Investing in pumped storage ‘could save up to 690m a year on pathway to net zero’

A new report from SSE Renewables focuses on the benefits of new long-duration pumped hydro storage in Scotland

BT Group sources 100% renewable electricity from Total

A mix of renewable sources will be used including solar, wind and hydro from sites across the UK

Panasonic, Equinor and Hydro team up for green battery business

They will assess the market for lithium-ion batteries in Europe and mature the business case for the joint venture in Norway

Energy drink producer commits to launching the greenest aluminium can

HELL ENERGY has partnered with aluminium company Hydro to create a can made of 75% recycled post-consumer scrap

Scandinavian companies launch EV battery recycling venture

The recycling hub is expected to crush and sort more than 8,000 tonnes of batteries

UK edges closer to EU’s 2020 renewable goals

The UK generated 8.9% of its entire energy consumption from renewable sources in 2016. That’s according to new information released by the UK Government, which reveals this is a 0.7% increase on the year before. It marks the latest step in the nation’s progress towards the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive (RED) target, which requires this figure to […]

Community energy powering 130,000 UK homes

Community energy projects are powering hundreds of thousands of homes across the UK. The first Community Energy State of the Sector report reveals a total of 222 community organisations are now operating solar, hydro and wind power schemes across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. They have a collective generation capacity of 121MW – equivalent to […]

Scotland caps business rate increases for renewables

The Scottish Government has announced a package of reliefs for renewable energy. It includes a 12.5% cap on business rate increases for small-scale hydropower projects – up to 1MW – and a new 50% relief for district heating schemes. It is also rolling forward current rates relief of up to 100% for qualifying community renewable […]

Thumbs up for hydro plant in Scotland

The Scottish Government has given the green light for the construction and operation of a pumped storage hydro plant. The 400MW plant will be located in Dumfries and Galloway at a site which is currently operated as a surface coal mine. Pumped storage hydro electricity stations have the capacity to store large quantities of energy, […]

Australian firm to use goldmine for energy storage

An Australian firm has plans to reuse an abandoned goldmine to create a pumped hydroelectric energy storage site. Genex Power expects the project to support between 1.5GW and 2.25GW of continuous power generation. The Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project is a closed loop system, which will involve the transfer of water from the upper reservoir to the […]