• Carbon Trust launches global competition

    The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has launched a new global innovation competition to find and fund the development of innovative solutions to a challenge facing the offshore wind farm industry today: how to monitor the condition of subsea cables to ensure that they are not damaged during the load out and installation process. The competition aims to solve this challenge by identifying and supporting the development of novel condition monitoring systems for subsea cables.

  • Wind innovation in action

    Scotland’s energy minister, Paul Wheelhouse MSP (pictured), yesterday took a demonstration tour aboard the Sea Puffin, the world’s first 'daughter craft' based on Surface-Effect-Ship technology. This innovative design uses air cushion technology to dampen out motions in rough seas, enhancing comfort for crew and passengers. This allows for improved access to offshore wind turbines in harsh weather conditions, at the same time saving fuel consumption.

  • The slow death of CCS

    The International Energy Agency in Paris has long been a champion of carbon capture and storage development. Nine years ago, they were solemnly projecting that  there would be over one hundred CCS plants operating across the developed world by 2020.

  • Wind win for Wales

    Scaling up offshore wind generation could help Wales meet its renewable energy and decarbonisation targets, as well as deliver local economic stimulus, says a new report out now. The report, Future Potential for Offshore Wind in Wales, produced by the Carbon Trust for the Welsh Government, delivers a series of recommendations to policymakers to capitalise on the clean growth potential of offshore wind farms.

  • Vickers endorses the Carbon Trust’s IEEA

    With Phase 2 of the Carbon Trust’s Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA) now under way, Manchester’s leading supplier of energy management systems and lighting, Vickers, is strongly encouraging the partnership between developers of energy-efficient technologies and companies across industrial and manufacturing sectors in order to test their technologies on-site.

  • SAP 10 offers opportunity, says Heatrae Sadia

    Heatrae Sadia is raising awareness of the opportunities available following the recent publication of the latest Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) 10 and the subsequent decision by the Greater London Assembly (GLA) to use the updated carbon emissions factors. 

  • OWA launches open source benchmarking competition

    The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has launched an international competition to improve current wind resource models in the offshore wind industry.