Japan aims to beam solar power from space by 2025

According to a recent article in The Independent, Japan is planning to be the first country in the world to harness solar energy from space back to earth. By placing solar panels in space, they can capture sunlight 24/7. This continuous energy generation holds great promise for meeting the rising global demand for sustainable power. This […]

New Solar panels have been developed that can generate electricity at night

Stanford University researchers have created a photovoltaic (PV) cell that uses a process called radiative cooling to allow for 24 hour renewable energy generation. It works by tapping into the heat being radiated from the surface of the solar cells as infrared light into outer-space on clear nights. By incorporating a thermoelectric generator into a […]

UK Energy status update

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has unveiled a new energy strategy that aims to tackle rising energy costs and boost energy independence amid drastically increasing energy prices stoked by the Russian-Ukraine invasion. These ambitious new commitments are expected to supercharge the development of wind, solar, nuclear, hydrogen, oil and gas which […]

Russian Gas Monopoly Continues…

On Monday, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Alexander Novak, threatened to cut off the gas supply to Western Europe. This came in response to the continuing sanctions being placed on his country, in light of the invasion and ongoing war in Ukraine. European energy chiefs will be understandably concerned, given the dependence the continent has on […]

The War in Ukraine – What this means for UK energy

Recent events in Ukraine have caused everyone to gasp at their television screens in disbelief. A ground war and invasion of this kind has not been seen in Europe since World War 2, but now that it’s happening, how will it impact the rest of the world? Whilst we haven’t been touched by shelling, air […]

Solar Power – Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ’s How do solar photovoltaics work? Solar photovoltaic (PV) cells are able to generate direct current (D.C.) through the absorption of energy from sunlight. Solar modules are comprised of an array of many semiconductor cells. Each cell has been chemically doped to produce two characteristically different boundaries (a base and an emitter), creating an internal electric […]

ESG and its importance after COP 26

Why should business leaders consider ESG? Following more ambitious targets set at COP 26, more than 130 nations have made a commitment to achieve net-zero by 2050 or sooner. For these targets to be somewhat attainable, this ambition must be reciprocated by the private sector. Many countries have already employed carbon taxes, fuel levies and […]

Does carbon capture have a future?

Introduction The role that Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) will play in achieving a global net-zero will be pivotal. Whilst the world strives hard to decarbonise heavy industry, transport, electricity and heating, there will always be a proportion of unabated emissions. It is, therefore, carbon removals in the form of natural carbon sinks, carbon […]

Run up to COP 26 – priminister expects tough negotiations

The race to net zero is on and although some countries strive for a positive outcome, many haven’t strategized or put in place policies to get them there. It’s an effort for nations, companies, and individuals to pull together and tackle the problem collaboratively. With current pledges, global temperature increase is on a trajectory of […]

Tesco sets a 2050 net zero target for its suppliers and products

When it comes to climate change, Tesco knows that ‘every little helps’. The retailer has recently strengthened its ambition to tackle climate change by mandating a net zero supply chain by 2050. Making up over 90% of Tesco’s footprint, the value chain comprises emissions arising from the sourcing of raw materials and manufacturing, where emissions […]