Olympic VIPs to use hydrogen fuel cell taxis

Olympic VIPs won’t just be able to use the exclusive traffic lanes to get to venues such as the Olympic Park and Anish Kapoor’s Orbit sculpture (pictured) this summer – they could also get a ride in a hydrogen fuel cell taxi. Five such taxis are joining the capital’s fleet of black cabs to ferry […]

EDF’s energy legacy for 2012

ELN takes a trip to the Olympic Park to talk with EDF about their new stadium side pavilion.

Real-time energy monitoring for the Olympics

A new technology was revealed yesterday which will visually display in real-time how various Olympic sites such as the velodrome and aquatics centre are using energy. The technology named by EDF as ‘Visi’ is available to view online via computer, tablet and mobile and will remain a legacy after the games. Visi will be offered […]

Blog: Would you buy energy because of a cute new mascot?

It might have escaped your attention, but the PR machine of EDF Energy has gone into overdrive lately. Actually, it would be hard to miss, given the rollout of posters and TV ads over the last few months all centred around an “adorable” little bobbing orange BLOB – dubbed Zingy – that looks a bit like a […]

Olympic message key for sustainability, says EDF

Power supplier EDF Energy says its clean energy promise for the Olympics will change the way people think about energy. Gareth Wynn, EDF Energy’s 2012 Group Director told ELN: “We’re providing an electricity supply for the Olympic park which is matched. Every unit of consumption at the Olympic Park will be matched by a unit […]

The Mega What?

Gareth Wynn from EDF tells ELN where the energy for the Olympics is coming from.

London’s kids are oar-some, says Sir Steve

EDF, the official partner of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, got school kids out on the water at the official rowing venue this week, with a little help from 5-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave. The ‘EDF Community Rowing Challenge’, run in partnership with London Youth Rowing (LYR), was a hotly contested […]

Campaign calls on would-be mayors to clean up London’s smog

A campaign group has called on London’s mayoral candidates to include legal frameworks to reduce pollution in the capital. Clean Air in London has warned current Mayor Boris Johnson that he is “well behind on this key election issue.” Pollution in parts of London averages over twice World Health Organisation maximum recommended levels and Boris […]

Olympics sustainable lessons

Researchers will use the lessons of the London Olympics to identify future issues in sustainable living. Using events such as the Olympics, large scale impacts of new technologies can be identified. With less than six months to go until the Games kick off, energy firm GE say the lessons are already being learnt, as the […]

Olympics site fails to hit renewables target

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has failed to achieve one of its sustainability targets because of technical issues. The ODA was meant to have 20% of the Olympic Park’s energy sourced from renewable energy from 2014 but it only managed 9%. Speaking at The Energy Event in Birmingham’s NEC today, Richard Jackson, who was responsible […]