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On track for net zero? Observers respond to the UK government’s ten-point green plan

Commentators in the environmental sphere seemed to broadly welcome the UK government’s “Ten-Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution”, unveiled on 18 November, although...

Can we hit the 2035 clean electricity target? Experts offer their two cents

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced plans to eliminate fossil fuels from UK electricity production by 2035. Speaking at the conservative conference in Manchester...

World’s largest battery storage facility will power The Red Sea Project with clean energy...

A development on the west coast of Saudi Arabia is to become the world’s largest battery storage facility and is part of an initiative...

New retrofit report calls for ‘triple win’ action by UK Government and provides inspiration...

Investing in a nationwide retrofit is the 'win-win-win' of climate response - cutting emissions, reducing fuel poverty and boosting local employment, says climate solutions...

Keeping the lights on: Ensuring flexibility and stability in the European grid

According to Bloomberg, January 2021 saw the latest in a series of near misses for the European power grid, a sudden drop in...

Canadian AI firm selected by UK government to demonstrate emissions-reduction commercial building technology

A Canadian firm with a technology that enables "grid-interactive buildings" has been selected by the UK government to participate in the Tech For Our...

Partnership aims to build a smart green energy grid in Belgium and Germany

A deal signed at COP26 aims to help Belgium and Germany transition to a smart green grid. The partnership, between Octopus Energy Group’s Kraken...

Living walls can reduce heat lost from buildings by over 30%, says study

Retrofitting an existing masonry-cavity-walled building with a green or living wall can reduce the amount of heat lost through its structure by more than...

Pre-eminent projects crowned at Scottish Green Energy Awards

More than 1,000 people returned in-person to Edinburgh to see 13 winners announced Director of industry body said shortlist highlighted the “leaps of innovation” of...

Liquid air: A cool option for energy storage?

Liquid Air Energy Storage (LAES) uses electricity to cool air until it liquefies, so it can be stored until an opportune moment arrives when...

Fivefold rise in smart meter data, and what to do with it

A 500% increase in data traffic from smart meters is predicted over the next four years, according to the Data Communications Company (DCC), the...

The reasons behind lithium-ion batteries’ rapid cost decline

A new study finds that investments in R&D on materials and chemistry were key, while economies of scale contributed less Lithium-ion batteries, a key...

Storage horizons: more battery systems needed

UK Government must spend £20bn on energy battery storage to meet 2030 renewables targets Modelling from energy consultancy Cornwall Insight on the UK's Power Market...

Surveyors call for urgent regulation of spray foam industry

Industry leaders from the Residential Property Surveyors Association (RPSA) and the Property Care Association (PCA) are calling for urgent regulation of the spray foam...

Offshore energy storage secures UK BEIS funding

Offshore energy specialist Subsea 7 and technology partner FLASC BV have been awarded a grant from the UK government Department for Business, Energy and...

A compressor manufacturer offers thoughts on saving energy

Mitigating higher energy prices: how we can help reduce energy costs for running compressed air equipment and keep manufacturers competitive? Alexander Pavlov of Atlas...

Hydrogen-ready boiler installation is an NHS first

Hydrogen-ready boilers are to be installed at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, believed to be the first use of this technology in the...

Collaboration to harness EV batteries to help balance the grid

Partnership will implement "the UK’s biggest Virtual Power Plant" Energy company SSE and electric vehicle (EV) smart charging service provider Jedlix have signed a deal...

British Compressed Air Society suggests further energy-saving measures as relief scheme launches

The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) says it welcomes the Government’s new Energy Bill Relief Scheme, which comes into effect on 1 October -...

No magic bullet: Industry cannot solely rely on energy price freezes

Energy-intensive manufacturers need to heed the warning that the Government’s energy support package is not a ‘magic bullet’ for under-strain organisations, and further action...