Renewables

Feature: An innovative approach to a hydrogen economy

Niche markets are making a big impact in the development of a hydrogen economy, according to Stewart Dow, packaged energy manager at BOC.

Solar boost for Good Energy

Renewable electricity supplier Good Energy has stepped up its commitment to solar energy, aiming to source one third of its electricity from solar power. Solar previously represented less than 1% of the company’s output.

Green feed-in tariff to boost Japan's renewable sector

Before resigning last week, Japanese prime minister Naoto Kan passed a feed-in tariff bill which will see utilities pay a set rate to green energy producers.

DOE gives seal of approval to world's first fuel cell and hydrogen energy station

The world’s first tri-generation fuel cell and hydrogen energy station, in California, has this week gained the support of the US Department of Energy (DOE).

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Bright future for solar energy in the US

Bright future for solar energy in the US

The US’s solar power sector is going from strength to strength, with further announcements this week of progress in some major solar projects.

Giant tidal turbine goes on-stream in Scotland

Giant tidal turbine goes on-stream in Scotland

Scotland’s first grid-connected, commercial-scale tidal turbine was switched on last week at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), off the Orkney coast.

Winds of change in the US

Winds of change in the US

The US has seen a number of developments in the wind energy sector in the past week, starting with Energy Secretary Steven Chu’s announcement of a $102 million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy (DoE).

Credit: Maarten Takens

Ontario invests in electric car charging stations

Ontario invests in electric car charging stations

Amidst a spate of recent developments in the electric car sector, the Premier of Ontario has announced a CAD$80 million fund to kick-start development and investment in charging stations for electric cars.

US to invest $7 million in fuel cell research

US to invest $7 million in fuel cell research

The US Department of Energy (DoE) has awarded nearly $7 million to fund four independent studies into the production costs of fuel cells and hydrogen storage systems.

Global turbine projects get a second wind

Global turbine projects get a second wind

With the announcement earlier this year that Germany plans to phase out nuclear power by 2022, the country’s wind sector has seen a surge in investments.