UK Energy

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 23.12.2016 | 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 03.01.2017 | 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 ...

When It Comes To Creative Effort, It Pays To Spread Your Bets

Leila Johnston | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Johnston

So, let me ask you something: what are the investments you make in your day to day life, what are the tips you're listening to, and what's the currency you're investing, hoping it'll reap dividends for you?

Climate Change: Should Adaptation Be The UK's New Tactic?

Joe Mitton | Posted 04.12.2016 | UK
Joe Mitton

We must look at climate change mitigation - all indicators are that we can expect more severe weather and warmer temperatures in the coming decades. But mitigation is no substitute for actually tackling the problem.

Achieving Sustainable Industrialisation In Africa

Dr. Álvaro Sobrinho | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Tech
Dr. Álvaro Sobrinho

Ultimately, bold expansion of renewable energy can go a long way to fostering sustainable and inclusive industrialisation in Africa. I call on private sector companies to join hands with African governments, universities and the broader civil society to address this challenge.

These Are The Apps That Will Help You Save Energy

Jo Carrigan | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Tech

Ask what you’d want more of to keep you feeling charged up for the day and the answer is likely to be ‘more energy’. But while we’re clear on ...

Five Things We Learned About Fitness In October

Chris Hall | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Hall

The clocks have gone back and the evenings are darker, but the pace of fresh new research into health and fitness hasn't slowed down at all. Here are five things we learned last month that may well be useful for your own training! Especially if you suffer from DOMS or a stitch...

Engineering Fusion Energy By 2025

Dr David Kingham | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Tech
Dr David Kingham

The world needs abundant, clean energy. Nuclear fusion - with no CO2 emissions, no risk of meltdown and no long-lived radioactive waste - is the obvious solution, but it is very hard to achieve.

Trumped: Ten Impacts On Energy And Climate

Assaad W Razzouk | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Assaad W Razzouk

On Wednesday, the United States elected a coal-loving, oil and gas-funded climate denier as President. Here are 10 developments you can count on in the energy and climate world.

Climate And Energy: The Missing Issue In The US Presidential Election

Vicente Lopez-Ibor Mayor | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Politics
Vicente Lopez-Ibor Mayor

What is the most important issue in the upcoming U.S Presidential elections? Is it Clinton's email investigation? Perhaps it's cross border migration from Mexico? Or the economy? Or terrorism and national security concerns? In my opinion one of the most important issues is one that's received disproportionately little attention in this election cycle: climate change and energy policy.

Helpful Hacks: Get Your Home Ready For Winter

Craig Phillips | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Craig Phillips

The biggest challenges faced by homeowners at this time of year include draughty windows and doors, radiators failing to heat up and boilers losing pressure. Issues such as these can feel like a really big deal at the time, but actually, the majority can be solved quickly and efficiently (and importantly, a lot more cost effectively) once you know how.

Energy Crisis? Put A Flake In It!

Estelle Brachlianoff | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Estelle Brachlianoff

Innovation has propelled the human race forward since the dawn of time - from the wheel, to the horse and cart, steam and internal combustion. Yet as our natural resources wane, what's next? It's time to innovate.

Can Companies Help Customers Live More Sustainably?

Trewin Restorick | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Trewin Restorick

Forward thinking companies such as Unilever have realised that they need to change to address global environmental challenges like climate change. These companies are fundamentally shifting how they do business from the way they source products through to the types of energy they use. But can they persuade their customers to join with them?

The American Presidency: Has The Institution Lost Sight Of What It Really Means To Be The Executive?

Sherina Rathor | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sherina Rathor

It truly does seem as if the institution has lost sight of its original intentions and that it has become more political and less savoury. The Presidency should not just be about policy, but policy change. It should not just be about carrying on prior or personal agendas, but it should be about pioneering and gearing up the next generation. The aim should be positive, innovative and inspiring.