ABB to Connect Europe’s Largest Tidal Project to UK Grid

MeyGen tidal stream project in Scotland’s Pentland Firth, the largest tidal energy project in Europe, will use ABB technology to feed energy into the onshore distribution grid. Continue reading ABB to Connect Europe’s Largest Tidal Project to UK Grid

2M UK Customers Switch to Independent Energy Suppliers

According to the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), more than two million customers have switched to independent energy suppliers since 2010. Continue reading 2M UK Customers Switch to Independent Energy Suppliers

Giant Lithium Titanate Battery to Be Connected to Grid in UK

The UK’s first 2 MW lithium titanate battery will be connected to the electrical grid later this year, as part of new research as a part of a research effort to tackle energy storage challenges. Continue reading Giant Lithium Titanate Battery to Be Connected to Grid in UK

Heather Can Help UK Meet Bioenergy Targets

Harvesting energy from heather could reduce carbon dioxide emissions and help the UK meet its bioenergy targets, according to new research by scientists at Durham and Manchester Universities. Continue reading Heather Can Help UK Meet Bioenergy Targets

Study: Fracking Increases Groundwater Radioactivity, But Only So Much

A study finds that hydraulic fracturing can increase groundwater radioactivity, but not above exposure limits set for human health in the UK. Continue reading Study: Fracking Increases Groundwater Radioactivity, But Only So Much

Report: UK Government Doesn’t Take Community Energy Projects Seriously

Community-led energy projects are not taken seriously enough by the government, according to a new report from the University of East Anglia (UEA). Continue reading Report: UK Government Doesn’t Take Community Energy Projects Seriously

SUPERGEN Hub to Develop Shared Vision for Energy Storage in UK

A new, £4 million (≈ $6.75 million), collaboration between academics and industry will set the direction and development of energy storage research and technologies in the UK. Continue reading SUPERGEN Hub to Develop Shared Vision for Energy Storage in UK

Siemens to Build Major Factory for Offshore Wind Power in UK

Siemens is investing more than €190 million ($263 million) in new offshore production facilities in Great Britain. Production of rotor blades for offshore wind turbines of the 6-megawatt class is planned, with a new logistics- and service center in the Hull area (Yorkshire). Continue reading Siemens to Build Major Factory for Offshore Wind Power in UK

Technip Helps Design World’s First Commercial Carbon Capture and Storage Project

Technip has been awarded a contract by Shell UK Limited to provide front-end engineering design (FEED) for the onshore elements of the Peterhead Gas Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) demonstration project in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Continue reading Technip Helps Design World’s First Commercial Carbon Capture and Storage Project