Making a global transition to a 100% renewable electricity grid has long been a dream of many, but new research published by the Lappeenranta University of Technology has proven it is no longer just a dream but a viable reality — a reality that is more cost-effective than the current fossil fuel-reliant system. Presented on Wednesday during the Global Renewable Energy Solutions Showcase event (GRESS) on the sidelines of the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP23 in Bonn, Germany, the new study — Global Energy System based on 100% Renewable Energy – Power Sector — was conducted by the Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and the Energy Watch Group (EWG).
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Scottish ministers have been urged to help to save an engineering company that is believed to be on the brink of collapse. BiFab, one of the country’s largest fabricators for the renewable energy industry, is close to calling in administrators, according to reports. The company employs 600 people between two yards at Burntisland and Methil in Fife and on the Isle of Lewis. Lesley Laird, MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath, said that BiFab was a key strategic player in the renewable energy industry and the government “must step in” with a rescue package. The BBC said that BiFab had had cashflow problems linked to a contract for the Beatrice offshore wind farm in the Moray Firth, and had filed court papers with an intention to go into administration. GMB Scotland said the reports would be devastating for workers. The union said it had not been consulted by the employer and would hold an emergency workplace meeting with members in Fife this morning.
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