Biomass | Blackburn Meadows Biomass Power Plant

The Blackburn Meadows biomass power plant in Sheffield, northern England has started generating electricity. The facility is owned and operated by E.ON UK and is the third biomass facility to be owned by the company in the UK. The project cost 120 pounds to bring to the fully commissioned stage and it has a generating […] Read more »

Florida Gulf Stream Tidal Energy Potential Studied

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Swedish ocean and tidal current technology developer Minesto and Florida Atlantic University (FAU) to study the technical, environmental and economic feasibility of its technology in Florida. This study will involve the construction of demonstration plants for commercial use in Florida. The fact that FAU is the home […] Read more »

New England Coast Offshore Wind Leases Announced

There is now more than 742,000 acres of offshore territory off the Massachusetts coast that is available for commercial wind energy leasing after a recent announcement. The announcement was made by Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank along with Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. This […] Read more »

Icebreaker Offshore Pilot Wind Project

A planned offshore wind farm will be built using a turbine design that will combat the problems posed by ice build up in the shallow waters of Lake Erie. The project is called the Icebreaker Offshore Wind Project and will sit 7 miles off the shore near Cleveland. The Icebreaker project is an 18MW pilot […] Read more »

Humber Gateway Offshore Wind Project

The Humber Gateway Offshore Wind Project is a planned wind farm located 8km off the East Yorkshire coast. The project is expected to cost around £700 million and it will have a total installed capacity of 219 MW and will consist of 73 turbines. When the project has been completed and is commissioned it will […] Read more »

Florida Tidal Turbine Leases Granted for Testing

A new five year lease agreement has been signed between researchers from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). The purpose of the agreement is to allow testing of small-scale ocean tidal turbines to be undertaken by FAU. Multiple Test Berths As per the agreement […] Read more »

High-Altitude Wind Power: Nature Technology Systems

High-altitude wind power is making it possible to access the consistent wind currents at altitudes that are far beyond those that are accessible with standard tower based turbines. One of the device technologies that is building momentum is kite power developed by Nature Technology Systems and although this technology is largely untested in the commercial […] Read more »