McDonald’s unveils its own plant-based burger

The meat-free ‘Plant, Lettuce, Tomato’ is now being trialled at 29 restaurants across Ontario, Canada

UK’s ‘largest independent battery factory’ charges onto the scene

Hyperdrive Innovation will make up to 30,000 battery packs for electric vehicles and energy storage systems at the factory each year

Workplaces across the UK ‘can be the power plants of the future’

Centrica Business Solutions says 81% of those firms already generating their own on-site power aim to step up the amount they generate over the next five years.

‘Avian incident’ knocks 84% of US solar farm off the grid

Only 40MW of Clearway Energy’s 250MW California Valley Solar Ranch remained operational after a bird caused a fire

Meat consumption ‘must be balanced with alternative proteins’

Researchers suggest this change in diet would lead to significant environmental benefits

Scientists be-leaf fern could prove key to trapping carbon

Scientists say the Azolla filiculoides fern could be used as a carbon sink to help balance out the Earth’s atmosphere

Veolia launches ‘Europe’s first solar panel recycling plant’

The site uses robots to take panels apart and recover glass, silicon, plastics, copper and silver

Three new Dutch coal plants risk early closure

Three new coal-fired power plants in the Netherlands risk early closure after becoming stranded. The plants installed by RWE, Uniper and Engie in 2015 are not as valuable as originally expected and won’t be able to make an adequate return on investment, according to a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). It […]

Turkey’s largest geothermal plant lent $20m

A London based bank is lending  $20 million (£12m) to help build Turkey’s largest geothermal power plant. The Efeler facility is being built by a subsidiary of Güriş Holding, a Turkish renewable energy company. The plant’s five units – three of them already operational – are situated near the western town of Germencik. When completed later this year, […]

Draft laws to limit emissions from medium plants

New laws to limit the emissions of certain pollutants from medium combustion plants have been agreed. The provisional agreement by the Council and the European Parliament aims at improving air quality in the EU. It intends to cover medium combustion plants which includes those with a rated thermal input between 1MW and 50MW. However it […]