Energy and Climate Change

South Somerset Council: Battery bank generates cash for frontline services

By |2020-07-07T09:42:29+00:00July 10th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Grid Balancing, National Grid, News, Power Generation, Solar and Battery|

A 25-megawatt battery-based energy storage system has been connected to the electricity grid to store surplus power from wind and solar plants. Located in a field near Taunton, it works by buying and storing electricity when it is cheap and then selling it at peak demand for a profit. It also helps the National

Solar can play an important part in the UK’s COVID-19 recovery, says CCC report

By |2020-07-07T09:38:26+00:00July 9th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Solar and other renewables have made some strong progress towards decarbonisation, but there is still more to be done. Between 2008 and 2019, power emissions fell by 68%, helping to drive a general 30% reduction in territorial emissions according to the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) 2020 Progress Report. This has been helped by

Likelihood of 40C temperatures in UK is ‘rapidly accelerating’

By |2020-07-07T09:30:56+00:00July 8th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News|

Such deadly heat may become regular occurrence later this century, scientists find The likelihood of the UK experiencing deadly 40C temperatures for the first time is “rapidly accelerating” due to the climate crisis, scientists have found. The research shows that such searing heat could become a regular occurrence by the end of the century

Record start to 2020 for renewable generation

By |2020-07-07T09:27:10+00:00July 7th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wind|

In Q1 of 2020, renewables generated a record 47% of the UK's electricity, according to new figures from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Together, wind, solar, hydro and other renewables smashed last year's total of 35.9% thanks to increased capacities and higher wind speeds through February when a number of

Solar and clear skies: Not a penny more, not a penny less

By |2020-07-07T09:24:23+00:00July 7th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Solar, Solar and Battery|

The nights are drawing in. It's been a long spring, and exceptionally clear skies have provided a golden opportunity for a little research this year. Back in March I wondered if the lack of pollution was delivering extra energy to clients' solar panels. Sadly, careful analysis comparing cloudless days with those of a year

Build back circular: Economic recovery and a sustainable lithium battery storage ecosystem

By |2020-06-30T16:50:52+00:00July 4th, 2020|Battery Storage, Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Solar and Battery|

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our perception of what is normal and acceptable. It has forced us to re-examine our health and societal welfare systems, and reinforced the importance of the vital systems at the heart of our economies. Green energy is now at an all-time high, with the UK achieving its longest period

Enormous Antarctic glacier on brink of collapse could raise sea levels by half a metre alone, scientists warn

By |2020-06-30T16:45:57+00:00July 3rd, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News|

An enormous glacier the size of Florida may be on the brink of melting so quickly it could cause catastrophic global sea level rises, scientists have warned. While the climate crisis has seen temperatures soar and rapidly reduce ice levels in the Arctic, down in the Antarctic, far larger ice sheets containing much more

A sustainable recovery from COVID-19 could save millions of energy jobs

By |2020-06-30T16:38:04+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Power Generation|

Pursuing a sustainable recovery from COVID-19 could boost economic growth, create millions of jobs and reduce greenhouse gases. The International Energy Agency (IEA) has outlined a number of measures nations around the world should pursue over the next three years to drive a sustainable recovery. These include $3 billion (£2.4 billion) worth of policy

Tesla Powerwalls tapped to help world’s fastest sailing race ditch diesel

By |2020-06-30T16:31:27+00:00July 1st, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Powerwall, Solar and Battery|

Tesla has teamed up with global catamaran racing championship, SailGP, to help the fledgling sport’s usually diesel-fuelled mobile recharging stations switch to solar and battery storage. SailGP said it had worked with Tesla over a period of eight months to engineer the fully portable, off-grid clean energy solution, to use to recharge the batteries

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