Developments in offshore wind turbines

Simon Hogg, Executive Director of the Durham Energy Institute at Durham University, in an article on The Conversation website, questions whether there is a limit to how big wind turbines can get.   Wind turbines are already skyscraper-sized – is there any limit to how big they will get? In 2023, some 100 miles off the coast … Continue reading Developments in offshore wind turbines

NASA comes up with new technology to massively reduce the time it takes to charge EV batteries

New charging technology is capable of delivering 4.6 times the current of the fastest electric car chargers on the market. Anthony Cuthbertson discusses the new technology in an article on the Independent website.   Electric car charging in just 5 minutes achieved with ‘unprecedented’ Nasa tech An experimental cooling technique developed by Nasa engineers for … Continue reading NASA comes up with new technology to massively reduce the time it takes to charge EV batteries

Researchers have made significant progress towards creating a new type of battery charging technology – quantum batteries

Scientists hope discovery will usher in a new era of ultra-efficient batteries. Anthony Cuthbertson discusses in an article on The Independent website.   Quantum battery breakthrough paves way for instant recharging Researchers have made significant progress towards creating a new type of battery charging technology, which could hold the potential to revolutionise energy storage. Quantum batteries use … Continue reading Researchers have made significant progress towards creating a new type of battery charging technology – quantum batteries

US government researchers have found a way to charge electric car batteries up to 90 percent in just 10 minutes

Once perfected, a new method could charge an electric vehicle’s battery 90 percent within ten minutes, solving an issue sceptics have long had about electric vehicles. Will Pavia discusses latest developments in an article on The Times website.   Fully charge your electric car in less than ten minutes Electric cars could be recharged almost … Continue reading US government researchers have found a way to charge electric car batteries up to 90 percent in just 10 minutes

Carbon capture’s role has been rejigged as a climate solution in recent years

A new report discusses the benefits of using carbon capture and storage technology to help address climate change. The report states that CCS is a 50-year-old technology with variable results in capturing and storing carbon dioxide. Project developers have almost always reused the captured carbon for enhanced oil recovery (EOR), producing oil and gas and … Continue reading Carbon capture’s role has been rejigged as a climate solution in recent years

A blockchain-based ‘smart charging solution’ enables EV owners to match their charging requirements with selected renewable options

Jonathan Spencer Jones writes on the Smart Energy International website about a new solution using blockchain to match local renewables to EV charging.   VW and Energy Web develop 24/7 renewable energy charging blockchain solution for EVs Energy Web and Volkswagen have partnered on a solution to match local renewables to electric vehicle (EV) charging. … Continue reading A blockchain-based ‘smart charging solution’ enables EV owners to match their charging requirements with selected renewable options

Possibly the future of green energy: a catamaran that became the first boat in the world to produce hydrogen out at sea using just the power of the wind

A British start-up has designed technology that can generate storable energy on seagoing vessels. Ben Spencer discusses recent developments in an article on The Times website.   Hydrogen ahoy! Water-splitting yacht creates green energy as it sails The catamaran skimming over the waves off the Essex coast looks like something a particularly enthusiastic sailor might … Continue reading Possibly the future of green energy: a catamaran that became the first boat in the world to produce hydrogen out at sea using just the power of the wind

New EIB report on investors’ views on how the public sector can help to address the risks and challenges of the move towards a more hydrogen-fuelled economy

Robin Whitlock writes on the Renewable Energy Magazine website about a new report from the European Investment Bank that provides key insights into the main drivers behind the European hydrogen market and how the EIB should address them.   New report finds that the international investment community recognises both the opportunity for hydrogen deployment and … Continue reading New EIB report on investors’ views on how the public sector can help to address the risks and challenges of the move towards a more hydrogen-fuelled economy

“While capturing carbon will be essential in tackling the climate crisis, it shouldn’t be used to delay action now”

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is widely anticipated to play a key role in this transformation by helping to cut carbon emissions worldwide. But relying on CCS may overshadow solutions that focus on reducing our energy demand and making behavioural changes that put sustainability first. Avit K Bhowmik, Assistant Professor of Risk and Environmental Studies … Continue reading “While capturing carbon will be essential in tackling the climate crisis, it shouldn’t be used to delay action now”

Researchers have invented a desalination device that can turn seawater into drinking water at the push of a button

 New technology can zap salt water to ensure good quality and do it almost instantaneously. Anthony Cuthbertson discusses the new innovation in an article on The Independent website.   New invention turns seawater into drinking water at the push of a button Researchers have invented a desalination device that can turn seawater into drinking water … Continue reading Researchers have invented a desalination device that can turn seawater into drinking water at the push of a button