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Energy majors call for net zero power system ambition as part of ‘Sprint to Glasgow’

By |2020-12-19T12:42:44+00:00December 21st, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Energy majors have called on the UK government to target a net zero power system as part of the 'Sprint to Glasgow' lead-up to the COP26 climate conference. In an open letter to the Prime Minister, chancellor, COP26 President and minister for Energy and Clean Growth, the group ask that the UK match commitments made

1% of people cause half of global aviation emissions – study

By |2020-12-12T11:27:57+00:00December 18th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News|

Researchers say Covid-19 hiatus is moment to tackle elite ‘super emitters’ Frequent-flying “‘super emitters” who represent just 1% of the world’s population caused half of aviation’s carbon emissions in 2018, according to a study. Airlines produced a billion tonnes of CO2 and benefited from a $100bn (£75bn) subsidy by not paying for the climate damage

Battery firm Britishvolt announces plans to open global HQ in the West Midlands

By |2020-12-12T11:25:44+00:00December 16th, 2020|Battery Storage, Electric Cars, News, Solar and Battery|

The new 5,000 square-metre facility will spearhead the development of battery technologies for future electrified vehicles Battery firm Britishvolt has announced plans to open a new global headquarters in the West Midlands. The company - an investor in advanced battery technologies - is setting-up a new 5,000 square-metre facility at the MIRA Technology Park campus

UK carbon intensity from electricity more than halves but greater flexibility needed

By |2020-12-12T11:23:21+00:00December 14th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation|

The UK’s electricity system has decarbonised twice as fast as any other major economy, according to a new report by Drax Electric Insights. Carbon intensity from the sector has more than halved over the last decade, falling 58% thanks to the rise in renewables on the system. In particular, the amount of coal power on

Energy companies join call for stronger carbon pricing ahead of Brexit

By |2020-12-05T11:21:56+00:00December 11th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News|

Companies from business, finance, academic and civil society have called on the UK government to commit to stronger and more consistent carbon pricing. In a declaration signed by 50 companies earlier this week, the Zero Carbon Campaign called for carbon pricing in the UK's Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) announcement, encouragement for all jurisdictions to include

BloombergNEF: Solar-plus-storage is a ‘zero-emissions threat’ to gas-burning power plants in the US

By |2020-12-05T11:18:07+00:00December 9th, 2020|Battery Storage, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Solar PV combined with energy storage represents a “zero-emissions threat” to gas generation in the US, according to a new report from BloombergNEF. While PV and batteries can perform the same services and “offer similar value” to natural gas power plants, dynamics of the competitive threat posed in the US energy market by solar-plus-storage and

How Many EV Drivers Have Solar Power In USA vs. Europe?

By |2020-12-05T11:14:59+00:00December 7th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

For the second year in a row, CleanTechnica has published a series of in-depth reports on electric car drivers and EV charging infrastructure in North America and Europe. With our partners CATL and Volta, we expanded our reach and surveyed nearly 10,000 people across the world this time around. In the past several years, we

National Infrastructure Strategy unveiled detailing ‘ambitious’ energy commitments

By |2020-11-30T09:07:19+00:00December 4th, 2020|Electric Cars, Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Measures to improve the UK's green infrastructure - including the creation of a UK infrastructure bank, a ramping up of electric vehicle (EV) policy and funding for hydrogen and carbon capture and storage (CCS) - have been detailed by the government. The National Infrastructure Strategy builds upon both theSpending Review – also released today –

Report: Renewables and flexible energy could cut £660m off UK’s net-zero transition

By |2020-11-28T10:39:15+00:00December 2nd, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

If the UK government were to back renewable generation and flexible energy technologies like battery storage instead of a new nuclear plant, some £660m could be saved through to 2030, a new analysis has concluded. The publication of the paper, by Wärtsilä Energy, comes shortly after the UK Government confirmed plans to back small nuclear

Current± Disruptors: Equiwatt’s Johnson Fernandes and Geoff Phillips on gamification and flexibility

By |2020-12-08T14:05:47+00:00November 30th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Solar and Battery|

In October, tech startup Equiwatt successfully raised £300,000 to roll out its smart energy management app throughout the UK. The funding will allow the company to run trials in Gateshead, as well as expand its team. The funding comes after the technology was selected to take part in an Energy Systems Catapult project in March,

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