Clean Energy

Innovative New Fuel Cell Can Charge A Mobile Phone Using Nothing But URINE

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists have developed an innovative new way to charge your smartphone using nothing but urine. That's right, pee. The device is called a microbial...

Losing the Edge: Chinese Clean Energy Investment Far Outstrips Europe

Sam Maule | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Politics
Sam Maule

Bad news for the European Union. Clean energy investment has fallen almost two-thirds since 2011, according to data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance....

The Search For Clean, Virtually Limitless Energy Could Finally Be Over

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK Tech

Researchers may finally have overcome one of the biggest obstacles to making nuclear fusion live up to its dream of giving us clean, virtually limitle...

Memo to the Financial Markets: Cheap Oil is Great

Assaad W Razzouk | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK
Assaad W Razzouk

Exhibitionist more than ever, Wall Street is loudly proclaiming, principally through a painful exercise of financial self-flagellation, that falling o...

2016: The Year the Oil Era Enters Terminal Decline

Assaad W Razzouk | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK Tech
Assaad W Razzouk

2015 was a landmark year for climate action. Its many highlights were topped by a Paris agreement where 195 countries set themselves on a low-carbon path via economy-wide plans sure to be developed and strengthened every year.

Paris Climate Talks: Generations Will Judge Us on the Road We Now Choose

Barry Gardiner | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Politics
Barry Gardiner

The road to the Paris climate talks has been paved across decades. And as leaders convene in the capital today, they'd do well to look to those campaigners - past and present - whose resolve, courage and vision has roused the world to reach this moment.

A Green Economy Will Lift Us All - But Cheats Like Volkswagen Still Stand in the Way

Assaad W Razzouk | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Tech
Assaad W Razzouk

Solar and wind power, however, are not only the best way of generating electricity, they are also the best way of generating jobs. There are 17.5million positions being created worldwide by the solar and wind industries alone - dwarfing the jobs disappearing in oil, gas and coal.

Three Reasons Clean Energy has Permanently Decoupled From the Oil and Gas Markets

Assaad W Razzouk | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Tech
Assaad W Razzouk

It's been a rough summer for energy markets: Oil prices crashed, China stuttered, the Federal Reserve dithered and emerging market currencies threatened to fall off a cliff. Energy stocks have tumbled down, reaching a crescendo in late August with an 11% decline in the S&P500 stock index.

Why Cutting Solar Subsidies Will Speed Up the Clean Energy Revolution

Assaad W Razzouk | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Tech
Assaad W Razzouk

Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth are in despair. But for a maturing UK solar power industry, the proposed cuts are a blessing in disguise - and, if implemented, will end up meaning more and cheaper solar panels across the UK.

Achieving Sustainable Development That Leaves No One Behind

Dr Nawal Al-Hosany | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK
Dr Nawal Al-Hosany

As the UAE Government joins global policymakers at the UNGA and COP21, the Zayed Future Energy Prize will continue to identify and reward the businesses, organisations, schools and individuals that may define the success of global commitments on the future of sustainability.

Akon Wants To Bring Electricity To 600 Million People In Africa, No Really

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Tech

Akon's to do list just got a little longer. Aside from being an award winning producer and RnB singer, he's now hoping to provide electricity to 600 m...

California Is Giving Its Poorest Residents Something Essential Absolutely Free

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Tech

The sun and all its goodness is essentially a free gift of nature. Harnessing its energy however, can be an expensive affair that has a starting price...

Tackling Climate Change Does More Than Tackle Climate Change

Joe Ware | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK
Joe Ware

One of the rocks that climate change sceptics like to throw at those advocating action to tackle climate change is that it's all very well for the rich developed world to reduce its carbon footprint but it's immoral to ask the world's poor to give up cheap energy such as coal. Yes, climate change may be happening, they say, but it's unfair to pull up the fossil fuel ladder from developing countries.

Revolutionary Graphene Light Bulb Should Save You Money

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Tech

A lightbulb made using the revolutionary new 'super material' graphene is set to go on sale later this year. The graphene lightbulb was developed b...

Resource Responsibility and the Global Carbon Crisis

Peter Rolton | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK
Peter Rolton

One thing is for sure: any plan based on restricting access to cheap fuel is doomed to fail from the start, so we have no other choice but to address the problem and create long-term, sustainable solutions.

Shale Gas: Silver Bullet for UK Energy?

Peter Rolton | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Politics
Peter Rolton

I was recently interviewed by BBC Radio Northampton on the issue, and here I draw together the discussion of exactly why this isn't and shouldn't be the case.

This Company May Have Just Solved The Energy Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Tech

Lockheed Martin has shocked the world by revealing its very own 'mini' fusion reactor which it claims will provide infinite amounts of energy within j...

Hillary Clinton Attacks Climate Change Deniers For 'Pretending We Don't Have A Crisis'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nomination for the 2016 Presidential election, has attacked climate change deniers, calling global ...

10,000 Years Of Free Energy? Look To The Moon

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Tech

Chinese scientists have announced that mining the Moon could solve the energy crisis by providing nearly 10,000 years of energy thanks to a rare subst...

Sustaining the Energy Sector in an Independent Scotland

Peter Rolton | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Rolton

The 18th September is now just over two months away, and as the two camps make their final push in persuading Scottish nationals either to stay put in the UK or run from it as quickly as humanly possible, it seems worth taking stock of what the clean energy landscape may look like in a post-referendum, independent Scotland.

Europe Is Missing Out on a Huge Climate Opportunity - And €2.4Billion a Year in Energy Savings

John Webster | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK
John Webster

The next big win for the planet may not be a field of solar panels or a new emissions cap. It may well be people themselves, motivated to become better climate stewards than their neighbours down the block.

#ShakeYourPower: Turning Music Into Clean Energy

Sudha Kheterpal | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sudha Kheterpal

I'm a British Asian female percussionist and I've been playing on the pop music scene for over twenty years. I've toured with the likes of Faithless, The Spice Girls, and Dido and have been lucky enough to play some really big gigs. These shows require a huge amount of energy to run and also a huge amount of energy to give out as a performer on stage.

The Decade of Climate Action

Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK
Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber

Today, the UAE is the only OPEC nation supplying both traditional and renewable energy to international markets, with a global portfolio that supplies nearly 1 gigawatt of clean power. And as a result, the UAE is powering countries thirsty for energy while energizing its own domestic economic diversification.

Clean Energy in Africa - An Earth Day Picture Story

Ben Good | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK
Ben Good

An increasing number of micro businesses are working to develop the briquette's market - a charcoal substitute which reduces unsustainable consumption of wood. The case for promoting a widespread use of briquettes is a strong one: the current use of charcoal and firewood is contributing to wide-scale deforestation in many developing countries.

As It's Light Out in the West, Africa Needs Help to Switch On

Ben Good | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK
Ben Good

On Saturday, 29th of March, many westerners switched off their lights to celebrate Earth Hour. The Big Ben, Times Square in New York and the Kremlin in Moscow were just a few of the iconic landmarks that joined millions of people who dimmed their lights to raise awareness about saving energy and reducing our carbon footprint.