Silver ingots
Solar panel demand ‘pushing up price of silver’

Researchers from the University of Kent warn this could lead to solar panel production costs soaring in the future

Microsoft to nearly double its internal carbon price

The technology giant will charge its internal divisions a rate of $15 per metric tonne on all carbon emissions

Dresden tram railyard gets 1,000-panel solar upgrade

The clean energy infrastructure is being installed on the roof of public transport operator Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe’s new railyard buildings

AI technology
AI ‘could cut 2030 greenhouse gas emissions by 4%’

That’s the verdict from PwC UK, which highlights this would total an amount equivalent to 2.4 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide

World’s first electric free-fall lifeboat lands with a splash

Free-fall lifeboats are launched from oil rigs or tanker ships and have to be able to withstand heavy forces on impact with the water

Solar panels in Taiwan
Taiwan deployed more than 1GW of solar in 2018

The government now hopes to install 1.5GW of new solar capacity by the end of 2019

Wind turbines
Number of ROCs issued in 2017/18 up 16.7% on previous year

That’s according to the latest statistical release from BEIS, which shows this equated to a 15% rise in generation

Innovation
Three low carbon start-ups granted £40,000 to scale their business

BioCarbon Engineering, Anakata and Eight19 were chosen to receive funding

Steel production
ArcelorMittal investigates hydrogen gas for clean steel production

The company is launching a new project in Hamburg it expects to cost around €65 million

Hydropower facility
US announces $26.1m of funding for hydropower and marine tech

The Department of Energy says hydropower’s ‘significant potential’ for flexible operation makes it well-suited to boosting grid reliability and resilience