The UK needs to focus on moving away from gas boilers to heat our homes and take a hybrid approach if we are to hit our emission reduction targets a new report has suggested. According to the report from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), the government needs to focus on putting the infrastructure for hydrogen in place to enable us to switch to this energy source for our … [Read more...] about UK Needs To Switch Heating Methods
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The humble battery could well be the answer that we’ve all been looking for to deliver a clean and cheap energy system here in the UK. Speaking to the Guardian, business secretary Greg Clark explained that we could soon store renewable power in batteries to be used when the grid requires it, a move that would help drive down costs for all – including those low income … [Read more...] about Batteries To Help Deliver Clean & Cheap Energy System?
The government has stressed its commitment to spend £730 million a year to support renewable electricity projects over this parliament, with the next Contracts for Difference auction intended to provide enough renewable power to supply about one million homes. It’s also hoped that the move will see carbon emissions reduced by approximately 2.5 million tonnes a year from … [Read more...] about Govt Pledges £730m For Renewable Electricity Projects
Gatwick airport has teamed up with DHL to become the first airport in the world to turn Category 1 waste into energy, which it will use to heat the North Terminal and power the new airport waste plant itself. Category 1 waste includes food waste or anything that comes with it, like meal trays, cups and packaging – so the majority of waste from non-EU flights. Until now, this … [Read more...] about Gatwick To Turn Waste Into Energy To Heat North Terminal
It’s possible that a new way of sustainably producing hydrogen has been discovered by researchers in the UK from Queen’s University Belfast and the Cardiff Catalysis Institute – using fescue grass, sunlight and a cheap catalyst. Fescue is often referred to as a cool-season grass, since it can survive well in cold temperatures but tends to decline when the summer sun beats … [Read more...] about Fescue Grass Found To Be Good Hydrogen Source