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Andrew Williams's Articles

- February 25, 2015

Wave and Tidal Energy in 2015: Finally Emerging from the Labs

Technologies to harness wave and tidal power have been under development for over 40 years, but up until quite recently the center of technology development has been in Europe, where...

- November 17, 2014

Marine Energy Making Waves on Both Sides of the Pond

In recent months, a number of initiatives aimed at speeding up the development of the wave energy sector have been launched in the U.S. and Europe. As part of the ongoing work to establish...

- January 16, 2014

Caribbean Islands Fight High Electricity Costs with Geothermal Energy

In recent months, a number of companies have announced plans to develop geothermal energy projects at locations across the Caribbean, including Nevis Island, Dominica and St. Vincent....

- August 08, 2013

Sharing Renewable Energy: Solar Power Co-operatives in the UK

Solar power co-operatives are fast emerging has an innovative way for local communities to gain access to renewable energy generation. Over the last few years, several such initiatives...

- June 28, 2013

Ecomagination ANZ Challenge Winners Set to Develop Renewable Energy Technologies

During March, several companies focused on developing low-carbon innovations were announced as winners of GE’s first ever ecomagination Challenge in Australia and New Zealand. The five...

- October 09, 2012

Scottish Marine Renewable Energy: A New Wave of Development

At the end of August, the Scottish Government announced that five marine energy developers will benefit from a total of £7.9 million in funding to further develop testing of new wave...

- April 20, 2012

How Chinese Panels Are Impacting the European Solar Market

In recent years, the global price of PV modules has undergone a rapid and sustained period of decline. In light of scaled back policy in key markets and recent bankruptcy announcements,...

- January 31, 2012

Run-of-the-River Hydropower Goes With the Flow

In recent years, run-of-the-river hydropower projects have emerged as a viable, low-impact alternative to existing large-scale projects. Run-of-the-river facilities use conventional...

- July 15, 2011

Hedging Against Wind Variability: A Risky Business?

Securing financing in the wind power industry has always been tied to the viability of wind resource at a given location. Developers collect data on site and over varying lengths of...

- May 03, 2011

A Buoyant Future for Floating Wind Turbines?

In recent years there have been two significant trends in the wind industry: developers seeking higher quality wind resources and turbines growing in size. In response to these developments,...

Andrew Williams

Andrew Williams

Andrew Williams is a freelance journalist based in Cardiff, Wales, UK. His work has been published in a wide range of publications including The Guardian, The Ecologist, Green Futures, 24 Housing, Professional Broking and Strategic Risk....

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