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Crown Estates Scotland has published a paper which includes a draft leasing process to encourage new offshore wind farms in Scotland’s waters claiming that it is necessary to ensure new projects are built from to second half of the 2020s … Continue reading → PUMPED STORAGE HYDRO & THE FUTURE ENERGY MIX

As the UK continues on its inexorable path to a carbon free energy world, the questions around how this is achieved and the paths that should be taken become ever more pertinent. With the continued closure of large, dirty coal … Continue reading → Glasgow’s first high temperature water source heat pump

Star Renewable Energy were one of the star turns (please excuse the terrible pun) at Scotland’s All-Energy Exhibition and Conference last week. Thousands of professionals from throughout the industry attended the showcase event in Glasgow and local low carbon water … Continue reading → Storage is getting bigger, while storage solutions (and markets) are getting smarter

The ILI office have taken a keen interest in SSE’s plans to increase their Coire Glas pumped storage hydro-electric project. The energy company have sought approval from the Scottish Government to change their proposals from the approved 600MW-capacity (approved in … Continue reading → Britain goes coal free

This week the National Grid confirmed that Britain did not use coal to generate electricity from Saturday morning to Tuesday afternoon, our longest streak since the 19th century and only a few days after the previous record of 55 hours … Continue reading → Innovative Energy Ideas from Scotland

The British Geological Society are funding a new project looking into the possibility of benefitting from the vast reservoir of warm water that fills a web of disused mines underneath Glasgow. The naturally heated water that currently populates these mines would … Continue reading → A 100% worldwide renewable future

A new study into the intermittency of renewable energy and how to resolve the issue has concluded that there may be three methods by which consistent power could be achieved. The research was carried out by Mark Jacobson, a professor … Continue reading → Blockchain Technology In The Energy Market

Barely a day seems to pass by without a story about cryptocurrencies, bitcoin in particular, and how they could be the key to riches or the road to ruin. Regardless of the merits, or otherwise, of these digital currencies, what … Continue reading → Local Authorities take initiative on charging points

The uptake of electric and autonomous vehicles requires a ‘major industrial shift’ according to the chair of a new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG). With the governments focus being drawn towards Brexit, the UK is at risk of letting this industrial … Continue reading → Cities moving towards 100% renewables

A new report from environmental impact research group CDP has claimed that in 2017 101 of the 500+ cities for whom it compiles records now source at least 70% of its electricity from renewable sources. This is an increase of … Continue reading → Post navigation