Building a world of
resilient communities.



UK 'green energy' centre created

A new national marine renewable energy centre is to help lay the foundations for an industry based on wave and tidal movements.

Four organisations have joined forces to create the UK Centre for Marine Renewable Energy, following a government grant of £50m.

They include the New and Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth, Northumberland.

The aim is to carry out research and development to help provide renewable energy.

Other organisations involved are the University of Edinburgh, Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney.

The Blyth centre will be used to test large-scale models of energy-producing wind and wave power devices.

Minister for Energy, Stephen Timms, said: "This partnership offers a real forward facing group that can facilitate the development of a sustainable marine renewable energy industry.

"This will help to develop test standardisation and certification, as well as training and development, which are vital to create the foundations for a sustainable marine energy industry."

What do you think? Leave a comment below.

Sign up for regular Resilience bulletins direct to your email.

Take action!  

Find out more about Community Resilience. See our COMMUNITIES page
Start your own projects. See our RESOURCES page.
Help build resilience. DONATE NOW.


This is a community site and the discussion is moderated. The rules in brief: no personal abuse and no climate denial. Complete Guidelines.

Peak Oil Notes - Nov 27

A midweek roundup. There has been a lot of news to move the oil markets in …

The "Syrian Sickness": What Crude Oil Gives, Crude Oil will Take Away

Crude oil had created modern Syria, crude oil has destroyed it.

Drought Influenced Syrian Civil War; So What, Says U.S. Congress

This singular thought, that climate change can stir dangerous human …

Peak Oil Review - Nov 23

A weekly roundup of peak oil news, including: -Quote of the Week -Oil and …

Despite Low Oil Prices, Renewable Power Gaining Traction, Energy Agencies Report — But Not Yet Fast Enough for the Climate

The shift away from coal and towards renewable sources of energy is slowly …

Peak Oil Notes - Nov 19

 A midweek update.Oil futures fell as low as $39.91 a barrel in New …

Keeping warm with minimal heating: small-scale solutions

I discuss some of the ways you can add the equivalent of an extra layer of …