Biogas/heat pumps/fusion/geothermal & focus on EU & UK ETS

15th September 2023

Looking at the selections this week, two kinds of innovation are featured: First are the “out of the box thinking” type such as the burying of biomass and the fracking energy storage. The second is the Government sponsoring the long term ambitions of the fusion industry, and trying to pick winners. COMPANY NEWS AstraZeneca Partners … Read More

Airship/recycled steel/heat pumps & focus on next gen solar

1st September 2023

I hope that in times to come it will be seen as one of the scandals of our age that governments continued to subsidise fossil fuels even though they were well aware of the damage to climate and health. COMPANY NEWS Octopus acquires Shell EnergyShell has reached an agreement to divest its home energy businesses, … Read More

Rewilding/3D-printing/ocean cleanup/sodium batteries & focus on blue forests

3rd March 2023

Regular readers will see that battery tech stories are pretty frequent here, which points to the ongoing battles to continue to deliver more powerful and more cost effective batteries. The exponential growth prospects for EV’s and energy storage depend on this. One approach is to develop batteries like the sodium-ion one, below, that avoid the … Read More

Second life batteries/green jobs/fusion/CLT/low carbon cement

2nd December 2022

In another sign that sanity is slowly returning to this country it is encouraging to hear that the Environment Secretary has confirmed that the Environmental Land Management scheme will start to roll out as originally planned next year. Not a moment too soon. COMPANY NEWS Ineos in talks with Rolls-Royce to build mini-nuclear power plantIneos, … Read More

Busses/UK solar/heat pumps/chemicals/LNG/wave power & focus on COP27

11th November 2022

I suppose that any revolution has its casualties, but it is still sad to see electric van pioneer Arrival join BritishVolt in the intensive care ward. COMPANY NEWS Equinor and Hitachi Energy formalise collaborationEnergy company Equinor and technology company Hitachi Energy have signed a strategic collaboration agreement. It includes developing standardised base designs for transmission … Read More

tidal/solar tiles/China & focus on heat pumps

28th March 2022

So, we have survived the Spring Statement, which could have been better but could have been worse. Now we need to see some proper green initiatives with money backing them from the Energy Security Strategy. Now that we can get loans and zero VAT for domestic heat pumps, I thought a quick buyers guide might … Read More

EfW waste heat/heat pumps/long duration storage/wireless charging & focus on offshore wind transmission

11th March 2022

This week we have all the elements of a complete zero-carbon package: Offshore wind, long term storage, hydrogen, heat pumps, plastics recycling, methane abatement. Look no further Company news Sony and Honda discuss alliance to build EVsHonda and Sony announced that they’re exploring the possibility of entering a joint venture for developing and building electric … Read More