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Project to aid discovery of advanced materials

26-Aug-2015 | By Katherine Smale

A £6.7M grant has been announced for research aimed at accelerating the discovery and application of advanced materials for the energy sector.

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Key works begin for massive wind farm off the coast of Cumbria

26-Aug-2015 | By Katherine Smale

Construction has begun on the onshore substation that will connect the mammoth Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm to the national grid. 

Dawn of a new era

Fracking licences granted for 27 UK zones

19-Aug-2015 | By

Twelve energy firms have been promised licences to carry out fracking across 27 locations in the UK.

Energy and Waste features

Alan Cumming, Viridor

Viridor: Power in waste

New energy-from-waste power stations are keeping millions of tonnes of rubbish out of landfill sites and bringing real benefits to communities. But one of the big operators argues that more needs to be done at a regulatory level to encourage the industry.

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Modern high rise development

Can new tall buildings keep up with energy regulations?

10-Dec-2014 | By Andrew Bickerdyke

High rise residential buildings are increasingly being designed and built in the UK, and London leads the way, with around 25 residential buildings of 20 storeys or more under construction and around another 80 with planning consent. Many more are in the pipeline.

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Project to aid discovery of advanced materials

A £6.7M grant has been announced for research aimed at accelerating the discovery and application of advanced materials for the energy sector.

Dong Energy, offshore wind farm

Key works begin for massive wind farm off the coast of Cumbria

Construction has begun on the onshore substation that will connect the mammoth Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm to the national grid. 

Dawn of a new era

Fracking licences granted for 27 UK zones

Twelve energy firms have been promised licences to carry out fracking across 27 locations in the UK.

Wind turbine

Owls could hold the key to reducing mechanical noise

Engineers are hoping new research showing owls can supress the vibrations that occur when they flap their wings can be used to help eliminate noise from structures such as wind turbines.

Saxlund, biomass

Saxlund to build £2M biomass handling system in Wales

Saxlund is to build a £2.1M (€3M) biomass handling system at a green energy project in Margam, South Wales.

fracking

Fracking decisions to get fast-tracked

Shale gas applications could be fast-tracked through the planning process, under new government measures announced today.

Power supplies

Local opportunities pledged as international team wins £650M North East power scheme

A joint venture of Spanish firm Abengoa and Japanese giant Toshiba has won the deal to build a £650M biomass-fuelled heat and power plant in the North East - and pledged opportunities for local firms.

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Dogger Bank offshore wind farm given green light

Energy secretary Amber Rudd yesterday gave development consent for Dogger Bank Teesside A and B offshore wind farm.

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