Spring Statement: Chancellor consults on tax charges to tackle plastic waste

Philip Hammond said money raised from any tax changes would be invested in developing new, greener products and processes

Tax break for black cabs to drive switch to electric

It will come into force this April, a year earlier than initially planned

Shell: Hydrogen can play vital role as energy storage medium

  Hydrogen can play a very important role in the long duration storage of energy. That’s the view of Mark Gainsborough, Executive Vice President of New Energies at Shell, who said the company is looking at hydrogen’s application as a transportation fuel and also exploring how power to hydrogen value chain could be used in […]

Oil and gas majors invest in UK carbon utilisation firm

  A group of 10 major oil and gas companies is investing in a carbon utilisation firm in the UK. Pratima Rangarajan, CEO of the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative’s (OGCI) $1 billion (£0.7bn) Climate Investments fund made the announcement about the new investment in Econic Technologies at IP Week in London today. The funding […]

Fashion v Fracking

  British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood returned to the “runway” against fracking firm INEOS today. She was joined by other activists and models to protest against INEOS’ fracking operations, with placards reading “fracking climate chaos” and “frack off INEOS”. Last year, INEOS won an injunction against protesters, prohibiting unlawful activities such as trespass or obstruction […]

EVs and traditional cars ‘to reach parity within decade’

  Electric vehicles (EVs) are to overtake traditional combustion engines in terms of price and performance within a decade. That’s according to Benoit Laclau, Global Power & Utilities Leader at EY, who spoke to ELN earlier this week about important stages in the energy sector becoming more decarbonised, digitised and decentralised. He said the first […]

Bas Lansdorp’s ‘crazy idea’ to produce solar panel parts on Mars

  The head of Mars One is aiming high with the hope of eventually producing parts of solar panels on the second smallest planet. Bas Lansdorp is the man behind the project that aims to establish a permanent habitable settlement on Mars, with the first mission set for 2032. He told ELN while the long […]

Is coal still the goal for Africa?

  Despite the international movement away from carbon intensive sources of energy, coal still has a significant role to play, particularly in developing regions of the world. That’s the verdict from Andre Bojé, CEO of coal exploration company Minergy, who spoke to ELN about the future of the fossil fuel resource yesterday. Speaking ahead of the […]

Borough Market hops towards sustainable beers

  Fancy a sustainable beer homegrown in London using recycled fertiliser, coffee mulch, chocolate and rainwater? Then get down to Borough Market, where ELN spoke to the site’s Managing Director Darren Henaghan to find out more about the sustainable offering they’ve brewed up. Borough Market previously installed three drinking fountains in an attempt to slash […]

Celebrating the biggest and best characters in energy

The Energy Live Personality Awards (ELPA) celebrated the biggest and best characters from across the sector at a buzzing party hosted in the London Film Museum.