Solar Power

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.

This Cycle Path Is Also A Giant Solar Array

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Tech

A Dutch company has revealed that its ambitious plan to turn a cycle path into a giant solar array is actually paying off. Solaroad installed its e...

Tesla's Latest Product Will Probably Change All Of Our Lives

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Tech

Elon Musk has announced Tesla's latest product, the company's long awaited diversification from automobile technology. On Thursday night, Tesla's b...

Solar Powered Plane Begins Round-The-World Journey

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Tech

A solar powered aircraft has begun a record-breaking attempt to travel around the globe. Solar Impulse 2 took off from Abu Dhabi and is now heading ea...

The Three Mega-trends That Prove the War on Carbon Is Being Won

Jeremy Leggett | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK
Jeremy Leggett

I have a dream. It involves climate negotiators. They are bleary-eyed, exhausted, but happy. Nestled inside some grey building in the heart of Paris, they are weeping with relief at the result of all-night negotiations that leave climate campaigners like me elated, and the carbon-fuel lobbyists staring into the abyss, desolated.

To Beat Climate Change We Have to Believe We Can Win

Adam Stones | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK
Adam Stones

The leaders of the three largest parties have now jointly stated that climate change is one of the most serious threats facing the world. They agree that it threatens not just the environment but also security, prosperity and poverty eradication.

The Eco-Socio Revolution in Jordan's Second Largest City

One Young World | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK
One Young World

Ayah is a One Young World Ambassador from Jordan. In the lead up to Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week she entered a blogging contest called 'Describe the Ideal City in 2030'.

Inspiring a New Paradigm in Marine Renewables

Phil Pauley | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK
Phil Pauley

There is now great scope to pioneer an International Ocean Energy System. There are huge global implications for these emerging developments, and I still firmly believe that the idea can - and will - change the face of renewable energy.

The Democratisation of Energy Production Is Around the Corner

Toby Ferenczi | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Tech
Toby Ferenczi

One of the best solutions we have available is solar energy. The potential of solar is vast - it's a well-known fact that in one hour, enough sunlight strikes the earth to provide the world's energy needs for a whole year. Even Thomas Edison, inventor of the light bulb, said back in 1931, "I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power!

How to Take the Drama Out of Your Energy Bills This Winter

David Hall | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Hall

The ominous thud as the energy bill lands on the doormat remains the single biggest financial worry for Britons, confirmed by research out last week, which showed that concern about energy costs continues to outpace our worries about mortgages, food or fuel bills.

Why Girls Need Sunshine: Three Reasons Why World Leaders Gathering in New York Next Week Must Take Real Action on Climate Change

Samantha J Smith | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK
Samantha J Smith

Sometimes you come across incredible ways to take action on climate change. Ways that not only lower harmful emissions but that also improve lives.

Can British Renewables Survive Another Tory Government?

Nash Riggins | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Politics
Nash Riggins

For all its merits, the true potential of British renewables seems to be thwarted at every turn by outdated policy and reactionary politics. If we're not careful, a perfect storm of populist, anti-green initiatives may run the risk of transforming one of the country's biggest up-and-coming sectors into a permanent PR sham.

The Sun Is Setting on Large-Scale Solar

Peter Rolton | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Rolton

Aside from the sneaking suspicion that this is actually a spooked Governmental response to the rising numbers of UKIP voters, aiming to stop the progress of large solar before it becomes as unpopular as wind with NIMBY voters and causes anyone else to defect, there is a far more immediate problem.

Scientists Have Found Our Sun's 'Long Lost Brother'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Tech

Astronomers have discovered a star born from the same gas cloud as our sun. This 'long lost brother' of our star has the slightly less catchy name ...

It's Not About the Money: The Addictive Ideas That Drive an Entrepreneur

Mansoor Hamayun | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Tech
Mansoor Hamayun

A lot of people ask me why I took the plunge from having a dream job at one of the most well-recognised and valuable brands (Rolls-Royce) to starting something where sleeping on the floor of friends' houses became a common event

Clean Energy in Africa - An Earth Day Picture Story

Ben Good | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK
Ben Good

An increasing number of micro businesses are working to develop the briquette's market - a charcoal substitute which reduces unsustainable consumption of wood. The case for promoting a widespread use of briquettes is a strong one: the current use of charcoal and firewood is contributing to wide-scale deforestation in many developing countries.

This Plane Will Try To Fly Around The World With No Fuel

Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK

Flying non-stop across America powered only by the sun was impressive enough but this rather wide plane is about to do the entire globe. Pretty i...