Energy and Climate Change

Energy Storage Boom Goes Into Overdrive

By |2019-08-05T11:49:22+00:00August 16th, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Continuously falling battery costs, and rising capacity and usage of clean energy are set to result in booming global stationary energy storage over the next two decades, which will require total investments of as much as US$662 billion. That’s one the key findings of the latest report on new energies by research company BloombergNEF (BNEF)

Battery storage called into action as UK suffers country-wide power cuts

By |2019-08-15T17:52:46+00:00August 15th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, Grid Balancing, National Grid, News|

Battery storage assets were called into action last week after the UK suffered country-wide power outages following a transmission system stress event. Last Friday evening (9 August 2019), two large generators were disconnected from the UK’s power system almost simultaneously, effectively taking 2GW worth of electricity generation within minutes of each other. That collapse in

‘Bolder action needed’ to meet Paris climate goals

By |2019-08-05T11:48:07+00:00August 15th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy|

Without bolder action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions the world will not meet the goals set by the Paris climate accord, according to a new report by Wood Mackenzie. Analysis in the 'Energy Transition Outlook' indicates that the world is on a trajectory for global warming above pre-industrial levels of three degrees Celsius rather than

July Was the Hottest Month in Human History

By |2019-08-05T11:40:54+00:00August 14th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News|

The climate disaster isn’t coming. It’s here. July 2019 is now the hottest month in recorded history, the U.N. confirmed on Thursday. At a press conference in New York, U.N. Secretary General António Guterres announced that the month of July had reached 1.2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, a figure that “at least equaled if

Human body ‘close to thermal limits’ due to extreme heatwaves caused by climate change, scientist says

By |2019-08-05T10:39:36+00:00August 9th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News|

Extreme global temperatures are pushing the human body “close to thermal limits”, according to a climate scientist. Record-breaking heat has swept through Europe this week with temperatures topping 40C in a number of countries. However, in places such as South Asia and the Persian Gulf, people are already enduring temperatures reaching up to 54C. Despite

UK weather: Britain registers ‘highest temperature in country’s recorded history’

By |2019-08-05T10:31:56+00:00August 7th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News|

A temperature of 38.7C was recorded on Thursday, which – if confirmed – would be a new all-time high for the UK. Climate experts have warned the UK will suffer heatwaves like this week’s more regularly in future – with 40C becoming the “new normal”. They blame the continuing rise in emissions of damaging greenhouse

Low-carbon energy makes majority of UK electricity for first time

By |2019-08-05T10:32:26+00:00August 6th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wind|

Rapid rise in renewables combined with nuclear generated 53% in 2018 A rapid rise in renewable energy, combined with low-carbon electricity from nuclear reactors, made up almost 53% of generation in 2018, the government’s annual review of energy statistics revealed. Renewable energy sources set a new record by meeting a third of the UK’s power

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