Investing in pumped storage ‘could save up to 690m a year on pathway to net zero’

A new report from SSE Renewables focuses on the benefits of new long-duration pumped hydro storage in Scotland

H2GO Power trials AI for hydrogen storage technology

Initial results show it has the potential to increase power reliability, allow for the integration of higher levels of renewable energy and help accelerate the shift towards a net zero carbon economy

Mitsubishi and Imperial launch turbocharger centre to develop cleaner engines

The new Centre will carry out detailed research on turbocharger and exhaust energy technologies to improve engine performance and operation and enable low carbon engine technology

Climate change increases risk of wildfires, scientists confirm

A review of research shows links between climate change and increased frequency or severity of so-called ‘fire weather’

Plans unveiled for climate change innovation centre in London

Mayor Sadiq Khan is backing the project with a grant of up to £8.7m and Imperial College London intends to raise a further £25m of funding

UK renewables capacity overtakes fossil fuels for first time

The total renewable capacity on the grid has tripled over the last five years, standing at 42GW

New enzyme-based biofuel technology? Scientists break it down

Researchers at Imperial College London have enhanced the process of turning plant-based biomass into valuable products

Cost of new nuclear plants ‘often 18% more than expected’

Researchers say developers might be better off focusing on ‘lower risk’ technologies such as wind or solar power instead

Waiting for ‘unicorn’ energy tech to be developed ‘could cost UK 61% more’

Researchers from Imperial College London suggest developers are better off committing to existing low carbon tech immediately

Oil and gas giants invest in low emission tech

A $1 billion (£0.7bn) fund created by oil and gas majors to fight climate change has announced its first three investments. The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) is made up of 10 firms including BP, CNPC, Shell, Statoil and Total. Its investment arm, OGCI Climate Investments, is supporting US firm Solidia Technologies to make […]