MaREI to Lead €9 Million Project to Build Floating Offshore Platform

MaREI, the SFI Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine hosted by University College Cork and supported by Science Foundation Ireland, has been awarded €9 million for the H2020 project MUSICA to build a pilot multi-use platform which will be a decarbonizing one-stop shop for small islands, including their marine initiatives (Blue Growth) and ecosystems.

Siemens Gamesa Conditionally Awarded Largest US Offshore Wind Power Order 

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has conditionally received a record order for 1,714 MW from the Ørsted and Eversource partnership. Encompassing three offshore wind power projects, the signed conditional contract is the largest US offshore wind power order to date. It encompasses the supply, delivery, and installation of SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbines including service agreements in federal waters off the northeast coast of the US. All deliveries are subject to Ørsted and Eversource’s final investment decision. 

Alliance Names Four Innovators as 2019 Stars Of Energy Efficiency

The Alliance to Save Energy announced it would be awarding Alabama Power, Ingersoll Rand, OhmConnect, and Pepco Holdings its 2019 Stars of Energy Efficiency, celebrating their accomplishments in pioneering new ways to use energy more effectively. The awards reflect a new emphasis on reducing energy use through integrated and automated technologies, on-demand efficiency opportunities that can better balance electrical grid loads, and corporate leadership in speeding the deployment of efficiency solutions.

Shell Eco-Marathon, the quest for energy efficient, low carbon motoring: An interview with Norman Koch, General Manager of Shell Eco-Marathon

Norman Koch is General Manager and Technical Director of Shell Eco-Marathon, having worked for the group in automotive R&D and fuels technology since 1995. He has been an integral part of the Eco-Marathon for more than 16 years and is responsible for ensuring the programme is academically challenging for the participating student teams while also remaining relevant to global mobility challenges.

What is Shell Eco-Marathon? What is its aim? And is Shell genuinely trying to decarbonise where possible? Norman Koch explains.

Espectacular acción de Greenpeace en la central carbonera de Los Barrios

Una veintena de activistas de Greenpeace ha desembarcado esta mañana, a primera hora, en el dique del muelle desde el que Endesa descarga el carbón que Viesgo quema en la central térmica de Los Barrios (Algeciras). Los activistas, que tripulaban lanchas del Rainbow Warrior, han desplegado en el dique una pancarta de más de 30 metros de largo con el mensaje “Fábrica de cambio climático”. A continuación, cinco escaladores han subido la grúa de 50 metros del puerto con pancartas con el lema: "Cambia la energía, no el clima". [Amplía la imagen].