UK Renewable Energy

Astonishing Video Shows The Technology That Could Give Us Limitless Energy

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Tech

A fascinating video showing rare footage inside a fusion reactor has surfaced again after being shared on Reddit. The footage gives us a glimpse into ...

Renewable Energy Provides More Than Half The UK's Electricity For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Tech

For the first time ever, renewable energy sources have provided more than half the UK’s electricity needs. The National Grid officially confirmed th...

The UK Has Switched On The World's Largest Wind Turbines

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Tech

The largest wind turbines in the world are now operating off the coast of the UK. Dong Energy, the Danish company that installed them, confirmed that ...

India Wants All Of Its Cars To Be Electric By 2030

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Tech

India’s government is planning to do something extraordinary. By 2030 it wants to make sure that the only vehicle you can buy is electric. This huge...

Google's New Sun Map Reveals The Staggering Potential Of Solar Power

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Tech

Google’s already on a mission to become 100 per cent powered by renewable energy by the end of 2017 and now it’s bringing that same vision to the ...

Can We Afford To Decarbonise The Energy Supply? The North Can't Afford Not To

Darren Baxter | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Tech
Darren Baxter

Maximising the opportunities presented by these assets will not just benefit the North. Nationally, this will ensure the plentiful supply of low carbon energy and a renaissance industry at a time when it is needed most. But whilst the drive to power this industry exists in great quantities in the North, the region nonetheless needs a strong national framework and policy continuity.

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...

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....

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...

Google Will Be Powered Entirely By Renewable Energy From 2017

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Tech

Google has announced its data centres and offices will be powered entirely by renewable energy from 2017, setting the pace for the tech industry. The ...

Finland Could Be The First Country To Ban Coal Power

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Tech

Finland is widely expected to become the first country in the world to actually ban the use of coal power stations. The government is being tipped to ...

Here's A Reminder Of How Trump Could Derail The Fight Against Global Warming

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Tech

President-elect of the United States Donald Trump has a pretty clear stance on global warming, which is that as far as he’s concerned it’s somethi...

Renewable Energy Has Overtaken A Fossil Fuel For The First Time Ever

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Tech

For the first time ever, renewable energy accounted for more than half of the world’s electrical capacity last year. In some encouraging news for th...

Scientists Accidentally Turn CO2 Into A Useful Fuel

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Tech

From the Big Bang and radioactivity to microwaves and penicillin, history is full of serendipitous discoveries. Earlier this week, scientists at the ...

The Government Is Considering An Ambitious Plan To Store Waste CO2 In Undersea Rocks

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Tech

Parliamentary advisors have urged the government to invest in a vast network of pipes designed to store CO2 in rocks under the North Sea. The scheme w...

Scotland Was Powered Entirely By Wind Last Week

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Tech

Scotland was able to provide 106% of its renewable energy requirements for a single day last weekend. High winds in Scotland meant that wind power was...

England Simply Isn't Windy Enough For New Wind Farms Admits Industry Chief

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Tech

The chief executive of the UK's wind industry trade body has admitted that England simply isn't windy enough to justify building any more new wind far...

We're Witnessing an Energy Revolution, Not Transition, Stupid

Vicente Lopez-Ibor Mayor | Posted 06.05.2017 | UK Tech
Vicente Lopez-Ibor Mayor

We are witnessing an energy revolution. The question is, how far can this revolution go towards changing the face of the energy industry and as a result, the social and economic complexion of the world around us?

Hinkley Point: Nuking the Idea of a 'Renewables-Online' Future

Ben Acheson | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Whether man-made climate change is occurring or not, there are few who would argue against a move towards low-carbon energy generation. One way or another, carbon emissions must be cut. Forget the tired anti-nuclear rhetoric and the ridiculous claims that a Fukushima-style disaster could hit the UK. Third generation nuclear is the way forward and the new reactors planned at Hinkley Point are the first step in the right direction.

Is Cameron Green Enough?

PA | HuffPost UK Staff | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has been urged to boost UK clean energy and reduce reliance on imported gas after a poll found a large majority of people backed a drive...