Monthly Archives: October 2019

Exclusive: carmakers among key opponents of climate action

By |2019-10-28T13:28:24+00:00October 31st, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News|

Lobbying in US and Europe has tried to block and delay moves to cut emissions, study shows Global carmakers are among the leading opponents of action on the climate crisis, according to exclusive analysis of the way major corporations frustrate or undermine initiatives to cut greenhouse gases. The research for the Guardian reveals that while

Northern Powergrid trials EV energy storage technology

By |2019-10-28T13:35:52+00:00October 30th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Cut|

Northern Powergrid has announced it will run an energy storage trial involving electric vans in order to restore power to customers during a power cut. As part of the two-year trial the network operator has partnered with energy storage companies Hyperdrive Innovation and Offgrid Energy. According to the company up to three homes or a

Extinction Rebellion protesters call on BBC to ‘tell climate truth’

By |2019-10-28T13:24:26+00:00October 29th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, Extinction Rebellion, News|

Activists block entrance to headquarters of BBC, accusing it of staying silent on crisis Extinction Rebellion activists have called on the BBC to “tell the full truth” about the climate crisis as they protested outside its headquarters in central London. Camped outside the main entrance of New Broadcasting House on Friday morning, the protesters held

SEG: Ofgem details guidance on data, the FiTs register and storage exports for suppliers

By |2019-10-28T13:15:58+00:00October 28th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), Solar, Solar and Battery|

Details of the requirements for suppliers, as well as the information generators will be required to provide to receive Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) payments, have been revealed in draft guidance published by Ofgem. The regulator is consulting on its guidance, outlining the requirements for suppliers who are mandated to offer an export tariff and those

Shell Energy lands £10.5 million Green Star Energy acquisition deal

By |2019-10-24T09:48:42+00:00October 25th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation|

Shell Energy is to acquire UK-based energy supplier Green Star Energy, bolstering its existing customer base. Shell Energy, which was known as First Utility until earlier this year when it was subject to a significant rebrand, has agreed a deal to pay £10.5 million for Hudson Energy Supply UK, a UK-facing entity belonging to Canada’s

Market and technology development of stationary battery storage systems in Europe

By |2019-10-22T20:13:44+00:00October 24th, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Solar and Battery|

The international market for stationary battery storage systems (BSS) is growing rapidly. Within less than a decade, grid-connected BSS have evolved from a niche product to a mass market in which today international energy and automotive companies are competing for market shares. According to a recent study by BloombergNEF, almost 4GW of new battery storage

Thanks to Extinction Rebellion, we’re experiencing a climate culture change

By |2019-10-22T20:09:08+00:00October 23rd, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion|

Rightwing critics fulminate against the protesters, but the public is finally waking up to the gravity of their cause In the Mall, up Whitehall, or crossing Trafalgar Square early this morning, the climate activists looked like rush-hour office workers and civil servants – mainly 30 to 50-year-olds, with no dreadlocked tree-huggers, SWP banners or black-masked

Gigafactories, fusion plants and other political fancies

By |2019-10-14T13:05:56+00:00October 21st, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Renewable Energy|

In case you’ve missed it – and jealousy abounds if you have – it’s political party conference season in the UK. Because if there’s one thing this country hasn’t had enough of over the past year, it’s politics. For the uninitiated or readers outside of the UK, late September and early October usually sees parliament

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