Clean Energy

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

Ben Good | Posted 01.04.2014 | 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.

'Game-changing' Strategic Opportunity in China Is Missed by the United Kingdom

Adam Matthews | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK
Adam Matthews

The United Kingdom is well positioned as a leader in many of these areas, in particular energy management systems, offshore wind and expertise to tackle air pollution. And, as the United Kingdom renews its own energy infrastructure, there are huge opportunities for collaboration.

Ten Ways to Reduce the Energy Consumption of IT

Sumir Karayi | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Sumir Karayi

Passionate about identifying waste and eliminating it, Sumir Karayi, chief executive of 1E shares his thoughts on strategies to reduce the energy cons...

Hydrogen: Abundant Possibilities

Henri Winand | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Tech
Henri Winand

Hydrogen has the potential to be much more than a transport fuel. It is abundantly available - whether directly manufactured or as a waste by-product from the chemical and other industries. Hydrogen also provides a useful means for storing renewable energy from intermittent sources

Wind Energy Wins Votes

Maria McCaffery | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Politics
Maria McCaffery

In the numbers game, wind energy is continuing to ride high, despite what certain politicians have been saying in the recent local election campaign. At the end of April, the Department of Energy and Climate Change released the latest wave of its polling on public attitudes towards renewable energy.

The UK Was Leading on Tackling Climate Change - So Why Is the Government Now Failing to Act?

Jane Davidson | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK
Jane Davidson

David Cameron, who once pledged to lead the "greenest government ever", is nowhere to be seen on what I still believe is the most important issue of our times - responding appropriately to the climate challenge.

The UK's 1st Biomethane Gas-to-Grid Plant

Natalie Pace | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Tech
Natalie Pace

Today, when HRH The Prince of Wales opened the UK's first full-scale Anaerobic Digester and Biomethane-to-Grid Plant, which will provide renewable gas directly to the local community in Poundbury, it is clear that Prince Charles is a visionary.

Nature's Prince

Natalie Pace | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Pace

On June 2, 2012, the world celebrated Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, and her 60 years of outstanding service as Head of State to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. Her firstborn son, Charles, The Prince of Wales, also celebrated a noteworthy occasion.

The Government Needs to Green Up its Act

Richard Lloyd | Posted 20.07.2012 | UK Politics
Richard Lloyd

Too many of the government's policies - from the carbon floor price to the £11 billion smart meter fiasco - are likely to prove ineffective at reducing energy consumption while consumers foot the bill.

Clean Energy: If Apple Can't Afford to Think Different, No One Can

Leila Deen | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK Tech
Leila Deen

Those Apple stores are so beautiful. All pale and linear - clean clean clean. The irony is poignant. As we pointed out in our report, How Clean is your Cloud, Apple is in fact powering their iCloud with coal.

Renewable Energy's Achilles Heel

Meredith Alexander | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK Politics
Meredith Alexander

Contrary to initial hopes that biofuels would help us tackle climate change, the UK's planned use of biofuels will make climate change worse by increasing UK greenhouse gas emissions. This will potentially having the same effect as adding - yes adding - another six million cars to Britain's roads.

The Speech That Never Was – A Missed Opportunity to Re-Energise the Economy

Craig Bennett | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK Politics
Craig Bennett

Today is the day the prime minister is supposed to deliver his first major speech on the environment since he came into office two years ago, pledging almost immediately to lead the "greenest government ever".

Where is Cameron on the Environment?

David Nussbaum | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK Politics
David Nussbaum

Six years ago, on his return from the Arctic, he seemed engaged, determined and clear about the need to tackle environmental problems. What has happened to that engagement, determination and clarity of vision? We are left asking, above all, "where is the prime minister on the environment?"

David Cameron, the Speech He Needs to Make

Juliet Davenport | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK Politics
Juliet Davenport

Here's the speech I would like to see the PM deliver to the meeting of G20 Energy Ministers tomorrow.

Carbon Price Floor: What We Knew in Budget 2011 Will be Confirmed in Budget 2012

Ben Caldecott | Posted 19.05.2012 | UK Politics
Ben Caldecott

The UK government has correctly spotted an important problem: investors in clean power need more certainty than current policy provides.