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Renewable Energy is energy that can be harvested from a renewable source, such as wind, rain, sunlight, waves, tides and geothermal heat. The renewable energy association attempt to increase the UK’s use of renewable sources. ‘More renewable energy in the UK means less reliance on energy imports, more jobs and lower greenhouse gas emissions’. Officials in Denmark have recently decided that by 2050 they will have switched their total energy supply to 100% renewable.

Why Renewable

Fossil Fuels are non-renewable, they will eventually run out, they draw on finite resources. Meaning that they will become more expensive has the supply and demand changes.
Renewable methods are clean sources of energy that have more lower environmental impacts. Energy methods such as solar panels are attempting to replace ones that are clearly more harmful to the environment.

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EC scheme to support biomethane production plants

The European Commission has approved an Italian scheme, through the Recovery and Resilience Facility ('RRF'), to support the construction and the operation of new or converted biomethane production plants.
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Reconfiguring the whole energy system for a net zero future

In order to achieve a net zero future, the UK needs more tangible support to achieve net zero ambitions – including better infrastructure for sustainable energy.
Wind turbines in the UK for net zero emissions and renewable energy

Which countries are the most prepared to reach net zero emissions?

Despite being among the top 20 biggest polluters of 2020, the UK is the second most prepared country to reach net zero emissions by 2050.
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District heating is necessary to repower EU’s heating sector

Carsten Østergård Pedersen, Rune Kaagaard Sørensen and Asbjørn Ebbesen discuss the necessity of district heating to speed up the phasing out of Russian fossil fuels.
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Could solar powered hospitals be the future of net zero health?

Updates to the Castle Hill Hospital in Hull show that solar powered hospitals may be the next step towards net zero health in the NHS decarbonisation strategy.
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Ireland could become European leader in renewable energy production

Ian O’Hora, Head of Green Economy at IDA Ireland, discusses renewable energy production and exports, and how Ireland is gradually excelling in its climate action strategies.
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Study finds moon could create fuel for future space missions

Soil on the moon could soon create oxygen and fuel for future space missions - making those exploratory trips potentially longer.
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Sustainability in the food retail sector: Ready, steady, GO!

Francesco Mastrapasqua, Institutional Affairs Manager at EPTA SPA, underlines what we need to know about sustainability in the food retail sector.
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The road to net-zero requires heat pump technology

Russell Dean, Head of Residential Heating and Ventilation at Mitsubishi Electric, charts the road to net-zero that requires heat pump technology.
microbial electrosynthesis

Decarbonization with microbial electrosynthesis

Eric Conners, Arpita Bose and Prem Prabhakar at the Department of Biology, Washington University, discuss microbial electrosynthesis - a way of creating commercially significant bio-commodities.
advanced biofuels europe, renewable fuels

Fully assembled & integrated plant to produce advanced biofuels

Here, we learn about the Horizon 2020 To-Syn-Fuel project that opens its pre-commercial plant to demonstrate the conversion of waste biomass to liquid fuels & green hydrogen.
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88% of Europeans want more renewable energy

A poll finds almost half of Europeans believe climate change is the next global challenge, while 88% think renewable energy should be a larger part of the economy.
sodium-based batteries

Researchers develop stable sodium battery technology

Funded by the U.S National Science Foundation scientists have developed a more environmentally and socially conscious substance for batteries.
Increasing the battery safety for the renewable energy sector using calorimeters

Increasing the battery safety for the renewable energy sector using calorimeters

Here, Dr Carlos Ziebert, head of IAM-AWP’s Calorimeter Center, KIT, explains how the safety of battery storage for renewables can be increased by battery calorimetry.
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Taiwan’s rapidly growing offshore wind sector

Gwo-Shyh Song from Global Aqua Survey, shares with us the details about the MMA Global Aqua Joint Venture, launched to target the rapidly growing offshore wind sector in Taiwan.
renewable energy transition

Local & regional governments: Driving the renewable energy transition

Rohit Sen & Kanak Gokarn from ICLEI, argue that local and regional governments can play a powerful role in driving the renewable energy transition
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Hydrogen for a stronger economy and cleaner environment

Frank Wolak, President and CEO of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association - argues that when it comes to a stronger economy and a cleaner environment
green energy transition

Energy crisis: A perfect storm for the UK’s green energy transition

Chris Bowden, Managing Director of Squeaky, explains why he believes the energy crisis we are experiencing is a perfect storm for the UK's green energy transition, albeit unintentional.
energy price crisis

Why Europe’s energy price crisis calls for a rapid ‘demand-side’ response

Simon Bushell, CEO, Sympower, ponders why the energy price crisis in Europe calls for a rapid response.
solar energy policy

Solar energy policy in America

Open Access Government considers the rudiments of solar energy policy, including its major role in decarbonising the power grid of America.

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