Biomethane/rooftop solar/bamboo & focus on ESG funds

20th March 2020

The world has found a way to cut CO2 emissions, albeit a very painful one. The crisis has also rudely barged the green agenda off the front pages. Hopefully we shall be back stronger than ever, but nonetheless Titbits intends to keep the newsflow coming as best we can. To soften the edges of a … Read More

Heat networks/price spikes/E10/green bonds/small nuclear & focus on the Budget

6th March 2020

Politicians tend to get derided for making “U turns”, but when you are reversing the dismal legislation of your predecessors it should be applauded: welcome back onshore wind and solar in the UK! Company news Ikea slashes global emissions as business growth continues The world’s largest furniture retailer revealed in its latest sustainability report that … Read More

Community solar/EV’s/living buildings & focus on Scope 3 Emissions

14th February 2020

The UK game of musical chairs continues: Welcome, Alok Sharma to the role/hot seat of Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) as well as Minister for COP26 climate summit. He will have his work cut out. He comes from the Department of International Affairs, but has few obvious green credentials. According … Read More

Solar & storage / Solar rooftop / Solar tiles / Trees / Battery cooling

6th September 2019

Back after the summer break with a slightly extended bulletin, covering some August highlights as well as this week’s goodies Company news Jinko Solar’s upbeat message on Q2 numbers Jinko Solar, the world’s biggest solar panel maker, has pleased markets by showing good growth in unit sales, revenues and profits at their Q2 numbers. This … Read More

Batteries show that they are good at Triad avoidance. Siemens Gamesa Proudly unveilthe world’s first Electrothermal Energy Storage system. Volcanic rock is the medium. Bloomberg New Energy Outlook once again upgrades forecasts for renewables.

21st June 2019

Not sure which way to look this week. Canada ratifies tar sands pipeline whilst declaring climate emergency. UK Government refuses to help fast fashion circular economy, yet produces great numbers on carbon intensity in energy generation. Australia gives go ahead to Andana mine Company news Second life battery firm Connected Energy lands £5m investment Connected … Read More

Ynsect raises funding for its automated insect protein plant. Northvolt raises $1bn and announces a new jv with VW. Fiddlers ferry coal plant to close. Special focus this week on hydrogen

14th June 2019

Two record breaking equity fundraising announcements in Europe this week. Impressive Company news Paris-based Ÿnsect wins funding for first fully automated insect-based protein plant Paris-based Ÿnsect aims to become the world leader in insect-based protein production for animal and fish feed. In February, Ÿnsect raised a €110 million Series C round – the largest funding … Read More

Low-carbon heating / Passivhaus / Batteries / Floating solar / Floating wind

21st March 2019

I definitely don’t want to start (another) political debate, but would draw attention to a post on the Green Alliance Blog questioning how effective has been the transfer of environmental legislation from the EU to UK statute book. HERE Company news Hyundai Motor Group invests $300M in India’s Ola Hyundai Motor Group and India-based Ola—one of … Read More