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Renewables

Jaguar Land Rover Automotive plc, the UK's largest car manufacturer, has sealed an agreement with EDF Energy to buy all its electricity from renewable sources up to March 2020.

British green energy company, Ecotricity, has sold more than £1 million of small windmills to Japan, a country now keener on renewables since its nuclear plant disaster, through its Britwind subsidiary.

A green light for the world’s biggest offshore wind farm off the Yorkshire coast has been given by Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark MP at the recommendation of the Planning Inspectorate. 

Bourne-based Lark Energy has applied for funding to involve Mexico in tests of its pioneering 'solar steam' thermal system, which concentrates the sun's rays to heat water to create steam which can be used in industrial processes.

A reversal of government strategy is urged after detailed new analysis published by the Solar Trade Association and PwC reveals that a third of solar jobs have been lost in the past year - and a further 30% of solar businesses expect to cut staff in the next 12 months.

A London South Bank 1970s skyscraper - formerly known as King's Reach Tower and once home to one of the biggest publishing companies in Europe, IPC Magazines - will now harness the power of the sun to light up its 193 luxury apartments, shops, restaurants and bars following a ten year period of dereliction.

The UK's first solar carport systems on the top decks of multi-storey car parks, allowing soalr and cars to sit together in Exeter, have picked up two awards.

Europe's biggest ever floating solar panel array is being installed on London's Queen Elizabeth II reservoir as part of Thames Water's ambitious bid to self-generate a third of its own energy by 2020.

Influential climate change economist Lord Stern has welcomed the 'Mission Innovation' launch at the Paris hosted UN climate change talks, whereby 20 major economies last night pledged to double their investments in clean energy Research & Development, and he particularly sees great hope in solar allied to electrical storage.

Guardian Industries' Glass Group has invested more than £4 million into a customised Waste Heat Recovery System at its glass manufacturing plant in Goole, east Yorkshire.

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