U.S. Companies Set a New Record on Renewables

 Chalk up another record for renewables, this time in the United States. Local companies there added nearly 4 GW of utility-scale wind and solar capacity by August this year. In so doing, the companies have broken the former annual record, from 2015, by an extra 750 MW. On the downside, …

UK Scientists Turn Coffee Industry Waste into Electricity

Fuel cell could help Colombian farmers by using microbes to eat waste and develop energy. Scientists have turned coffee waste into electricity for the first time, in research that could help farmers and curb pollution in the developing world. The coffee industry generates a huge amount of liquid waste during …

Solar Power ‘Will Help Europe Avoid Blackouts’

Sun Investment Group says photovoltaic panels can prove highly effective in covering gaps in supply. Solar power will prove an important technology in stopping power outages across Europe in coming years. That’s the verdict from Sun Investment Group, which uses the island of Tilos as an example of how effective panels can prove …

Chernobyl Goes Solar

Chernobyl in Ukraine is infamous for having been the site of a nuclear disaster in what was then the Soviet Union. For the past 30-odd years, since the catastrophic meltdown at the local plant in 1986, the area has been deemed unfit for human habitation. That has led to a …

Explained: Works of 3 Evolutionary Scientists That Got Them a Nobel

One Briton and two American scientists bag the prestigious award for their work that is meant to create cleaner fuels and treat diseases. The 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, has been announced. One half of the prize has been awarded to Frances …

Hydro and Fossil Fuels Powering Sub-Saharan Africa’s Electricity Growth

They were the top sources of growth between 2005 and 2015. Hydropower and fossil fuel generation have been powering the electricity growth in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Latest figures from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) reveal they were the top sources of growth between 2005 and 2015. During that period, …

Blenheim Palace Goes Green with 100% Renewable Deal

The UNESCO World Heritage site will now be supplied with clean electricity from Good Energy. Good Energy is to provide Blenheim Palace with 100% renewable power under the terms of a new deal. The UNESCO World Heritage site says the move is part of an ongoing commitment to reduce its carbon …