Scotland grants approval to four offshore wind energy projects

Four new, large-scale wind projects have been approved by the Scottish government The Scottish government has granted approval for four large-scale offshore wind energy projects to take form. The country is quickly becoming one of the most attractive wind power markets in the world and Scotland has shown strong support for offshore projects. Once the four new projects are completed, they will represent major progress toward Scotland’s goal of deriving 100% of its electrical power from renewable sources by 2020. Projects will bring a combined 2.2 GW of wind energy…

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Hydrogen fuel cells are breaking into the residential sector

IE-CHP has won more funding for the development of a new fuel cell system IE-CHP, a joint venture from SSE and Intelligent Energy, has plans to change the way domestic energy is produced in Scotland. The company has received more funding from several investors, including the Scottish Investment Bank, and this funding will be used to develop a prototype energy system that leverages hydrogen fuel cell technology. Fuel cells are becoming quite popular as primary energy systems and they could have a major impact on the way electrical power is…

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SSE to test drive Hyundai’s hydrogen-powered Tucson ix35

Hydrogen Fuel Vehicles meet milestone

Hydrogen fuel cells gaining ground in the UK The United Kingdom’s SSE, one of the country’s largest electric utilities companies, will play a key role in testing Hyundai’s new hydrogen-powered SUV, the Tucson ix35. The SUV has been causing a stir throughout Europe recently due to Hyundai’s aggressive promotion and enthusiastic participation in a number of projects throughout the region. The automaker’s latest initiative in the UK is meant to continue showing how viable hydrogen fuel cells can be in transportation. SSE CEO to test drive hydrogen-powered SUV SSE has…

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SSE and Wheelabrator Technologies team to build waste-to-energy power plant in the UK

Biofuel research

SSE, a British electric utility company, has announced a partnership with Wheelabrator Technologies, a waste management firm based in the United Kingdom. Together, the two companies will be building a waste-to-energy power plant worth $476 million. The plant will take root in West Yorkshire, UK, and will begin operating in early 2015, according to Wheelabrator. Both companies claim that the project will have a profound impact on the local economy and will generate hundred of throughout its construction period. The facility will collect waste from the nearby Barnsley, Doncaster and…

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