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Zero-carbon electricity overtakes fossil fuels in Britain for 2019

The decline in coal-fired power, together with the rise in renewable energy leads to the cleanest energy year on record for the UK. For the first time, the amount of zero carbon electricity used by the UK’s homes and businesses surpassed that from fossil fuels for a full twelve months.

Watch: How MAN LNG-to-power works

The video, issued by German manufacturer MAN Energy Solutions, explains an alternative, cleaner way to power generation, named ‘LNG-to-power’, as a key element in MAN’s efforts to achieve a carbon-neutral future. LNG-to-power offers a single source solution, wherever energy is needed. 

Floating offshore wind turbine project receives $3.3 million grant

The University of Texas at Dallas received a $3.3 million grant from the US Department of Energy (DOE) for its vertical axis floating offshore wind turbine; The grant is part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) and will be used for designing and building the turbine prototype.

Watch: Project aims to develop a full-size tidal energy harnessing system solution

In fact, according to a recent statement, Leask Marine Ltd. has been presented as a key strategic associate for the Magallanes Renovables’ “OCEAN_2G” project. Namely, the OCEAN_2G (Second Generation technologies in ocean energy) innovation project aims to test; validate and pre-certify an innovative full-size tidal energy harnessing system solution ready to enter into European and global markets, further boosting the growth performance of industrial partners of the consortium and being a worldwide referent in the manufacturing of floating platforms for producing electrical energy from tidal currents.

Offshore energy integration to become reality in the UK

The “UKCS Energy Integration: Interim Findings” as issued by The Oil and Gas Authority, which was published on Tuesday 17 December 2019, discusses the first phase of the UKCS Energy Integration Project, led by the OGA; BEIS; The Crown Estate as well as Ofgem, considering options to help feed into a new strategic vision of the UKCS as an integrated energy basin.

Solar PV market to grow remarkably in the next five years

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has recently issued its Renewables 2019 report with the aim to analyse and forecast renewable energy and technologies from 2019 to 2024; providing global trends and developments for renewable energy in the electricity, heat and transport sectors.

Renewables company receives grant for wind-wave technology system

European Regional Development Fund awarded Marine Power Systems GBP 4.3 million to develop a system that includes a technology with both floating offshore wind and wave energy, boosting the opportunities for energy generation in deep water locations.

Seven energy and maritime companies collaborate on hydrogen

Seven major companies of the energy and maritime sector, signed an agreement in order to develop new projects that can offer to the the production, transport and storage of hydrogen. Through the agreement, companies assist in Belgium’s climate target to reduce CO2 emissions by 80% until 2050.

Woodmac: Asia Pacific excluding China to add 19GW offshore wind by 2030

An estimated 19 GW of new offshore capacity is expected to be added in Asia Pacific excluding China (APeC) over the next 10 years, making it a key region for global offshore wind, according to Wood Mackenzie, that noted however that the success of future offshore wind in the area will depend on costs coming down.

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