Greg Barker MP, Minister of State for Climate Change, has just announced that the RHI delivery timetable is on track and that the first milestone has been reached. More..
All Energy, 23 & 24 may 2012
As this important annual gathering in Aberdeen approaches again I thought it was timely to advise of our participation.
The ERG team will be attending All Energy this year with a combined stand accommodating 4 UHI partner institutions. SAMS, ERI, LCC and ORCA will all be represented with Research & Enterprise staff available to speak to over the two days of the conference and exhibition. We are also participating in the visitor click-through and sectoral trails – anyone wishing to come and see us can obtain a special visitor pass by clinking the link below and completing their details.
We will be on stand K41 in hall 2
We’re back and there’s plenty to catch up on! So we’ll be posting a few more articles than normal over the next couple of weeks…..hope you enjoy.
Just a quick note to followers of this blog that due to annual leave throughout December there will be no new posts until January. We’re still keeping an eye on all things energy so please enjoy the holidays, keep using the reports and other resources posted so far, and we’ll see you back here in 2012…..
The Energy and Climate Change Committee, chaired by Tim Yeo MP, is has launched an inquiry to investigate the potential for marine renewables to contribute towards the UK’s renewables and emissions targets. It seems to indicate this is related to the DECC announcement On 28 June 2011 that £20 million of funding would be used to support two projects to test prototypes in array formations.
The inquiry will assess the success of existing Government support and measures on marine renewables and investigate the potential impact of Government spending decisions on this area of low carbon technology.
The Committee invites submissions on marine renewables, in particular:
Written evidence is invited from interested parties. The deadline for the submission of written evidence is Thursday 8 September. Written evidence should be in Word or rich text format-please do not use PDF format-and sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Researchers at MIT, led by Dr. Yet-Ming Chiang (co-founder of A123 Systems), have reported on their development of a new energy storage concept.
They have been working on a semi-solid flow cell (SSFC) combining the high energy density of rechargeable lithium batteries with the flexible and scalable architecture of fuel cells and flow batteries – they claim it offers energy densities an order of magnitude greater than previous flow batteries giving possible applications in transportation and grid-scale storage
They are still working-through some issues but have published some details of their work – see the link below….