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Japanese engineers are hoping to build wind turbines that can withstand the world’s worst typhoons, generating power even in the midst of a natural disaster. Mariel Robedizo Engranes was 15 when Typhoon Haiyan hit. She was living in her hometown of Dolores, Eastern Samar, in eastern Philippines. The country regularly experiences typhoons but Typhoon Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Yolanda, was extraordinary. It arrived on 8 November 2013, and it was one of the most powerful tropical cyclones ever recorded. “Before 6am, I heard my mum shouting and screaming,” Engranes remembers of the morning that Yolanda struck. “I noticed...

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Octopus Renewables has bought 16.8MW of new wind capacity in the UK, spread across two facilities in South Lanarkshire and Northamptonshire.The clean energy investor arm of Octopus Group says the two operational onshore sites generate the equivalent energy to power more than 17,000 UK homes and will help avoid carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to removing close to 50,000 petrol or diesel cars from the road.The wind farms were purchased from a conglomerate of sellers that included Muirhall Energy, WWS Renewables and Infinergy.Octopus Renewables, which the largest commercial solar energy investor in Europe, now manages more than £3 billion in renewable...

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