In 2019, over 170 companies are making the commitment to switch to 100% renewable energy, with 37 already at 95%; so close to meeting their target. From Ikea and Unilever, to Mars and Budweiser, these businesses are some of the world’s most...Read more
When Kate Humble asked how many people in the audience drove an electric car, a score of hands shot up. “That’s Hay for you,” she said. She herself drives a hybrid 4X4 on her smallholding in Monmouthshire, and had just persuaded...Read more
Renewable Energy to Replace Fossil Fuels as UK’s Main Power Source for first time in history, Government says
A new government deal with industry could see nearly a third of British electricity generated by offshore wind farms by 2030. If successful, officials say the plan would see more electricity being generated by renewables than fossil fuels for the...Read more
The growing impact of sustainability for small and medium sized businesses – how the changing face of renewable energy has changed attitudes.
What is happening in the world that’s driving the change towards sustainability? Over the last ten years, there has been an unprecedented international drive towards energy generation without using fossil fuels. This has stimulated industries all...Read more
The Committee on Climate Change’s seminal net zero report issues perhaps the single largest, non-Brexit challenge to government Here we have a chance to end the UK’s contribution to climate change, triggering an economic and societal...Read more
A “climate emergency” has been declared in Wales following protests demanding politicians take action on climate change. The Welsh Government’s Lesley Griffiths said she hoped the declaration would trigger “a wave of...Read more
The global financial system faces an existential threat from climate change and must take urgent steps to reform, the governors of the Bank of England and France’s central bank have warned. They said: “As financial policymakers and prudential...Read more
From lots of hot air, to a completely renewable world – 10 years of huge change in the renewable energy industry.
What did the industry look like when you first got involved with renewables? When we first started looking at renewables in 2007, the industry was very much in its infancy; people didn’t really know what you were talking about, and it was very...Read more
Norway’s $1tn oil fund, the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, is to plunge billions of dollars into wind and solar power projects. The decision follows Saudi Arabia’s oil fund selling off its last oil and gas assets. Other national funds...Read more
Batteries are stores of energy created by the interaction of different elements at the atomic level. Since the first battery was invented in 1799 using only copper and zinc, researchers have harnessed many other elements, each with its unique...Read more
Interesting research and report from the Carbon Trust Two-thirds (67%) of consumers support the idea of a recognisable carbon label to demonstrate that products have been made with a commitment to measuring and reducing their carbon footprint...Read more
The life expectancy of children born today will be shortened by 20 months on average by breathing the toxic air that is widespread across the globe, with the greatest toll in south Asia, according to a major study. Air pollution contributed to...Read more