Carbon intensity at 181 gCO2/KWh across August’s grid, as power prices break records

Low power demand, CCGT outages and increased availability of French nuke-sourced imports push carbon intensity to a near-record low for electricity last month, National...

Bamford heir digs green hydrogen, seeks funds to backhoe projects

HyCap is a new investment fund, seeking returns from green hydrogen projects. Founder Jo Bamford, pioneer already of the green gas’s specialist Ryze Hydrogen, launched...

Watchdog eviscerates Sunak’s botched £1.5 billion Green Homes fiasco

The National Audit Office today delivers scathing criticism of the Johnson government’s botching of its programme to insulate 600,000 of Britain’s leakiest homes. In February,...

No tax breaks? Forget Net Zero then, businesses tell Sunak & Johnson

New research released today by corporate energy retailer npower Business Solutions indicates that Rishi Sunak and prime minister Johnson need to be more generous...

Hydrogen pioneers ITM Power strengthen leadership

Sheffield-based ITM Power, the British shovel-maker hoping to strike it rich in the world’s gold rush towards clean hydrogen, has spent the summer strengthening...

Dutch ads watchdog bites into Shell’s ‘carbon offsets’ campaign

The Netherlands’ regulatory body for advertising has asked Royal Dutch Shell to withdraw its consumer promotion promising ‘carbon neutrality’ to drivers who pay extra...

Octopus cleans up in water, goes squids in with Severn Trent 

Octopus Energy Group armed itself this week with a major commercial alliance, inking a renewables understanding to instal its clean generating kit on Severn...

British Airways and Velocys at altar, wedded to Altalto’s £2.4 m to alter avgas

Fuel-from-dead-plastics converter Velocys is accepting up to £2.4 million as a government prize to advance its low-carbon jet fuel.   The Oxford University spin-off told...

Ofgem pours £450 million into innovation pot for greener power tech

Britain’s energy regulator today announces grants from a new £450 million fund to spur green innovation towards Net Zero in clean heat, power system...

Octopus offers leg up to green hydrogen flyers over Cotswolds

Octopus Energy’s new green hydrogen offshoot wrapped its arms today around a supply deal with carbon-free flight pioneers ZeroAvia. One hundred per cent green gas...

Shipping giant Maersk plots course to e-methanol, stands by to drop diesel 

Marine operator AP Moller Maersk has advanced plans to strip carbon out of its globe-spanning freighters, placing orders this week for up to twelve...

Government masses £4 million in grants to cut biomass emissions

Under-measured CO2 emissions and the risk of landscapes degraded by feedstock crops have come into focus in a government drive to promote climate-safe biomass.  Innovations...

National Grid enlists AI in quest for better solar forecasts

National Grid ESO is turning to machine learning to predict better when clouds will cut generation of solar electricity. The operator is partnering with green product...

The Energyst – Latest issue out now

The latest edition of The Energyst is now ready to read today online or via the new Energyst App. The Energyst is now published monthly,...

Blue hydrogen ‘could be 20% more planet warming’ than natural gas; US scientists

‘Blue’ hydrogen reformed from methane could be up to 20% more damaging to the environment over its life cycle than the ‘natural’ gas on...

Mitie pledges all sites carbon neutral by 2025

Britain’s biggest facilities managers Mitie have committed to a 2025 deadline to bring all the firm’s 50-plus UK sites to net zero status. Four identified...

SMEs more fired up by renewables, but only 11% measure carbon footprint

Two surveys out this week show small businesses’ apparently dual attitude towards Net Zero.  Purchasing low carbon power backed by REGOs increasingly interests small...

UK’s first blended hydrogen trial heats Gateshead community

Winlaton, near Gateshead, has become Britain’s first neighbourhood to gather data on how the conventional public gas network can tolerate up to 20% of...

Well-to-Tank routes for hydrogen to help deliver net zero transport

The use of hydrogen for hard-to-electrify transport applications as well as a wide range of industrial and domestic heating, cooking and other applications is...

Climate change widespread, rapid, and intensifying – IPCC

Scientists are observing changes in the Earth’s climate in every region and across the whole climate system, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on...