Rolls-Royce Bets Posh Money on Supercapacitors

Supercapacitor is the new exciting word of the future. It's a potential replacement for lithium batteries, a power storage option that offers massive benefits including thousands of times the capacity in the same footprint, vastly quicker charging times and zero potential for catching on fire. If only it was real yet. Read More >>

The UK’s Carbon Emissions are Declining, But Car Emissions are On the Rise

The UK's carbon emissions are on the decline, to the point where they're at the same level now as they were back in 1890. But while emissions as a whole are on the decline, the amount of carbon being pumped out by cars is actually on the rise. Read More >>

Energy Company Wakes You up When Electricity is Cheap

A new energy provider is promising to pass on the minute-by-minute fluctuations of the wholesale electricity market to the likes of us, meaning we'll be able to put the washing machine on and toast the week's toast at the most efficient time -- and perhaps even receive a rebate for doing so. Read More >>

Ikea Pushes 100 Per Cent Renewable Electricity Plans

Ikea has joined up with a thing calling itself the Big Clean Switch, which wants to make it easy for households to switch their energy supplier to one that can demonstrably prove it sources 100 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources. Read More >>

Someone Created a MagSafe Connector For the Rest of the Plugs In Your Home

As much as USB-C is a vast improvement over the USB connectors of yesteryear, we’re still bummed that it replaced the MagSafe connector on the recent generation of Apple’s MacBooks. We’re not getting any less clumsy, but these magnetic breakaway plug adaptors look like they could ease the fear of tripping over our other power cables. Read More >>

Yorkshire’s 48-Year-Old Coal Power Station Closes This Year

The East Yorkshire power station of Eggborough is to close this year, and there's no 250,000-year clean up plan needed as it was one of the last 100 per cent coal units in the country. All they have to do is turn it off, detonate the towers, then there's a nice bit of brownfield for terrible flats. Read More >>

Now BP is Adding EV Chargers to its Petrol Stations

Adoption of electric cars is on the rise, and as expected the petrol companies are capitalising on it by installing charging points at their petrol stations. So they can earn money from fossil fuel absconders, naturally, and also because the government might force them to. Read More >>

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CES 2018: This AA Battery Sucks Power Right Out of the Air

After covering CES for 10 years, nothing I’ve seen at the show has me as excited about the future as Ossia’s wireless charging technology. The company’s developed a way to deliver power to your gadgets the same way internet is delivered by wi-fi, and one of the first real-world applications of the tech is a AA battery that may never need replacing. Read More >>

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You Will Probably Die Before This Monstrous New Backup Battery From Duracell Does

As the organisers of CES 2018 reminded us today, when you rely on gadgets, it’s a good idea to plan ahead to ensure you’ve always got power. There’s no shortage of portable batteries being shown off on the CES show floor, but none of them compare to this monstrosity that Duracell’s created. Read More >>

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CES 2018: Putting a Battery Inside a Laptop Sleeveis a Brilliant Idea

All your gadgets rely on batteries, and all batteries suck. Trying to keep all of your toys perpetually charged is the biggest downside of a gadget addiction, but there are ways to cope, like using Incase’s new Connected Power Sleeve to protect and power your MacBook Pro. Read More >>

Powermat Concedes, Declares Qi the Dominant Wireless Charging Standard

Despite the fact that Apple has only publicly acknowledged wireless charging for about four months, it's actually been around for many years. Crazy right? Who would have thought Apple didn't invent all these things themselves. Oh right, everyone who had a decent non-Apple phone before September. Read More >>

The Government Promises to Start Phasing Out Coal Power From 2025

Coal is a very messy fuel source, and not just from a carbon dioxide perspective. It's nasty, polluting, and it's difficult to get out of the ground. So it really shouldn't be a surprise that its on the way out, and the government just announced new plans that will accelerate that in this country. Read More >>

You Can Wirelessly Charge Your Phone With This Wireless Battery That Also Wirelessly Charges

Until every last piece of furniture on Earth has a built-in wireless charging pad, you’ll probably still find yourself charging your smartphone with a cord more often than not. But if you’re so desperate for a cordless future that you’ll do just about anything to make it happen, you could slip Avido’s new WiBa charger in your pocket every time you head out the door. The device is scheduled to come out next month and appears to be the first backup battery system to charge itself, and your phone, wirelessly. Read More >>

Shell Has Plans to Build 80 New EV Charging Stations Across Europe

These days the range of your average EV isn't exactly terrible. Some of them can go for hundreds of miles before they need to be recharged, after all. But that doesn't mean we don't need charging points dotted around the place, and for some people the perceived lack of options puts them off an electric vehicle. Luckily there are plans to build more, and Shell has just revealed some of its own. Read More >>

Elon Musk Suggests That Tesla Could Rebuild Puerto Rico’s Electricity System With Solar And Batteries

Puerto Rico hasn't had a great time of it recently, and in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria large portions of the country's power infrastructure is in disarray. A lot of effort has been done to provide aid, particularly from Elon Musk who had Tesla ship solar panels and Powerwall batteries to bring power back to the population. Read More >>