Moroccan​ Solar in the Sahara

Ouarzazate, Morocco. Chances are you've never heard of that place but you may well have seen it. It's been the set of episodes of Game of Thrones and Prison Break, as well as films like Gladiator, Inception and American Sniper and is now the home of one of the largest solar power plants in the … Continue reading Moroccan​ Solar in the Sahara

The Dirty Secret of Clean Coal

For decades now, fossil fuel industries and those invested in them have pushed the continued use of fossil fuels to meet our energy needs instead of cleaner renewable energy sources. Arguments have ranged from the cost of renewable energy to the lack of realistic alternatives, often making outlandish claims that are frequently untrue. Now there's … Continue reading The Dirty Secret of Clean Coal

What are ‘Walkable Cities’?

Last Thursday morning I shared an article on Facebook and Instagram about research that has found a number of health benefits of those living in 'walkable cities'. The research found that there are a number of health benefits to living in a walkable city, including lower blood pressure and reduced hypertension risk. But what are … Continue reading What are ‘Walkable Cities’?

Subsidy Ban Stalls UK Wind Power

Onshore wind projects are at risk of stagnation due to the removal of subsidies by the UK government. It originates back to a 2015 manifesto pledge by David Cameron (remember him?) to ban the subsidy due to concerns from members of the public, which sounds a lot like the return of 'Nimbyism'     The … Continue reading Subsidy Ban Stalls UK Wind Power

The Future of Solar Power Generation

Production has begun at Tesla's Gigafactory in Buffalo, New York, on PV solar rooftop tiles that will be able to produce solar energy that can be used in homes. Instead of the large panels that sit currently sit on rooftops big enough to hold them, this would allow entire roofs to generate power, regardless of … Continue reading The Future of Solar Power Generation

Why Trump Will Lose if he Continues to Push Fossil Fuels

Whilst most of the world is beginning a transition away from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy, the USA, under Trump's stewardship, is on an entirely different path. Trump has already reopened a number of coal mines and in an announcement recently he expressed his desire to reopen much of the US coastline to … Continue reading Why Trump Will Lose if he Continues to Push Fossil Fuels

Sustainable Cities: Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver. Home of the Canucks, the 2010 Winter Olympics, and one of the largest urban parks in North America; Stanley Park which is just over 1,000 acres (Twice the size of London's Olympic Park!). Found on the west coast of Canada, just north of the city of Seattle, USA, Vancouver is home to nearly 2.5 … Continue reading Sustainable Cities: Vancouver, Canada

Corporate Giants Pressure EU to Set 35% Renewable Energy Target

In the build-up to a meeting of EU energy ministers in Brussels next week, a number of corporate giants have called on the EU to set a target of 35% renewable energy supply by 2030. Google, Amazon, IKEA, Unilever, and many more have all called on energy ministers to raise the current 27% target for … Continue reading Corporate Giants Pressure EU to Set 35% Renewable Energy Target

Costa Rica Makes it to 300 Days on only Renewable Energy!

Renewable energy has generated enough electricity to power Costa Rica for 300 days in 2017 alone. We're not even at the end of the year yet. By the end of November, Costa Rica announced that renewable energy had powered the country for 300 days of the year with December still to come. It passed the … Continue reading Costa Rica Makes it to 300 Days on only Renewable Energy!