science
The Mad Science Plan to Power the World With Poo

Most people don’t give a second thought to the poo they flush away. But perhaps they should, because the energy contained within our repellent remains is impressive. Read More >>

energy
Coal-Fired Power Stations Limp Nearer Extinction

Nottinghamshire's Cottam power generation facility is to close this year, leaving a potential 158 workers out of a job and an array of late-1960s cooling towers out of use. Read More >>

energy
Swansea Will Brick Up the Sea Whether the Government Helps or Not

The long-awaited, off-on-off, innovative and potentially world-leading Swansea tidal lagoon energy plan is back on again today, with the latest backers saying it can be made to work even if the government insists on contributing zero money to the project. Read More >>

batteries
Premier Inn Says One of its Edinburgh Branches is Battery Powered

One particular Premier Inn in Edinburgh claims to be able to run entirely on batteries, if it so chooses, thanks to having a five-tonne li-ion battery installed on the premises with enough capacity to power the entire 200-room building for three hours. Even if everyone's desperately charging phones and boiling small kettles for their complimentary tea. Read More >>

climate change
LED Bulbs Are Making A Noticeable Difference To UK Energy Use

Sometimes it can feel like climate change is a huge and unstoppable force that we can't do anything about, so it's always reassuring to hear that our efforts can and do make a difference. Read More >>

power
Scottish Power is Switching to 100% Wind Energy

Wind is good, no matter what some people might say, and it has the capacity to generate an awful lot of energy if enough investment is pumped into the infrastructure. Scottish power definitely believes that, and has announced that it will be selling off its conventional energy generation business to focus all of its attention on generating power from the wind. It's the first major British energy company to do so. Read More >>

energy
Scottish Island Has Electricity All Day Now

The internationally renowned knitwear hotbed that is Fair Isle is in the news today, and not because someone's bought a bespoke jumper for £200. It's because the island is finally luxuriating in an uninterrupted, 24-hour electricity supply. Read More >>

science
Ukraine Found the Perfect Use for the Radioactive Land of Chernobyl

Chernobyl is producing power again — though not the kind that triggered a nuclear meltdown 32 years ago. Ukraine is now turning to solar power, and in the process, making good use of land that won’t be habitable to humans for another 24,000 years. Read More >>

energy
Clean Energy Boom Could Fuel One of the World’s Dirtiest Industries

The irony of transitioning to clean energy is we’re going to have to mine the shit out of the Earth to do it. Much like our computers and smartphones, wind turbines and solar panels are high-tech devices whose production demands a smattering of metals and minerals from across the periodic table and the planet. Read More >>

animals
Rest in Peace, Cat That Broke Into US Substation and Blew Out Power to Thousands

A cat that broke into an electrical substation and unfortunately perished after coming into contact with high-voltage equipment was responsible for a power outage that affected some 7,500 Entergy customers in New Orleans in the US state of Louisiana on Monday morning, the Advocate wrote. Read More >>

japan
Japanese Nuclear Plant on Emergency Power After Quake, But Little Risk of Fukushima-Type Event

A Japanese nuclear power station in Hokkaido is operating on emergency power after the region was hit by a 6.7-magnitude quake in the early hours of Thursday morning, Reuters reported. However, though the event carries unsettling overtones of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011, authorities say there is currently no danger of any similar radioactive release occurring. Read More >>

energy
Ofgen is Going to Force Energy Companies to Cap Your Annual Bill

Energy prices are outrageous, and even if you do try to cut down your usage and install more energy efficient appliance some energy companies will try and increase your bills every few months anyway. Or is that just me? Either way, it's good to hear that Ofgen has decided it's going to force a cap on annual energy bills, which it hopes will save people between £75 and £120 a year. Read More >>

energy
2018 UK Dyson Award Winner Ticks all the Dyson Award Boxes

An invention that involves all of James Dyson's favourite things has scooped the UK leg of the company's design award challenge, with two men and their innovative omnidirectional wind turbine winning global publicity for their tiny spinning generator concept. Read More >>

energy
Companies Have Bought More Clean Energy Than Ever This Year, and It’s Only August

America's government is firmly controlled by fossil fuel interests that have turned climate action into a pipe dream. Thankfully, a scrappy band of multi-billion dollar corporations are keeping the renewable energy revolution alive. Read More >>

energy
The EU is Banning the Sale of Halogen Lightbulbs from 1st Sepember

These days you can go down to just about any shop and buy an LED lightbulb for a reasonably low price. It may not be the exact bulbs you need for whatever weird sockets your landlord insists are best, but they're there. They're also a lot more efficient than older Halogen bulbs, which is why the EU has decided we all should have LEDs from now on. So its decreed a ban on halogen bulb sales, coming in on 1st September. Read More >>