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26 02 2021 | 09:26

EDF announces agreement for battery optimisation with Eelpower.

Eelpower, one of the pioneer investors and operators of large-scale commercial energy storage assets in the UK, have selected EDF as their next trading and optimisation partner. The partnership will…

26 02 2021 | 08:53

Ford plans for all cars sold in Europe to be electric by 2030.

US firm to spend $1bn converting plant in Cologne to become its first electric vehicle facility in Europe. Ford has pledged that all of its cars on sale in Europe will be electric by 2030, in the…

26 02 2021 | 08:17

How bad is bitcoin for the environment really?

Cryptocurrency now uses nearly as much electricity as Argentina but analysts claim technology will soon be mostly powered by renewable energy In little over a decade, bitcoin has risen from a fringe…

22 02 2021 | 14:22

Biden Official Says Texas Storm Shows Infrastructure Need.

The Biden administration said it will work with states and business to make infrastructure more resilient after a winter storm led to widespread power outages in Texas. “Climate change is real and…

20 02 2021 | 07:23

Kenya's locust hunters on tireless quest to halt ancient pest.

In Kenya, the Food and Agriculture Organization has teamed up with the company 51 Degrees, which specializes in managing protected areas, and has rejigged software developed for tracking everything…

17 02 2021 | 09:09

What will the next decade bring? Here are 20 predictions from trend forecasters.

Like all predictions, these should be taken with a grain of salt ... At the beginning of every year, trend forecasters the world over put together expensive reports predicting what the future will…

17 02 2021 | 08:50

Jaguar announces move to all-electric vehicles by 2025.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the announcement was ‘a huge step for British car manufacturing’. Jaguar is going all-electric by 2025 as part of ambitious plans brought in by its new chief…

15 02 2021 | 11:35

Sun-Blocking nanomaterial offers ‘magic’ way to cool buildings without electricity.

Researchers have developed an electricity-free method to cool buildings while simultaneously trapping the sun's heat for future use. A team from the University at Buffalo were able to turbo charge a…

09 02 2021 | 09:29

Flights would be faster and use less fuel if they would ‘use the wind’.

Airlines could significantly reduce their fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions if planes become more efficient at riding the wind, a new study in the UK found. This would also directly…

08 02 2021 | 16:03

The Guardian view on electric cars: greener roads are good.

Technological advances combined with tough emissions targets are bringing the end of petrol and diesel traffic into view

03 02 2021 | 11:16

UNSW academics rank among the most influential globally.

UNSW Sydney had 43 researchers in the top 10,000 last year in the world’s most comprehensive standardised citation database.   The latest release from the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford…

03 02 2021 | 10:44

Can Old Wind Turbine Blades Be Repurposed for a 'Second Wind'?

When wind turbine blades reach the end of their usefulness, most are sawed into transportable pieces and hauled to landfills, where they never break down. Because of the resources and energy that go…

03 02 2021 | 10:30

Electric car batteries with five-minute charging times produced.

Exclusive: first factory production means recharging could soon be as fast as filling up petrol or diesel vehicles. Batteries capable of fully charging in five minutes have been produced in a…

03 02 2021 | 09:49

EIB: European Union is leading the way in green technology investment.

A new report by the European Investment Bank has stated that the European Union is a global leader in green innovation, but claims the COVID-19 crisis is putting the investment needed to drive green…

03 02 2021 | 09:10

Nissan unveils first global model built using a “closed-loop” recycling system.

The all-new 2021 Nissan Rogue is the company’s first global model built using a “closed-loop” recycling system for aluminium parts. At the core of this system is a large pneumatic conveyance system…

01 02 2021 | 09:31

What is #BUILDBACKBETTER Greece

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26 01 2021 | 07:24

Cross-channel power link for 1m British homes opens.

Electricity cable stretches 149 miles on seafloor between UK and France. A new high-voltage subsea cable linking the UK to France has begun importing enough electricity to power 1m British homes.

23 01 2021 | 11:02

This is what emerging technologies mean for the future of infrastructure.

The emerging technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are disrupting traditional infrastructure markets and creating new ones; This change coupled with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic…

20 01 2021 | 09:25

Consumer electronics have changed a lot in 20 years – systems for managing e-waste aren’t keeping up.

It’s hard to imagine navigating modern life without a mobile phone in hand. Computers, tablets and smartphones have transformed how we communicate, work, learn, share news and entertain ourselves.…

11 01 2021 | 15:03

Activating ‘tipping points’ in society could push world towards greater climate action, researchers say.

The rapid decline of coal-fired power in the UK and petrol cars in Norway indicate how small policy changes can lead to dramatic climate action, researchers argue. Activating positive “tipping…