UK Energy

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 ...

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 ...