Renewable Energy

GE2019: Nationalisation, renewables and the green economy in Labour’s manifesto

By |2019-12-10T15:18:06+00:00December 12th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy|

At a ceremony in Birmingham this morning, the Labour Party launched its “manifesto for hope” including its plan for a “green transformation". The manifesto included a number of policy announcements and updates regarding the energy transition, including generating nearly 90% of the country’s energy from renewables by 2030. The party is now pledging to

Who won the general election climate debate?

By |2019-12-03T10:48:28+00:00December 8th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Renewable Energy|

Corbyn and Berry best informed on issues as leaders battled to top each others’ commitments With Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage refusing to take part, Channel 4’s climate debate was a pretty straightforward affair, with the leaders of the Greens, Labour, Plaid Cymru, Scottish National party and Liberal Democrats competing to outdo each other

OPINION: Solar and battery storage: A clean solution to a dirty problem

By |2019-12-03T10:34:53+00:00December 6th, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery|

You can hear—and smell—them everywhere you go in the world’s poorest countries. Diesel-burning back-up generators wail through neighborhoods at all hours, cough noxious pollutants into the air, and account for a disproportionate amount of consumers’ spending on electricity. For decades, back-up generators have been the only real alternative to unreliable electric grids. But what

Powering the investment case for battery storage

By |2019-12-03T10:19:20+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery|

The U.K. government was the first major economy in the world to pass laws to end its contribution to global warming by 2050. But to achieve this ambition is going to take some major changes – not least of which to the U.K.’s power network. According to energy market analyst, Aurora Energy Research for

Power to the people: how suburban solar could become the Uber of the energy grid

By |2019-12-03T10:20:17+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Australians are embracing the ‘virtual power plant’, which advocates say can protect the grid, save money and combat the climate crisis Power to the people might remain a political pipe dream, but changes taking place in the energy market across Australia are making suburban homeowners the unlikely disruptors in an Uber-style revolution that promises

GE2019: Inside The Green Party’s Green New Deal

By |2019-11-29T18:22:45+00:00November 26th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wind|

The Green Party today launched its manifesto for the 12 December election, which hinges on its Green New Deal. This builds on the party’s previous pledges to reduce emissions, making the UK carbon neutral by 2030 and invest £100 billion a year for the next decade in climate action. This will form the basis

Solar power and the ‘climate election’: the parties’ energy pledges so far

By |2019-11-18T13:16:06+00:00November 20th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wind|

As the UK prepares for yet another election, following the dissolution of parliament in the early hours yesterday, pledges for increased solar power are notable in almost all the major party's campaigns. The Green Party has called of the country to make the election on the 12 December the climate election. Unsurprisingly therefore, they have

The Brains Behind our Renewable Technology

By |2019-12-12T09:26:57+00:00November 8th, 2019|Blog, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

I very much enjoyed a recent episode of the The Life Scientific on BBC Radio 4, in which Professor Saiful Islam of Bath University, talks to Jim Al-Khalili about his life and work studying the materials that make renewable energy possible. Professor Islam has accelerated the use of computer modelling of the behaviours of solids.

More than 100GW of solar, wind and storage needed to meet net zero ambitions

By |2019-11-04T12:43:15+00:00November 7th, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wind|

Solar power, along with wind and storage capacity, will have to greatly increase if the UK is to meet its net zero emissions by 2050 goal, according to analysis by Aurora Energy Research. Aurora’s research presupposes capacity increases of more than 100GW of solar and wind, rising from 33GW today to more than 140GW in

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