Solar Power

Renewables Opportunity Missed as Government Phases Out Coal Use

Natalie Bennett | Posted 19.11.2015 | 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 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...

The Women Taking Charge Of Their Lives

Sarah Kwong | Posted 27.10.2015 | 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 22.10.2015 | 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.

Lucy Sherriff

This Student Brought Electricity To An Entire Indian Village For The First Time Ever | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

For the 76 households in the tiny Indian village of Naro ka Kheda, northern Indian state Rajasthan, walking seven kilometres to charge their mobile ph...

Check Out These 7 Incredible Homes Which Are Powered By The Sun - And Designed By Students

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Every year, the US' Department of Energy holds a solar decathlon; a competition for students to design and build energy-efficient houses which are pow...

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.

Three Reasons Clean Energy has Permanently Decoupled From the Oil and Gas Markets

Assaad W Razzouk | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Tech
Assaad W Razzouk

It's been a rough summer for energy markets: Oil prices crashed, China stuttered, the Federal Reserve dithered and emerging market currencies threatened to fall off a cliff. Energy stocks have tumbled down, reaching a crescendo in late August with an 11% decline in the S&P500 stock index.

Does the UK Have a Paris Climate Plan or is the Government Calling Our Bluff?

Kyla Mandel | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Politics
Kyla Mandel

It’s been four months since Prime Minister David Cameron’s new majority government came into power and there are just three months before ...

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.

The Eight Most Stupid Things About the Government's Stupid New Solar Cuts

David Powell | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Politics
David Powell

Yesterday the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced massive, massive cuts to Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) - subsidies for solar, hydro and wind power. This is completely and totally stupid. Here are just eight reasons why.

This Airport Is The World's First To Be Powered Entirely By The Sun

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Tech

Cochin International Airport has become the first airport in the world to be powered entirely by the sun. The move to solar will save 300,000 tonne...

Countdown to Paris: Lessons from Obama

Natalie Bennett | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

It's not often that one of the world's biggest polluters fills me with hope that we can tackle climate change. But yesterday President Obama showed leaders around the globe what climate action looks like, and his timing couldn't be better.

Don't Panic But We'll Have Less Than A Day To Prepare If A Solar Storm Hit Us

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Tech

Experts have said that we will have less than a day to prepare in the event of a solar storm hitting earth. A new report, titled 'Space Weather Pr...

Students From Cambridge University Have Built A Solar-Powered Car - And They Intend To Race It

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Lovett | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A team of students from Cambridge University is set to unveil its newly built solar-powered racing car as part of a programme to showcase the potentia...

Oman Is Building A Solar Plant For The WORST Possible Reason

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Tech

Oman, one of the Middle East's biggest oil producers is building the world's largest solar plant. Before you get excited, you should know that the...

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 ...

Lancashire's Vote Against Fracking Proves We Can Win the Fight for Action on Climate Change

Natalie Bennett | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

This rejection is worth celebrating, but we must not stop campaigning until there is a complete ban on the practice in Britain. Only then can we turn a corner in terms of our energy mix, to focus it on renewables. What we know now is that the fight for climate action can be won.

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 ...

Akon Wants To Bring Electricity To 600 Million People In Africa, No Really

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Tech

Akon's to do list just got a little longer. Aside from being an award winning producer and RnB singer, he's now hoping to provide electricity to 600 m...

You'll Barely Notice The Apocalypse In This Futuristic Escape Pod

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Tech

Science has a knack for thinking of every eventuality, including where man could live in the event of an apocalypse. A group of Slovakian architect...

This Pilot And His Plane Are About To Do Something Unbelievably Stupid

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Tech

Andre Borschberg is about to do something that is -- to all intents and purposes -- incredibly foolish. Taking a plane that runs solely on solar p...

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.