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We are delighted to announce four internal promotions at Taylor Hopkinson following a successful 2019. Fiona McRae – Chief Operating OfficerFiona is one of our longest-standing team members, and this well-deserved promotion from Operations Director to COO comes as she celebrates 10 years with Taylor Hopkinson, having joined in 2010 as employee number two. Fiona
The BBC will launch a year of special coverage on the subject of climate change, called the ‘Our Climate Matters project’ presented via global digital, TV and radio channels. Climate change is set to cause major changes across the world. To help us visualise problem, the BBC has produced seven interactive charts that highlight the following
Yes, that’s right. AB InBev, the world’s largest brewer is partnering with German renewable energy developer BayWa r.e. in a move to produce all of its beer using renewable energy. In what is said to be the largest Pan-European corporate solar power deal in history, it will cover AB InBev’s 14 breweries in Western Europe,
2019 was the year where stories on the global climate crisis became the ‘norm’ rather than simply an occasional focus piece. Andrew Winston’s review of sustainability developments in 2019 highlight the significant shift in awareness of the global climate crisis, and its effect on business, politics, communities and human behaviour. The climate protest movement explodesGreta
Vicki Buchan, Head of Marketing at Taylor Hopkinson, has been selected for a new RenewableUK shadow board. Vicki is one of 8 women and 3 men to join the shadow board, designed to provide a more diverse range of views on key issues to the organisation’s main Board.
The European Green Deal sets out how to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, boosting the economy, improving people’s health and quality of life, caring for nature, and leaving no one behind.
Solar PV again dominated total renewable and power capacity additions last year and will continue to be an essential renewables option in the coming decades. Los Angeles has a tremendous energy requirement and is making strides in promoting innovative ways to establish a market for this technology to fully harness the power of the sun.
The Women in Wind Global Leadership Program published a guide of ‘Best Practices for Gender Diversity at Industry Events’ to support member associations in mainstreaming gender diversity across their events to empower and showcase female leadership in the wind energy sector.
Wind energy generated a record 16.62 gigawatts (GW) of electricity in Britain for the first time, providing more than 43.7% of power on Sunday 8th December 2019.
Carbon Brief asked a range of delegates at COP25 what they think needs to happen by COP26 in Glasgow to keep the Paris Agreement on track.
The UK’s IR35 legislation ensures that contractors pay the same tax and National Insurance contributions as an equivalent employee. New IR35 changes will be implemented in April 2020 for private sector contractors that will transfer responsibility from contractors to large and medium companies to assess IR35. The 2020 reform will bring public sector IR35 in line with the public sector, where the reform was implemented in 2017.
ScottishPower Renewables, a subsidiary of Iberdrola, plans to construct solar projects across their onshore wind sites throughout the UK and Ireland. Adding solar PV and battery storage seeks to maximise the generation potential for every renewables project the company develops.
McDonald’s is the latest global giant to sign a power purchase agreement (PPA) to run 2,500 of its restaurants in the US. This reinforces the sense that business is becoming a major force in the renewable energy market, with an ever-increasing appetite to make the transition to clean energy a business priority. The agreement for
ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) plans to combine three offshore wind projects (East Anglia One North, Two and Three) into The East Anglia Hub, a single 3.1 gigawatt programme. The 4-year construction phase is anticipated to start in 2022, with overall investment of £6.5 billion.
The Port of Blyth in northeast England has opened a £1m wind turbine training facility for offshore wind technicians. The facility features a dedicated training centre with a Vestas V47 wind turbine and a duplicate nacelle that allows safer technical training at ground level.
El consorcio de empresas que está desarrollando el proyecto eólico marino flotante Eoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion (EFGL), han seleccionado a MHI Vestas como proveedor de tres turbinas de 10 MW. Dentro de este consorcio están presentes Engie y EDPR. Las tres turbinas eólicas, que sumarán los 30 MW de potencia, se montarán
The European Investment Bank (EIB) will phase out financing for oil, gas, and coal projects after 2021. EIB is the largest public bank in the world and the announcement is a clear signal in favour of the renewable energy transition. But how will the fossil fuel divestment really impact the energy industry?
La empresa energética invertirá aproximadamente 310 millones de euros para construir en el país un proyecto híbrido solar y eólico. Sumará una capacidad de 320 MW. El proyecto estará compuesto por un parque eólico y una planta fotovoltaica al mismo tiempo. Se localizará en el Estado de South Australia, y se estima que entre en
Already the dominant developer in the US wind industry, both onshore and off, Ørsted has commenced construction of their first utility-scale solar and battery storage project. Permian Energy Center adds 460MWac capacity in Andrews County in Texas and will begin producing in 2021.
More than 13 states, districts and territories and more than 200 cities and counties have committed to a 100 per cent clean energy target, according to a new report. That means that one of three Americans live in a community that has committed to or has already achieved 100 percent clean electricity. However 100% targets come in
Del desastre nuclear al paraíso de las renovables. El 11 de marzo de 2011 se produjo en la costa noroeste de Japón un terremoto de magnitud 9 que provocó un gran temblor. Se formó un tsunami que alcanzó e inundó la planta nuclear de Fukushima. Como medida de seguridad, los tres reactores nucleares se apagaron
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