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Renewables Businesses Search for New Talent: The renewable energy industry is growing fast and is on the hunt for STEM graduates. With new innovations constantly emerging in the field, whether that's Volvo is announcing that all of its cars will operate using electric or hybrid systems from 2019, Britain leading the way in marine power at the EMEC centre or Elon Musk working to build the largest lithium-ion battery on record, the drive towards a more sustainable future is accelerating. Clean, green renewable technologies are no longer 'special situations' that lurk on the fringes of mainstream businesses but are becoming increasingly prominent and central to everyday lives. In 2015/6, the green energy sector as a whole created around 126,000 jobs in the UK. The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has said that the sector is now an exciting one for entrepreneurs, especially with the anticipated growth of electric cars and battery storage technologies. These two sectors created 16,000 new jobs in 2015/6 and are set to grow rapidly. This means that new skills are needed and passionate recruits are being desperately sought for. A wide array of different skills and abilities are needed - from data analysts and chemists to create more efficient energy storage solutions to engineers and construction workers that can build new wind plants. Various types of degrees are now relevant, and there are many routes into the industry, including work experience and placements. With Millennials keen to work in roles that change the world for the better and to have an impact that goes beyond big salaries and perks, the growing clean energy industry and sustainable economy could be attractive prospects for future employment. From apprenticeships through to post-graduate applicants, there is vast scope for ambitious and motivated people who want to forge an exciting and rewarding career in a growth sector. http://dlvr.it/Pwk18s
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Could One Deep-Sea Wind Farm Power the World?: Scientists believe that the world's entire energy needs could be met with one single deep-sea wind farm which would need to be the size of India and stretch across the North Atlantic. A major new study suggests that a renewable energy project of this size would provide enough sustainable power for the world's needs.  The practicalities of such an endeavour would be challenging indeed - with hurdles including vast investment needs and cooperation from the world's governments. However, it would solve significant problems in a world where 20pc of the population still have no access to electricity. The researchers behind the project, Ken Caldeira and Anna Possner, wrote in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, explaining that a wind farm that stretched across three million square metres in the ocean would meet today's global energy needs, with the wind speeds over the ocean around 70pc more powerful than over land.  Simulations showed that it could be possible to produce over 6w of energy per square metre. This is facilitated by the area's geography, with the North Atlantic having access to a vast reserve of heat energy that flows into the atmosphere from the surface of the ocean. Consequently, greater reserves of energy flow down from the upper levels of the atmosphere than they do over land. This helps to mitigate the known impact of turbine drag, which occurs in large wind farms. If such a wind farm were to be built, its power would be seasonal and output would fall to around 20p of the total average annual needs during the summer months. However, even during this time, enough green energy would be produced to meet the total energy needs of every country in the EU. http://dlvr.it/PvJLqn
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First Subsidy-Free Solar Power Plant Is Built in the UK: The UK's first solar power plant to be constructed without a subsidy has been officially opened by Claire Perry, the Climate Change Minister, in a step that she described as a key moment for renewable energy. Located near Flitwick, Clayhill solar farm will generate sufficient energy for almost 2,500 homes. It is also equipped with battery storage facilities to ensure that the green electricity can be used around the clock. As the technology for renewables has improved, the costs associated with their development have plummeted to the point where green energy is now far cheaper than nuclear energy. Fossil fuels are still being vastly subsidised by the government. A government export scheme has given them £4.8 billion in the last seven years - compared to only £39 million for renewable energy projects in the past five years. The trade association for the solar industry has said that the government is damaging the industry and hampering its long-term growth by raising panel taxes and failing to offer it the same level playing field as fossil fuels. Claire Perry said that solar power now generate sufficient energy to power 2.7 million homes, and 99pc of all capacity has been installed in the past seven years. She said that the government's Clean Growth Strategy would ensure that the UK continued to be a world leader in the low-carbon economy transition. Ministers are expecting further subsidy-free solar farms to come online this year. The firm behind the Clayhill development, Anesco, said that the new plant was evidence that the government had not been able to stunt the solar industry by slashing subsidies, demonstrating that a sustainable future without incentive payments was entirely possible and that the future of the industry was looking positive indeed. http://dlvr.it/PsbPgW
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Nuclear power is now more expensive than wind power: Until the last decade nuclear power was one of the cheapest forms of power, but in recent years more environmentally friendly options have become much cheaper and more accessible - and now nuclear power is more expensive than wind power. Dong Energy This is partially due to a company called Dong Energy, an energy supplier that is based in Copenhagen. 'Dong' is short for 'Danish Oil And Natural Gas, and in the past they were investing in fossil fuel production, but the company has undergone a total overhaul over the last decade. Now the company specialises in green power options, and they now focus 85% percent of their efforts on running an offshore wind company. They divide the rest of their time between coal, oil and gas interests, but by 2023 they plan to be close to zero carbon. This is huge news, and it is impressive how quickly the company managed to turn around. A greener future with sustainable energy Dong Energy may just be one company, but their changes reflect the attitudes of hundreds of companies across the world. Most people and businesses are making an effort to be greener, and the UK government has pledged to be greener than ever. Due to all of these changes, the price of wind energy has dropped by around half in less than 24 months, and experts predict that by 2020 wind power will be as cheap as any other type of power. This is great news for the sustainable energy industry as it shows that people care more about the environment now than ever before. The desire to live a green life isn't fading away and disappearing; in fact, more people than ever are committing to the cause. http://dlvr.it/Pr3ZHV
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National Grid announce that summer 2017 was the greenest summer yet: The UK has been making lots of steps to be a greener country in the last decade, and it seems that the efforts are paying off, as this summer was the greenest summer yet in the UK. The National Grid recently revealed that the electricity that was used this summer to power homes and businesses was the greenest so far, indicating that many people are choosing to switch to more environmentally friendly sources of electricity. A greener 2017 Sometimes it can feel like most of the news surrounding the environment is negative, but thankfully this news shows a positive step in the right direction for the UK. But why is the UK greener than ever? One factor could be that the first subsidy-free huge solar project recently opened in the UK, and the government has already stated that this project should significantly affect the energy sector. National Grid also released data that shows that a combination of wind, solar and nuclear energy are being used while coal usage is decreasing. This means that carbon emissions are at their lowest level yet. And the low level is definitely worth talking about; the carbon intensity of the grid has been more than halved over the last four years, showing a significant decrease in carbon emissions. In fact, over 50% of power used in summer 2017 came from low-carbon sources. This shows that people are undergoing a shift in the way they view green energy (and energy in general). In the past, many people didn't want to switch to greener options as they worried it could be less reliable and more expensive, but today many people are quashing these myths and making the environment one of their main priorities.     http://dlvr.it/PqnxLP
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