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Three novel blockchain projects in the energy sector

An auditing system, clean energy loan fraud and biomass traceability are among the novel blockchain use cases currently emerging.

Renewables selected to power Europe’s French Guiana Spaceport

Solar PV and biomass are to be deployed to reduce energy costs and ‘green’ Europe’s Spaceport at Kourou in French Guiana.
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UN study: ‘Urgent action’ needed to reduce biomass use in Africa

A new UN Environment Programme study calls for urgent action to address the production and consumption of biomass as a source of energy in Africa.

Finland commits to 2035 zero-carbon target

Finland has committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2035, one of the earliest legally-binding national climate neutrality target dates.
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The UK won’t reach greenhouse targets without bioenergy – report

The UK will not be able to achieve its greenhouse gas emissions targets, nor its legally-binding Fifth Carbon Budget without the increased use of bioenergy.
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UK’s BEIS launches next renewables projects funding round

The UK’s Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will launch the third Contracts for Difference allocation round for new renewable energy projects on 29 May 2019.v
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US-based Atlantic Power expands its portfolio of biomass energy

North American-based independent power producer (IPP) Atlantic Power Corporation has acquired stakes in two biomass plants in North Carolina and Michigan.

Utility efficiency investment hits record levels

Despite volatile weather, and a rise in GDP, the US electricity sector continued to improve on its carbon intensity levels through 2018.
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Europe’s first carbon capture storage project announced

Drax has announced that it is to pilot the first bioenergy carbon capture storage (BECCS) project of its kind in Europe, which, if successful, could make the renewable electricity produced at its North Yorkshire...