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  • Adventure in Albania: kayaking in one of Europe's final frontiers

    With wild rivers, mountains and Unesco sites aplenty, Albania is emerging as an exciting Mediterranean destination – but its wilderness could be devastated by huge dam-building projects‘Go, go, go!” The white-water rafting guide shouted orders from the back of the boat and our […]

  • Rolls Royce Looks to Electric by 2040

    Luxury car maker Rolls Royce will solely be making electric cars by 2040, CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös has revealed. Read the full article: Rolls Royce Looks to Electric by 2040 […]

  • Kimbal Musk Plans to Revolutionise Americans’ Eating Habits

    Elon Musk's brother, Kimbal, is heading in a different direction to the Tesla CEO - offering to help people change their eating habits. Read the full article: Kimbal Musk Plans to Revolutionise Americans’ Eating Habits […]

  • Musk Plans for Future Transportation

    Elon Musk has unveiled plans to develop an underground transportation system. He envisages a future system that could take you practically anywhere in the world in about an hour. Read the full article: Musk Plans for Future Transportation […]

  • Hydrogen is the energy future | Letters

    Renewably generated hydrogen could supply energy storage at scales many times beyond which even the largest battery systems could attain, writes Mike Koefman; while John Ellis says it’s time for joined-up thinking on our future energy strategyThere is truth in Professor Underwood’s […]

  • Perry’s ‘low carbon’ description of shale gas ‘deeply alarming’

    Ed Davey has branded “deeply alarming” Claire Perry’s description of shale gas as “low carbon energy” after the government unveiled moves to “fast track” planning approval for onshore extraction of the fuel. The post Perry’s ‘low carbon’ […]

  • Call for ‘dedicated funding pot’ for wave and tidal projects

    The rules governing the support of renewable projects should be changed to provide a dedicated pot for wave and tidal projects, the government has been told. The post Call for ‘dedicated funding pot’ for wave and tidal projects appeared first on Utility Week. […]

  • How do I find out who my gas and electricity supplier is?

    Have you just moved, or are about to move house? Or perhaps you’ve simply lost track of your paperwork. Whatever the reason, sometimes you need to find out which company supplies your gas and electricity. There are various ways to find out who your energy supplier is – read on to find […]

  • Lloyds pledges £100m to Hinkley supply chain opportunities

    Lloyds Bank has announced it will dedicate £100 million worth of cheap loans to help small businesses take advantage of supply chain opportunities related to the construction of Hinkley Point C nuclear power station. The post Lloyds pledges £100m to Hinkley supply chain opportunities […]

  • Consumers misunderstand meaning of ‘renewable energy’

    “Renewable energy” is taken to mean energy from sources that are non-polluting, sustainable or carbon neutral by 43 per cent of respondents to a recent survey. The post Consumers misunderstand meaning of ‘renewable energy’ appeared first on Utility Week. […]

  • Fast-track fracking plan by the government prompts criticism

    ‘Exploratory drilling will be as easy as building a garden wall or conservatory’ – GreenpeaceFracking opponents have reacted with anger after ministers unveiled measures to help projects through the planning system in England, which campaigners said would make drilling a shale […]

  • Introduction to Hydroponics – The Beginners Guide (Infographic)

    In this infographic, you'll learn the fundamental details about Hydroponics and all the basic knowledge to set up a year-round hydroponic garden of your own. Let's start! Read the full article: Introduction to Hydroponics – The Beginners Guide (Infographic) […]

  • UK onshore wind energy potential could ‘rise by 10%’ with 1.5C warming

    Wind energy in the UK could increase by 10% if the world warms to 1.5C... The post UK onshore wind energy potential could ‘rise by 10%’ with 1.5C warming appeared first on Carbon Brief. […]

  • 7 Excellent Tips to Be Eco-Friendly Even If You Live On Campus

    College students are known for their active involvement in many movements and one of those movements is definitely living an eco-friendly life. If you are one of those students, this article has some options to tell which will help you do your part in keeping our environment clean and healthy. Read […]

  • UK missing deadlines for post-Brexit nuclear safeguards, leak shows

    Failure to put safeguards in place could disrupt flow of materials needed to fabricate nuclear fuel after BrexitBrexit deadlines have put the supply of nuclear raw material for power stations at risk, a leaked government document has suggested.The document, obtained by Sky News, shows that the UK […]

  • UK must secure billions in investment to meet climate targets, MPs warn

    Influential committee says collapse in low-carbon investment is endangering jobs and threatening climate commitments Investment in the UK’s low-carbon economy has fallen dramatically, endangering jobs and putting in doubt the government’s commitments on climate change, an influential […]

  • Wind power overtakes nuclear for a whole quarter

    For the first 3 months of 2018 the UK’s combined wind farms generated more electricity than its 8 nuclear power stations, setting a new milestone for renewable energy. Wind power provided 18.8% of the country’s electricity during the first three months of 2018, with only gas power […]

  • Leaked report warns Cambodia's biggest dam could 'literally kill' Mekong river

    Government-commissioned report says proposed site at Sambor reach is the ‘worst possible place’ for hydropower due to impact on wildlifeA Chinese-backed plan to build Cambodia’s biggest dam could “literally kill” the Mekong river, according to a confidential assessment […]

  • Wind power overtakes nuclear for first time in UK across a quarter

    News of milestone comes as MPs say policy changes have caused collapse in investment in renewablesBritain’s windfarms provided more electricity than its eight nuclear power stations in the first three months of 2018, marking the first time wind has overtaken nuclear across a quarter.The […]

  • CfD rule change to cost electricity consumers extra £1.5bn

    Electricity consumers will be out of pocket by £1.5 billion due to a change in the rules for the latest Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction, parliament’s spending watchdog has concluded. The post CfD rule change to cost electricity consumers extra £1.5bn appeared first on […]

  • MPs warn of collapse in clean energy investment

    The government has been urged to reverse collapsing investment in low carbon energy by reviewing the regime for supporting the sector before the next round of Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions takes place in 2019. The post MPs warn of collapse in clean energy investment appeared first on […]

  • RHI fails to provide value for money, PAC concludes

    The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) has failed to provide value for money for the £23 billion that it is set to cost taxpayers, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has concluded. The post RHI fails to provide value for money, PAC concludes appeared first on Utility Week. […]

  • How and Why Your Company Should Recycle Paper (Infographic)

    How green is your office? Have you rated your efforts and found ways that you can be even greener? Find out one more way to help you save the environment in this infographic: Read why recycling paper can help save the world and environment. Read the full article: How and Why Your Company Should […]

  • Batteries included in energy storage ideas | Letters

    Whatever the WWF says, peak demand for gas-fired generation will be larger, says Steve Bolter, while Chris Underwood pours cold water on the IMechE’s hydrogen proposalThe WWF has been oversimplistic in its argument that no further gas-fired power stations are needed (Report, 14 May). The […]