As global warming concerns increase worldwide, over 5,500 churches across the UK have converted to renewable power to combat climate change. In the context, some of the UK’s most famous cathedrals have also placed faith in clean electricity with church leaders encouraging more to follow suit. Continue reading
UK Government’s official data projects that around 30% of electricity is generated from clean and renewable sources. In the context, in 2014, UK renewables had hit around 19.2% of electricity supply. Continue reading
The countries committed to the Paris Agreement have made pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, but can they curb the devastating climate change? The authors of a new report highlight concerns of the continued use of fossil fuels for industrial processes, power vehicles, and heating buildings, as their usage could push CO2 emissions beyond manageable levels. Continue reading
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Imagine animal products lurking in electricity, a British power company highlights this fact and also decides to give consumers a choice by offering the world’s first vegan electricity. UK based Ecotricity, a renewable energy company professed that around half of the British homes were powered by electricity made from animal byproducts. And, announced that its electricity and gas would reportedly be certified vegan. Continue reading
Siemens headquarters in Munich. Credit: Siemens
Siemens’ new headquarters in Munich.
A chemical compound could help the world boost its consumption of renewable energy. A pilot project, developed by Siemens in collaboration with the Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK, and the University of Oxford and Cardiff University, is the world’s first demonstrator. This development highlights the complete cycle of renewable power, the storage as ammonia (NH3), and the conversion back to electricity. Continue reading
London at night.
The historic financial district in the City of London, the Square Miles is said to have announced to shift to clean energy by October 2018, sourcing 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources. Continue reading
Imagine an efficient electricity system where if the electricity is expensive to generate you pay more, and if it is cheap then you pay lesser. This system would persuade ratepayers to conserve when the grid would be constrained and switch to using power when it’s clean and cheap, allowing savings on emissions and grid costs in the process. Continue reading
Vietnam intends to increase the amount of electricity it generates from renewable sources to threefold. This would reportedly push for a 26% increase in household solar energy usage by 2030 and cut the dependence on coal, according to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Continue reading
Xina Solar One, Northern Cape. Credit: Abengoa Solar, S.A.
Spanish multinational Abengoa S.A. (MCE: ABG.B) recently launched its third solar thermal plant in South Africa. The power plant, Xina Solar One, is reportedly located near Pofadder, Northern Cape and has a total installed capacity of 100 MW. Many expect the plant to impact the local community and demonstrate the viability of renewable energy as a sustainable source of electricity. Continue reading
In 2017, when London-based energy adviser, Michael Liebreich found out that three babies died at the Neonatal Intensive Care unit at the government hospital in the city of Bo, Sierra Leone, they promptly decided to act. The babies died due to a power cut, which stopped their oxygen supply. Liebreich set up Project Bo to provide a solar electricity to supply uninterrupted power to the oxygen devices at the hospital. Continue reading