UK Renewable Energy Capacity Surpasses Fossil Fuels for First Time

Renewable capacity has tripled in past five years, even faster growth than the ‘dash for gas’ of the 1990s. The capacity of renewable energy has overtaken that of fossil fuels in the UK for the first time, in a milestone that experts said would have been unthinkable a few years …

Glasgow Unveils Plans to Become Scotland’s First Circular City

Glasgow City Council has announced its ambitious plan become the first circular city in Scotland. Its Circular Economy Route Map will focus on cutting food waste and engage with universities and colleges to embed circular design principles in textile design courses to reduce and reuse waste. It has also set …

Tidal Energy Firm Makes Waves with Tesla Battery Storage

Nova Innovation claims it has developed the world’s first grid-connected baseload tidal power station. Scottish cleantech firm Nova Innovation is using Tesla batteries with its tidal energy technology to deliver what it claims is the world’s first grid-connected baseload tidal power station. Since October, the company’s Tidal Energy Storage System (TESS) demonstrator is …

New Renewables Cheaper Than Old Coal in Southeast Asia

A new analysis from independent financial think tank Carbon Tracker has concluded that it would be cheaper to build new solar PV and onshore wind capacity in Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines by the end of the next decade rather than continue operating existing coal-fired power plants. Carbon Tracker published …

Indian Solar Floats to the Top with New Deal

ReNew Power has secured a tender to build a new 3MW facility in Visakhapatnam An Indian renewable energy company has won a proposal to develop a 3MW floating solar farmin Visakhapatnam. The facility to be installed by ReNew Power will be one of the nation’s largest projects of its kind and …

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, …

Taxing Carbon May Sound Like a Good Idea But Does It Work?

Exxon Mobil is backing a proposal to tax oil, gas and coal companies for the carbon they emit and redistribute the money raised that way to all Americans. It’s also giving a group urging Washington to enact a tax on carbon US$1 million to advocate for this policy. The carbon …