Solar generation record falls as National Grid expects further change

A new solar generation record was set earlier this week, the latest in a string of renewables milestones to fall this spring.Data compiled by Sheffield Solar’s PV Live tool and verified by...

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Pivot Power to build British battery network for electric cars

LONDON (Reuters) - Pivot Power plans to develop a 2-gigawatt (GW) network of grid-scale batteries and rapid electric vehicle charging stations in Britain, it said on Monday.

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Storage Will Be Energy’s Next Big Thing

The cost of renewables has been sinking. Harnessing the excess could be huge.

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Fuel hikes threaten consumer spending

The price of fuel has hit a three-and-a-half-year high as the price of oil continues to climb, putting more pressure on consumers.The average price of petrol has risen to 127.22p a litre and...

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Expert view: Light on the charge brigade

Battery power has the potential to transform the electricity industry – but that doesn’t mean energy storage is completely straightforward…As dawn broke on the first day of the 21st century, the...

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Renault Electric Cars Arrive In Australia

Renault introduced its two flagship electric cars – ZOE and Kangoo Z.E. – in Australia where EV offerings have been rather scant and manufacturers were complaining about the lack of incentives.

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Intel Corp touts scale of carport solar installations

Major semiconductor manufacturer Intel Corp has highlighted that its electricity consumption across its manufacturing operations in the US and Europe have reached the milestone of obtaining all...

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Gulf forecourts get rapid chargers

Certas Energy is deploying rapid chargers on Gulf forecourts across the UK.

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Drivers first: The UK’s big look at vehicle-to-grid

It’s no secret that EV ownership is reaching a tipping point in Britain.

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German cities can ban older diesel cars immediately

Hamburg will start enforcing new rules by the end of the month

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Humans Causing Massive Changes In The Location Of Water All Over The Earth: NASA

A 14-year NASA mission has confirmed that a massive redistribution of freshwater is occurring across the Earth, with middle-latitude belts drying and the tropics and higher latitudes gaining water...

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Driving Change – How the UK is ready and waiting for the electric future of transport

Of all the technologies contributing to the ongoing low carbon transition of the UK, it is arguably the electrification of the UK’s cars that holds the most attention.Where the public generally...

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Battery site to store power for 30,000 South Somerset homes

SOUTH Somerset is building up reserves of a different kind by investing taxpayers’ money in renewable energy.

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Electric vehicles reduce stress for drivers, says new brain monitoring study

Electric vehicles already have several advantages over gas-powered cars.

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Tesla unveils new large Powerpack project for grid balancing in Europe

Tesla has unveiled yet another new large Powerpack energy storage project and this time, it’s going to be used as a virtual power plant for grid balancing in Europe. The new project has been...

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Electric Vehicles Reduce Toxic Air Pollution — Pollution That Hurts & Kills Humans

Critics of electric vehicles sometimes try to dismiss them as being only for “tree huggers,” but such commenters seem to be overlooking some critically important facts.

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How Energy Storage Options Are Changing The Electricity Industry

The way we power our world is changing more quickly than most people expected.

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New Nissan Leaf wins ‘Best Electric Car’ award in Annual Dieselcar and Ecocar Awards

The new 2018 Nissan LEAF has been named ‘Best Electric Car’ in the annual DieselCar and EcoCar awards, a celebration of the most capable new cars on sale today.

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The Energy Of The Future Is Solar Power

Not so long ago, solar power was something of a dream for those who were ahead of the curve in the environmental movement.

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Renault Zoe long-term test review

The Zoe is one of our favourite electric cars – with its improved range, is range anxiety now a thing of the past?

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US to ‘quadruple residential battery storage by 2022’

New research expects more than 850MW will be deployed across the market in this timeframe

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Electric Cars Are Creating a New Kind of Car Enthusiast

The car enthusiast is constantly evolving. Every new automotive era brings with it new tastes, new trends and new ways to just have a good time with a few wheels and an engine. But there's one...

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Records tumble as solar PV dominates UK bank holiday power supply

The bank holiday sunshine helped solar PV become the UK’s dominant source of electricity for three hours on Sunday afternoon.Data compiled by Drax Electricity Insights shows that between 12:15pm...

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Ford to phase out passenger cars as it focuses on trucks and electric vehicles

Ford doesn’t have much to show for when it comes to all-electric vehicles aside for the Focus Electric, a compliance car converted from the gas-powered version, as it has mainly been focusing...

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California set to become first US state requiring solar panels on new homes

California is set to become the first US state to make solar panels mandatory on most newly built homes.The state’s Energy Commission is due to vote next week on new energy standards that would...

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Nissan Leaf scores five stars in toughest Euro NCAP crash test

The new Nissan Leaf has kicked off Euro NCAP's new crash testing procedure for 2018 by earning a full five-star rating.Nissan's all-electric hatch was commended for its adult occupant protection,...

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nPower announces 5.3% price rise

The UK energy supplier is the fifth big six provider to hike prices in 2018.

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Renewable Energy Storage Takes Off in Europe

Just weeks after the 12th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES2018) concluded in Düsseldorf, Germany, newly announced figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) confirmed...

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Number of EVs on the road more than doubles in three years

THE number of electric vehicles on Britain’s roads has leapt 128 per cent since 2015, according to automotive data experts cap hpi.The study compared April 2018 to April 2015 and found there are...

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Wind power giant Ørsted to charge up first major battery project

One of the UK’s largest wind farm developers is preparing to charge up its first major battery storage project to help stabilise Britain’s power grid as more turbines begin to spin.Denmark’s...

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Electric Vehicles Begin To Bite Into Oil Demand

Projections have suggested that the advent of electric vehicles will have a dramatic impact on oil demand and now its starting to show.

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Local authorities now ‘leading the way’ in UK solar

Ongoing frustration with national solar policy has allowed local authorities and regional government to take the lead in UK solar deployment, the Solar Trade Association (STA) has said in a new...

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Used Electric Car Values Rose 41% In UK During Quarter 1, 2018

Average used plug-in electric vehicle resale prices rose by 41% in the UK during the first quarter of the year, the online used car service Autorola has reported.This compares to an overall used...

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Renault Zoe named Best Green Car at FirstCar Awards 2018

The 100 per cent electric Renault ZOE has earned yet another award, this time for new drivers, with judges naming it ‘Best Green Car’ at the inaugural FirstCar Awards 2018.Hosted by FirstCar at...

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A radical way to cut emissions – ration everyone’s flights

An individual cap on air travel, that people can trade with each other, would help to reduce the impact of flying

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'We're doomed': Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention

The 86-year-old social scientist says accepting the impending end of most life on Earth might be the very thing needed to help us prolong it

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Banning hybrid cars is a good start, but we must do more if we're serious about cutting emissions

Leaked reports yesterday appeared to suggest that the government is considering including some hybrid cars in a sale ban to be enforced by 2040, much to the misguided anger of Prius owners and the...

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No more diesel sales in Europe says Nissan

Now it is on Nissan to discontinue diesel engines in its line-up in Europe.

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Nissan to Introduce New All-Electric Van, e-NV200

Nissan has announced plans to introduce its new all-electric e-NV200 5-passenger van at the Consumer Vehicle Show in Birmingham, England this month.Specifications include a 40 kWh battery pack,...

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PowerBanx: Living Without an Electricity Bill - Days 6 and 7 - First Week Summary

This is about Days 6 and 7 of owning a PowerBanx home battery, and a summary of the result of a week running our house with one. On Day 1 I explained how It charges up from our solar panels during...

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Tesla Quietly Raised the Price of the Powerwall

That’s not what usually happens when you scale up mass production.

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UK plug-in car market grows to almost 150,000 vehicles

The first three months of this year saw 13,327 new electric and plug-in hybrid cars registered, a 16% increase on the same quarter last year, bringing the total on UK roads to 147,431.Plug-in...

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Eco homes open their doors

Transition Town Worthing has launched its fourth Eco Open Houses Worthing, in collaboration with Green Open Homes.

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How electric cars are driving change for UK real estate

Once the realm of a niche audience, electric vehicles are on the cusp of becoming mainstream as savvy motorists search for ways to cut costs and reduce emissions.Demand for plug-in cars in the UK...

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Go eco and watch your house soar in value

SOARING electricity prices have changed the way property seekers look at homes.New research showed properties with sustainable features such as solar panels, battery packs and rainwater tanks have...

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UK drives into e-vehicle fast lane with 11% sales rise

Sales of electric cars in the UK have risen 11% on last year, putting the country in the premier league of those ditching petrol and diesel engines, though it is still miles behind Norway and...

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Smart systems key to future of cheaper and cleaner energy supply

With news that utility bills are on the rise, experts say technology will revolutionise both consumer use and generation of power

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Review: 2018 Nissan Leaf’s self-driving features make for a relaxed ride

You know what they say about cars: once you go self-driving, you never go back.Or at least that’s my experience after recently spending some time behind the wheel of the 2018 Nissan Leaf. Getting...

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PowerBanx: Living Without an Electricity Bill - Day 5

My experience on Day 1 with a PowerBanx home battery showed that it's perfectly possible to run a house with using any grid electricity, i.e. for free. However, my experiences on Day 2 and Day 3...

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Avoid Gulf stream disruption at all costs, scientists warn

How close the world is to a catastrophic collapse of giant ocean currents is unknown, making halting global warming more critical than ever, scientists say

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Renault Celebrates Production Of ZOE #100,000

Renault recently reached a milestone of 100,000 ZOEs produced at the Flins facility in France.

Renault ZOE, with its 41 kWh battery and now with an 80 kW electric motor, is one of the best selling...

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Surging solar could send inflexible generators off the grid this summer

Surging solar generation this summer could send legacy, inflexible generators off the grid as National Grid expects yet another period of supply and demand travails.

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The need to adapt in the energy storage era

The traditional automotive industry had been reluctant to embrace the electricity revolution. But Porsche’s recent announcement that it would be doubling its investment in electric vehicles (EVs)...

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Electric car "filling" stations plan for Sunderland and Newcastle

"Filling" stations for electric cars are set to be built in the north-east of England.

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How utilities can combine cryptocurrency and renewable energy

SolarCoin is a cryptocurrency created in 2014 to encourage solar energy generation for commercial solar producers and individuals with solar panels installed.

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Porsche CEO expects German automaker to only sell electric vehicles starting in 2030

Porsche has been making plug-in hybrids for a while now, but it has been resisting going fully electric for a long time.We have seen a shift from this since the development of the Mission E and...

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PowerBanx: Living Without an Electricity Bill - Day 2

My attempt to live without paying for electricity using a PowerBanx home battery worked well on Day 1 so I was optimistic going into Day 2. As we have seen, the day started with the battery still...

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Renewables Are Closing In On Fossil Fuels

Coal has been getting the squeeze for years now, but the plunging cost of renewable energy is already starting to give natural gas a run for its money. The implications for the incumbent fossil...

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Nissan Leaf Tekna 40 kWh auto review

What is it?

Welcome to the Nissan Leaf, take two.Nissan bravely went out on a limb with the first generation Leaf, introduced in 2010, as the world’s first mass produced electric family car.Now...

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Power Shift: Anything Coal And Gas Can Do, Renewables And Energy Storage Can Do Cheaper

Spectacular falls in the cost of wind, solar and battery technology mean that clean energy is increasingly pushing coal and gas out of the world’s electricity generation mix in a “chilling”...

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PowerBanx: Living Without an Electricity Bill - Day 1

I have had a PowerBanx home battery installed as I got fed up with paying for electricity, particularly as prices keep going up.

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Global Electric Vehicle Market Looks To Power Up In 2018

There’s more disruption brewing for the mobility industry as electric vehicles (EVs) continue to surge ahead in top gear.

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Cross-sector electric vehicle project targets energy-neutral office buildings

Companies from the energy, transport and technology sectors have joined forces to explore how electric vehicles (EVs) can facilitate energy storage solutions that link up to onsite renewable...

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Big Auto and Motorcycle Companies Have Finally Accepted EVs are the Future

With almost all of the major car manufacturers (and Harley Davidson) announcing that they are investing in new EV development, the future of transportation has officially been claimed by electric...

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Renault Helps an Island Ditch Fossil Fuels With Vehicle-to-Grid Technology

The Portuguese isle of Porto Santo has joined a growing list of Atlantic “smart islands” using cleantech to cut fossil fuel use.

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From Not Enough to Too Much, the World’s Water Crisis Explained

Many more cities than Cape Town face an uncertain future over water. But there are emerging solutions.

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Even More Evidence That Electric Cars Could Save the Planet

EVERYONE’S SAYING IT: The future of driving is electric.

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