Guest Blog: Richard Burrell – Time to turn up the heat on decarbonisation targets

Decarbonising the UK’s heat network is one of the biggest energy challenges we face. The role of bioenergy, including biomass, in helping meet net zero heat emissions, has been convincingly outlined by the Renewable Energy Association’s (REA) Bioenergy Strategy report this week.

National Trust to upgrade off-grid energy tech at Gibson Mill

The mill, near Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire. was originally built around the year 1800 and is entirely energy self-sufficient

Nissan and OPUS Camper
Nissan and OPUS Campers team up for in-tents battery project

They have built a trailer using old EV batteries to deliver up to a week’s worth of off-grid power

Portable solar power looks to light up disaster relief zones

Crowdfunding site Indiegogo is working with renewable developer Renovagen to deploy its technology

EDF buys 50% stake in off-grid firm’s Togo unit

The French utility will provide its technical know-how to improve battery performance under the agreement with BBOXX

Energy firm secures $600k for off-grid solar in Pakistan

Around 40 million people are said to have no access to grid electricity in the country

UK firm crowdfunding to electrify Indian village

A Southampton-based firm has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help bring reliable electricity and water to a remote village in India. SEaB Energy hopes to install its waste-to-energy technology, which converts food and organic waste into power, heat, water and fertiliser directly on site, at the village of Mori in Andhra Pradesh. It is looking […]

UK-UN pledge support for Uganda’s solar industry

The UK and UN has joined forces to help boost the solar energy industry in Uganda. The partnership between the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) has pledged to support the Uganda Solar Energy Association (USEA). More than 70% of the population in Uganda currently don’t have access […]

UK-Ethiopia energy pact to boost solar power access

The UK is supporting the acceleration of the off-grid solar market in Ethiopia. The two nations have signed an ‘Energy Compact’ to help create business opportunities, more jobs and improve access to electricity for poor people in the East African nation. The UK’s Energy Africa campaign, which was launched in October 2015, focuses on developing […]

Green investment shoots up $250bn in a decade

Global renewable energy investment has shot up more than $250 billion (£200.1bn) in the last 11 years. It hit record highs of $305 billion (£245.2bn) in 2015 – an increase of 510% from $50 billion (£40.2bn) in 2004. That’s according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which says the increase is as a […]