Thirteen organisations and programmes spanning three continents have been chosen as the best in clean energy this year. This year’s winners are truly revolutionising the sustainable energy world. From a free city-wide public bicycle scheme in China helping combat air pollution, to the large-scale restoration of hydro power plants in East Tajikistan, to innovative smart […]
The world’s first electric jet has successfully completed test flights in Germany. The start-up company Lilium’s two-seater prototype, the Eagle, carried out complex manoeuvres, including its unique mid-air transfer from hover mode to wing-borne forward flight. “We have solved some of the toughest engineering challenges in aviation to get to this point”, Lilium co-founder and […]
This article by Paul Nieuwenhuis, Cardiff University was originally published on The Conversation. Since the industrial revolution, humans have been driving towards ever greater efficiency. In fact, efficiency – making the best possible use of the resources at hand – has become the core concept of how we run the world. On the face of […]
This article by Gary Haq, University of York was originally published on The Conversation. Beijing, London, Mexico City, New Delhi and Paris are among the cities that have drawn attention for their dangerously high air pollution levels in 2016 – but they’re not alone. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed that 92% of the world’s […]
The UK Government can embed a “world class” low-carbon environment that could mobilise significant investment streams, but only if current policy gaps and mixed legislative signals are addressed with “bold” action. That is the overarching view of the Future low carbon investment in the UK report, published on 16 November 2016 by a group of leading […]
Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur, showed off solar roof tiles that eliminate the need for traditional panels and a longer-lasting home battery, which Tesla calls the Powerwall, aimed at realising his vision of selling a fossil fuel-free lifestyle to consumers.
Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark has announced that the Government is committing an additional £4 million to the Plug-In Van grant scheme and extending the eligibility to larger electric vehicles.