Floating island of 1,000 homes part of revived Swansea tidal lagoon plan

The Dragon Energy Island project would generate a combination of marine, solar and hydrogen energy

EV charging
Octopus Energy teams up with car consortium on EV charging network

The supplier will provide the IONITY EV rapid-charging network with renewable electricity

Guest Blog: Haydn Young – from Eurovision doom to innovation boom

Last Saturday the UK suffered a terrible defeat, once again, in the Eurovision song contest. What can we learn from it?

Global goals
Ensuring energy access for all by 2030 ‘needs more sustained efforts’

A new report suggests despite more people having access to electricity than ever before, the world is falling short of meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Plastic ban
Ban on plastic straws and cotton buds in England from April 2020

The government said it received ‘overwhelming public support’ for the move

New task force seeks offshore wind integration solutions

It will explore using electricity from offshore wind farms to generate and store hydrogen as a power source

Severn Trent Water seeks new solutions to reduce energy costs

The water and wastewater company currently uses around 900GWh of electricity per year – which comes at a cost of £100m

EU Council adopts ban on single-use plastic products

The formal adoption of the new rules is the final step in the procedure

Notre Dame
Could the Notre Dame be reborn as an energy-positive eco-cathedral?

Paris-based Vincent Callebaut Architectures says that is exactly how it should be rebuilt

London
Sadiq Khan declines to provide additional climate funding for London

The London Climate Change Partnership says it receives only £62,000 a year, which it claims includes funding for only one member of staff