Clean Energy

Offshore Wind Energy Just Reached An Incredible Milestone In The UK

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK Tech

The cost of subsidising offshore wind farms has fallen by more than 50% and has now tumbled lower than the price nuclear reactors are charging the UK ...

Could Clean Energy Be Brexit Britain's Get Out Of Jail Free Card?

Malcolm Brinded | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK
Malcolm Brinded

Now is the time to plant the seeds from which the UK can develop substantial domestic supply chains and become one of the world's leading exporters of clean energy skills, services and products, helping to improve access to energy in developing nations and building the global low carbon energy system demanded by the Paris Agreement.

Energy Independence: UK Legislation And Investment Drives Change

Stephen Irish | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Tech
Stephen Irish

Legislation is now changing with industry and consumer demand driving government decisions. As renewable energy increases it's share in the world's electricity mix, and as EV take up accelerates, battery energy storage technology will be a key enabler. In order to optimise energy, distribution and use, significant changes in business models and the approach to managing infrastructure will be needed.

On The Divorce We Must All Go Through

Katja Garson | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Katja Garson

Clean energy may not sound glamorous, but neither is a future of increasingly parched summers and wet, flooded winters. Neither is crop failure and loss of biodiversity. Neither is increased suffering - for poor communities, marginalised groups, and all of us.

The Future Of Energy Is Arriving - Let's Make It Radical

Caroline Lucas | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

We need to block dirty diesels getting public money - no question there. But there are other ways to do it, like putting a cap on how polluting generators receiving subsidy can be. So, what's going on?... It's time we changed who makes the rules. It must be the public and the climate front and centre, because the public and the climate demand it.

An Expiry Date On Dirty Cars Is Good, But Air Pollution Means We Need Real Action Before 2040

Areeba Hamid | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Tech
Areeba Hamid

Yet again the government is trying to hide behind a headline, and dodge its responsibility for tackling illegal air pollution in our towns and cities. Our toxic air is stunting our children's lung growth right now; it is sending vulnerable people to hospital and causing suffering up and down the country. We cannot wait nearly a quarter of a century for a solution. It needs strong government action to fix this crisis right now.

Why We're All Going to Need Local Energy Independence

Glenn Woodcock | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK
Glenn Woodcock

If you ask people what they would list under Maslow's hierarchy of needs, chances are you'll be given some variation on food, shelter, and warmth.

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 14.07.2017 | 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.