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    Renewables

    The Scottish Island Run Almost Entirely on Renewable Energy

    The Scottish Island of Eigg is a small, sparsely populated island in the Inner Hebrides, 20km from the Scottish mainland. As Eigg is not connected to the mainland electricity supply, for decades the island was powered by diesel generators, a notorious environment damaging energy source. In 1997, the Isle of…

  • Renewables
    Scottish Pumped Storage Station
    Renewables

    New Scottish Pumped Storage Station

    Drax Group are planning a new pumped storage power station called Cruachan II in western Scotland adjacent to its existing pumped storage facility.  How Pumped Storage Works Pumped storage power stations use two lakes with significantly different levels. When the electricity grid has surplus power water is pumped from the…

  • Climate Change
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    Climate Change

    Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ Bill Rejected by Manchin

    President Joe Biden of the United States (US) proposed earlier last year an ambitious ‘climate-change’ plan to improve the living of many US citizens. The plan, which will seek to invest trillions in education, healthcare, and climate package, was unfortunately thrown into doubt following a Member of the United States…

  • Aviation
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    Aviation

    How 5G Can Affect The Aviation Industry

    Mobile phone signals can interfere with aircraft navigational and landing guidance systems. In 2012, flight attendants asked passenger to completely switch off phones before departure; however, in 2013, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) allowed passengers to keep their phones on as long as they remained on aeroplane mode . The…

  • Solar
    Screening Mitigation for Solar Glint and Glare
    Solar

    Screening Mitigation for Solar Glint and Glare

    Solar photovoltaic developments routinely require glint and glare assessments as part of the planning application. The driving force behind this is the potential for:  Safety impacts on surrounding roads, railway lines and airports. Amenity impacts on surrounding dwellings or other observer locations of particular sensitivity. Glint and glare effects occur…

  • Climate Change
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    Climate Change

    300,000 Sign Up To Veganuary 2022 (Thus Far)

    Veganuary is a non-profit organisation that encourages people worldwide to follow a vegan lifestyle for the month of January. The number of participants for Veganuary in 2021 was 582,000 which was a 45% increase on those who signed up in 2020. Figure 1: 2021 Vegauary 2021 campaign report – Data…

  • UK Solar
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    UK Solar

    UK Bumblebees Get Boost With More Solar Parks

    Solar parks have not always been seen in a bright light. For example, Greg Barker, one of the greenest Conservative ministers has previously compared large solar farms to ‘monsters’ and described them as gold diggers due to the money that is being injected into this industry. However, recent research by…

  • Renewables
    shell acquires savion
    Renewables

    Energy Giant Shell Acquires US-based Savion

    Last year, Shell introduced the most ambitious strategy to be seen in the oil and gas sectors to date. The oil mammoth intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, as long as its customers showed the same ambition. This has now been followed up with a…

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    Drax Group are planning a new pumped storage power station called Cruachan II in western Scotland adjacent to its existing pumped storage facility. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3AaPpZM #pumpedstorage #renewableenergy #renewables #renewablesindustry

    Read our technical explainer about using landscape screening to solve solar glint and glare for solar developments. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3FrpFcO #solarpower #solarpv #glintandglare #solardevelopments #solarfarms #solarparks

    Mobile phone signals can interfere with aircraft navigational and landing guidance systems. The new 5G technology will require passengers to completely switch off phones, rather than keeping their phones on in aeroplane mode. Find out more: https://bit.ly/3qhUbBk #aviation #5g

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