UK Renewable Energy

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 06.05.2016 | 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...