Clean Energy

Low Impact Lifestyle - What Is It And How Can You Become Part Of It?

Edvinas Cinga | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Edvinas Cinga

Now it's becoming more important than ever before to take steps towards a low impact lifestyle. It's beneficial for the environment but also for your community and society as a whole. Making some changes could result in a happier and healthier future.

The March Of Renewable Energy Is Unstoppable Even By President Trump

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK
Adnan Al-Daini

President Trump's energy policy is doomed to failure as it comes into collision with economic reality. The advance of renewable energy sources is now unstoppable. So here is my prediction: the keystone pipeline will not get built and new coal mines will not be opened in the US or anywhere else in the world.

How Denmark Is Raising The World's Greenest Generation

Angus Walker | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Tech
Angus Walker

By 2025 the Danish capital Copenhagen will be the world's first carbon neutral city, that's the plan anyway. Carbon emissions fell by around 20% in 2015 from the 2005 level. So far so good, but bear in mind this is a city which already has a head start on other major urban centres in Europe.

Can A Sharing Economy Approach To Energy Deliver A More Sustainable Future?

David Hill | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Tech
David Hill

As global demand for electricity grows, are there alternatives to building more power stations which make smarter use of existing infrastructure? And in an industry renowned for high levels of consumer mistrust, could an Airbnb of energy finally deliver a consumer-centric energy market?

Going Green at Christmas: Cool Gadgets That Do Good for You and the Planet

Angela Terry | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Tech
Angela Terry

At the end of each year lists of gadgets pop-up featuring numerous types of headphones, speakers and cameras. But how about buying gadgets that do goo...

Message To Donald Trump: The Clean Energy Transition Is Not Up For Debate

Barry Gardiner | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Politics
Barry Gardiner

While Donald Trump makes up his "open mind" on climate change, the shift to a net zero global economy is accelerating on the ground. Although America's new President can hold back American progress, he cannot fundamentally derail the irreversible transition to a low carbon future.

The Government Should Be Doubling Down On Our Clean Energy Transition

Caroline Lucas | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

It is time the government got a grip. If it is not willing to admit defeat on airport expansion - yet - it is even more imperative that it doubles down on the UK's clean energy transition. Failure to do so would mean not even paying lip service to the already highly dubious claims that we can expand aviation while remaining within our national carbon budgets.

Businesses Must Wake Up From Their Climate Slumber: Trillions Risk Going The Kodak Way

Assaad W Razzouk | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Tech
Assaad W Razzouk

Big business and the financial markets should stand and take notice, otherwise their continued climate slumber will lead to the destruction of massive shareholder value (and therefore the pensions of tens of millions) as well as many lives.

A Sun-Powered Plane Meets An Ancient Sun-Worshiping Civilisation

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Tech

After a nerve-wracking final descent, the Sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse has touched down in Cairo, marking the beginning of the end of its 35,000...

East Africa and Energy Access: A Hotbed of Creative Solutions

Sarah Butler-Sloss | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK
Sarah Butler-Sloss

In recent years East Africa has emerged as a hotbed of creative solutions to meeting people's energy needs as I saw for myself during my visit to Kenya and Tanzania earlier this year. The nexus between clean energy and mobile-based technology is one that is helping bring power to some of the remotest corners of the continent.

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 16.03.2017 | 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 21.01.2017 | 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 04.01.2017 | 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 29.11.2016 | 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 06.10.2016 | 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 13.09.2016 | 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 30.08.2016 | 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 12.08.2016 | 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.