Solar Power

Climate And Energy: The Missing Issue In The US Presidential Election

Vicente Lopez-Ibor Mayor | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Politics
Vicente Lopez-Ibor Mayor

What is the most important issue in the upcoming U.S Presidential elections? Is it Clinton's email investigation? Perhaps it's cross border migration from Mexico? Or the economy? Or terrorism and national security concerns? In my opinion one of the most important issues is one that's received disproportionately little attention in this election cycle: climate change and energy policy.

Poland Has An Amazing Solar Powered Cycle Path That Glows In The Dark

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Tech

This is cycling of the future - and you saw it first in Poland. The nifty bike lane lights up at night and it’s being tested in Lidzbark Warminski, ...

Respect Local Democracy And Keep Britain Frack-Free

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

What is it with this government and fracking? They seem to be obsessed with drilling; the proven safe and truly renewable wind and solar energies are not for them. They want the earth penetrated by drilling and the injection of high pressure water, laced with a cocktail of nasty chemicals and sand, to frack the hell out of the rocks beneath our beautiful countryside.

These Jazzy Tiles Can Turn A Road Into An Energy Source

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Tech

These road panels might look like an 80s disco floor, but they could pave the way for a more energy efficient future. It is done! World's first #sola...

Elon Musk's Solar Roof Could Help Turn Your House Into A Mini Power Station

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Tech

The sky really is the limit for Elon Musk. When he’s not trying to crack commercial space travel, the Silicon Valley visionary is working on more e...

This Solar 'Leaf' Absorbs Harmful CO2 From The Atmosphere And Turns It Into Fuel

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists have engineered a solar cell that uses sunlight to convert carbon dioxide into burnable hydrocarbon fuel. Researchers at the University of ...

A Sun-Powered Plane Meets An Ancient Sun-Worshiping Civilisation

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Tech

After a nerve-wracking final descent, the Sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse has touched down in Cairo, marking the beginning of the end of its 35,000...

East Africa and Energy Access: A Hotbed of Creative Solutions

Sarah Butler-Sloss | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK
Sarah Butler-Sloss

In recent years East Africa has emerged as a hotbed of creative solutions to meeting people's energy needs as I saw for myself during my visit to Kenya and Tanzania earlier this year. The nexus between clean energy and mobile-based technology is one that is helping bring power to some of the remotest corners of the continent.

From Sunshine to Raspberry Pi

Wendy Kirkman | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Tech
Wendy Kirkman

Children who had never touched a computer mouse now use the Raspberry Pi for Word Processing, spreadsheets etc. Instead of computer theory, they can get hands on experience. Their teachers are gaining confidence and can now properly address the Zambian ICT curriculum.

Are Our Renewable Energy Methods Effective?

Frontier | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Tech
Frontier

So much weight is put on us needing to be greener and more efficient with how we produce our power. Fossil fuels are depleting, the world is changing and the focus now needs to be on living sustainably. In steps solar, wind, hydro and a whole host of other renewable sources, but how effective are they?

Akon Chats To Us About His New Song And Providing Electricity To Millions

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Tech

Akon, has used his latest music video 'Tell Me We're OK' to shine a light on the need for clean energy in Africa. The track, featuring DJ Hardwerk, h...

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?

Sadiq Khan, Don't Forget About London's Growing Sustainability Issues

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

Tomorrow (Thursday) Londoners will go to the polls and elect the UK's capital next mayor. And earlier this week I wrote about an encouraging new report, by the think tank Institute for Public Policy and Research (IPPR). The report outlined how London could establish itself as a global green city.

What Do Saudi Arabia and Ikea Have in Common? They Both Want to Go Solar

Assaad W Razzouk | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Tech
Assaad W Razzouk

A few months before, at a gathering in May 2015 convened by the French government ahead of the Paris climate talks, Saudi Arabia's oil minister was asked about his country's strategy after the end of the oil era. His answer: We will keep exporting energy, except it will be solar power which we will sell to the world.

Solar Impulse Again in the Air - Bertrand Piccard 'Happy Icarus'

Marco Morosini | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Tech
Marco Morosini

Solar Impulse is the world's largest civilian aircraft and the lightest: 72-meter wide and 2 tons in weight. With the same wingspan the Airbus 380 weights 500 tons. 100 is the number of millions of euro that the entire project costed, and the it is also the speed of Solar Impulse in km/h.

The Barefoot Grandmother Who Brought Electricity To A Borneo Village For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Tech

Tarihing Masanim is an illiterate grandmother of nine from rural Borneo. The 40-year-old recently brought electricity to her village, Sonsogon Maganda...

Leapfrogging The Grid: How Solar Is Solving Africa's Electricity Crisis

Edward Lowe | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Tech
Edward Lowe

During the television news in Zambia on the state-owned channel ZNBC, a sponsored advert from government owned electricity provider ZESCO precedes the...

UK Energy: No Plans to Get FIT for the New Year

Sakthy Selvakumaran | Posted 24.12.2015 | UK Tech
Sakthy Selvakumaran

We have what we need in the UK to transition into a renewable economy - engineering capability, R&D to advance new technologies, and a government which can facilitate policies to engage business and individuals to play their part. But is the government thinking with this long term vision in mind?

Dave, We Need to Talk: Your Fossil Fuel Problem Is Affecting Us All

Piers Telemacque | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Piers Telemacque

We've heard this all before. You said you'd be the greenest government ever. We believed you. You hung out with huskies. We believed you. Time and time again. You put a wind turbine on your house. We believed you. We wanted to believe you.

Thinking Of Switching To Solar? Well The Government Won't Have Your Back Anymore

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Tech

Despite the monumental success of the COP21 agreement, the government has decided that what it really needs to do is cut half a billion pounds of supp...

Review - Jeremy Leggett's 'The Winning of the Carbon War'

Nicci Talbot | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK
Nicci Talbot

Fighting against the fossil fuel industry is something campaigner Jeremy Leggett has been doing for many years with his work in social enterprise, charity, business, lobbying, and activism at Greenpeace...

Renewables Opportunity Missed as Government Phases Out Coal Use

Natalie Bennett | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

Today the government made a correct decision on energy policy. That's such an unusual occurrence that it does deserve to be noted, after a disastrous...

UK Solar Subsidy Cuts: How to Kill an Industry

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 27.10.2016 | 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...

The Women Taking Charge Of Their Lives

Sarah Kwong | Posted 23.10.2016 | UK
Sarah Kwong

Walking down the aisle of muddy-brown land, a trail of women flanked by energetic children clutch heaps of vegetables in their arms. It's the dry-season, but they still have enough food to feed their families; a way of life that just a few years ago, they could never have dreamed of...

Green Light for Nuclear While Renewable Energy Sector Forced to Its Knees

Sarah Butler-Sloss | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK
Sarah Butler-Sloss

The UN's chief environment scientist Jacquie McGlade this week criticised the UK for appearing to abandon its leadership ahead of the crucial upcoming climate summit COP21 in Paris. If government policy continues in this vein, we won't need to ask the last person to leave to turn out the lights. They'll have gone out long before then. Just ask the clean energy investors who are starting to turn elsewhere.