Energy and Climate Change

Flood threat may force whole communities to abandon homes, report warns

By |2019-05-13T15:48:48+00:00May 18th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News|

Britain "can't win a war against water" by simply building higher flood defences, the head of the Environment Agency warns. Whole communities may need to be moved as traditional defences are not enough to protect against the growing risks of flooding and coastal erosion, the Environment Agency (EA) has warned. With global temperatures predicted to

Britain completes first week without coal since Industrial Revolution

By |2019-05-13T14:44:08+00:00May 16th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery, Wind|

Great Britain has completed a full week without coal generation, the first time it has done so since the Industrial Revolution in 1882. National Grid ESO confirmed the landmark had been reached in a tweet at 1:25pm this afternoon, having previously guided that the feat was likely to occur. Coal was last used to generate

BEIS preparing Smart Export legislation before the summer, targets late 2019 tariff deadline

By |2019-05-13T14:35:10+00:00May 14th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, Feed In Tariff, FIT, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

The government is aiming to start the legislative process for the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) before the summer in a bid to have the export tariff up and running before the end of the year. Earlier this week Labour MP Kerry McCarthy quizzed officials from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on

Landmark 2050 net zero target would ‘end the UK’s contribution to climate change’

By |2019-05-08T16:16:25+00:00May 12th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

The UK could end its contribution to global warming by phasing out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has said, a target which would drive a revolution in the country’s power system. Today the CCC has published a landmark report establishing its recommendation that the UK government set a target

‘This report will change your life’: what zero emissions means for UK

By |2019-05-08T16:16:38+00:00May 11th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery, Wind|

Committee on Climate Change sets out how UK can reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 “Make no mistake, this report will change your life,” says Prof David Reay at the University of Edinburgh. “If the meticulous and robust expert advice here is heeded it will deliver a revolution in every facet of our lives,

Government must be placed on a ‘war footing’ to tackle climate change threat

By |2019-05-08T16:16:56+00:00May 10th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Solar and Battery|

The UK government must be placed on a “war footing” to tackle the various threats posed by climate change, a new commission has said. UK-based think-tank the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has today unveiled a new Environmental Justice Commission which is to seek a plan to deliver a faster transition to a green

Second-life EV batteries: The newest value pool in energy storage

By |2019-05-08T16:17:08+00:00May 9th, 2019|Battery Storage, Electric Vehicles, Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

With continued global growth of electric vehicles (EV), a new opportunity for the power sector is emerging: stationary storage powered by used EV batteries, which could exceed 200 gigawatt-hours by 2030. During the next few decades, the strong uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) will result in the availability of terawatt-hours of batteries that no longer

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