Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Nadal can tie Federer's 20 Slams with lucky No. 13 in Paris

For all of the many qualities contributing to Rafael Nadal’s unprecedented superiority at the French Open — the bullwhip of a high-bouncing lefty...

What is carbon capture, usage and storage – and can it trap emissions?

Technology that can keep carbon dioxide emissions from entering the atmosphere and stoking global heating will be essential to tackle the growing climate...

We can't get an electricity meter for our vital church building

I’m vicar in one of Britain’s most deprived communities. We’ve been working for some time on providing an affordable base for our social...

I lived the climate crisis every day of my childhood. This November, I'll vote...

My teacher first taught me about global warming in the third grade. She explained how an increase in greenhouse gases increased the amount...

UK plans to bring forward ban on fossil fuel vehicles to 2030

The UK is poised to bring forward its ban on new fossil fuel vehicles from 2040 to 2030 to help speed up the...

Greener BP must do more than talk tough on the climate crisis

‘This is serious stuff,” said BP’s Bernard Looney. The chief executive, speaking last week at the oil giant’s three-day investor event, was talking...

BlackRock votes against 49 companies for lack of climate crisis progress

BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, has disclosed that in the past year it has voted 55 times against directors at 49 companies...

'Significant' lithium find spurs hopes of Cornwall regeneration

Reserves of lithium described as “globally significant” have been discovered in hot springs within Cornwall’s historic tin mining area. Initial results of testing suggest...

Hitachi blames Covid-19 for pullout from UK nuclear project

Hitachi has pulled the plug on its nuclear power station project at Wylfa in Wales, blaming the global pandemic for a decision that...

Scottish green hydrogen scheme gears up to fuel ferries, buses and trains

Scottish Power’s wind and solar farms will soon help produce green hydrogen to run buses, ferries and even trains as part of a...

Hitachi to pull plug on north Wales nuclear power station

A Japanese company is abandoning plans to build a new nuclear power station on Anglesey, off the coast of north Wales, dashing hopes...

This time the insurance industry lost after reading the small print | Nils Pratley

When can one say a notifiable disease has occurred within a “vicinity” if the whole country is in lockdown? For fans of dense...

Most plastic will never be recycled – and the manufacturers couldn’t care less |...

Plastic recycling is a scam. You diligently sort your rubbish, you dutifully wash your plastic containers, then everything gets tossed in a landfill...

Hitachi set to terminate plans for UK nuclear site

Hitachi is poised to abandon its plans to build a new power station at Wylfa on Anglesey, an island off the coast of...

Hitachi/UK nuclear: atomic conglomerate

Hitachi may soon decide the fate of proposed UK nuclear power plant, Wylfa Newydd, according to a report in Japan’s Mainichi newspaper. The...

Bulb Energy increases electricity prices for second time this year

Britain’s fastest-growing power supplier has bucked the trend for cheaper energy deals by raising its electricity prices for the second time this year,...

Repetition is the key to cutting nuclear costs, not innovation

In the early 1950s, when he was building the world’s first nuclear submarine for a sceptical US Navy, Admiral Hyman Rickover had a...

UK must become global leader in tackling climate crisis, says CBI

Britain needs to step up and become a global leader in climate action, creating a number of green jobs and boosting productivity to...

Global oil demand may have passed peak, says BP energy report

BP has called time on the world’s rising demand for fossil fuels after finding that demand for oil may have already reached its...

UK spending watchdog warns on costs of cleaning up old nuclear plants

Estimates of the cost to clear up 12 of the UK’s earliest nuclear power sites have increased by nearly £3bn since 2017 and...

BP takes $1.1bn stake in offshore wind farms as it agrees Equinor deal

BP has taken its first major step into the offshore wind industry with the purchase of a $1.1bn (£850m) stake in two US...

National Grid/Ofgem: unhappy amperes

The energy sector is dominated by a natural monopoly with little real accountability. Not National Grid, the business that runs wholesale power distribution,...

Campaigners start legal challenge to UK's $1bn grant to Mozambique gas project

Environmentalists at Friends of the Earth will mount a legal challenge against the government’s decision to offer $1bn in financial support to a...

Green power needs to account for all its costs

The Germans have a word for it: dunkelflaute. It means a period in winter when the wind does not blow and the sun...

Ofgem under pressure to rethink crackdown on UK energy networks

A UK gas business controlled by the Hong Kong infrastructure investor CKI has warned that its shareholders are “facing the prospect of zero...

Trump cuts oil and gas drillers' rent on public lands, as state budgets suffer

The oil and gas industry has been allowed to pay far less than usual to the government for the right to drill on...

Robin Hood Energy jobs go as customer base sold to British Gas

Nottingham city council’s failed energy supplier, Robin Hood Energy, has agreed to sell thousands of customer accounts to British Gas, and will make...

SSE fined £2m over failure to disclose National Grid deal

Energy supplier SSE has been fined £2m by the energy regulator Ofgem, for failing to publish inside information about the wholesale energy market. The...

SSE fined £2m for failing to publish inside information in ‘timely manner’

SSE has been fined more than £2m by Britain’s energy market regulator for failing to publish inside information “in a timely manner”, a...

Ofgem faces pricing rebellion from energy network suppliers

National Grid has warned the energy regulator to rethink its plans to crack down on energy network companies as the industry prepares to...