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Investing in fossil fuels is the greatest crime against humanity – MPs should treat it as such

By |2019-11-18T13:19:11+00:00November 19th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion|

We are endlessly told that climate campaigners should be targeting China. But it is clear that the UK’s banks and oil corporations are co-signing nature’s death warrant Arguing as to whether the general election is the Brexit election or the climate and ecological emergency election is like rowing over which is more important: the details

Can We Survive Extreme Heat?

By |2019-11-11T13:29:35+00:00November 17th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion|

Humans have never lived on a planet this hot, and we’re totally unprepared for what’s to come On a scorching day in downtown Phoenix, when the temperature soars to 115°F or higher, heat becomes a lethal force. Sunshine assaults you, forcing you to seek cover. The air feels solid, a hazy, ozone-soaked curtain of heat.

Repeated Power Shutoffs Spur Homeowners To Install Backup Batteries

By |2019-11-11T13:22:25+00:00November 16th, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Solar and Battery, Wildfires|

SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) — After multiple power shutoffs and the looming threat of more to come, some Bay Area property owners have had enough and are exploring ways of getting themselves off the power grid. One power option is using home battery storage that is recharged by solar panels. “Our calls are up five

Scientists from around the world declare climate emergency

By |2019-11-11T13:18:07+00:00November 15th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News|

More than 11,000 scientists around the world have declared a climate emergency, warning of "untold suffering" without urgent action. The declaration is based on analysis of more than 40 years of publicly available data covering a range of measures from energy use to deforestation and carbon emissions. Scientists from the University of Sydney, Australia, Oregon

Power shutoffs cause a battery boom in California

By |2019-11-11T13:12:34+00:00November 14th, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Solar and Battery, Wildfires|

Contractors across California are seeing greater demand for battery storage than ever before in response to PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoffs. With the threat of blackouts on the 10-year horizon, customers have decided to take their power into their own hands. As has been well documented, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has begun Public

Chilling ‘Doomsday map’ shows how UK will be left underwater in 80 years’ time

By |2019-11-11T13:07:28+00:00November 13th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Prepping and Collapse|

Millions of homes across the UK are at risk of being completely submerged if carbon emissions go unchecked A chilling new map has revealed how parts of the UK will be left underwater in a matter of decades as climate change causes sea levels to rise. Major areas such as Liverpool, London and Humberside could

Huge Battery Investments Drop Energy-Storage Costs Faster Than Expected, Threatening Natural Gas

By |2019-11-11T12:59:53+00:00November 12th, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, National Grid, News, Power Generation, Solar and Battery|

The global energy transition is happening faster than the models predicted, according to a report released today by the Rocky Mountain Institute, thanks to massive investments in the advanced-battery technology ecosystem. Previous and planned investments total $150 billion through 2023, RMI calculates—the equivalent of every person in the world chipping in $20. In the first

California offers extra solar, storage incentives after wildfires and shut-offs

By |2019-11-11T12:49:57+00:00November 11th, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Solar and Battery|

Communities most likely to be affected by both the effects of and the response to devastating wildfires which have wreaked havoc on California will be given extra incentive to install solar-plus-storage at their properties. In addition to the impact of the fires themselves, the latter part of this year saw utility PG&E, already facing bankruptcy

SSE targets EV drivers with new free overnight charging tariff

By |2019-11-04T12:56:02+00:00November 10th, 2019|Charging, Electric Vehicles, Energy and Climate Change, News|

SSE Energy Services has become the latest supplier to launch an electric vehicle (EV) tariff, allowing drivers to charge for free. The ‘1 Year Fix and Drive’ tariff is, as the name suggests, a one-year fixed tariff that gives EV drivers up to 2,000 kWh of electricity for free per year, provided they charge their

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