Sustainable Energy

The Sustainable Energy Sector Is About To Boom

Sarah Butler-Sloss | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK
Sarah Butler-Sloss

Photo: Ellen Dobbs/Ashden I set up the Ashden Awards back in 2001 to highlight best practice in sustainable energy and energy access for the poor, be...

Students Design Incredible Tidal Barrage Which Could Power 200,000 Homes

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Three architecture students have come up with a design for a tidal barrage which could power up to 200,000 homes in Liverpool with green electricity. ...

If Your Exams Are Good, Would You Mind a Gap Year?

Frontier | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Unfortunately a degree couldn't be enough to get you to your final goal: a rewarding career. The University is a long-lasting coaching, but the real match starts once you will be out of there. In the competitive race of labour market, a brief pit-stop could advantage your studies and job search... You need a gap year to not fall between the cracks of your career ladder.

It's Time to Take Responsiblity

William Davie | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
William Davie

There's a phrase in environmental politics called Nimbyism, which stands for Not In My Back Yard. In essence it means that people want renewable energy projects such as wind farms to be built, provided of course, they aren't built anywhere near them...

Is a World Powered by Renewable Energy Possible?

Frontier | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Ever pressing environmental changes; soaring temperatures, rising sea levels and depleting natural resources, means that sustainability is not just something to be talked about hypothetically over the dinner table. It needs to happen, and soon.

Frack Off Indeed

William Davie | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
William Davie

I am all in favour of the government looking into alternative energy resources, but at the moment it seems as if they are looking for the quick solution, the quick fix. That's not what the energy crisis needs. We don't need to put something in place that will fix problems now only to create bigger ones in future.

Congo Project Wins 2013 Ashden Award

Green Futures | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK
Green Futures

At first glance, you could easily mistake Lake Kivu for one of the world's tourist treasures. Its turquoise shimmer sets off the vivid green of the surrounding hills - one side in Rwanda, the other in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Greening Our Homes Will Help Us Save Money, Get Healthier and Boost the Economy

Sarah Butler-Sloss | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK
Sarah Butler-Sloss

Insulation won't just help us tackle climate change. It's also the most effective way of easing the misery of fuel poverty, which affects around 6 million homes. That's around a quarter of all households where the stark choice of either heating or eating is a daily reality.

Renewable Energy: The Oxygen of Africa's Growth and Development

Kristine Pearson | Posted 21.07.2013 | UK
Kristine Pearson

Energy poverty, or energy injustice, at that time was simply known as "life". Everyday challenges largely went unnoticed by women walking long distances to collect firewood and inhaling wood smoke from cooking or kerosene fumes from rough-hewn tin lamps. This situation is changing fast.

The Cuts in the North East are Deeper Than in Spain

Helen Goodman | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Politics
Helen Goodman

The Government seems to have a blind spot for the potential of the North East. This has come at the whole country's expense; the Tories, with their eye on the 2015 general election, appear to be prioritising spending in regions with large numbers of marginal seats, whilst slashing budgets in the North East and elsewhere.

Technology's Beauty Has Overtaken Our Love for Nature

Georgia van Gils | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Georgia van Gils

Some 69% of children aged between two and five can use a computer mouse, but only 11% can tie their own shoelaces. How are we to inspire a generation of children to commit to sustainability when they can't tie their shoelaces? How can we take them outside if they're just going to fall over?

Energy Bill Announcement Might Be Disappointing - But Necessary to Keep the Lights On

Douglas Stewart | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK Politics
Douglas Stewart

It'd be great to see some of that investment pot going into innovative ways of generating sustainable energy from waste - anything that utilises waste gets my vote!

New Figures Hail the Winds of Change

Douglas Stewart | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK
Douglas Stewart

Government figures, recently released, show there has been a big increase in electricity generated by renewable sources.

Keeping Lights on and Energy Green

Raconteur Media | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK
Raconteur Media

The Government has published its proposals for electricity market reform (EMR), with the aims of "keeping the lights on, consumers energy bills down and creating cleaner electricity to help tackle climate change", according to Energy Secretary Ed Davey.

Community Power: An Alternative Pathway to a Renewable Future

Michael Townsend | Posted 10.06.2012 | UK Tech
Michael Townsend

The cost of heating and powering our homes has risen drastically in the last few years. Since 2008, domestic heating oil has doubled in price. Only slightly less dramatic, gas and electricity prices have taken since around 2003 to achieve the same notable feat. It is no surprise that fuel poverty is on the increase, up from one-in-five, to one-in-four households in the UK.

Redefining Prosperity

Pippa Bartolotti | Posted 13.04.2012 | UK Politics
Pippa Bartolotti

50 years of incessant advertising and lies has made us think that prosperity means having more money to buy more 'things'. Yet each of us knows that b...