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  • Ukraine to develop Chernobyl exclusion zone as massive solar park

    08 December 2017

    The first solar project at Chernobyl is expected to be commissioned this month, an initial move in ambitious plans by the developers to invest €100 million ($119 million) in solar energy-gathering infrastructure in the radioactive exclusion zone, abandoned since the meltdown of the No.4 reactor at the Ukrainian nuclear power station in 1986....

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  • More than half of UK’s electricity from green sources this summer, according to National Grid

    26 September 2017

    Between 21 June to 22 September, 52% of electricity generation was met by low carbon sources, compared with about 35% four years ago. Growth in solar, offshore and onshore wind has contributed significantly to the increased share of generation from renewable sources. June 7 also became the first day when over half of the UK’s energy came from renewables....

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  • Two seriously injured in UK gas explosion

    21 September 2017

    Two men have been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a gas explosion at a Nottingham industrial estate in Central England on September 20. Emergency services said the blast happened at the Bio Dynamic UK plant in Colwick, which converts food waste into energy.Witnesses said the blast took place in a 30-foot long anaerobic digester tank, lifting it 10ft off the ground....

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  • UK recycling plant blast kills worker, injures two others

    09 August 2017

    West Midlands Police said that a worker died following an industrial accident at a recycling plant in Oldbury, west of Birmingham, on August 7. The man suffered 'very serious burns' in the incident at the Innovative Environmental Solutions factory and subsequently died, emergency services confirmed. Two other workers also sustained burns in the incident and were in a stable condition....

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  • Dekra Insight launches process safety survey and calls for wide participation

    02 August 2017

    In a bid to improve Process Safety performance in process industries, Dekra Insight is calling for individuals in the sector to participate in the first Global Process Safety Training & Competency Survey. This aims to benchmark challenges and trends across industrial sectors and company size, and shine the light on process safety training needs and competence gaps in process industries....

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Six Vietnamese workers killed in explosion at Laos hydropower plant 01 August 2017

Six Vietnamese workers were killed when a gas cylinder exploded at the construction site of a hydropower plant in central Laos, Vietnam's media reported on July 30. The blast, which also injured two Vietnamese workers, occurred the previous day at the Nam Ngiep plant in Laos' central Bolikhamxay province, according to the state-controlled VnExpress news site....

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World’s first floating wind farm being assembled off coast of north-east Scotland 25 July 2017

Construction has begun on the world’s first full-scale floating wind farm, around 15 miles off the coast of north-east Scotland. Five giant turbines will be installed in the Hywind project by operator Statoil of Norway, which together are expected to provide 30 megawatts of energy, enough to power 20,000 homes. One of the turbines was installed in late July, with the rest expected to be in place by the end of August....

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UK Government announces £246m battery technology investment programme 25 July 2017

A £246m investment in developing battery technology in Britain over four years is to be launched by the government, known as the Faraday Challenge. UK business and energy secretary Greg Clark announced the funding on July 24, which is likely to provide particular benefits for the automotive and renewable energy sectors....

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BP 2017 Statistical Review of World Energy shows long-term shifts underway 15 June 2017

The 2017 edition of the BP Statistical Review of World Energy, published on June 13,  Data in the Review clearly demonstrate the long-term transitions now underway in the markets, with a shift to slower growth in global energy demand, demand moving strongly towards the fast-growing developing economies of Asia, and a marked shift towards lower carbon fuels and renewables as coal use falls....

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UK rejoins top ten in global renewables league table 16 May 2017

EY’s latest renewables attractiveness index (RECAI) has ranked the UK market 10th globally for new investment - but the advisory firm said the move up from 14th place last year follows major blows in other countries, rather than progress in the UK. Four years ago the UK market was ranked fourth globally but has dropped down the ranks after a series of subsidy reductions. ...

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