BBC News: Naga Munchetty demands Energy Minister answers – 'We want numbers, NOT targets'

Today’s BBC Breakfast was hosted by Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty and one topic being discussed was the demonstrations taking place across 60 British towns and cities over, what the young generation see as the government’s inaction over global warning.  Joining them in the studio was 13-year-old George, an environmental campaigner to discuss the movement, […]

Russia’s Sakhalin Island could provide China with more energy

Russia is considering boosting exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to China. The LNG would come from its largest island, Sakhalin, to fulfil Beijing’s growing energy demand, Russia’s envoy to the country has revealed. “There are plans to supply liquefied gas to China not only from the Yamal [LNG plant], but also from Sakhalin. It […]

Conservation of energy used to parallelize quantum key distribution

Enlarge (credit: Taki Steve / Flickr) It has been a while since I wrote about quantum key distribution. Once a technology is commercially available, my interest starts to fade. But commercial availability in this case hasn’t meant widespread use. Quantum key distribution has ended up a niche market because creating shared keys with it for […]

South Australia is fueling energy storage investment

Enlarge / An employee working for the manufacturer of solar batteries, Sonnen GmbH, in the Bavarian village of Wildpoldsried in southern Germany is pictured on July 5, 2016. (credit: CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images) In September, South Australia confirmed a plan to set up an AU$ 100 million (USD $ 72 million) fund to help households purchase […]

Repowering the UK’s oldest wind farms could boost energy generation by 171%

Enlarge (credit: Germanborrillo) Wind energy has been identified as having an important role to play in the world’s move towards a low-carbon future. But due to short-term planning rules, it may not have as big a part as it could in the UK’s own sustainable energy generation. To date, when most UK wind farms were […]

The South China Sea is fabled for its hidden energy reserves and China wants to block outsiders like the US from finding them

China has a plan in motion to lock down potential oil and gas assets in the resource-rich, but hotly contested South China Seas. If successful, the move would effectively ban exploration by countries from outside the region, further isolating local powers from US support. China is using drawn-out negotiations over the issue to further divide […]

States will vote on these energy and environment issues in midterm elections

Enlarge / A voter casts his ballot in a polling station in Missoula, Montana. (credit: Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) In the United States, mid-term elections are set to take place on Tuesday November 6. Although much of the limelight is on Congressional races and gubernatorial races, US citizens also have the chance to vote […]