UK Opens its First Geothermal Plant

Set to power homes in Gloucestershire and beyond, a partnership between Ecotricity, and Geothermal Engineering Limited will see the production and sale of geothermal energy in the UK for the first time.

British wind farms had a record-breaking day

On the 18th of December, 2020 the wintry weather set a record in Britain as more than 40% of that day’s electricity was generated on wind farms. Less than one-fifth of the day’s electricity came from coal plants and gas.

Renewable Hydrogen Coalition launched

The new coalition will support and accelerate the uptake of renewable hydrogen solutions in Europe. The goal is to produce 10 million tonnes of renewable hydrogen by 2030 in the EU.

UK to be powered entirely by offshore wind turbines

U.K. prime minister Boris Johnson has affirmed government plans to ensure that the entire country is powered by offshore wind energy by 2030. The U.K. government will be required to generate at least 40GW of energy.

Perovskite and organic solar cells tested in space

Researchers have sent perovskite and organic solar cells on a rocket into space. The solar cells withstood the extreme conditions in space which will set the foundation for future near-Earth application and deep space missions.

UK to house to world's largest liquid air battery

The world's first commercial liquid air battery project, CryoBattery, planned for Trafford, Greater Manchester will help UK to make the most of the energy generated from its world-class solar and wind sectors.

Sydney switches to 100 percent renewable energy

The City of Sydney in Australia is powering all its operations with 100 percent renewable electricity generated from wind and solar farms in the New South Wales (NSW) region.

UK pilot project mixes "green" hydrogen with natural gas

A pilot project at Keele University is pumping out a mix of 80 percent natural gas and 20 percent hydrogen made by electrolysis in a shipping container sized unit.

Rain may soon be an effective source of energy

Researchers have developed a generator that uses a field-effect transistor-style structure to instantly produce a surprisingly high voltage from water drops - a single drop can muster 140V, or enough power to briefly light up 100 small LED bulbs.

Anti-Solar Cells Could Generate Electricity at Night

A new study proposes how thermoradiative technology could be used to make "anti-solar" cells that would work at night. These “anti-solar” cells could revolutionize renewable energy and make it far more proficient.

Tesla releases giant new home solar power system

Tesla has released a giant new version of its latest home solar system – a 15.4 kW solar system suitable for 4,000+ sq ft homes. Tesla also recently launched the third version of its solar roof tiles and started to ramp-up installations.

China to Build a Solar Power Station In Space by 2035

The station would capture the Sun's energy that never makes it all the way down to Earth. The energy would be converted into microwaves or lasers and be beamed back Earth to be used for our consumption.

Wind company bets hydrogen is key to climate goals

Orsted, a Danish company, anticipates that the scale and efficiency of wind farms at sea can play a crucial role to supply heavy industry with green hydrogen. Hydrogen is one of the few fuels that can burn hot enough to make steel and cement.

Coal may be in decline at last

This year looks set to see the largest fall in electricity production from coal on record, according to a new report. The record drop raises the prospect of a slowing of global CO2 emissions growth in 2019.

Heliogen - solar energy breakthrough

Bill Gates-backed startup uses AI mirrors to generate heat a QUARTER of the sun's temperature in breakthrough that could drastically lower CO2 emissions.