electrolysers/AD/transparent solar panels & focus on global EV sales

6th May 2022

Apoliogies for smaller and late Titbits. Been a busy week UK news Scottish hydrogen network trial gets underwayHydrogen from Grangemouth site to be transported along 29 kilometre section of previously decommissioned gas pipelinesPlans to build a network of hydrogen pipelines across the UK took a step forward today, with the start of a Scottish pilot … Read More

EV of the Year/Net-Zero/Wind/Beef & focus on grid scale batteries

8th January 2021

Let’s start the year by looking back at the best EV’s of 2020. If you haven’t had any experience of electric motoring, you should, so as to understand the demonstrable benefits. Recent research stated that only 1% of EV buyers would look to revert to petrol/diesel for their next car. I suspect that this is … Read More

offshore wind/micro-car/CFTC/cobalt/leather

11th September 2020

Electric vehicles work best in the city, so why are the car companies not falling over themselves to provide small, affordable city runabouts like the Wuling, below? These would drive mass acceptance of electric motoring and encourage people to switch their family SUV to a an electric alternative. Skoda have just withdrawn their entry level … Read More

Green fuels/AI/air capture/plastics pact & focus on hydrogen

28th August 2020

Company news Xpeng’s IPO Went Really, Really WellChinese electric vehicle maker Xpeng sold more shares for more money than the company planned in its IPO, priced Wednesday evening—then opened up well above that price once trading started Thursday. It’s another sign that demand for EV stocks is still through the roofXpeng expected to sell 85 … Read More

Hybrid heat / Largest turbine / Cheap EV’s / Ocean

4th October 2019

I am not sure that it really shone through at the party conference last week, but there was a pleasantly surprising level of support for green policies Company news Bombardier inks €100m deal with Leclanché to energise battery-powered trains vision Bombardier Transportation, the rail division of transport giant Bombardier, has today announced a new €100m … Read More

Onshore wind / EV startups / Cap & trade / Desalination

4th January 2019

Hitachi walking away from their two nuclear projects would constitute a major crisis in normal circumstances, but now it just joins a queue. The optimist in me hopes that this might lead to a fundamental reappraisal of UK energy policy. Nuclear is too expensive, fracking is no answer, gas works as a transition technology, but … Read More