nissan
Nissan’s xStorage Electric Ecosystem Is Helping to Power Rock & Roll on the Isle of Lewis

Peter Fletcher has taken the term working remotely to a new level. He moved himself and his family from Nottingham and set up Black Bay Studio in a former fish-processing factory overlooking Kirkibost Pier. Where’s that exactly? It’s on the island of Great Bernera, which is attached by a narrow white bridge to the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. It's basically like living in the middle of nowhere. Read More >>

power
The World Blows Over £4 Trillion a Year on Oil and Gas Subsidies: Report

The world subsidised its own demise to the tune of $5.2 trillion – over £4 trillion – in 2017. Read More >>

environment
Hot Weekend Shuts Down the Coal-Fired Power Stations

The UK ran on not-coal-generated forms of electricity for the longest period since our best method of power generation was the water wheel and pulling things up rivers with horses, with the coal-fired power stations left smouldering and offline for 90-straight hours over the warm long weekend. Read More >>

apple
Apple’s AirPower Wireless Charger Is Officially Dead

Apple has completely canceled its much-hyped AirPower project. The wireless charging mat would have charged an iPhone, a pair of AirPods and an Apple Watch simultaneously but now it will charge nothing. On Friday, Apple made the embarrassing decision to admit defeat. Read More >>

batteries
AI Is the New Secret Weapon in the Quest for Better Batteries

Compared to all the electronics that power the tiny computer in your pocket; battery technology is downright disappointing. Not only does your smartphone need charging every day, but in a few years, its battery will be barely able to hold a charge at all. So how long will your device last? Researchers at Standford University and MIT have created an AI that can predict a battery’s potential lifespan after just a handful of charges. 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 >>

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 >>

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
Eon has Opened up a Smart Energy Concept Home in London

If you've ever wondered just how much impact a full range of smart home technologies can have on everyday life, you're not alone. Energy provider Eon is also curious, and with that in mind it's teamed up with developer Berkley Homes to launch a smart home filled with the latest and best tech. The goal is to study how smart tech can intgrate with daily life, and work out how to make energy efficiency "second nature" to regular people. Read More >>

phones
EU Regulators are Going After Phone Companies With Non-Standard Chargers Again

In 2009 EU rules changed to reduce electronic waste, and had phone companies sign on to agree to adopt a new standard. Basically they couldn't use a different charger for every phone they produced, and had to use microUSB. Now the EU is coming back to this, and seems to have non-adopters in its sights. Which basically means Apple. Read More >>

science
There’s Way More to Hydrogen Than Just Powering Cars

These days we hear an awful lot about electric cars replacing the older dirty cars than run on petrol or diesel. Electrical engines don't produce any pollution as they run, which means they don't reduce the quality of the local air and screw with our lungs as a result. But whenever you bring up electric cars, inevitably someone will start going on about how we should be investing in hydrogen instead. Because hydrogen fuel doesn't come with all the issues regarding range, power capacity, and recharge time. Read More >>

energy
Nestle’s Opened Up its Own Wind Farm in Scotland

Renewable energy is a big thing these days, and rightly so. Not only is it a viable source of energy, it's good for the planet and the people living on it. So big companies have been doing a lot of investment into renewable power. Mainly because it makes them look good, but I'd still call it a win. The latest big multinational to join in on the sustainable energy bandwagon is Nestle, which has just launched its own nine-turbine wind farm in Dumfries and Galloway,Scotland. Read More >>

energy
There’s Vegan Electricity Now Too

People worried about accidentally aiding the processing of animals into tasty fridge snacks requiring minimal chewing: good news has arrived. There's vegan electricity now, eliminating troublesome animal by-products from the process of charging your telephone. Read More >>