Japan trials wind energy after Fukushima disaster

Japan trials wind energy after Fukushima disaster

31st August 2012 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Industry News

Marinelink.com has reported that Japan is trialling its first offshore wind farm off the coast of Goto Islands, Nagasake Prefecture. The trial comes after an energy ministry spokesperson for the Japanese Government said that diversifying the energy sources in the country has 'become a significant national issue' after the Fukushima disaster back in 2011.


Australia and EU plan joint carbon trading scheme by 2018

Australia and EU plan joint carbon trading scheme by 2018

30th August 2012 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Industry News

Negotiations have begun between the EU and Australia to create a 'common carbon trading scheme' by 2018, ministers have announced.


First hydrogen-powered train hits the tracks in UK

First hydrogen-powered train hits the tracks in UK

22nd August 2012 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Industry News

The UK's first hydrogen-powered train, built by a team from the University of Birmingham, has hit the tracks. The train, which can be viewed in the video below, can haul up to 4 tonnes for 2.7 kilometres.


Meeting future energy demand - how the UK may cope

Meeting future energy demand - how the UK may cope

20th August 2012 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Industry News

While there is no shortage of power capacity in the UK at the moment, the Telegraph questions whether this may change in the future. At present, there is almost 89 gigawatts (GW) on the grid


Marine energy worth a potential 4bn to UK economy

Marine energy worth a potential 4bn to UK economy

17th August 2012 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Industry News

A new report by the Low Carbon Innovation Co-ordination Group (LCICG) has suggested that the UK could capture 15% of the global marine renewable energy sector by 2050 - which could be worth up to £4bn to the country's economy, Click Green has written.