Energy and Climate Change

Belfast unveils climate plans as Manchester joins Race to Zero campaign

By |2021-01-16T12:01:34+00:00January 20th, 2021|Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Belfast and Manchester have both revealed climate change plans, with the latter targeting a 2038 net zero target. Having signed a cities pledge that outlines the actions Manchester will take to meet its environmental targets in its Race to Zero, leader of Manchester City Council Sir Richard Leese said the council was taking the climate

In Boost for Renewables, Grid-Scale Battery Storage Is on the Rise

By |2021-01-16T11:58:52+00:00January 18th, 2021|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Driven by technological advances, facilities are being built with storage systems that can hold enough renewable energy to power hundreds of thousands of homes. The advent of “big battery” technology addresses a key challenge for green energy — the intermittency of wind and solar. The twin smokestacks of the Moss Landing Power Plant tower over

It’s time to start paying people to use clean energy

By |2021-01-10T10:58:32+00:00January 13th, 2021|Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Incentivising people to use power when renewable output is surplus but demand is low helps balance out peaks and keep the grid in equilibrium Zero-carbon power outstripped fossil fuel in the UK’s electricity mix in 2020 for the first time since the industrial revolution. Back then, Thomas Edison’s Holborn Viaduct coal plant – opened in

How to turn your home into a power station

By |2021-01-10T10:53:29+00:00January 11th, 2021|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

It might sound like science fiction, but your home could soon be generating its own electricity. The ‘good life’ used to be all about growing your own vegetables, but in the brave new world of the 21st century, even self-sufficiency has had an upgrade. Although the advent of putting solar panels on the roof of

Big Energy Saving Week 2021

By |2021-01-08T09:49:52+00:00January 8th, 2021|Battery Storage, Blog, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery|

January 18th to January 24th brings us a National Awareness Week that is the Big Energy Saving Week - this is the week that we are encouraged to revisit our energy suppliers. Remember that switching your energy provider can potentially save you a lot of money and it is well worth going to some

Johnson targets ‘further and faster’ climate action with 68% emissions reduction

By |2021-01-04T10:31:38+00:00January 4th, 2021|Energy and Climate Change, News|

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has committed to cutting the UK’s emissions by at least 68% by 2030. Speaking last night (4 December), he outlined how the nation's new Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) target under the Paris Climate Agreement was increasing in recognition of the urgency to go further to tackle climate change. Johnson said that

Britain Bets Big On Battery Storage

By |2020-12-19T12:47:52+00:00December 23rd, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Solar and Battery|

The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has approved the construction of the biggest battery storage project in the UK, and one of the largest such projects in the world, the company developing the site said on Monday. InterGen, an energy company headquartered in Edinburgh, has received the green light to build

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

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