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Belfast unveils climate plans as Manchester joins Race to Zero campaign

By |2021-01-16T12:01:34+00:00January 20th, 2021|Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Belfast and Manchester have both revealed climate change plans, with the latter targeting a 2038 net zero target. Having signed a cities pledge that outlines the actions Manchester will take to meet its environmental targets in its Race to Zero, leader of Manchester City Council Sir Richard Leese said the council was taking the climate

In Boost for Renewables, Grid-Scale Battery Storage Is on the Rise

By |2021-01-16T11:58:52+00:00January 18th, 2021|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Driven by technological advances, facilities are being built with storage systems that can hold enough renewable energy to power hundreds of thousands of homes. The advent of “big battery” technology addresses a key challenge for green energy — the intermittency of wind and solar. The twin smokestacks of the Moss Landing Power Plant tower over

Home Solar Power Blew Up In 2020

By |2021-01-10T11:01:14+00:00January 15th, 2021|News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

I’ve been covering the solar power industry for more than a decade. I recall writing about the industry blowing up way back at the beginning, because annual installations did indeed climb rapidly compared to previous years. The nice thing about technology learning curves is that you can tell such stories over and over, and they

It’s time to start paying people to use clean energy

By |2021-01-10T10:58:32+00:00January 13th, 2021|Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Incentivising people to use power when renewable output is surplus but demand is low helps balance out peaks and keep the grid in equilibrium Zero-carbon power outstripped fossil fuel in the UK’s electricity mix in 2020 for the first time since the industrial revolution. Back then, Thomas Edison’s Holborn Viaduct coal plant – opened in

How to turn your home into a power station

By |2021-01-10T10:53:29+00:00January 11th, 2021|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

It might sound like science fiction, but your home could soon be generating its own electricity. The ‘good life’ used to be all about growing your own vegetables, but in the brave new world of the 21st century, even self-sufficiency has had an upgrade. Although the advent of putting solar panels on the roof of

Big Energy Saving Week 2021

By |2021-01-08T09:49:52+00:00January 8th, 2021|Battery Storage, Blog, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery|

January 18th to January 24th brings us a National Awareness Week that is the Big Energy Saving Week - this is the week that we are encouraged to revisit our energy suppliers. Remember that switching your energy provider can potentially save you a lot of money and it is well worth going to some

The importance of second life batteries for energy storage

By |2020-12-19T12:49:57+00:00December 26th, 2020|Battery Storage, News, Solar and Battery|

Beatrice Browning, PhD researcher at the Faraday Institution writes for Air Quality News about the potential value of second-life batteries for energy storage. The transport sector is one of the principal producers of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. This, and the UK government’s pledge to reach net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050, has catalysed the

Britain Bets Big On Battery Storage

By |2020-12-19T12:47:52+00:00December 23rd, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Solar and Battery|

The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has approved the construction of the biggest battery storage project in the UK, and one of the largest such projects in the world, the company developing the site said on Monday. InterGen, an energy company headquartered in Edinburgh, has received the green light to build

Energy majors call for net zero power system ambition as part of ‘Sprint to Glasgow’

By |2020-12-19T12:42:44+00:00December 21st, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Energy majors have called on the UK government to target a net zero power system as part of the 'Sprint to Glasgow' lead-up to the COP26 climate conference. In an open letter to the Prime Minister, chancellor, COP26 President and minister for Energy and Clean Growth, the group ask that the UK match commitments made

Battery firm Britishvolt announces plans to open global HQ in the West Midlands

By |2020-12-12T11:25:44+00:00December 16th, 2020|Battery Storage, Electric Cars, News, Solar and Battery|

The new 5,000 square-metre facility will spearhead the development of battery technologies for future electrified vehicles Battery firm Britishvolt has announced plans to open a new global headquarters in the West Midlands. The company - an investor in advanced battery technologies - is setting-up a new 5,000 square-metre facility at the MIRA Technology Park campus

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