Scotland has fallen just short of its goal of 100% of its electricity consumption being from renewables in 2020, reaching 97.4% in the year. This target was set in 2011, a year in which renewables generated 37% of Scotland’s electricity demand. Whilst the country missed out on the target by less than 3%, an 8%
A coal mine turned waste depot in the northeast of England is to undergo a retrofit that will utilize a range of sustainable technologies and design features, with those behind the project hoping over 1,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide will be saved annually thanks to the changes. The £8.3 million ($11.37 million) project to
The UK needs to push on at speed if we’re to meet our ambitious zero carbon targets – with both the houses we live in now and the ones we will build for the future proving key to achieving those goals. The UK’s homes are the country’s second highest emitters of carbon. This is down
The Government still has “no plan” for achieving net zero by 2050, the Public Accounts Committee has said in a new report. Despite the target being legally set almost two years ago, a lack of coordinated plan with clear milestones is holding back the country’s efforts and making it difficult to gauge the progress made.
Since the late 1800s, the global temperature of Earth has increased by 1 degree Celsius (or 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit). Studies suggest that if we stay on the same emissions path we are on today, the global temperature will increase 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2040 and 2 degrees Celsius by 2100.On the surface, those increases may
Photovoltaic systems for single-family homes reduce electricity-related CO2 emissions of the households by 45%, according to EUPD Research. When a battery is added the CO2 emissions can be reduced by up to 85%. German-based market and economic research company EuPD Research has conducted an analysis on behalf of German storage manufacturer E3 / DC to
The Green Homes Grant is to reportedly be shuttered in March, less than a year after it first began operation. The £2 billion scheme is designed to provide vouchers for green home technologies such as solar thermal, heat pumps and - in the Local Authority allocation - solar PV, and is administered by American firm
A disillusioned ExxonMobil engineer quit to take action on climate change. He found his net-zero place in Arvada.
After 16 years of working for the oil giant, Dar-Lon Chang said Exxon would not address climate change. So he quit the sector for good, and began a new low-carbon life. For 16 years, Dar-Lon Chang worked as an engineer at ExxonMobil. Fresh out of graduate school, he was by all accounts exactly the type
Solar and wind generated 30% of Britain’s electricity in 2020 according to Drax’s latest Electric Insights report. This was an increase of a sixth on 2019, with solar and wind suppling over 100TWh of electricity. Last year was a bumper year for solar generation, breaking a number of records including peak generation hitting a high
With coal on its way out and decarbonisation across many parts of the US now an integral part of state level policies, could the demise of natural gas be the next step? Gas is seen by many as an interim solution in the energy transition and provides flexibility to energy networks that have adopted a