UK rail on track for net zero as train travels 40 miles on battery power alone

The firm says the Class 230 battery train has been fully approved and is ready to replace diesel stock for passenger service on a number of lines

Academic appointed to drive new industrial decarbonisation centre in the UK

Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer from Heriot-Watt University will work with academics, industry and policymakers to develop a proposal for the Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC)

UK-Canada businesses offered £2m to cut farm pollution and boost productivity

Projects must include the use of data-driven precision approaches and contribute towards the 2040 net zero agriculture emissions target

Wasted energy ‘costing businesses £60m a year in unnecessary bills’

Energy wasted by offices in the City of London could be used to power more than 65,000 homes, new research suggests

Centrica and sonnen create ‘UK’s most advanced’ virtual power plant

A network of 100 domestic batteries have been installed and aggregated in a cloud platform that can be charged or discharged according to the needs of the grid

Off-grid African solar ‘could offer opportunities worth $24bn per year’

That’s the prediction from Kleos Advisory, which in a new report stresses the importance of harnessing the potential of the continent and strengthening ties with UK businesses

Government ‘should scrap VAT on EVs to accelerate adoption’

That’s the suggestion from Jack Cousens, Head of Roads Policy at The AA, who spoke to ELN at the launch of the Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce Report earlier this week

Hyundai and Kia plug in €100m into UK electric van maker

They have signed a contract for investment in Arrival and for the joint development of electric vehicles

Microsoft commits to become ‘carbon negative’ by 2030

The tech giant aims to reduce, rather than just offset the carbon it emits and by 2050, it wants to remove ‘all the carbon’ it has emitted since it was founded in 1975

Nottingham to trial wireless charging for electric taxis

A total of 10 taxis will be fitted with wireless charging hardware for taxi rank-based charging, with the city council providing the vehicles to drivers rent free