under fire in 2007 as questions were raised over the validity of unregulated credits, leading reputable offsetting companies to seek CDM-registered credits for private markets.
Floating concrete - the latest weapon in the climate war
A scheme using floating concrete to harness wave energy has received a £150,000 grant from the Carbon Trust.
Marine Bill to bring planning to seas
Proposals to protect Britain's seas and marine life while safeguarding the marine industries were set out in the long-awaited Marine Bill White Paper, published on Thursday.
Fresh Water From the Ocean Waves
Desalination and energy efficiency often make uncomfortable bedfellows but in the waters of Western Australia, researchers are working on a device which produces fresh water and electricity at the same time. Mike Proffitt, CEO of developers Renewable Energy Holdings, and technical director Alan Burns told edie about their innovative device.
Scotland vows support for wave power
Wave energy in Scotland received a boost this week with the Scottish Executive's announcement that it will support a major project that will see Scottish-made Polemis devices installed in Orkney.
Edie Consultancy Survey - Executive summary
The 2006 edie.net and Environment Business Environmental Consultancy Survey reveals clients' expectations alongside consultants' predictions, exposes views on who has the best reputation and why, as well as stealing a glance into what the future holds for the booming environmental sector.
Welsh wave farm to power 60,000 homes
Plans for a wave farm with the capacity to supply electricity to 60,000 homes came a step closer to realisation when the Welsh European Funding Office confirmed it will fund the first stage of the project on Tuesday.
Eric Russell reports on the development of tidal stream, the hitherto overlooked sustainable energy phenomenon
Tide turns in favour of wave power
The world's first commercial wave farm will be installed in Portugal after a deal was signed between a Portuguese energy consortium and Edinburgh-based firm Ocean Power Delivery (OPD).
Steve Fitzsimons, sales manager at npower business, looks at the changes in the electricity market and how these will impact on businesses wanting a cheaper or greener supplier
Shadow environment secretary Norman Baker MP speaks to Environment Business about the Liberal Democrats environmental agenda
The business case for wind
Dr Gordon Edge, head of offshore at the British Wind Energy Association, sets out the arguments for wind power
UK business briefs: Welsh recycling up, UK wave power, Kitchen waste collection, Climate change theatre, Christmas mail train
Figures released today show a dramatic increase in recycling and composting in Wales, Minister for Environment, Planning and Countryside Carwyn Jones said this week. The proportion of municipal waste being recycled or composted has risen from 12.7% in 2002-03 to 17.6% in 2003-04, excluding abandoned vehicles. Carwyn Jones said: "This is excellent news and confirms my belief that we are successfully changing the way we deal with our rubbish in Wales."
First offshore wave power supplied to the national grid
The first electricity to be generated from an offshore wave power plant was supplied to the UK grid this week.
Renewable energy makes powerful progress
Sustainable energy is advancing rapidly across the board, from well developed landfill gas power generation, to energy from waste incineration and newer technology including energy, wind and wave power and less sophisticated wood burning. LAWE Editor Alexander Catto reports on recent developments in this dynamic sector
Alternative fuel: the burning issue
Akbar Ali and Michael Crookes of solicitors, Davies Arnold Cooper, look at how British manufactures can facilitate the development of cleaner energy.
Alternative fuel: the burning issue
Akbar Ali and Michael Crookes of solicitors, Davies Arnold Cooper, look at how British manufactures can facilitate the development of cleaner energy.
Dodging the issues
ulian Miller, director of Automatic Environmental Controls (AEC), discusses the failures behind government energy policy.
The Climate Change Levy has re-awakened interest in energy issues in the UK, turning political will into economic incentive. Energy efficiency will once again ascend the agenda on the boards of most companies. Tony Duffin, AEAT Environment, on the rise of renewables.
Europe presents its achievements in renewable energy
The European Commission showcased the results so far of its research programmes in alternative energy sources, at the 'Solar Platform' in Almeria this week. Projects showcased include 'European Hot Dry Rock' using geothermal energy, a wave energy project called 'Wave Dragon', and 'SolAir' using solar thermal energy.
South West RDA commits £500,000 for wave hub
The South West Development Agency has committed nearly half a million pounds toward installing an electrical socket off Cornwall's Atlantic coast, connecting wave power machines to the national grid.
ICE report critical of British energy and waste policy
The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) 2003 State of the Nation report has criticised British infrastructure, particularly energy policy and waste disposal.
World’s largest wind farm could be built in the Outer Hebrides
Battered by westerly winds and Atlantic waves, the island of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides is the site of an ambitious proposal to build the world’s largest wind power project. The £500 million project could generate about 600 megawatts, as much as a conventional power station, doubling Britain’s alternative energy production and making the country a leader in ‘clean’ energy.
Government announces world’s first ever floating power station
Minister for Energy Brian Wilson has announced the development of the world’s first ever floating mini power-station, providing renewable energy.
Scottish-based renewable company receives £5 million funding
A Scottish-based company which is pioneering the commercial use of wave power to generate electricity has received an extra £5 million in funding, allowing it to accelerate the development of its products.
Red tape still harming investment in wave power
Despite having “the best tidal resources in Europe”, the need for approval from up to 14 agencies is still causing wave power projects to move abroad.
University launches new wave power device
A team based at the University of Plymouth has launched an experimental wave energy device which is unobtrusive and cost-effective.
Blair pledges £100 million to solar, wave power and offshore wind.
The Prime Minister has given his second, and strongest speech on the environment, pledging £100 to renewables and speaking of his determination to act on climate change.
World’s first commercial wave power station activated in Scotland
The world’s first commercial wave power station on the Hebridean island of Islay has successfully begun to feed electricity into the UK’s national grid.