Solar Power

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 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...