UAE issues operating licence for first Arab nuclear power plant

The Barakah nuclear plant will consist of four units that will supply 5.6GW of electricity, helping meet up to 25% of the UAE’s power needs

University of East Anglia commits £1m to going green

The University of East Anglia (UEA) has committed £1 million to lowering carbon dioxide emissions by a quarter before 2020. It has appointed energy firm Vital Energi to upgrade and optimise ventilation, lighting, energy and water systems across its campus. These improvements are guaranteed through an Energy Performance Contract (EPC) between the University and Vital […]

Global fossil fuel emissions rising again

Global carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels have risen again after a three-year hiatus. New research reveals emissions from all human activities will reach 41 billion tonnes this year, following a projects 2% increase in burning fossil fuels. Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Global Carbon Project forecast China to be […]

Government ‘should invest in energy storage to fully integrate renewables’

Government subsidies should be used to encourage investment in energy storage to fully integrate renewables in the sector. That’s according to a study by the University of East Anglia (UEA), which insists investment in power storage is vital for renewables to achieve their full potential. The study focused on two types of storage systems – pumped […]

Demanding way to manage energy use at university

British sites including a university campus and waterworks are earning money by helping to keep the grid at a “golden” frequency of 50 hz. It’s all using a special type of “demand response” technology from Open Energi.

Academics call for better support for community renewable projects

The Government needs to do more to boost community-owned renewable energy projects in the UK, a new study claims. Initiatives such as community renewables could make a huge difference in tackling climate change and boosting the nation’s energy security, the report from the University of East Anglia (UEA) suggests. Although the UK Government has launched […]

University shuts off air con to cut UK energy demand

The University of East Anglia (UEA) has agreed to turn its air conditioning either off or on to lower or boost its energy use when the grid operator needs to balance the grid. UEA’s air handling units (AHUs) – which use up to 1MW across its Norwich campus – are now equipped with Dynamic Demand. The […]

Carbon emissions “highest in human history” in 2012

Carbon emissions were the “highest in human history” last year and by the end of 2013 could hit record levels. That’s according to new research by scientists in the UK, Norway and Germany released today which suggests emissions could hit 36 billion tonnes by the end of the year. They found carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from […]

Scientists copy plants to make fuel efficiently

British scientists are copying the way plants generate energy from the sun, with a manmade version of chlorophyll they say will make renewable energy more efficient. The £800,000 research project will use tiny solar panels to mimic the process of photosynthesis, which is how plants change sunlight into energy to help them grow. The energy […]