UK Energy

The Fuel That Could Solve Britain's Lethal Air Pollution Crisis Has One Big Drawback

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK

Last month in London one air pollution monitoring station breached its annual limit just five days into the new year. Soon after, the Mayor Sadiq Khan...

In Just Five Years New York Has Grown Its Solar Power By Almost 800%

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Tech

We may have found seven new planets capable of hosting life, but it is still pretty important that we focus on saving the one we already have here. So...

UK Boss Of Shell Hits Out At Donald Trump's 'Disappointing' Stance On Clean Energy

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK

The boss of Shell in the UK has labelled President Donald Trump’s stance on new, cleaner forms of energy as “disappointing”. Asked whether Trump...

Easy Ways To Save Energy You Hadn’t Even Considered

Phillip Othen | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Tech

When someone mentions the word ‘saving’ you immediately think of going without to your own detriment. In fact, some simple energy saving tips will...

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.

The Ocean Could Contain A Near Limitless Supply Of Nuclear Fuel

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists believe they’ve found a viable way to extract uranium from the oceans, opening up a source of energy that could supply today’s nuclear ...

Only Labour Can End Fuel Poverty

Dawn Butler | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Politics
Dawn Butler

The Labour Party will continue to work towards ending fuel poverty and when in government we will put energy efficiency back on the agenda. Struggling families need more than warm words from this government, they need warm homes.

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?

Incredible Alternative Energy Sources From Around The World

Phillip Othen | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Tech

We’ve all heard of the big three environmentally-friendly power sources: solar, wind and hydro. But scientists and innovators across the world are p...

Iceland Is Turning The Destructive Power Of A Volcano Into Electricity

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Tech

Geologists in Iceland have drilled deeper into the heart of a volcano than ever before in an audacious bid to harness geothermal energy. The volcanic ...

In A Historic Move Ireland Has Voted To Stop Investing In All Fossil Fuels

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Tech

Ireland has voted to cease all government funding for fossil fuels, a decision that if approved will make it the first of its kind in the world. 90 to...

This Is The Greenest Place On Earth...

Jen Barton | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Costa Rica is the Central American country known for its extraordinary biodiversity (over half a million different species of plants and animals call ...

Trump's White House Website Immediately Deletes Any Reference To Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK

Donald Trump’s White House has announced it will drill for oil and gas almost immediately after he was inaugurated. Trump had only been president fo...

China Just Scrapped Over 100 Coal-Fired Power Stations To Stop An Environmental Disaster

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Tech

China has cancelled 103 coal-fired power plants in a dramatic bid to meet its own energy targets, the government announced this week. The state has co...

Feeling Blue - How Yoga Can Help

Tara Lee | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tara Lee

It's Blue Monday, a name given to a day in January (typically the third Monday of the month) reported to be the most depressing day of the year and the worst month for suicides.

Disabled People Left Out In The Cold

Mark Atkinson | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK
Mark Atkinson

As winter grips the nation we know that a third of disabled people (32%) have cut back on energy consumption in the past 12 months. Over a quarter of disabled people - which equates to an estimated 2 million people across the UK - have struggled to pay their energy bills in the past year.

How Would Swansea Bay's Tidal Lagoon Power Plant Actually Work?

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 14.01.2017 | UK Tech

A government-commissioned review has backed plans to build the world’s first tidal lagoon power plant in Swansea Bay. Costing £1.3bn, the lagoon i...

Why Apple Is Leading The Race To Build A Green Internet

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech

Apple is leading the race to build a green internet, according to Greenpeace analysis. The iPhone maker was awarded a score of 83 per cent in the env...

Wind Power Overtakes Coal For The First Time Ever In The UK

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech

It is not often we hear good news about the environment, but 2017 is starting on a high as renewable energy has already had its first win of the year....

The World's Tallest Solar Tower Is A Breathtaking Sight To Behold

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Tech

Israel has traditionally ignored renewable energy as a source of power, despite being in a geographical location that makes it ideal for solar energy....

State of The Transition, December 2016: As fossil fuel diehards take over The White House, the evidence of a fast-moving global energy transition has never been clearer

Jeremy Leggett | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK
Jeremy Leggett

As captains of the fossil fuel industries and their lobbyists prepare to take over the White House - appointed by a President elected by a minority, c...

This Gravity-Powered Lamp Could Revolutionise How Thousands Light Their Homes

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 26.12.2016 | UK Tech

More than a billion people around the world rely on kerosene to light their homes. It’s an expensive gas that kicks out carcinogenic toxins into the...

Half Of The UK's Electricity Now Comes From Wind, Solar And Nuclear

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Tech

Considering the turbulent year we’ve had it’s sometimes hard getting the good news to shout above the bad, but in this instance we think it’s de...

Rudolph Is Actually Helping To Slow Down Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Tech

Rudolph isn’t just useful for pulling a sleigh and destroying your roof tiles, it seems the real Christmas miracle is that reindeers are protecting ...

There's A Cafe In Paris Where You Can Only Pay With Energy

Jo Carrigan | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Tech

2016 has brought many new things to the world, but the ‘pay with energy’ café in Paris is a first. Launched yesterday, customers were encouraged ...