Could Edinburgh become carbon neutral by 2037?

Councillors are to debate the ambitious goal today, in addition to a plan to deliver an innovative citywide approach to sustainability

Premier Inn holds trial to see if batteries are suitable for a long stay

The chain is testing a 100kW lithium-ion battery at The Gyle in Edinburgh

UK and Norway to collaborate on CCUS

They have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to take the nations further towards their clean growth goals

UK’s first CCUS project could be up and running by mid-2020s

The government’s overarching ambition is to eventually roll out the technology at scale in the 2030s, ‘subject to reduced costs’

Picture of a fleet of autonomous cars with banners on the background.
London and Edinburgh to trial self-driving buses and taxis

They will assess technical performance as well as explore how driverless technology can seamlessly integrate into society

Edinburgh to light up streets with LEDs

The project is expected to help the city save around £54m over 20 years

Smart LEDs to light up Edinburgh streets

A wireless central management system will enable remote control of the lighting and provide real-time monitoring to identify faults

Smart EV charging research in Edinburgh offered £80k

Organisations are being invited to apply for a share of £80,000 to examine how low carbon and smart electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure could be introduced in Edinburgh. The City of Edinburgh Council is seeking projects that combine onsite generation of renewable energy, battery storage and smart meters with innovative software systems to control everything. […]

UK scientists to lead EU fracking research

Scientists at the University of Edinburgh are to lead a new EU study on the risks of fracking. The research aims to improve the understanding of geological, mechanical and chemical processes involved in shale gas exploration as part of a three-year project. Fracking, also known as hydraulic fracturing, is a technique of extracting gas or […]

EDF’s nuclear reactor closed for £30m refurb

One of the reactors at EDF Energy’s nuclear power station in East Lothian, east of Edinburgh, is out of service for maintenance works. The £30 million refurbishment of one of the two reactors at Torness power station started last week. It is expected to last nine weeks and the works include inspections and the installation of new […]