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Development boost for UK floating wind

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The UK is set to grow its offshore floating wind expertise after marine renewables company Atlantis Resources signed an agreement with floating foundations developer Ideol.

Under a memorandum of understanding (MoU), the companies will look to create an offshore floating wind project of up to 1.5GW. An initial pre-commercial phase of…

Trump orders Mexico border wall

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President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to build a 3,200km wall along the United States border with Mexico.

The order says it is the policy of the administration to “secure the southern border of the United States through the immediate construction of a physical wall.” It said immediate steps will…

Industry welcomes positive Hendry review


The British tidal industry has received a welcome vote of confidence from the government-backed Hendry review, which urged “swift action” on tidal technology.

Former energy minister Charles Hendry’s review found that as well as bringing opportunities to the UK supply chain, Britain could reasonably expect to become a leader in tidal…

Alternative Energy | Small nuclear solution

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The smallest of small nuclear reactors, about the size of a squash court, is finding big backers and global markets.

The U-battery micro-reactor is among 38 entries in the UK-government’s small modular reactor (SMR) competition, launched earlier this year. The competition is intended to begin a dialogue with this emerging industry…

Alternative Energy | Tidal power

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With around 60 sunny days per year, “the UK” and “solar power” do not make for a natural co-location. And although we are not short of wind, many see it as an unreliable energy source.

But Britain does have something else in its favour. With roughly 17,820km of coastline, it has…

Alternative Energy | Storage

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The latest capacity market auction has generated some exciting news. While that may sound like an oxymoron, in this case it is justified as it marks a milestone for new storage technology.

The capacity market is designed to ensure that electricity is available during times of high demand – for example…

Alternative Energy | SMR make or break

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Donald Trump’s election as US president is expected to change the game in economics and politics around the world. Take UK energy policy for instance.

Trump’s decisions could make or break fledgling plans for construction of small modular reactors (SMRs) as an addition or alternative to large nuclear power plants scheduled…

Alternative Energy | Floating solar farms

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There is something strange in the waters of a London reservoir. A 57,500m2 floating solar photovoltaic  farm on the Queen Elizabeth II Reservoir is providing Thames Water with an off-grid electricity supply.

Equivalent in size to eight football pitches, the floating energy farm near Walton-on-Thames is thought to be the largest…

Alternative Energy | UK independence

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On 24 June 2016, British citizens woke up to the news that – for better or worse –  they would be forging their own way in the world.

Among the jubilation and the hand-wringing following the European referendum result there were more opinions than facts, and not much has changed in…