Campaigning for a greener future

Energy and Resources

main energy and resources image

In a world of rocketting energy prices and dwindling supplies of fossil fuels, the Energy and Resources section puts forward the case for the various forms of renewable energy available in the UK. We review the various well-known alternatives of solar panels, wind turbines and water power, and look at developing technologies like biofuel, that one day may be commonly used in domestic properties.

Earth Hour 2014 Superhero Ambassador Spider-Man

Join In With WWF’s Earth Hour

Every year, WWF organises Earth Hour.

Richborough Power Station

Is Energy Evil, or our Attitude towards it?

This morning, I headed along for the first of Keele University's open lectures being run in conjunction with Go Green Week.

Andy Dayus - Head of Renewables Operations at Opus Energy

Opus Energy: Powering Businesses With Renewables

Opus Energy is one of the UK’s fastest growing companies providing gas and electricity to the business market in the UK.

solar panel

Renewable Energy Systems Can Reduce Carbon Emissions

One of the largest areas to consider if you’re looking at ways to be greener and to reduce your carbon footprint is by looking at the resources that you and your family consume.

BP

BP Oil Leak Stopped With ‘Top Kill’ Method

Five weeks into the oil leak caused by an explosion at a BP oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, and a number of unsuccessful attempts at plugging the holes in the pipework later, BP's latest solution, 'top kill', has managed to stop the flow of oil and natural gas.

Wind farm engineers in short supply

Lack of Engineers Put Offshore Wind Farm Development at Risk

A lack of experienced renewable energy engineers could put contracts for nine new wind turbine projects in jeopardy as there are not enough suitably qualified people to install the turbines at their designated locations in the Firth of Forth and Moray Firth in the Scottish Highlands.

river clyde tidal barrier

Proposed Tidal Barrier Could Provide Renewable Green Energy

A new £250 million tidal barrier is being proposed to be constructed across the River Clyde which will not only create a flood barrier but would also be able to generate enough renewable energy to power all the homes in Glasgow.

Ecotricity green gas mill

Ecotricity Hopes To Supply Green Gas To Half Of The UK Domestic Market

Ecotricity, the UK's first green electricity supplier, has been researching the feasibility of supplying green biogas to the UK domestic market.

environment agency emission reduction

Environment Agency To Integrate Carbon Emission Reducing VPO Technology

Further to a trial in 8 of their buildings, the Environment Agency will install Voltage Power Optimisation technology in a further 33 of its buildings in a bid to reduce their energy consumption and carbon emissions.

solar-tiles

Solar Tiles Could Eclipse Photovoltaic Solar Panels

The familiar conventional solar panel that springs to mind when someone mentions solar power could be replaced by the new trend of integrating solar technology into buildings.

CAT mirco-grid technology

Centre For Alternative Technology Introduce UK’s First Micro Grid

The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), based in Machynlleth, in Wales has pioneered a new way of delivering energy to local communities via the UK's first micro-grid.

Jamie Oliver carbon neutral TV show

Jamie Oliver’s New Show – First Carbon Neutral TV Series

Jamie Oliver's new TV Series 'Jamie's American Roadtrip' will be the first carbon neutral TV show to be shown anywhere in the world.

wrap wood waste

WRAP Research Indicates Waste Wood Demand Will Outstrip Supply

A new study conducted by WRAP, Waste & Resources Action Programme, published on 28th August 2009, has identified that demand for waste wood will outstrip supply in the next few years.

vesta blades - wind turbine

Vestas Workers Lose The Battle To Keep Wind Turbine Factory Open

After 18 days of sit in protests from 11 workers trying to get their voices heard and save the Vestas Blades factory on the Isle of Wight the fight is over.