Liquid-air energy storage: The latest new “battery” on the UK grid

Enlarge / A view of the Pilsworth Liquid Air Energy Storage system (credit: Highview Power) A first-of-its-kind energy-storage system has been added to the grid in the UK. The 5MW / 15MWh system stores energy in an unusual way: it uses excess electricity to cool ambient air down to -196°C (-320°F), where the gases in […]

Martin Lewis: Get a £570 refund on your energy bill by doing THIS simple money back trick

Martin Lewis, 45, also known as MSE or Money Saving Expert, appeared on This Morning to explain how you can get a refund of £570 on your energy bill. He explained that anyone who pays a monthly direct debit may be eligible for this refund – and it’s easy to find out. He said: “With winter […]

A new fissure from the Hawaii volcano is spattering lava — and it’s just east of a geothermal energy plant

Reuters/Terray Sylvester A new lava fissure has opened up on Hawaii’s Big Island in the vicinity of a geothermal energy plant. Just hours after the fissure opened up on Saturday morning, red and black lava had piled up about 40 feet high and more than 150 feet in length, while magma chunks sprayed up to […]

Apple now 100% powered by renewable energy

Continuing a push towards renewable energy in its own buildings and those of suppliers, Apple announced today that its global facilities are now powered with 100 percent clean, renewable energy. While the company committed to 100 percent clean energy for its datacenters in 2014, today’s announcement includes everything from retail stores and…Read More

Apple says it’s now powered completely by renewable energy

After years of chasing the dream of clean energy, Apple announced that it’s facilities are now 100 percent powered by renewable sources. That’s up from the 96 percent in 2016, according to its latest energy report. Apple claims the new milestone covers power usage in its stores, offices, data centers and co-located sites across 43 […]

The Blockchain Energy Grid Could Reshape Utility Delivery

Article was originally published at CoinCentral. Blockchains make it easier to secure, track, and exchange resources. With BItcoin, that resource is a currency. However, outside of cryptocurrencies, blockchain protocols are poised to disrupt a number of industries where certification and exchange are important. Recently on Coin Central, we’ve covered blockchain art, blockchain agriculture, and blockchain-based businesses. The blockchain […]

Russia rebuilding Syria's energy sector

Russian oil and gas companies have started work on restoring and developing Syria’s energy infrastructure, according to Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak. Read more “A number of projects there are already underway, and there are negotiations with the Syrian government about new projects,” Novak told journalists. In February, Russia and Syria signed a roadmap for cooperation […]

Trump is taking his first steps towards energy deregulation

Rennett Stowe/flickr The first step is to gut fuel efficiency standards for cars and light trucks. The move would roll back CAFE, or Corporate Average Fuel Economy. Any changes are likely to be contested through litigation.  The Trump administration is laying the groundwork to gut fuel efficiency standards for U.S. cars and light trucks, one […]

China’s latest energy megaproject shows that coal really is on the way out

Sungrow The Chinese province of Anhui built a massive floating solar farm on top of an abandoned coal mine. An even larger floating solar plant will come online by May 2018. Due to rising concerns surrounding air pollution-related deaths, China is trying to invest more heavily in renewable energy projects.  A new study indicates that, […]