Tune into the energy debate

(USA) Houston is hosting one of the world's premier energy events this week. The origins of CERAWeek go back to 1983 when energy consulting firm, Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA), welcomed its ...

‘Becoming a two-planet species’

NASA has named five finalists in its challenge to find power solutions for humans travelling to Mars. Its 2018 Breakthrough, Innovative and Game-changing (BIG) Idea Challenge, delivered in collaboration with...

Circular fund targets energy sector

A multi-million pound circular economy fund is offering Scotland's energy sector - old and new - the opportunity to advance their sustainable ambitions. We reported the launch of Scotland's £18 million Circu...

City turbines offer cheaper energy

(USA) Researchers in America have discovered that vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs) could provide clean and cheap electricity in urban environments. The team from the University of Utah's Department of ...

Flexible solar works for rural Africa

(AFRICA) A pay as you go off-grid solar energy provider is making a positive impact on the lives of thousands of people in rural Africa. Azuri Technologies has sold more than 100,000 of its home systems, ...

Naval base to get energy from waste

|11 April 2017| CALIFORNIA A US naval base will begin using renewable electricity generated from food waste after an innovative cleantech system is installed later this year. The award-winning waste-to...

Streetlights powered by footsteps

|26 January 2016| USA A stretch of streetlights in Las Vegas is being powered by footsteps and the sun. LED lights harness power generated by people walking across a street with bespoke tiles built into i...

Morocco supports solar-powered mosques

|8 January 2017| Morocco The Moroccan government will supply mosques with solar power systems to increase public awareness in the huge potential of renewable energy. A collaboration between Morocco’s m...

Artificial leaf converts sunlight into fuel

|5 January 2017| South Korea A game-changing artificial leaf designed by a team of international researchers converts sunlight into fuel with groundbreaking efficiency. The leaf splits water into hydro...