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Half of Britain’s electricity was generated from low-carbon sources for the first time over the summer

This can only mean that clean energy will soon overtake electricity produced from coal...
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New, smaller companies like this Californian marque will make a name for themselves in the electric age

We remain convinced some of the established players will struggle...
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General Motors launch the Chevrolet Bolt

It’s no looker but they have launched what is probably the first real, mass market electric car...
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The EEF report on the untapped money that UK manufacturers could be saving from energy efficiency

A huge 12TWh of electricity demand - worth a not insignificant £1 billion - could be saved...
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This picture shows the future petrol pump replacement

Whilst only a mock up, it shows the profit potential for charging electric cars and bikes...
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Some interesting research produced in the US has revealed the scale of uptake of solar by big corporates

The top ten are some well known businesses…
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A new 800MW scheme in Dubai will generate at only $0.0299/kWh

This a new low for Dubai and a stark contrast with Hinkley C...
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Reports suggest Madrid, Paris, Mexico City and Athens will ban diesel cars by 2025

Another nail in the coffin of diesel engines...
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France may yet invoke policy which bans the sale of new diesel cars in the country

We can see some major obstacles which may prevent this happening...
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Ford, BMW, Daimler Benz and VW are collaborating to speed up the production of electric vehicles

Creating a shared network between them will be a winner...
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Ikea stores in Norway are having banks of superfast chargers installed for customer use

They have always been one step ahead when it comes to sustainability...
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The UK now finds itself exporting electricity to France

If anything epitomises the dysfunctionality of our energy policy then this must be it...
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The mayor of London is demanding £2.5m in compensation from VW

Sadiq Khan wants reimbursing for lost congestion charge revenue...
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Bentley are really embracing solar technology

A 3MW carport structure may be joining their existing 5MW rooftop solar system...
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The Jaguar I-Pace Concept is being launched in Los Angeles this week

This will be the first credible competition to Tesla...
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Jaguar Land Rover is the latest car manufacturer to wake up to the threat that Tesla poses to their market

They will be manufacturing their first all-electric vehicle...
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We're very impressed with this solar powered passenger boat

The boat is accessible to the public and is even free of charge...
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Reports claim EDF will struggle to keep the lights on in France this winter

EDF, of course, is the firm we are relying on to deliver Hinkley C...
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Charges to drive diesels in cities are now inevitable

If you are about to order a new diesel car, you may want to hold fire...
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After years of pursuing hybrid technology Toyota have seemingly decided to go all-electric

The company refers to technical improvements in battery technology which they claim makes the batteries much safer...
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With huge sums invested in ICE cars German manufacturers are reluctant to commit to EVs

We think that they risk being left behind regarding EV production...
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Zaha Hadid’s architectural practice has won the competition to design Forest Green Rovers’ new stadium

It may raise eyebrows but there's no doubt it looks superb...
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Mypower install first Solar panel on Gloucester cathedral

The first of 150 solar panels has been installed today at Gloucester Cathedral. With the help of Rev’d Canon Ceila Thomson, who laid the inaugural panel
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DONG Energy to concentrate solely on its wind generation business over its hydrocarbons business

This is probably the first of many such moves to offload oil and gas assets...
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Solar electricity generation capacity has overtaken coal fired capacity for the first time

What makes this such big news is the speed at which solar is being deployed globally...
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EDF ordered to shut down five more of their nuclear reactors in France

This is the latest blow to the financially and technically challenged EDF...
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Fitch has suddenly realised that EVs and battery technology poses a threat to oil investments

They've finally realised the obvious...
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Plans have been made for all new and refurbished homes in Europe to have electric car charging points

Houses without chargers are going to be as attractive as houses without indoor plumbing…
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We like this new all electric Indian motorcycle

This will bring an end to noisy motocycles in our peaceful urban streets...
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Coal fired electricity is in its death throes

The writing is on the wall for coal...
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This Nissan graphic details the annual EU nation state spend on oil for petrol and diesel

The UK’s €24.51bns would pay for a lot of solar/storage capacity...
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Records for wind energy are being broken on a monthly basis

Lower costs and more efficient turbines have allowed this to happen...
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Another new record low price for solar electricity has been set in the UAE

A huge increase in solar manufacturing is bringing down the prices...
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Mypower awarded prestigious ground-breaking contract to install solar at Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral will become the oldest cathedral in the UK, and possibly the world, to install a commercial sized solar PV system on its roof...
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Apple is in talks to either buy, or make a significant investment in McLaren

Apple’s cash pile and automotive ambition make for an exciting prospect...
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Tesla wins contract for largest lithium-ion battery storage in the world

This form of grid storage will soon come to a town near you...
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Batteries could all but end any hope of Hinkley

Batteries have so much potential and are becoming cheaper all the time...
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Cancel Hinkley, Because It Ain't Worth It - Guido Fawkes

This damning chart from Bloomberg Energy sums it all up...
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Electric vehicle owners could soon make money from selling electricity back to the grid

We’re convinced Nissan’s latest innovation will be huge...
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Renewables would produce our electricity demand quicker and more cheaply than Hinkley C

This is the considered view of the Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit...
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The myth about diesels being the ‘green’ choice for motorists has been nailed

CO2 emissions may be lower but that’s scant consolation to those who suffer premature deaths from polluted air...
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There is growing suspicion that Renault have been cheating in emissions tests

Like VW before them, Renault could be in trouble...
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There is now a growing consensus that Hinkley C must not proceed

The whole project has too many negatives...
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We like the look of the futuristic Mercedes Maybach

Daimler Benz is trying hard to prove it is serious about EVs...
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Confirmation from the government that solar will be cheaper than nuclear

We knew this but it's nice to have it confirmed...
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The advent of electricity storage going commercially mainstream is getting closer

This will change our lives...
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Nissan claims that the UK will have more EV charging points than filling stations by 2020

We suspect that it’ll be charging at home and at work that accounts for most of those chargers...
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Jaguar Land Rover are talking with Ford and BMW about a Li-on battery joint venture

A scramble to secure battery output has begun...
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A 1970s street car has broken the world speed record for a road-legal electric vehicle

The car has just recorded a quarter mile time of 9.87 seconds...
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Solar generated more electricity than coal in May

Coal-fired power stations will soon be shoved in the history books...
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There is potential for Brexit to finally scupper Hinkley C

Private Eye has long shared our dislike of the Hinkley C project...
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We are worringly returning to dependency on Middle Eastern oil

OPEC’s share of the world oil market is now back to where it was in the 1970s...
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London will be the first city to cash in on the new consensus on the toxic nature of diesel engines

New Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced a new ‘toxicity charge’...
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A new record of almost a quarter of the UK’s electricity demand- 23.9% was met by PV in June

Despite June being a washout, the record was broken...
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One of Mypower's customers is getting sub 5 pence electricity with solar

Solar PV is a strategic, commercial investment...
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Aston Martin are not letting the leave vote affect plans for a new factory

CEO Andy Palmer tells the FT that it sees any fall in the value of GBP as a boost to competitiveness...
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VW's boss has questioned whether the company would want to spend more money on diesel development

More focus on a move towards electric transport...
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Research suggests that pollution from diesel engines is greater at cooler temperatures

Another nail in diesels coffin...
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VW is making huge noise about its late conversion to the EV cause

Like Daimler, VW has also made a big announcement regarding electric vehicles...
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Daimler Benz announce new programme of floorplan architecture for its next generation of all electric cars

A move which will acclerate the demise of diesel and petrol engines...
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Stanley in County Durham has become the first town to offer in-home batteries and solar panels for free

Stanley will be saving money, helping the environment and reducing the "big six" energy suppliers' stranglehold on this sector further...
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Diesel car owners are facing tax increases

If you were thinking of making your next car a diesel, you have been warned...
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The EDF unions are opposing Hinkley C

Today’s statement from the EDF unions should finish Hinkley C off...
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A Chinese company has purchased the largest cobalt mine in The Congo

Cobalt is an essential ingredient to the manufacture of Lithium batteries...
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The government are stopping subsidises on diesel powered electricity generators

If solar can do with negligible and ultimately zero subsidy, so can diesel...
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Portugal ran on renewable energy alone for four days in the first week of May

We are seeing more and more stats like this across Europe as installed renewable capacity grows...
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Google and GM are securing long term, low cost electricity by buying it from renewable generators

When big, bad US corporates start making moves to power their operations with renewable energy, you know that the commercial argument has been won...
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Japan now has more EV charging points than petrol stations

Japan has reached a tipping point...
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Independent renewable generators produced almost 8% of the UK’s electricity last year

These energy investments now account for 11GW of electricity production - enough to power over six million homes...
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Germany is planning a huge subsidy programme to push consumers to electric cars

Germany’s car industry is reeling from the loss of consumer trust following VW’s monkey business and this move is an attempt to salvage it...
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Two energy giants Peabody and SunEdison have entered chapter 11 bankruptcy

Whilst the two events may seem similar - two energy behemoths running out of cash - they are in fact worlds apart...
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Scrapping Hinkley C for renewables would save the UK tens of billions

You may have noticed an anti Hinkley C stance from us in recent months but with evidence like this from The Guardian, who can blame us?
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Mitsubishi is the latest to have been caught fiddling fuel economy figures

The markets don’t take kindly to such shenanigans and marked Mitsubishi shares down by a painful 15%...
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REC are switching all output in Singapore to TwinPeak solar panels

We like the quality, the higher outputs and the long term stability of REC...
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Financial Times strike a more reflective tone regarding Tesla's Model 3 launch

We think the Model 3 will give a much needed kick in the backside to the established car makers...
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National Grid is facing supply and demand challenges

We think that this makes another compelling case for battery storage...
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There has been a sharp rise in EVs and hybrids in London

Ourselves and the Evening Standard have opinions on why this is...
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Oil majors need to diversify and invest in alternative energy

Interesting comments from former Shell boss Jeroen van der Veer on this topic...
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Amber Rudd claims a Brexit would lead to higher energy costs

Ms Rudd is also a supporter of the farcical Hinkley C project...
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Dyson could be planning on entering the electric car market

We're big fans of Dyson and would love to see them join the EV market...
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Dyson are investing £1bn in battery development

A profitable 2015 has allowed Dyson to heavily invest in battery development...
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Hinkley C makes The Times front page

It's finally attracting wider attention...
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The Kennington Oval's gas holder has been given protected status

This handsome structure will be around for long after we’ve stopped burning gas to produce energy...
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Winter power cuts are a probability not a possibility

Power stations are closing and not being replaced...
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Three more power stations are set to close this March

Next winter could be a challenging one...
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Aston Martin has signed a deal to build its first electric car

The RapidE could be with us as early as 2017...
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The FT like us are not fans of Hinkley C

The government has inherited a dogs breakfast...
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IKEA have stopped selling PV panels in its UK stores

We were always puzzled by their decision to retail panels in the first place...
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With billions being poured into EV development it is inevitable electric vehicles will soon be the norm

However others remain unconvinced...
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The UK solar industry has reached the 10 GW mark

We were delighted with the news Clean Technica brought us yesterday...
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Pakistan has the world's first parliament powered entirely by solar

An array was built in 2014 to produce 80MW of electricity...
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Work has started on a floating solar PV project on a London reservoir

Reservoirs, like factory and warehouse rooftops, are excellent places to generate electricity...
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EDF's financial struggle is increasing Hinkley C's woes

Our irony meters are off the scale this morning after reading The Telegraph’s report on the current woes affecting Hinkley C...
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Big UK businesses should be doing something about energy supply themselves

Squealing for government intervention is not the way to deal with it...
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Oil producing Gulf states are curbing domestic consumption of fossil fuels

They are unsustainable with oil and gas prices at the levels they are...
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Morgan are going to be developing fully electric models in addition to the EV3 unveiled last year

The new EV (and hybrid) models will hit the market in 2019...
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Solar PV advances are happening all the time

Another upbeat article pointing towards a bright future for solar PV...
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FT's Nick Butler on how energy storage is going to transform the way we generate and consume electricity

We don’t know how we missed this when it was published in the FT in December...
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UK coal and gas generation fell to 50% from 75% only five years ago

This transformation in the UK’s energy mix is great news for our long term economic well being...
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Dairy farmers look to the future with renewable energy

Highly encouraging statistics from The Grocer’s December issue. “78% of dairy farmers were now taking measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on their farms.”
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Volkswagen are attempting to make consumers forget about their recent conduct

New ambitious EV programme on the horizon for VW...
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Household bills to fall 7% by 2020

It is a delicious irony that it is those same wicked, subsidy hungry renewable energies which were blamed for increasing household bills will actually be the reason they drift lower...
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Government energy policy once found enlightenment but has since lost it

Excellent article by Philip Booth in CityAM this morning about the government's backwards energy policy...
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India has everything in place to use solar and electric cars

India is experiencing unrest from Delhi’s population who are grumpy about the filthy air in India’s biggest car owning city...
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