We asked 8 young people why they joined the global climate strike

We asked 8 young people why they joined the global climate strike

“I’ve been taking a lot of classes since my freshman year of high school that have to do with environmental justice, that has to do with how climate change is affecting our world.

Transformative? New Device Harvests Energy in Darkness

Transformative? New Device Harvests Energy in Darkness

Aaswath Raman, a Stanford engineer, built a thermoelectric generator that powers a bulb by harnessing the temperature differences that arise after dark.Aaswath RamanNonetheless, a device that could produce any amount of electricity at night would be valuable; after the sun sets, solar cells don’t work and winds often die down, even as demand for lighting peaks.

Siemens Gamesa in talks to buy parts of troubled turbine firm Senvion

Siemens Gamesa in talks to buy parts of troubled turbine firm Senvion

Turbine giant Siemens Gamesa is understood to be considering the purchase of parts of troubled firm Senvion.The firm also announced widespread redundancies across the business last month as it struggled to find a new investor.

Australia’s main grid copes just fine with minimal amount of coal

Australia’s main grid copes just fine with minimal amount of coal

Over the last 30 days coal generation in the National Electricity Market in aggregate is down 8%, or an annualised figure of 11TWh (terrawatt hours) compared to the same period a year earlier (PCP).

Moray West director vows ‘we will build this project’ after CfD disappointment

Moray West director vows ‘we will build this project’ after CfD disappointment

The 90-turbine Moray West Offshore Wind Farm was informed early yesterday by the UK Government that it had not met the desired “strike price” to sell energy to the National Grid.One Scottish offshore wind insider yesterday called the result for Moray West and Viking Energy “a major blow” for the Highlands and Grampian region.

Dominion proposes $7.8B offshore wind project, positioning Virginia as 'hub' for regional development

Dominion proposes $7.8B offshore wind project, positioning Virginia as 'hub' for regional development

Dive Brief: Dominion Energy announced plans Thursday to develop 2.6 GW of wind capacity off the Virginia coast, making it the largest project yet proposed by the United States' nascent offshore wind industry.

Video: Hundreds gather in Aberdeen city centre for climate change protests

Video: Hundreds gather in Aberdeen city centre for climate change protests

Hundreds of people have gathered in Aberdeen city centre to take part in the global climate change protests.Here in Aberdeen crowds have gathered outside Marischal College to join the global protests.

Don’t tell us how inspiring we are, take action on climate change: Greta Thunberg tells U.S. Congress

Don’t tell us how inspiring we are, take action on climate change: Greta Thunberg tells U.S. Congress

Swedish teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday called for action, not praise, from U.S. lawmakers as she joined other youth leaders in kicking off two days of meetings and speeches on Washington's Capitol Hill.

How the ACT’s 100% renewable electricity target is saving households cash

How the ACT’s 100% renewable electricity target is saving households cash

For the first three months of this year, the ACT government has been able to save Canberra households money through the contracts it has in place with renewable energy projects.

GE’s Largest Battery Deal Yet Will Support a 200MW Australian Solar Plant

GE’s Largest Battery Deal Yet Will Support a 200MW Australian Solar Plant

GE won its biggest grid battery deal so far, to supply a solar plant in South Australia.The Australia market offers one of the fastest-growing opportunities for hybrid generation, said Gianpaolo Giuliani, energy storage global sales director at GE's Renewable Hybrids unit.

Equinor looking ‘very closely’ at North Sea as it plots big commercial floating wind project

Equinor looking ‘very closely’ at North Sea as it plots big commercial floating wind project

Giovanni Battista Picotti, a business development engineer with the firm, said Equinor was “confident” its next project would be a 200 megawatt (MW) commercial-scale floating wind farm.Mr Battista Picotti said: “We took the decision to develop Hywind Tampen because we needed to keep the momentum high in the development of floating wind.

Millions take to the streets for global climate strike

Millions take to the streets for global climate strike

Some of Friday’s first protests were held in Australia, where an estimated 300,000 people gathered at more than 100 rallies calling for action to guard against climate change, with further demonstrations held across parts of Asia.

Consultant sought to help launch renewable energy auctions in Kosovo*

Consultant sought to help launch renewable energy auctions in Kosovo*

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has invited expressions of interest in providing it with consultancy services in order support the Government of Kosovo* in developing and implementing a competitive scheme for the award of future support to renewable energy generators.

New windfarms will not cost billpayers after subsidies hit record low

New windfarms will not cost billpayers after subsidies hit record low

The UK’s next wave of offshore windfarms will generate clean electricity at no extra cost to consumers after record low-subsidy deals fell below the market price for the first time.New offshore wind projects will power millions of British homes under “zero-subsidy” support contracts within the next four years, following a record-breaking government subsidy auction.

UK’s Offshore Wind Auction So Successful It Might Have Made Itself Redundant

UK’s Offshore Wind Auction So Successful It Might Have Made Itself Redundant

Results of the third round of the program, announced Friday morning, awarded 5.5 gigawatts of offshore wind capacity, with prices bottoming out at £39.65 ($50.05) per megawatt-hour.

Serbia's largest wind farm, 104.5 MW Kovačica officially starts operations

Serbia's largest wind farm, 104.5 MW Kovačica officially starts operations

The investor in the EUR 189 million project is Israel-based Enlight Renewable Energy, the company that has acquired three wind farms in the Balkan region .The Kovačica wind farm will supply 60,000 households with electricity and reduce CO2 emissions by almost 250,000 tonnes per year, the EBRD said in a press release.

ORE Catapult gives support to 600th growing firm

ORE Catapult gives support to 600th growing firm

ORE Catapult said the 600th firm it had provided support was Bristol Industrial and Research Associates (Biral), a company developing a thunderstorm and lightning detection system for offshore wind farms.

Small solar is bigger, cheaper and more efficient in the USA

Small solar is bigger, cheaper and more efficient in the USA

From a high level, the report sees the median size of systems increasing, higher efficiency modules being used, continued pricing declines – but great variability across all datasets.

‘£2bn investment’ hopes fade as Moray Firth wind project unsuccessful in contract bid

‘£2bn investment’ hopes fade as Moray Firth wind project unsuccessful in contract bid

A potential £2 billion investment for the north-east of Scotland has been put on hold as a giant Moray Firth wind farm project saw its bid for a UK contract thwarted today.

SSE’s £260m Orkney energy transmission link given go-ahead by Ofgem

SSE’s £260m Orkney energy transmission link given go-ahead by Ofgem

Ofgem announced that it “would approve” a resubmitted proposal for a 450MW transmission link to the Western Isles based on two Lewis wind power projects being successfully awarded a Contract for Difference (CfD) in this year’s auction round.

Developers get chance to bid for offshore wind sites to power 6 million homes

Developers get chance to bid for offshore wind sites to power 6 million homes

Developers will be able to bid for new sites to generate enough offshore wind to power more than six million homes as the Crown Estate launches a new round of leases.

Why The Growing Demand For AC Threatens Hawaii's Renewable Energy…

Why The Growing Demand For AC Threatens Hawaii's Renewable Energy…

Ultimately, Hawaii Energy is working to increase the number of efficient air conditioning units on the market and encouraging customers to limit their usage, especially during peak times, Kealoha said.

UK Offshore Wind Changes Seen Attracting Oil and Gas Majors

UK Offshore Wind Changes Seen Attracting Oil and Gas Majors

The upcoming tender will come with significant changes to the terms and conditions, including lease terms from 50 to 60 years, discounted lease fees for “innovative” or hybrid projects, and — critically for oil and gas companies — a green light for joint bids.

Daimler stops developing internal combustion engines to focus on electric cars

Daimler stops developing internal combustion engines to focus on electric cars

According to German magazine Auto Motor und Sport, Daimler development chief Markus Schaefer said that they currently have no plans to develop a next-generation combustion engine and they are focusing on new electric powertrains.

Redflow to deliver ZBM2 batteries for telco mobile phone tower sites in South Africa

Redflow to deliver ZBM2 batteries for telco mobile phone tower sites in South Africa

Australian energy storage company Redflow Limited (ASX: RFX) has won an order to provide 68 ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow batteries for at least 20 mobile phone tower sites in South Africa owned by one of Africa’s leading telecommunication companies.

America’s largest solar and battery project approved in Los Angeles

America’s largest solar and battery project approved in Los Angeles

Projects such as the Eland Solar and Storage Center are likely to be viewed favourably in the future as they provide a combination of renewable energy generation combined with on-demand electricity storage which, in tandem, serves to meet the need for continued clean energy capacity additions while also providing grid reliability services.

‘Largest Ever’: Google Announces 1.6GW of Renewables Purchases

‘Largest Ever’: Google Announces 1.6GW of Renewables Purchases

“We’re not buying power from existing wind and solar farms, but instead are making long-term purchase commitments that result in the development of new projects,” wrote CEO Sundar Pichai of Google's 1,600-megawatt announcement in a note published Thursday.

Croatia’s largest integrated solar power plant for self-consumption unveiled

Croatia’s largest integrated solar power plant for self-consumption unveiled

Genera, the Croatian subsidiary of the UK-based veterinary products manufacturer Dechra Pharmaceuticals, has officially opened the country’s largest integrated solar power plant for self-consumption.

Scot Gov launches £1m floating wind funding pot

Scot Gov launches £1m floating wind funding pot

Scotland’s Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse said: “I am delighted to announce the £1m Floating Wind Technology Acceleration Competition that Scottish Government are partnering with the Carbon Trust to deliver.

GE Lands First Orders for 12MW Offshore Wind Turbine, and They’re Huge

GE Lands First Orders for 12MW Offshore Wind Turbine, and They’re Huge

The first orders for GE’s groundbreaking 12-megawatt Haliade-X offshore wind turbine have come from the industrial giant's home country, with developer Orsted planning to deploy more than 1,200 megawatts of the machines in U.S. waters between 2022 and 2024.