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 …

Ikea Says Goodbye to Plastic Straws with Display at London’s Design Museum

‘Last Straw’ installation aims to raise awareness of plastic waste as the firm bans single-use straws from UK and Irish stores. Ikea today symbolically unveiled its last single-use plastic straw in a display at London’s Design Museum, after it stopped serving or selling the items in any of its UK and …

Palestinians Discuss Development of Gas Field with Shell

The Palestinian Investment Fund (PIF) announced on Monday that it has been discussing the development of Gaza Marine Gas Field with Shell, Anadolu has reported. Gaza Marine is about 30km off the coast of the Gaza Strip in the eastern Mediterranean; it is estimated to contain about 28 million cubic …

French nuclear power in ‘worst situation ever’, says former EDF director

In the week Britain exports electricity to France for first time in four years, Gérard Magnin says renewable power will match Hinkley Point C on cost. Gérard Magnin, who called Hinkley “very risky” when he resigned as a board member over the project in July, told the Guardian that with …

Calls to Integrate more Solar Power into System

The UK could treble the amount of solar power on the system without pushing up costs, a study suggests. Concerns have been raised about the costs of integrating intermittent renewables, such as solar panels which only generate electricity when the sun is shining, into the UK power market. But analysis …

China Tops WHO List for Deadly Outdoor Air Pollution

China is the world’s deadliest country for outdoor air pollution, according to analysis by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The UN agency has previously warned that tiny particulates from cars, power plants and other sources are killing 3 million people worldwide each year. For the first time the WHO has …