Cleantech revolution on its way

ELN covers the ‘Cleantech Innovate’ event in London, where British businesses showcased their new inventions to those in the energy sector. Reporter Priyanka Shrestha talks to industry experts and some of the inventors trying to get their products to market.

Blog: Britain – The heart of ‘clean’ energy innovators?

Innovation. It’s the buzzword used by everyone in business and is vital for the growth of every industry. The number and variety of technologies keep growing, with innovators and entrepreneurs always coming up with new inventions. Let’s take, for example, one of the most used technologies around the globe – the mobile phone. Almost everyone […]

UK could be ‘major power’ for green innovation

Britain could be a “major power” for innovation in the green industry but those with new creations still struggle to get accepted. That was the message from the ‘Cleantech Innovate’ event yesterday held at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in London, which saw 40 different British companies showcasing their inventions to industry experts, potential investors […]

40 shades of Green

Meet the latest in cutting edge innovation at Cleantech Innovate. Westminster from 9am on 13 February. Special offer. Forty innovators (handpicked from a field of nearly 90 UK applicants) will be presenting live at the largest green industry showcase of its kind. This is the cream of Britain’s innovation talent. Meet them and be inspired! […]

Are you an inspiring green innovator?

Are you an innovator ready to showcase your green technology to the nation? If so, a new programme is calling you to do just that. Launched by ecoConnect, a green industry business network, in partnership with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the ‘CleanTech Innovate’ event aims to present 40 of Britain’s “hottest technologies” which […]

Should energy storage get public subsidy?

ELN’s Reporter Priyanka Shrestha talks to industry experts about energy storage technology and its future in the UK’s green economy.

Reporter’s Blog

Drax washes its dirty laundry in public? This year’s prize for most highly publicised U-turn on a renewable energy must surely go to power firm Drax, dramatically cancelling its plans to build a dedicated biomass plant. Drax was probably waiting for the solar FiTs furore to die down so it could get a shot at […]

Investors: No ‘wacky’ biomass, please

New or “wacky” biomass technology is a huge turn off for investors. Proven technology is what investment funds really want, according to Ruby Jones, Managing Director at Matrix Asset Management, a firm which helps find finances for energy projects. She told the audience at business network ecoConnect’s forum on biomass: “We don’t get excited by […]

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