Green Energy

Why Cutting Solar Subsidies Will Speed Up the Clean Energy Revolution

Assaad W Razzouk | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Tech
Assaad W Razzouk

Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth are in despair. But for a maturing UK solar power industry, the proposed cuts are a blessing in disguise - and, if implemented, will end up meaning more and cheaper solar panels across the UK.

Achieving Sustainable Development That Leaves No One Behind

Dr Nawal Al-Hosany | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK
Dr Nawal Al-Hosany

As the UAE Government joins global policymakers at the UNGA and COP21, the Zayed Future Energy Prize will continue to identify and reward the businesses, organisations, schools and individuals that may define the success of global commitments on the future of sustainability.

100 Days of Dave - Whatever Happened to the Husky?

James Murray | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Politics
James Murray

If the prime minister wishes to repair a reputation he once valued as an environmentally conscious moderniser and ensure he has a credible platform to speak from at this December's Paris Climate Summit he needs to use the next 100 days to prove the husky is alive and well.

Four Charts Showing How Far The UK Has Come In Tackling The Energy Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK

In 2014, the UK's coal use fell to levels last since during the late 1800s in the industrial revolution, while energy use fell to its lowest level for...

When Will Politicians Stop Hiding Behind the Phrase 'Green Jobs'?

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

Come on, environmentalists. Don't hide behind the phrase 'green jobs'. If you want more renewables now, explain why you believe that environment trumps economics. If you believe that the UK should unilaterally lower our own carbon emissions immediately when the rest of the world isn't, and when our own action would be dwarfed by global trends, please tell us why. Make that case.

The Poke Just Solved The World's Energy Crisis With A Cat And A Loaf Of Bread

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK

Bid farewell to dangerous nuclear stations, say adieu to unsightly wind farms, utter so long to costly solar panels, for The Poke has solved the world...

Students Design Incredible Tidal Barrage Which Could Power 200,000 Homes

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Three architecture students have come up with a design for a tidal barrage which could power up to 200,000 homes in Liverpool with green electricity. ...

Our Responsibility to the Environment

James Butler | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK
James Butler

Natures Cycle On looking at some plants in the garden, I noticed how interlinked life is to one another. I could see how interwoven natures is, that h...

Turns Out 'Eco-Friendly' Boris Buses Are Actually Running On Diesel

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK

Boris Johnson's "eco-friendly" Routemasters are running on diesel as their batteries are failing, with drivers claiming the issues increase the risk o...

Students Celebrate As Warwick University Vows To Stop Investing In Fossil Fuels

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Students and staff at the University of Warwick are celebrating after the institution vowed to stop investing in fossil fuels - following a two year c...

Solar Power Set To Supply 15% Of UK's Electricity Needs

PA | By Emily Beament, Press Association Environment Correspondent | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK

Solar power is set to supply 15% of the UK's electricity needs early this afternoon, the industry said as its annual open day scheme begins.As the UK ...

Warm Weather Boosts Solar Power

PA | By Emily Beament, Press Association Environment Correspondent | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK

Solar power is supplying 16% of the UK's electricity demand this afternoon as the country basks in sunshine, the industry estimates.The news comes as ...

3D Printed Cars Can Do 0-60 In Two Seconds And They Look Like The Batmobile

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Tech

If you've ever wanted to build your own Batmobile, this super fast 3D printed car is as close as you will get to the real thing. Known as 'Blade,'...

The World's First Underground Park Is Powered By The Sun

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Tech

Two New Yorkers are planning to build the world's first underground park using nothing by solar power. James Ramsey, an architectural designer and ...

Green Race: The Next Space Race?

Sahar Mansoor | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Tech
Sahar Mansoor

The Green Race involves investments in renewable energy, agriculture efficiency, emissions reduction, waste treatment, materials research, and education of engineers and other creative minds to solve future problems.

Five Ways to Stop the Threat to Global Health From Climate Change

Jeremy Leggett | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Jeremy Leggett

The advent of a strong voice from the medical profession, in the push for a meaningful climate treaty at the Paris Climate Summit in December, is hugely welcome. It is part of a multi-sectoral mobilisation that is offering increasing hope around the world that humankind can see off the climate-change threat, and spin its collective response into a global renaissance.

Tackling Climate Change Does More Than Tackle Climate Change

Joe Ware | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Joe Ware

One of the rocks that climate change sceptics like to throw at those advocating action to tackle climate change is that it's all very well for the rich developed world to reduce its carbon footprint but it's immoral to ask the world's poor to give up cheap energy such as coal. Yes, climate change may be happening, they say, but it's unfair to pull up the fossil fuel ladder from developing countries.

Are LED's About to Take Over the World?

Anna Gillespie | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Tech
Anna Gillespie

The European Commission has also recently announced that it may ban halogen bulbs as early as next year as part of their drive on energy efficiency which means LED's and CFL's (compact fluorescent lamps) are set to become even more widespread.

Syriza Faces a Painful Dilemma: Should Coal Fuel Greece's Economic Recovery?

Brendan Montague | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Politics
Brendan Montague

Prometheus, according to mythology, gave fire to humankind only to suffer in perpetuity. Today in Greece, the new Syriza government must confront the modern equivalent of this ancient dilemma: whether to burn fossil fuels to ignite financial recovery.

Driving Job Creation Through Energy Efficiency: It's a No Brainer!

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

MEPs, campaign groups and EU citizens know that having an ambitious and united approach to energy policy is a no-brainer, and part of that should be equipping buildings to do the hard work of cutting energy consumption for us. It's time now to convince the Commission and our governments to go that step further to creating a strategy that truly benefits people and planet.

Fracking Is Not Right for Today's Families or Tomorrow's Environment

Ibrahim Taguri | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Politics
Ibrahim Taguri

The oil is almost gone and the same will be true of gas sooner rather than later. Then what? Tar Sands or deep water drilling? This is simply ducking the hard questions and leaving it to future generations to deal with.

Investing in Clean Energy With a Social Conscience

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

For a region with a strong history of energy production, it is really exciting that the North East is carving out its place as a clean energy technology hub for the UK. It is great that companies are investing in building new energy production sites and providing some of the new power capacity needed to decarbonise our energy supply and industries.

By Failing to Prepare, We Are Preparing to Fail

John Longworth | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Politics
John Longworth

Successive governments have failed to adequately plan to guarantee the energy supplies required for our economy, businesses and consumers. The UK has a poor track at delivering all manner of infrastructure projects. Persistent political short-termism means the UK's infrastructure ranks poorly compared to other developed nations. There is nowhere that this failure is better illustrated than with energy.

The Antidote to Climate Despair?

Chris Shaw | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK
Chris Shaw

Climate policy is failing. Climate scientists know it, environmental activists know it, even politicians know it. There is a pervading sense of despair and resignation amongst those who are paying attention at all, as we continue towards the irreversible destabilisation of the familiar, benign climate in which civilisation developed.

How Politics Is Shaping the Debate on Sustainable Energy in the US

Vicente Lopez-Ibor Mayor | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Politics
Vicente Lopez-Ibor Mayor

Last week's mid-term elections in the US underscored the importance of energy issues for the US electorate. Shale gas, the Keystone pipeline, the Clean Climate Plan and EPA carbon regulators were major electoral issues in many US States...