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11 01 2021 | 15:03

Activating ‘tipping points’ in society could push world towards greater climate action, researchers say.

The rapid decline of coal-fired power in the UK and petrol cars in Norway indicate how small policy changes can lead to dramatic climate action, researchers argue. Activating positive “tipping…

11 01 2021 | 14:48

Ørsted gets go-ahead for Hornsea Three Offshore Wind Farm.

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, has announced that consent has been granted for the Hornsea Three Offshore Wind Farm. Ørsted, one of the leading…

11 01 2021 | 14:43

Scotland set to receive its first Hydrogen-powered train this year.

Arcola Energy, has been appointed by Scottish Enterprise, Transport Scotland and the Hydrogen Accelerator, to deliver Scotland’s first hydrogen powered train. The project is a Scottish supply chain…

11 01 2021 | 14:22

Electric cars rise to record 54% market share in Norway.

Nordic country becomes first in the world where electric car sales outstrip those powered by other means. Norway became the first country in the world where the sale of electric cars has overtaken…

11 01 2021 | 14:12

Reactive Technologies: Pinpointing the Inertia of Renewable-Powered Grids.

Accenture investment to expand the U.K. company’s active grid measurement tech for grid operators including National Grid and AEMO. Getting to 100 percent clean energy presents power grid operators…

03 01 2021 | 08:59

Magnetic induction cooking can cut your kitchen’s carbon footprint.

To curb climate change, many experts have called for a massive shift from fossil fuels to electricity. The goal is to electrify processes like heating homes and powering cars, and then generate the…

01 01 2021 | 14:12

Here comes the Sun

Indian state of Maharashtra sets goal of adding 17GW of renewable energy capacity by 2025 The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government has come out with a renewable energy policy that has set a target of…

27 12 2020 | 08:14

Deploying 5G will lead to spike in CO2 emissions, French climate council warns

Rolling out 5G technology could lead to a sharp increase in power consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, a report published by France's High Council on Climate warns. The report, published…

27 12 2020 | 07:27

Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates back hydrogen plane start-up with $38m.

he start-up has completed ten test flights with a six-seater propeller plane powered by hydrogen. Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos have invested in a hydrogen plane start-up to develop zero-emission…

27 12 2020 | 07:05

It takes a lot of energy for machines to learn – here’s why AI is so power-hungry.

This month, Google forced out a prominent AI ethics researcher after she voiced frustration with the company for making her withdraw a research paper. The paper pointed out the risks of language-…

13 12 2020 | 06:26

Kenya’s Sokowatch launches commercial electric tuk-tuks in Uganda.

Kenyan e-commerce platform Sokowatch has added electric tuk-tuks to its delivery fleet in Uganda, making the vehicles the first to be used commercially in East Africa.  Launched in Nairobi in 2016, …

13 12 2020 | 06:21

Lab-grown chicken tastes like chicken – but the feeling when eating it is more complicated.

“Clean”, “cultured”, “no-kill” – these are just a few of the monikers that have been applied to San Francisco-based food start up Just Inc’s lab-grown chicken nuggets. The product has just been…

07 12 2020 | 07:29

Peak oil is suddenly upon us

A year ago, if anyone in the petroleum business had suggested that the moment of Peak Oil  had already passed, they would have been laughed right off the drilling rig. Then 2020 happened. Planes…

07 12 2020 | 07:15

Green Hydrogen in Natural Gas Pipelines: Decarbonization Solution or Pipe Dream?

Hydrogen blending projects across the world must contend with engineering, energy-density and supply challenges. Can carbon-free hydrogen augment, or even replace, the fossil natural gas running…

28 11 2020 | 07:47

Mini-nuclear plants may be an experiment worth exploring.

Roll-Royce gave an eye-catching pitch but the economics of nuclear power needs further inspection

28 11 2020 | 07:23

Invention that makes renewable energy from rotting veg wins James Dyson prize.

Carvey Maigue, from the Philippines, used a substance made from crop waste. A novel material made from rotting fruit and vegetables that absorbs stray UV light from the sun and converts it into…

28 11 2020 | 07:15

South Korean Firm Touts Novel Vertical-Axis Wind Turbine Tower Concept.

Odin Energy is lining up projects in Italy and South Korea. Can it find a niche to compete with mainstream wind turbines? South Korean firm Odin Energy hopes to carve out a new niche with a vertical…

26 11 2020 | 16:06

German utility to test feasibility of transporting pure hydrogen in existing gas pipelines

European utilities company E.ON is converting a natural gas pipeline in Germany, which is part of the public supply system, to pure hydrogen. Part of its new research and development project “H2HoWi…

16 11 2020 | 07:31

Scottish Power shows black start capability of wind power in world-first demonstration.

ScottishPower Renewables has achieved what is believed to be a global first by using energy from an onshore wind farm to re-energise part of the power grid, known as “black start”. The successful…