• HPA welcomes ban on gas boilers in new homes

    The Spring Statement 2019 has outlined a ban on gas boilers in new homes from 2025 – and the Heat Pump Association is all for it.

  • Embracing change

    David Hall, VP power systems UK & Ireland at Schneider Electric, explores why utilities need to be smarter when selecting switchgear and outlines the advantages of embracing the latest innovations generating change in the offshore wind sector.

  • HPA responds to Committee on Climate Change Net Zero report

    The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has welcomed the publication of the Committee on Climate Change’s Net Zero report, which highlights that a net-zero target for UK greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is both achievable and will deliver on the UK’s Paris Agreement commitments.

  • Industry backs Committee on Climate Change 2050 target

    Beama, the UK trade association representing manufacturers of energy technologies, supports the Committee on Climate Change net zero target.  Given the odds we now face globally in exceeding the 1.5°C rise in temperature, this is the only way forward.

  • A bold new target

    Luke Nicholls, content director at edie, gives a taste of what's in-store at this year's edie Live.

  • Report highlights increased demand for energy efficient products

    The latest Electrical Accessories Market Report from AMA Research highlights the increasing consumer awareness for energy efficiency improvements, supporting carbon reduction and climate change targets.

  • Follow the money

    The US Senate recently voted against the proposed Green New Deal programme, designed to combat the threat of climate change by reducing sales of coal, oil and natural gas.

  • University of Manchester scientists offer answer to solar cell defect

    A team of scientists at the University of Manchester is offering a solution to a key flaw in solar panels.

  • Not coins of the realm

    The increasing use of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies threatens a catastrophic escalation of climate change, a new study is warning. Scientists say the amount of electricity involved in ‘mining’ the cryptocurrency could boost global temperatures by more than two degrees by 2033.

  • Global warning for Boris

    Just about the largest single donation to former foreign secretary Al “Boris” Johnson’s campaign to become Prime Minister came from Terence Mordaunt, via his company First Corporate Shipping.

  • New PM very far from green

    Our new Prime Minister Al “Boris” Johnson likes to portray himself as somebody committed to delivering the most environmentally friendly electricity system.

  • Climate researchers launch carbon target online tool

    Researchers are using the latest climate science to help local authorities calculate their carbon budget and cut down on emissions.

  • Let’s hear it for wind power

    Just as Extinction Rebellion were marching through Central London, decrying the lack of action to combat climate change, something quietly momentous was happening in the wonderful world of electricity. 

  • Putting your own house in order 

    More than 1,000 United Nations employees have called for the global body to reduce its carbon footprint, including through curbs on their own diplomatic perks like business class flights and travel handouts, plus cutting back on the amount of wasteful heating and/or air conditioning in their own buildings. 

  • Could climate change be benefitting the efficiency of wind farms?

    Wind farms are popping up all over the world in order to reduce the planet's reliance on fossil fuels and reduce the effects of climate change, but it seems that climate change may be having a positive effect on the efficiency of those wind farms. 

  • EDF: 4,000 schools, hospitals and businesses could net £45m in energy savings with simple efficiencies

    More than 4,000 schools, hospitals and businesses could benefit from simple energy efficiency changes that could save 147,671 tonnes of carbon per year and net £45 million in savings. That’s according to EDF Energy, which conducted research on 4,150 sites in the UK, and found that the average organisation could achieve a total saving of as much as £46,316 per year. 

  • Lost energy responsible for ‘at least’ 117 million tons of UK emissions

    If EDF Energy’s analysis across 4,000 sites in the UK didn’t get the message through to you that energy efficiencies could go a long way towards reducing carbon emissions, then maybe Schneider Electric’s latest research will. The company has found that at least 117 million tons of greenhouse gases that were emitted into the atmosphere last year came from wasted energy - energy that was produced and wasted due to inefficiencies in UK buildings, or lost during the generation and transmission process. 

  • Champagne Perry

    Those who follow these matters will know that each December somewhere in the world there is a Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Rio Convention on Climate Change. Here Government foregather to discuss, and frequently announce, what they are doing to minimise the threat of global heating, as it is now called.

  • Glamox supplies LED lighting to research vessel RRS Sir David Attenborough

    LED lighting specialist Glamox has supplied energy efficient LED lighting to the polar research vessel, RRS Sir David Attenborough. 

  • UK diesel & petrol car sales ban brought forward to 2035

    The UK government has announced that the ban on selling new petrol, diesel or hybrid cars in the UK has been brought forward from 2040 to 2035.