A third of Himalayan ice cap doomed, finds report

At least a third of the huge ice fields in Asia’s towering mountain chain are doomed to melt due to climate change, according to a landmark report, with serious consequences for almost 2 billion...

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Adding Another Battery to a PowerBanx Home Storage System

[We have the pleasure to publish here an article from one of our customers, Peter Cittern, describing how he expanded his PowerBanx home storage system:

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Fujitsu unveils blockchain-powered DSR tech

IT and tech giant Fujitsu has unveiled a blockchain-powered, demand side response technology designed to allow energy trading between energy consumers.The technology has been designed first and...

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Battery Energy Storage = Competitive Substitute For Gas Peakers

Traditionally, utilities built and operated a portfolio of generation plants consisting of a few large baseload units – typically nuclear or coal – some intermediate plants, and a number of...

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Electrify America Will Deploy Tesla Battery Packs to Store Energy at Charging Stations

The battery packs will allegedly help keep electricity costs down by recharging during off-peak hours.

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Energy Storage: Next Game Changer

Everybody agrees that storage is turning into big business, and soon, but exactly how big and how soon?

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ScottishPower launches ‘game changer’ EV tariff

ScottishPower has become the latest utility to launch an exclusive EV tariff, proposing to slash the cost of charging an electric vehicle.The power firm’s new EV tariff, dubbed SmartPower Green...

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Energy retail, disruption and the death of the margin game

It’s only just February but, amidst intense disruption, 2019 looks set to be a year in which the energy supplier sector could change for good.Yesterday’s news that npower was to lose some 900 jobs...

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Nuclear site set for 300MW solar re-birth

The French government has launched a 300MW solar tender in the Fessenheim area.The eponymous nuclear power plant is scheduled for closure in 2022. As part plans for the region’s economy, the state...

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State of the climate: How the world warmed in 2018

The climate data for 2018 is now mostly in, though the ongoing shutdown of the US government has caused some datasets to be delayed.In this article, Carbon Brief explains why last year proved to...

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Battery storage as substitute for gas peakers – better performance, lower cost

Traditionally, utilities built and operated a portfolio of generation plants consisting of a few large base load units – typically nuclear or coal – some intermediate plants and a number of...

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UK to join Europe’s subsidy-free solar ‘vanguard’ in 2019

Wood Mackenzie has predicted that the UK will join Europe’s “vanguard of subsidy-free utility-scale solar PV” in 2019 as project costs continue to fall.In a new report, authored by Wood Mackenzie...

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New UK Energy Storage Idea Is As Dumb As A Box Of Rocks

Engineers and scientists at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Strathclyde say sandstone in the sea bed off the coast of the UK could be used to store high pressure compressed air.

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