Posts tagged: European Union

European Wind Power: Denmark, Portugal, and Spain Leading the World

(via sustainablog) By J. Matthew Roney Denmark produced one third of its electricity from the wind in 2013. In no other country has wind’s share of annual electricity generation yet topped 30 percent. But the Danes are not stopping there—they are eyeing a goal of… Tweet

UK project to demonstrate fertilizer production using renewable energy

The UK’s Technology Strategy Board is funding a consortium that includes the Waitrose supermarket chain and ITM Power, to demonstrate de-carbonisation of fertiliser production, which is responsible for a significant proportion of global greenhouse gas emissions. Energy storage and clean fuel specialist ITM Power is leading the consortium, which – subject to final contract – […]

World’s First Entirely Renewable-Energy Place: Wind-Swept Scottish Island

If you’re looking to unplug from the grid, you might want to head to Eigg, a small island off the coast of Scotland. Eigg intends to become the first island to rely entirely on renewable energy sources, Al Jazeera reports. The island–part of the Hebrides archipelago–is in the process of creating a network of solar […]

UK’s Optimum data centre secures 100% renewable electrical energy tariff

Optimum, a UK datacentre owner and operator who operate the Hayes data centre previously operated by Sentrum, has announced that it has successfully secured its first 100% renewable electrical energy supply contract. The agreement will cover the entire electricity supply at the Optimum datacentre facility in Hayes. Securing this tariff confirms Optimum’s commitment to reducing […]

Giant ‘Battery’ ensures Renewable Supply

By Paul Brown Energy from surplus wind power can be used to pump water uphill and will provide “battery” power to even out energy supply and demand, researchers say. LONDON, 8 December – Norwegian hydropower schemes linked to Europe’s large wind farm projects could successfully act as a backup when wind power fails to deliver […]