Power cut: National Grid blames lightning strike as Ofgem launches investigation

The incident on 9th August left nearly a million homes and businesses across England and Wales in the dark and affected road and rail networks and some hospital services

Repairable and upgradable battery charges onto the market

Battery developer Aceleron says its devices can be repaired, upgraded, reused and recycled, unlike most batteries which are thrown away when one component fails

Dangerous levels of air pollution in quarter of England’s hospitals

New research suggests around 10.5 million patients a year could be exposed to toxic air pollution when they visit hospitals in the UK

New Jersey to establish WIND Institute Council

The state previously set a target for 3,500MW of offshore wind energy generation by 2030

US launches new demonstration centre for nuclear reactors

The National Reactor Innovation Centre will provide the private sector technology developers with the necessary support to test and demonstrate their reactor concepts and assess their performance

Businesses offered £20m to drive low carbon vehicle tech

Projects must be led by a UK business and help deliver significant reductions in carbon emissions

Electricity switching on the rise over summer

Around 34% of the switches were from larger to small and mid-tier suppliers in July

Scientists commemorate first Icelandic glacier lost to climate change

A bronze plaque, which carries ‘a letter to the future’ says all of Iceland’s glaciers are expected to follow the same path in the next 200 years

Solar panels for rent: Tesla launches new offer

CEO Elon Musk says while it is still better to buy solar panels, the rental option ‘makes the economics obvious’

Didcot demolition leaves 40,000 households without power

Material from the demolition struck the overhead electricity network, which led to the power outage between 7am and 8.20am on Sunday