Green Energy

The Surprise Death of UK CCS Is the Real Energy Reset

Dustin Benton | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK
Dustin Benton

Of course, CCS may be developed by other countries, and the Treasury is probably hoping that it will prove cheaper for someone else to develop the technology and then buy it in. But, until then, policy will need to deploy renewables at much greater scale, and push industry to transform to become much more resource productive. This will be the real energy reset.

Energy Secretary Amber Rudd: Government Does Not Have The 'Right Policies' To Meet Renewables Target

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Politics

The Government does not have the “right policies” to meet its renewable energy target, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd admitted tod...

Amber Rudd Leaked Letter Shows UK Will Miss Its Renewable Energy Target By 25 Per Cent

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Politics

Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd has shown the "dark side” of the Government after a leaked letter contradicted her public claim that Britain wou...

UK Solar Subsidy Cuts: How to Kill an Industry

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK
Anders Lorenzen

Due to proposed subsidy cuts, the future for the UK's solar industry looks extremely dire. In other countries, the economics of solar energy is rapid...

This Bizarre Machine Could Be The Key To Unlimited Energy

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Tech

The Wendelstein 7-X might look like the creation of a mad scientist but this mess of pipes and valves has been painstakingly created by a supercompute...

Nuclear Electricity Generation Belongs to the Past Not the Future

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

So the British government's response to climate change is to go nuclear. The Hinkley Point nuclear power station is to be built jointly by Chinese com...

Seven Is a Magic Number

Sarah Butler-Sloss | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK
Sarah Butler-Sloss

As we head towards COP21, the critical climate negotiations taking place in Paris in December, anyone invested in the Global Goals should think seriously about having the word SUSTAINABLE emblazoned on our foreheads. It should be front, back and centre of mind at all times because without the S factor we risk losing advances that have been fought for and undoing gains that have been won.

David Cameron's Ideological Assault on the Environment Could Have Catastrophic Consequences Beyond Our Own Borders

Seb Dance | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Politics
Seb Dance

Our current political leaders, whether we support them on other matters or not, must not abdicate themselves from showing the leadership the world so desperately needs.

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.