Monthly Archives: September 2019

RES battery prevented complete blackout in the UK

By |2019-09-16T12:53:06+00:00September 20th, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Cut, Power Generation, Solar and Battery|

On August 9, a thunderstorm caused 1.5 GW of generation capacity to go offline within seconds in the U.K. The incident caused millions of households to temporarily lose power but the situation could have been considerably worse if not for the country’s battery storage reserves. Renewable energy company RES claims to have averted disaster in

Tanjent goes to Cambridge to Prepare for the Future

By |2019-09-20T13:07:57+00:00September 20th, 2019|Blog|

The Tanjent Management team yesterday completed the Cambridge Judge 2019 Business School Scale Up program with a presentation of our growth plan to a panel of financial and business experts. We got expert feedback and advice on our future planning. The Course Starting in April this year, this course comprised a series of lectures and

Crops under solar panels can be a win-win

By |2019-09-16T12:50:06+00:00September 19th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Solar panels might seem like they’re in direct competition with plants. One is catching sunlight to do photosynthesis, the other wants to take it to push electrons. Surely Highlander rules apply, and there can be only one on a plot of land, right? In reality, it’s not a zero-sum game. Some plants will burn in

Oil and gas companies undermining climate goals, says report

By |2019-09-16T12:17:06+00:00September 18th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Pollution|

Biggest fossil fuel extractors warned they risk wasting $2.2tn ‘in a low-carbon world’ Major oil and gas companies have invested $50bn (£40.6bn) in fossil fuel projects that undermine global efforts to avert a runaway climate crisis, according to a report. Since the start of last year, fossil fuel companies have spent billions on high-cost plans

More than 17,500 people sign petition to stop solar and storage VAT hike

By |2019-09-16T12:09:39+00:00September 17th, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Solar and Battery|

Under the new law proposed by HM Revenue and Customs, the VAT for new solar and energy storage products will increase from 5% to 20% from October The government is being urged to stop the proposed VAT increase for solar and battery storage technologies by industry, environmental groups and more than 17,500 people. Under the

Extreme weather is driving the energy storage boom

By |2019-09-10T15:28:37+00:00September 16th, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Solar and Battery|

Energy storage installations for homes and businesses — involving battery technology — are on the rise in areas where extreme weather threatens the electric power grid, such as flood-prone Houston, wildfire-stricken California and hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. A sustained power outage can lead to serious consequences, such as loss of income and even death. Because of

Next generation UK battery storage research receives US$68 million boost

By |2019-09-10T15:24:31+00:00September 15th, 2019|Battery Storage, Electric Vehicles, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Solar and Battery|

A £55 million (US$67.8 million) fund has been earmarked for five projects in the UK looking at developing the next generation of battery storage technology. The government-led Faraday Institution has allocated the funding to five consortium-led projects with the aim of overcoming battery challenges, in particular by improving performance and cost characteristics. The projects will

Financial crumbs: Chancellor slammed for meagre net zero funding

By |2019-09-10T15:19:08+00:00September 14th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wind|

Chancellor of the exchequer Sajid Javid has been slammed by the green economy for adding just £30 million to the government’s net zero budget, a mere 0.1% of what is expected to be needed. Yesterday Javid, in his first official spending statement as chancellor of the exchequer, unveiled a raft of proposals in the government’s

History will be kind to Heathrow climate protesters who stop us flying

By |2019-09-10T15:15:19+00:00September 13th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, Opinion|

Activists plan to release drones near the airport. Their possible arrest is a small price to pay for fighting the climate crisis Obedience is dangerous: it has facilitated every form of institutional oppression and violence. Every advance in justice, peace and democracy has been made possible by disobedience. Ethical progress is unlikely when we do

‘Collective failure’ of councils’ climate plans could spark legal challenges, warn lawyers

By |2019-09-10T15:05:32+00:00September 12th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Implement “proper” climate change plans or risk facing legal challenge, environmental lawyers have warned 100 councils across England. The councils – all of which are currently developing a new local plan – have been put on notice by environmental law firm ClientEarth, giving them eight weeks to explain how evidence-based carbon reduction targets will be

This website uses cookies and third party services. Ts & Cs Ok

Privacy Policy

You can view our Privacy Policy here.

Term of Use

You can view our Terms of Use here.