The Fifth Energy Symposium 2018: Hydrogen as Energy Source

The 5th Energy Symposium will take place on 11-12 September 2018 at the KIT Campus Nord (Karlsruhe, Germany). The theme of this year’s event is “Hydrogen as energy source”, as hydrogen technologies will foster Europe’s distributed power generation, allow the application of renewables to the transport sector and help to …

Egypt Set to Open Its First Solar Farm – and It’s the Largest in...

Egypt has long relied on environmentally taxing fossil fuels. Over 90% of electricity is generated from oil and natural gas, and the country subsidizes fossil fuels, making them a cheap option for its 96 million citizens. However, Egypt’s government plans to change courses and put itself on the clean energy …

UK Electric Car Drivers Face Paying More to Charge at Peak Times

British electric car drivers face having to pay more to power their car if they refuse to shift their charging to off-peak times, in a move designed to lessen their burden on the electricity network. There are currently 160,000 plug-in cars on UK roads but rapid growth means their impact …

Most Popular Energy Source? Everyone Loves Solar

A recent survey shows yet again that solar panels (and wind turbines) have a level of bipartisan popularity that would be the envy of any politician. That means we’ll have something safe to talk about at the next barbecue after all. The survey, from the Pew Research Center, had a …

New York State to Procure 800MW of Offshore Wind Power

New York State has announced a plan to procure around 800MW of offshore wind power by 2019. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said the move would support its goals of owning 2,400MW of new offshore wind generation by 2030, enough to power 1.2 million households, as well as its target of …

Ben & Jerry’s Joins the Campaign to Support Onshore Windfarms

Tubs of Strawberry Breeze-cake, Cherry Gale-cia and other wind-themed ice-creams will feature in a campaign by Ben & Jerry’s to persuade the government to rethink its opposition to onshore windfarms. The renamed flavours will be sold at half price on “windy Wednesdays” to support a pro-renewables push by the Unilever-owned …

2017 Was a Record Breaking Year for Renewables, But More Needs to Be Done

2017 broke the record for increased renewable energy capacity, Reuters reported Sunday. But it still isn’t enough to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in line with the goals of the Paris agreement. These are the conclusions of the Renewables 2018 Global Status Report, the most recent annual report from Renewable Energy …