Energy and Climate Change

Drought in southwest US worst in over a century, induced by climate change, says government report

By |2021-10-03T10:38:15+00:00October 15th, 2021|Energy and Climate Change, News|

Climate change has led to the worst drought on record in the US and rainfall has been at the lowest 20-month level since 1895 in the region, according to a new government report released on Tuesday. Southwest US, including the states of Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, and California, received the “lowest total precipitation”

The problem isn’t with the protesters blocking the M25 – it’s that more people aren’t joining them

By |2021-10-03T10:36:07+00:00October 13th, 2021|Energy and Climate Change, News|

The problem with the M25 Insulate Britain climate protests is not that they are disrupting the motorway to demand action on the climate emergency, but that there are not yet millions of people (particularly parents) out there joining them. Hordes of Britons should be taking similar action after last week’s terrifying Chatham House report that

Batteries are a key part of the energy transition. Here’s why

By |2021-10-03T10:33:52+00:00October 11th, 2021|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Solar and Battery|

Demand for battery storage has seen exponential growth in recent years. But the battery technical revolution is just beginning, explains Simon Engelke, founder and chair of Battery Associates. Investment has poured into the battery industry to develop sustainable storage solutions that support the energy transition. As the world increasingly swaps fossil fuel power for emissions-free

Fire blazing at IFA1 interconnector leaves GB grid facing even tighter market and higher prices

By |2021-09-30T14:22:30+00:00October 8th, 2021|News, Power Generation, Solar and Battery|

A fire at National Grid’s IFA1 interconnector site in Sellindge is to see power prices once again spike in the UK as 1GW of capacity drops off the system. A spokesperson for National Grid confirmed the incident, stating: “The site has been evacuated and the safety of our staff, emergency teams and local residents is

Why Better Energy Storage Options Are Crucial for a Green Future

By |2021-09-30T14:20:52+00:00October 6th, 2021|Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report was a “Code Red” for human-driven global warming. The world has never been more aware of the dangers of climate change and the need to switch to green energy sources. One of the building blocks of a green energy future, is the often-undiscussed energy storage capacity. This element

Powered by sunshine: why electric vehicles and solar panels are a perfect match

By |2021-09-12T17:41:53+00:00October 1st, 2021|Electric Cars, Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

When Energy Saving Trust’s head of service delivery Matt Fraser and his family moved house, it provided the perfect opportunity to explore more sustainable ways of living. The family installed solar panels at their new home and swapped their petrol car for an electric vehicle. We spoke to Matt to find out why solar panels

Government slammed over lack of engagement with installers on ‘over-ambitious’ Green Homes Grant

By |2021-09-12T17:39:11+00:00September 29th, 2021|Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

The government didn’t sufficiently understand the challenges facing installers as part of the Green Homes Grant (GHG), having failed to learn from its own previous energy schemes. That is one of the key findings of a report from the National Audit Office (NAO), aiming to identify lessons for future schemes following the early closure of

‘No point in anything else’: Gen Z members flock to climate careers

By |2021-09-12T17:34:53+00:00September 27th, 2021|Energy and Climate Change, News|

Colleges offer support as young people aim to devote their lives to battling the crisis California is facing a drought so devastating, some publications call it “biblical”. Colorado now has “fire years” instead of “fire seasons”. Miami, which sees more dramatic hurricanes each year, is contemplating building a huge seawall in one of the city’s

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