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Energy and Carbon

The European Commission (EC) has launched a public consultation to inform future European Union (EU) energy and climate change policies for 2020-2030.

China’s “Big Five” power utilities have hundreds of gigawatts of thermal power plants in water-stressed areas and face retrofit costs of up to $20 billion to improve their resilience, according to a Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) report.

Friday, 22 March 2013 10:55

£2m fund for marine energy developers

£2 million of Convergence European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) has been made available for marine renewables companies developing technology in Cornwall.

Offshore renewable technology developer Trident Energy  has completed a second close of its funding round to finance pier-based sea trials of the company’s enabling technology used in wave and tidal energy converters.

Wales has the potential to be a world leader in the marine energy technology and production, Business Minister Edwina Hart told a Marine Energy Industry seminar in Pembrokeshire today.

The Green Construction Board has called for urgent action to reduce carbon emissions as it publishes a new plan for the sector to meet national carbon reduction targets.

Tuesday, 05 March 2013 15:54

Siemens to test tidal turbine at Narec

Siemens-owned Marine Current Turbines (MCT) will test the prototype power train for the SeaGen-S 2 megawatt (MW) at the National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) in Northumberland.

The water and wastewater management market in China’s power industry could reach $912.6 million (£603 million) by 2018 due to shrinking freshwater levels, according to a new report.

A group of organisations opposed to the proposed Severn Barrage will assemble key players to look anew at how renewable energy can be generated from the Severn Estuary without environmental damage.

Construction companies BAM Group and Skanska UK have topped the latest carbon reduction commitment (CRC) energy efficiency league table with many water companies in mid-table.

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