‘Absolutely possible to partially power Parliament with tidal energy’

Tidal energy expert tells us tidal power should be explored by Truss government

Could the Thames water down Parliament’s energy bills?

New scheme could use river as a source of hydropower for Palace of Westminster

Uber Boat makes a splash offering rides on Thames to boost greener transport

Passengers will be able to secure their seats through the Uber app and use QR technology to get on board

‘Parts of the Thames see 94,000 microplastic particles flow through water every second’

Three separate studies have found high levels of microplastics are impacting the river, seriously affecting its inhabitants, habitats, water column and shoreline

£3.5m green energy centre for London apartments

A £3.5 million energy centre which will provide low carbon heating is to be built in London. Vital Energi will install a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant at the 28-storey Merano Residences development, which will be situated on the Albert Embankment. The underground system will take the waste heat created during electricity generation and use […]

London Array offshore wind farm seen from space

The world’s largest offshore wind farm in London was seen from space, photos released by NASA reveal. Taken by its Landsat 8 satellite, it shows the London Array’s 175 turbines as white dots (pictured) in the Thames Estuary, where the River Thames meets the North Sea. The turbines are spread over 40 square miles with […]

World’s largest solar bridge reaches half point

The Blackfriars solar bridge, set out to be the world’s largest, reached half point yesterday as the 2,200th solar panel was installed. The new bridge being built over the Thames river will have more than 4,400 solar panels installed and is an upgrade to the 1886 Victorian bridge to help cater for more passengers and […]

Hosepipe ban still in place despite heavy rainfall

Despite saying ‘signs of recovery’ from drought are being seen, a water company is still putting the hosepipe ban in full force. South East Water said the last three months of rainfall, since the ban was imposed, are now reaching crucial water reserves. But the company is still encouraging its 2.1 million customers to ‘keep […]

Hosepipe ban could be lifted ‘sooner than expected’

Thames Water said it may lift its hosepipe ban after wet weather in the country reduced the risk of drought. This will be done as long as the British weather does not take ‘an unexpectedly Saharan twist.’ This seems to confirm the Environment Agency’s statement last month that drought is over in some parts of […]

Hydro power to light up royal residence

Two turbines have been installed on the River Thames and will generate electricity to power Windsor Castle. The two forty-tonne Archimedes screws, the largest in the UK, will generate 300 kilowatts of energy every hour for up to half of the royal residence. The project, which will cost developers Southeast Power Engineering Ltd around £1.7m […]