Enough wind power was curtailed in 2020 to power a million homes for a year

A new report suggests an additional 20GWh of battery storage could see the amount of wind power wasted annually reduced by up to 50%

Paving the way for businesses to start their net zero journey

Sean Langford from SmartestEnergy and Experienced Energy Solutions’ Craig Watson told ELN how sustainably-minded businesses can get started on going green

Guest Blog: Vilnis Vesma – 50 ways to waste energy

Your fellow subscriber Vilnis Vesma wrote the following for a group of energy champions that he had been training. It was intended as a light-hearted “sideways look” at the subject, and never intended to be shared more widely, but he later learned that they had been using it as a behaviour-change aid.

Energy reshuffle! Kwasi Kwarteng appointed new Business Secretary as Alok Sharma becomes full-time COP26 President

Anne-Marie Trevelyan becomes Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth

Volker Beckers appointed to Igloo Energy board as Non-Exec Chairman

He will advise on Igloo Energy’s strategy as the challenger brand plans rapid and sustainable growth

Scientists develop material that harvests human sweat to power electronic devices

The novel film absorbs moisture from the sweat and working as an electrolyte turns it into energy

Siemens Gamesa lands first wind turbine order in Ethiopia

The energy giant will supply 29 3.4MW turbines to state-owned electricity company Ethiopian Electric Power for a new 100MW project

IEA forecasts 2.6% rise in global coal demand in 2021

Global coal consumption is estimated to have fallen by 7%, or more than 500 million tonnes, between 2018 and 2020, according to IEA’s report

EDF Energy to pay £6m to Ofgem after breaching market regulations

The energy firm admitted: ‘EDF ETG takes this issue extremely seriously and apologises for the error’

Nearly half a million US clean energy workers unemployed as COVID continues

The 446,000 workers make up around 13% of the total clean energy workforce, according to a new analysis of federal unemployment filings