Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
A new report finds that an unexpectedly large number of UK farmers have installed renewable energy systems such as solar panels and wind turbines on their properties, a trend that could increase the profitability of the agricultural sector and help the UK achieve its green energy targets. (more…)
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
Solar panel installations have fallen by almost 90% in the weeks since the government halved cut the subsidy available, according to Department of Energy and Climate Change figures.
The change in financial support for solar power has been highly controversial and has seen the (more…)
Saturday, April 14th, 2012
A new study has found that wind farms do not have long-term detrimental effects on most bird species, but that populations of some species can decline during site construction.
In a long-term analysis of breeding and population trends for 10 bird species at 18 wind farms across (more…)
Friday, April 6th, 2012
Organizations working with wave energy will be able to bid for a share of the £20 million kitty ((US$31.6 million) that the government launched yesterday.
The project is called Marine Energy Array Demonstrator (MEAD) and it will support two pre-commercial projects to showcase the operation (more…)
Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
The UK has re-launched a £1 billion ($1.6 billion) competition to promote the large-scale adoption of carbon-capture technology, an investment that government officials hope will make the UK a global leader in the emerging low-carbon energy sector.
Launched by the Department of Energy and Climate (more…)
Monday, March 26th, 2012
Solar energy have been dubbed the future for energy. There are so many advantages to using solar energy that it is really worth considering it as an option for your home.
One major advantage of using solar energy in the UK along with other renewable sources of energy is the (more…)
Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
It is the dream of many urban planners to remove all the cars clogging the city streets. Who wants fast-moving, loud, heavy chunks of steel polluting the air and endangering people crossing the street? Some cities, such as London, have implemented a congestion toll on any vehicles entering the city center. Now there is a new group in the United (more…)
Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
A UK report says that nearly half of the electricity consumed by British businesses is wasted when employees are not at work.
In an analysis of more than 6,000 smart meters, British Gas found that 46 percent of electricity use occurs from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m., when most businesses are typically closed. Common examples of (more…)
Monday, January 23rd, 2012
Wind power in the UK has reached the 6GW threshold. The landmark figure was reached by the Ormonde offshore wind farm, off the coast of Cumbria and with 120 megawatts (MW) operational, which is enough to power more than 67,000 homes.
“There’s a great feeling of pride throughout the (more…)
Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
Amidst the flurry of bad news being broadcast out of the UK, as London riots rage across the city, there has been some good news on the alternative energy front as well.
Westmill Solar Farm, the UK’s largest solar farm, was connected to the national grid a couple of weeks (more…)