New frontiers in self-healing power systems to boost network reliability

New software reconnects supplies faster via healthy alternative circuits following an Extra High Voltage (EHV) fault

Decarbonising British ports ‘will help create a green recovery and assure the UK’s net zero future’

Schneider Electric notes the impact portside emissions have on the environment and human health, owing to heavy carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, sulphur dioxide and noise pollution, should not be underestimated

Going green is a shore thing at the Port of Genoa

A new electrical supply system will enable docked vessels to plug in to the national grid

Canadian port offers rewards to green shippers

A Canadian port is giving shippers discounts to dock if they have cut emissions or brought in other ‘green’ practices. The Prince Rupert Port Authority launched its Green Wave incentive last month offering reduced harbour dues to vessels which use fuel containing less sulphur, use more energy efficient technology and take part in marine sustainability […]

Libyan rebel leader refuses to reopen oil ports

A Libyan rebel leader has refused to reopen oil exporting ports in the country’s eastern Cyrenaica region, Bloomberg has reported. Ibrahim Al Jedran’s forces have had five of Libya’s oil terminals in lockdown since July. He has, among other things, demanded more say for the region over Libya’s oil revenues. Last week it looked like […]

Gamesa plans to build £125m wind turbine plant

Wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa has announced plans to build a manufacturing facility in the Port of Leith. If the project gets the go ahead, it could be worth up to €150 million (£125m) of investment and is expected to support between 800 and 1,000 jobs. The factory will make blades and the generator units that […]

Smog lifts on a greener Los Angeles

Think of Los Angeles and one of the first things that comes to mind is the smog that famously has hung over the city’s skyline. But the ‘city of angels’ is changing its polluting ways: last year it harnessed almost 20% of its electricity from renewable sources. And now the LA Metro has replaced its […]

Helius eyes 100MW biomass plant at south east port

Helius Energy hassigned an option to lease a 20 acre site in thePort of Southamptonfortheproposedconstruction of a 100MW biomass plant. Helius intends to submit anapplication for a Development Consent Order under the Planning Act 2008for the development of theprojectand will shortly enter into consultation with the local community and relevant statutory authorities. The plant will […]