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South West Water is installing more solar panels at its operational sites after breaking the million kilowatt-hour (KWh) milestone in 2012.

The Government needs to stop dithering and encourage companies to start fracking, MPs said today, though warned that shale gas may not cause gas prices to fall in future.

The Crown Estate has launched a new website to support industry collaboration in the emerging wave and tidal industry.

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) and HR Wallingford have launched a tidal energy modelling tool for use by developers to identify the most efficient sites for tidal energy converters, tidal arrays or tidal barrage schemes around the UK and French coastlines.

UK consultancy Kenneth Grubb Associates Ltd (KGAL) has been appointed as the M&E design specialist for the proposed £650 million Swansea Bay tidal lagoon.

Finding solutions to harness the power of the Severn Estuary to create renewable energy and which will benefit the economy on both sides of the Severn will be the focus of a conference tomorrow taking place at the University of the West of England, Bristol.

LDA Design, an independent design, environment and energy business, has been appointed as masterplanners and landscape architects for the world’s first man-made energy-generating lagoon – the £650 million Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project being developed by Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay Ltd.

This year the UK’s biggest dedicated Anaerobic Digestion and biogas event, UK AD & Biogas will highlight the potential of AD to drive efficiencies and reduce costs in the water sector following the lead of vanguards like Northumbrian Water – whose investment in AD reduced their annual £40m electricity bill by nearly 20%.

American tidal power company ResHydro has announced plans to establish a base in Scotland to help its technology reach commercialisation.

The Ontario government in Canada is now harnessing cleaner, renewable electricity from Niagara Falls following the completion of the Niagara Tunnel Project.

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