Mabey Bridge closes deal with German company

Posted on 20 Jan 2012 by

The south Wales based manufacturer, specialised in the supply of modular steel bridging, car parks, heavy plated steelwork and wind turbine towers, will build 35 wind turbine towers for sites in Wales and Scotland.

Following the deal with Nordex, a German wind turbines manufacturer, the company …

Isle of Man SES TT Zero 2012 entries now open

Posted on 17 Jan 2012 by Tim Brown

ENTRIES for the Isle of Man SES TT Zero 2012 Challenge, the world’s premiere zero emissions motorcycle race, opened on Monday 9th January.

Teams will be competing to be the first to break the 100mph lap round the world famous mountain course on an electric motorcycle. Anticipation is high tha…

All-electric racing car unveiled

Posted on 13 Jan 2012 by

Codenamed B12/69EV and the result of the collaboration of several partners, the electric prototype, developed by Lola Group and Drayson Racing Technologies, is expected to become the fastest electric car in the world, running at over 200mph.

The model was unveiled at the MIA International Low Ca…

Blustery weather blows away wind farm records

wind turbine coast
Posted on 9 Jan 2012 by

Strong winds in December allowed UK’s wind fleet to meet an average of 5.3% of demand for the energy-intensive period of December and early January, a rise of 20%.

Wind power typically supplies between 4-5% of the UK’s electricity demand, a peak of 12.2% on 28th December representing a record fi…

Industry calls for waste management reform

Posted on 9 Jan 2012 by

UK manufacturers are urging government to develop a far more ambitious approach to the management of waste in the UK as survey evidence shows that the shortage of materials is now the biggest threat to manufacturers.

The call is made in a review of the Government’s waste strategy published by manu…

Top 10 green cars to watch out for in 2012

Vauxhall Ampera RE-EV low carbon vehicle car
Posted on 5 Jan 2012 by Tim Brown

Next Green Car,  the UK’s leading green car website, has compiled its definitive list of the greenest and most innovative low carbon cars due for launch in 2012.

In 2012, purchase incentives for plug-in electric vehicles continue to be available, including the Plug-in Car Grant, which is wor…