The energy sector is crying out for new technology

Starting at the birth of the internet, technology has revolutionized other industry verticals such as retail, gaming and finance; transforming these industries and vastly improving our lives.

EV
UK’s EV growth ‘is severely lagging behind the rest of Europe’

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association says 2018 sales of EVs were more than twice as high in France and Germany than in the UK

Solar panels
Could a new solar technology prove as groovy as it sounds?

Scientists say an innovative new solar-cell design can push up efficiency and drive down manufacturing costs

Lithium-ion battery units
Global battery storage market ‘to be worth more than $13bn by 2023’

GlobalData expects to see the sector grow by 7% globally over the next four years

Smart energy
New £30m fund launched to develop smart energy ideas

UK Research and Innovation aims to support smart energy tech able to reduce emissions, save money and optimise services

Forget that morning coffee… your solar panels need it more than you do

Scientists suggest caffeine can boost the efficiency and stability of an alternative type of solar cells

Chimney emissions
UK Government’s CCUS targets ‘vague and unambitious’

The BEIS Committee has said more must be done to implement carbon capture technologies, which it suggests are vital to tackle climate change

Tesla
Elon Musk expects Tesla ‘robotaxis’ to hit US roads next year

The CEO and Founder said Tesla owners would be able to send their car out to do taxi work while they are doing other tasks

US grants $39m to improve oil and gas technologies

One of the projects being granted funding aims to enhance the potential for oil recovery

AI technology
AI ‘could cut 2030 greenhouse gas emissions by 4%’

That’s the verdict from PwC UK, which highlights this would total an amount equivalent to 2.4 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide