Sandmotor will strengthen British coastline

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The Dutch Sandmoter is building extra protection for the British coastline. Building with nature is the intention of the Sandmotor.

Since 2011, an artificial sandbank has been lying near the coast Holland. It naturally feeds the beaches and dunes with new sand and thus keeps it safe. Another sandmotor is rising near the British coast. It is the first time that the Dutch sand engine concept has been applied elsewhere. Read More

72 Hours Solar Power Forecast

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72 hours Solar Forecasting will stabilize the UK grid and save money

Sheffield Solar worked with the National Grid for two years to develop real-time generation estimates from solar photovoltaic systems in the UK. This new data driven system can now forecast up to 72 hours in advance. 

The tool is very useful for electricity grid operators. It helps them to stabilize the grid (supply & demand). Energy generators and traders can use the forecast tool taken optimum advantages of the green energy generation. Read More

Floating wind farm Scotland

Floating wind farm Scotland

Thick mooring lines will tether the towers to the sea base. The turbines can operate in water up to a kilometre deep

World’s first floating wind farm emerges off the north-east coast of Scotland (UK). Over there, the waters are too deep for conventional bottom-standing turbines. That’s why manufacturer Statoil has chosen this floating technology. It’s a pilot for more deep ocean regions in the world like the west coast of the US en coasts of Japan.

“It’s a game-changer for floating wind power and we are sure it will help bring costs down,” said Leif Delp, project director for Hywind.

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Open Energi Dynamic Demand Saves

Open Energi Dynamic Demand Saves

Open Energi Dynamic Demand Saves. This means we can make better use of our existing infrastructure and deliver massive savings for bill payers.

Open Energi is making our energy smarter and cheaper with Dynamic Demand.

They developed features harnessing flexibility in our demand for energy to build a new energy economy which is clean, affordable and secure.  Read More

Saint-Gobain ‘powers down’. Savings: £165,000

Saint-Gobain ‘powers down’. Savings: £165,000

Saint-Gobain celebrated 350 year and saved that winter £165,000

Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland saved with demand response firmly in electricity costs.

Three times good gambling saved Saint-Gobain £ 165,000 (€ 230,000 at the time, post-Brexit € 200,000) last winter. 

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SmartestEnergy Triad Alerting Service Saves Tons

SmartestEnergy Triad Alerting Service Saves Tons

SmartestEnergy offers a Triad alerting service which highlighted two of the three Triad periods last winter as “very likely” candidates which gave customers forewarning to take action if possible to optimize their position.

SmartestEnergy developed a Triad Alerting Service for businesses and industries which saves tons of electricity costs in periods of electricity peak demands.

Triads are the three half-hour periods of highest system demand between November and February each year, separated by at least ten clear days. Read More

Wind Power Hub North Sea

Wind Power Hub North Sea

TenneT’s thinking is based on an island with a modular structure, with each module covering approximately 6 km². This is big enough to provide space for connecting roughly 30 GW of offshore wind capacity. The island will be expandable by adding one or two modules of 6 km² each

An Energy Hub in the middle of the North Sea? Tennet launched a vision building an island as a hub, for wind power in the middle of the North Sea which will provide all neighboring countries green energy.

By connecting wind farms with a total capacity of over 30 gigawatts, the efficiency and costs will benefit the participating countries.

This plan was presented by TenneT last week. TenneT is the national high-voltage grid operator in the Netherlands and in a part of Germany. Read More

Rollable Solar Panels

Rollable Solar Panels

These high-efficiency solar panels could help generate instant energy in disaster areas

Rollable and large-scale flexible Solar Panels, called Roll-Array, can be towed by any 4X4 car, like a Range Rover or Land Rover.

It was developed by Renovagen, a company formed in 2012 specifically to develop the rollable solar array. Watch the video below. Read More

Eden Paradise switches to geothermal

Eden Paradise switches to geothermal

Green power for tropical center Eden and 4,000 households in the UK

The British Eden Project, a special greenhouse complex for nature and education, will have a geothermal power plant.

The plant will generate 4 megawatts green electricity and heat to the park and 4,000 households. Read More

UK households without power after floodings

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Royal Lancaster infirmary running on generator after flooded substation cuts electricity to 55000 homes and businesses in north Lancashire.

Floodings hit tens of thousands of homes in the region of Lancaster in western England. Households don’t have electricity. 

According to the BBC, the majority of 55,000 homes in and around Lancaster are without power. Read More

8 tips using solar panels

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Now the world has a ‘Green’ Pope

In addition to the traditional use of solar panels there are more inventive ways.

Think of solar panels on heritage or on parking lots.

And even the pope loves solar power.

We hope to inspire you with these examples. Read More

European Circular Economy Is Growing Fast

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Resource productivity in the EU grew by 20% between 2000 and 2011. And another 30% is expected by 2030, resulting in an additional 2 million jobs.

The circular economy in Europe is growing fast. Products are remanufactured, reused, repaired and recycled.

Closing the Loop – from waste to raw materials.

It’s great to see how many materials are saved and how many jobs this circular economy is creating. Both the Netherlands and the UK are leading in the continent.

The benefits are clear: more jobs and a healthier environment.

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UK Opens Flood Professional Training Centre

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This flood barrier is protected under patent application and is a tailor-made, multi purpose solution to combat flood risk worldwide

As a result of the heavy floods in 2014, the UK starts a training centre for flood professionals.

The training centre will ensure they can satisfy the increased demand and will set industrial benchmarks for flood defense installation standards to reduce risks in the future.  Read More

Roadmap with proven integrated and sustainable water resource approach

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Sustainable water management cycle

Water is world wide a fundamental resource challenge.

Also for California – with its very fast growing cities as Los Angeles and San Francisco. Water planning and management is a critical underpinning of California’s economy and environment.

This roadmap ensures an integrated and sustainable water resource approach.

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Five million homes in England are at risk of flooding

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National Audit Office warns: be prepared for more floods.

Five million homes in England are at risk of flooding and the government’s own assessment shows climate change is increasing the risk by driving more extreme weather. That’s the conclusion of The National Audit Office (NAO) report published October 5th 2014. “Every £1 spent on flood defences prevented almost £10 in damage”, the report noted. “So ad-hoc emergency spending is less good value than sustained maintenance.” Read More

Prudential invests 1billion pond in Tidal Wave Power

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Prudential invests 1 billion Ponds in Wave Power

Tidal energy gets a boost from the insurance giant Prudential. The company of CEO, John Strangfeld invests £1 billion in Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay Project. Produntial lives the sustainable policy with all her employees and now also by investing in renewable energy. 
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Scientists warn for more floods

Scientists warn for more floods

Simulations warn: be prepared for more floods.

Researchers at the Met Office and Newcastle University have warned that global warming will lead to an increase in summer downpours and flash flooding.

This study is the first to make a direct link between increasing global temperatures and summer flooding. Read More

Flooding threat spreads to Severn and Thames riverside properties

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South-West and the South of England has suffered from flooding and overflow areas for months

Environment Agency warns high tides, large waves and strong winds could lead to floods in south-west and southern England.