Could tubes, trains and trams go solar?

Rail, tube and tram networks could be connected directly to trackside solar panels for subsidy-free clean energy. That’s the suggestion from climate change charity 10:10 and Imperial College London’s Energy Futures Lab, which say this could reduce strain on the electricity grid by bypassing it altogether. They believe connecting solar arrays and battery storage units […]

Waste heat from the tube to be piped into London homes

The sticky heat is one of the most unpleasant parts of a morning commute on the London underground – but that hot air is about to be put to good use. Hundreds of London homes are to be kept warm using the waste heat from the tube. The project is a team effort between Islington […]

EDF wins government electricity contract

Hospitals, schools and museums across Britain will be powered by EDF Energy after it won the largest ever contract to supply electricity from the government. The French firm, which draws a large amount of its power from nuclear, beat rivals British Gas Business, npower and Scottish Southern and Energy to win the contract from the […]