UK Energy

The World's First Floating Wind Farm Has Started Powering Thousands Of Homes In Scotland

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.10.2017 | UK Tech

The world’s first floating offshore wind farm has started producing electricity off the coast of Scotland. Hywind Scotland is now sending enough ele...

Amazon Has Been Slammed As One Of The Least 'Green' Tech Companies By Greenpeace

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK Tech

Greenpeace has released its latest ‘Greener Electronics’ report in which it ranks each of the major tech companies on their commitment to environm...

How A Smart Home Can Help You Go Green

Peter Davies | Posted 17.10.2017 | UK Tech
Peter Davies

Critically, what devices like this can do is educate consumers on their energy use, breaking down the cost and Co2 emissions of individual appliances within the home. Homeowners will be shocked to discover that simple things, such as keeping the fridge door open while deciding what to eat accounts for 7 percent of the appliance's total energy usage.

This Incredible Power Plant Produces Nothing But Electricity And Stone

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK Tech

In a bid to tackle climate change and stop the world from reaching the upper limit of two degrees warming before 2020, scientists were hoping that we ...

This Incredible New Battery Is Cheap, Holds Its Charge For Months And is Perfect For Renewable Energy

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK Tech

A team at MIT have developed a radical new “air breathing” battery that can store energy for months on end, comes at a fraction of the cost of our...

Electric Planes: How Commercial Air Travel Will Soon Be Green

Phillip Othen | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK Tech

As electric cars go mainstream, it’s only natural that thoughts turn to the possibilities of an electric plane. In March this year, EasyJet teamed u...

Where Do You Get Your Energy From?

Kylie Barton | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kylie Barton

I am not talking about your utility provider, but your personal energy supply. If you are thinking along the lines of food, sleep, etc. this isn't what I mean either. I want to talk about the benefits of clean energy; inspiration and appreciation.

There's A Sustainable Energy Source You've Never Heard Of And It Could Power Most Of The USA

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK Tech

By now we’re all familiar with the likes of solar and wind power as alternatives to using up unsustainable fossil fuels, but what about evaporation?...

Peer-To-Peer Energy Trading Holds Huge Potential For Social Inclusion And Uniting Communities In The New Low-Carbon World

Lynne McDonald | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK Tech
Lynne McDonald

Sharing activity has proliferated in the last few years. Thanks to the rapid growth in applications like Uber and Air BnB, more people than ever are exchanging resources with each other to reduce costs and contribute towards sustainability. But while sharing cars and homes has become the norm, what about other resources like energy?

Happily, Fossil Fuels Just Had Their Worst Summer On Record In The UK

PA | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK Tech

The UK has just reached another green milestone after the National Grid officially confirmed that it has just had its “greenest” summer on record....

Making Space

Neeha Khurana | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Neeha Khurana

When I returned from my summer holiday a couple of weeks ago, like many others, I felt relaxed and refreshed - but already the usual stresses are threatening to kick in!

Why Every Home Really Does Need Smart Meters

Jackie Gallego | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Imagine being offered something that won’t cost you a penny to install, that’s simple to use and that can help you to save money. With those sort ...

Green Leaders Join Protesters Who Are Climbing On Cars And Chaining Themselves To Bollards

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK Politics

Green Party chiefs Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley spent an afternoon with fracking protesters who have previously climbed on vehicles and chained...

Schools Are Going Green And Here Is How

Phillip Othen | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Tech

If you want to encourage ecological awareness in children, it makes a profound difference if the school they attend practices what it preaches. For th...

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 ...

Caroline Lucas: Drop In Cost Of Wind Energy Should Sound Death Knell For Hinkley Point Nuclear Project

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK Politics

A sharp fall in the cost of wind energy should mark the end of plans to build a major nuclear power plant, according to Green Party leader Caroline Lu...

How Virtual Reality Tech Will Help The Environment

Phillip Othen | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Tech

A recent report from academics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, lays bare the devastating impact plastics are having on the environment...

People Reveal Torment Of Finding Confused Elderly Relatives With Spiralling Bills

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK

Lorraine Bingham realised there was a problem when her then 74-year-old mother said she hadn’t received the local paper as normal. “She complained...

The Power Of Electric Cars: Welcome To Vehicle-To-Grid Tech

Phillip Othen | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Tech

The chances are you won’t have heard of vehicle-to-grid technology, commonly known by its acronym V2G. Yet in the next ten to 20 years, it’s likel...

How Major Cities Will Actually Ban Diesel Vehicles

Phillip Othen | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK Tech

It is remarkable to think that diesel fuel has gone from environmental saviour to environmental pariah in less than a decade. For years, it was touted...

Australia Just Became Home To One Of The Largest Solar Projects In The World

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Tech

The South Australian state government has approved the construction of what will be the world’s largest solar thermal plant. Capable of generating a...

Australia Just Became Home To The World's Largest Solar Thermal Power Planet

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Tech

The South Australian state government has approved the construction of what will be the world’s largest solar thermal plant. Capable of generating a...

Sweet Without The Poison - The Energy You Put In The Food You Make

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

Mum would have nagged my dad about going to the local Waitrose for last-minute shopping that she had forgotten. In her 82nd year, she often forgets important things such as double cream. My dad would sigh in exasperation, sometimes in bad temper.

How We As Individuals Can Tackle Climate Change

Phillip Othen | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Sometimes the challenge of climate change seems so enormous the natural response is to throw up our hands in despair and assume there’s nothing we c...

We Need Political Leadership To Avoid Further Hikes In Energy Prices

Jonathan Bartley | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Politics
Jonathan Bartley

Centrica's announcement has reminded us just how clear, common sense, long-term thinking is required if we are to benefit from the renewables revolution and not be left behind. It's time for the other parties to nail their colours to the mast and commit to delivering a secure, stable, and clean future with energy prices that we can all afford - permanently.