WHO calls for urgent research after microplastics found in drinking water

Plastic bottles and caps used in bottled water could be sources of microplastics but data is ‘extremely limited’

New UK low carbon energy data hub secures £4.6m EU funding

The Smart Efficient Energy Centre in Wales will look into using data science to improve the efficiency of low carbon energy systems

EU opens hydrogen and nuclear labs to external researchers

Two facilities for developing hydrogen fuel technologies are located in the Netherlands while the nuclear facilities are in Germany

Half of parents ‘would move house to escape air pollution if affordable’

New research has found more than one in 10 parents of under 18s have already moved to ‘cleaner areas’

New task force seeks offshore wind integration solutions

It will explore using electricity from offshore wind farms to generate and store hydrogen as a power source

New energy storage research network granted £1m

The Supergen Energy Storage Network+ 2019 is a partnership between 12 institutions in the UK and has been backed by 60 additional global organisations

Carbon dioxide emissions
ExxonMobil pledges $100m for emissions reduction research

It is partnering with the US Department of Energy to develop technologies related to energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reductions

UK researchers to explore energy and productivity links

It is hoped the study will help inform policymaking across various institutions

US-Israel initiative offers $16m for energy projects

They will support projects covering areas such as exploration, production and utilisation of natural gas, energy storage and cybersecurity

New research explores peer-to-peer ‘free trade’ of excess energy

Such a market would allow consumers to directly buy from and sell to each other, without utilities or other third parties and distribute extra electricity free of charge