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Hydrogen trio seek green light for UK’s biggest electrolyser near Glasgow

Hydrogen trio seek green light for UK’s biggest electrolyser near Glasgow ITM Power and partners ScottishPower Renewables and BOC are seeking planners’ approval to double the size of their intended green hydrogen electrolyser near Glasgow. Co-located…

Bioenergy plus CCS at Drax will save UK £4.5bn this decade on road to Net Zero, report claims

Bioenergy plus CCS at Drax will save UK £4.5bn this decade on road to Net Zero, report claims Consultants for Drax say consumers and energy distributors will need to fork out an extra £4.5bn in the coming decade, if Britain foregoes expanded…

Net Zero Taskforce – Taking us beyond theoretical discussions

DR SARAH PRICHARD ON THE FIRST REPORT FROM THE ACE/EIC NET ZERO TASKFORCE When I was asked to chair a new joint Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) and Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) Net Zero taskforce, I had…

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UK enshrines new target in law to slash emissions by 78% by 2035

The UK’s sixth Carbon Budget will incorporate the UK’s share of international aviation and shipping emissions for the first time, to bring the UK more than three-quarters of the way to net zero by 2050. The UK government will set the…

Captain Mainwaring: The Army’s first solar farm will deliver £1m in savings

Work has begun on the Army’s first solar farm as part of a major project expected to deliver £1million in efficiency savings and a massive reduction of carbon dioxide emissions per year. The solar farm being built at the Defence School…

Find government funding to help your business become greener

Almost £5 billion of funding is available to help UK businesses become greener as part of the government’s commitment to reach net zero emissions by 2050. Funding opportunities will be awarded to businesses investing in green technologies…

The Better Business Act coalition wants business to be legally responsible for their impact

The climate emergency and social inequality are profound and pressing problems that can only be solved if we harness the potential of entrepreneurs, innovation and enterprise says the Better Business Act (BBA). The BBA coalition currently…

Carbon emissions from UK power fall 7.6% in a year of Covid lockdowns

Closing the UK’s remaining coal-fired power stations has made a bigger dent in national carbon pollution than a year of coronavirus lockdowns, analysis by generation plant manufacturer Wartsila has found. The Finnish engineering company…

Finding the right balance when achieving net zero

Reaching net zero emissions is, for many organisations, a significant challenge. How to you begin to approach such a task? Alan Barber, director of Salvis outlines his approach to Tim McManan-Smith about being pragmatic about investment…

Good Energy to offer EV drivers’ free electricity

Good Energy is to offer EV drivers’ free electricity through a new ‘flash’ tariff based on periods when Britain is generating an abundance of solar and wind power. The Zap Flash tariff will include ‘flash’ windows that will alert…

‘Jam, jute and joules’: Dundee-built world’s most powerful tidal turbine set for grid-linked Orkney’s operation.

Tidal power generation in British waters will break another record next week, as the world’s highest rated marine turbine is set to be floated away from its Scottish birthplace, ready for installation off the Orkney Islands. At 72 metres…

UK solar surges beyond 14 GWp, as 175 MW of new PV lights up 2021’s first three months

Britain’s solar developers and installers reckon the nation is on track to install 1GWp of new clean PV power capacity this year. Trade body Solar Energy UK and analysts Solar Media revealed today (Thurs 15th) that 175MWp of new PV capacity…

How can we keep our energy system secure using hydrogen?

How are gas network companies using innovation projects to ensure that our energy system remains secure, as we seek to use more hydrogen instead of natural gas? Tony Green, Hydrogen Project Director at National Grid, explains. When it comes…

Cumbria ‘LED-ing’ the way with street light replacement programme

Work is nearing completion on Cumbria County Council’s exciting street light replacement and improvement programme. The County Council has invested £12.9m over the past seven years in this major countywide project to replace over 45,000…

The path to a greener future begins in our cities

Data doesn’t lie - and what it tells us is that cities consume 78% of the world’s primary energy and generate more than 60% of all carbon emissions, with the biggest contributors being buildings, energy production and transport. It…

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