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  • Geothermal energy projects in the US receive $46m boost

    A total of 17 projects in the US are receiving up to a total of $46 million (£33m) in funding for domestic, carbon-free geothermal energy, with the potential to supply power to homes across the country. They have been selected by the Department of Energy’s Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) Initiative, which […]

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  • Nearly 26% of drivers wrongly believe EVs are more pricey to run

    More than a quarter of drivers seem to incorrectly believe that running an electric vehicle (EV) is more expensive than the other fuel-powered counterparts. A new report by the car dealer group Robins Day finds a further fifth also incorrectly think EVs cost the same to run as their petrol or diesel-fuelled equivalent. The findings […]

    Posted at February 26, 2021 » By : » Categories : News » Comments Off on Nearly 26% of drivers wrongly believe EVs are more pricey to run
  • German solar batteries demand soar by nearly 50% in 2020

    Demand for German solar batteries soared by 47% last year. That’s according to a new report by the German solar and storage industry association Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft eV (BSW), which estimates in the home sector alone, around 88,000 storage systems were installed in 2o2o. The number of solar power storage units has reached a total of […]

    Posted at February 25, 2021 » By : » Categories : News » Comments Off on German solar batteries demand soar by nearly 50% in 2020
  • SMS commits to becoming carbon-neutral by 2030

    Smart meter installer SMS has a target of becoming a carbon-neutral business by 2030. The company’s roadmap to net zero includes an increase in the use of renewable on-site generation and battery storage to power its operations in the UK and Ireland. It will also adopt the use of electric vehicles (EVs) across the entire […]

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  • Wind turbine giant Vestas announces 300 layoffs

    Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has announced it will cut up to 300 jobs as a result of merging three factories in Colorado that will lead to lower near-term market demand. Although the company said that its decision will initially impact 450 employees, approximately 150 of them will be offered new roles in other parts of the […]

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  • British Gas fleet to go all-electric by 2025

    British Gas has committed to having all-electric commercial fleet by 2025. The company has brought forward five years earlier its commitment for its commercial fleet, which is believed to be the third-largest in the country. Following an order for 1,000 electric vans for its engineers last summer, the firm will add 2,000 more to its […]

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  • French battery firm granted €50m from EU bank to support growth

    French battery manufacturer Forsee Power has been granted €50 million (£43m) in financing from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to support its expansion into new electromobility markets and regions. The company supplies sustainable, high-performance batteries for original equipment manufacturers around the world, to equip light electric vehicles (LEVs), commercial vehicles, buses, non-road vehicles, rail vehicles […]

    Posted at February 23, 2021 » By : » Categories : News » Comments Off on French battery firm granted €50m from EU bank to support growth
  • Steel transport on veggie oil gets on UK rail track

    A train powered on 100% renewable hydro-treated vegetable oil (HVO) travelled from Wales to the West Midlands during a trial initiative designed to decarbonise freight operations. The scheme, which was launched by the British freight company DB Cargo UK and the manufacturer Tata Steel, saw a Class 60 locomotive running on the green fuel. The […]

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  • ‘Day of hope’: America officially rejoins Paris climate accord

    Last Friday marked the first day of the US return to the Paris Agreement. Speaking at a virtual event, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said: “For the past four years, the absence of a key player created a gap in the Paris Agreement, a missing link that weakened the whole. “So today as we mark the […]

    Posted at February 22, 2021 » By : » Categories : News » Comments Off on ‘Day of hope’: America officially rejoins Paris climate accord
  • More suppliers to bump up energy bills

    After British Gas’ announcement last week to adjust its prices to the new tariff cap, more suppliers have announced changes that could see customers’ energy bills hike by up to £96. Scottish Power, E.ON and EDF have all adjusted their prices to the new tariff cap level on their websites last week. That follows Ofgem’s […]

    Posted at February 22, 2021 » By : » Categories : News » Comments Off on More suppliers to bump up energy bills