‘Renewables essential to decarbonisation – but other clean tech will also be needed’

First Light Fusion suggests nuclear fusion is the perfect technology to fill the projected gap between supply and demand in the future

Data centre goes green with solar and liquid immersion tech

The renewable energy-powered Goonhilly Data Centre aims to become an artificial intelligence and machine learning innovation hub

Government launches £94m of new funding for quantum tech

Quantum technologies can be used for a variety of purposes, such as making electric vehicle batteries more efficient

Crawling robots ‘could soon be the future of wind turbine maintenance’

Sandia National Laboratories in the US says autonomous machines could keep blades operational for longer and drive down the costs of wind energy

Lightsource BP launches hunt for UK’s shiniest grass… but why?

Hint: It’s got something to do with double-sided solar panels…

Could rare metal beryllium be the key to unlocking nuclear fusion?

Physicists from the US Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and General Atomics say injecting pellets into reactors could stop potentially damaging eruptions of plasma

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

World’s first hydrogen car ferry ‘to hit the water in 2021’

Norwegian ferry company Norled and the Weston shipyard have signed a contract for the construction of the new vessel, along with a battery-powered ship

Efficiency measures ‘could vastly reduce UK domestic consumption’

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks says along with price incentives and better consumer engagement, this could slash emissions and costs associated with energy

UK lagging behind Europe on EV charging speeds

A new study suggests this is a result of the largely single-phase residential electricity supply across the UK