China suspends climate change cooperation with US

This is following Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan

TotalEnergies and Sempra seal North American LNG and wind deals

The agreement covers Asian and South American markets

‘Less vehicle emissions have saved thousands of lives’

A new Harvard study has revealed that reductions in vehicle emissions during the last decade have not only saved lives but also $270bn

American solar company to develop 250MW solar plus storage project in California

The Aratina Solar Center could offset 430,000 metric tonnes of carbon emissions annually

Spruce Finances acquires 53MW of residential solar assets from Clearway Energy

Spruce Energy’s portfolio now consists of more than 250MW of solar assets, including the 53MW of newly-acquired panels

America supercharges its share of the global power generation market

Large numbers of professionals working in power generation in the UK and Europe are being enticed across the pond.

UK sees ‘strong import’ of power this week

The UK has seen a “strong import” of power so far this month against predictions from the previous week. Energy supplier npower made the suggestion in its weekly market report following news about the UK-France electricity interconnector back in operation after recent outage issues. Sammy Blay, Client Portfolio Manager at npower’s Optimisation Desk said stronger […]

Sewage waste used for paper and plastic

Sewage is now being turned into raw materials used by paper and plastic industries around the globe, thanks to a new innovation. Developed by Israeli firm Applied Cleantech, the ‘Sewage Recycling System’ (SRS) recycles the solids, also called “sludge”, in sewage systems and converts them into consumer products. These are then used as a base […]

Obama vows military energy independence

US President Barack Obama’s administration said they were committed to get energy independence for the nation’s military last week. During a tour of the USS Monterey (pictured), a missile cruiser, US Agriculture Secretary who works towards implementing the President’s plans, said advanced biofuels would be vital in reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil. Mr Tom […]

UN calls on nations to adopt drought policies

The UN agencies are urging the nations around the world to adopt drought-management policies. The message from the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) follows America’s experience of the worst droughts in decades and farmers from Africa to India struggling due to lack of rainfall. The WMO said the US drought and its ripple effects on global […]