EV charging ‘can boost grid flexibility without impacting drivers’

A three-year trial from DriveElectric shows smart charging can be used to manage charging away from periods of peak electricity demand

Bitcoin demand is massive – but dwarfed by domestic devices on standby

New research from the University of Cambridge suggests the cryptocurrency network consumes energy at a rate of around 50TWh a year

Could old oil tankers be repurposed as clean energy power plants?

ShipEco Marine Limited says the answer is yes – it plans to fit vessels with vertical pistons to turn the power of waves into electricity

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.

Scotland’s renewable generation hit new heights at start of 2019

During the first quarter of the year, energy sources such as wind, solar and hydropower generated 8,877GWh of power

Health and safety of offshore wind sector continues to improve into 2018

The G+ Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation has highlighted a fall in the total number of health and safety incidents among its members last year

Domestic efficiency measures ‘pay for themselves 12 years faster than renewables’

New research highlights how the average renewable installation, such as rooftop solar panels or mini wind turbines, takes 21 years and three months before it starts to make a saving

‘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

China’s first 100MW molten salt solar plant hits maximum power

The facility, which serves as a solar thermal power generation demonstration project, has exceeded the amount of power it was originally planned to produce

‘More of UK’s power to come from clean sources than fossil fuels in 2019’

National Grid expects electricity generation from sources such as solar and wind to exceed that from fuels such as gas and coal, for the first time on record