Color ‘windows’ could turn light from inside or out into power

Researchers have created a new solution for generating solar power. The new "windows" could create energy from light from indoors and outdoors.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
Feb. 16, 2021 ~6 min

Solar panels in Sahara could boost renewable energy but damage the global climate – here's why

In a bid to ditch fossil fuels, some countries are considering carpeting deserts with solar panels.

Benjamin Smith, Director of Research, Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, Western Sydney University • conversation
Feb. 11, 2021 ~7 min

Climate change: New targets to eliminate Wales' gases

Changes could mean replacing gas boilers in homes and finding new ways to make steel without coal.

Feb. 9, 2021 ~5 min

MPs criticise government home insulation programme

The Green Homes Grant system is overwhelmed by calls, the Environmental Audit Committee says.

Feb. 8, 2021 ~4 min

How will we heat homes in zero carbon Britain?

Will hydrogen or heat pumps be able to replace gas central heating?

Feb. 6, 2021 ~5 min

Denmark to build 'first energy island' in North Sea

The ambitious and costly artificial island will provide energy for three million households.

Feb. 4, 2021 ~3 min

Britain's electricity use is at its lowest for decades – but will never be this low again

Per capita electricity use was higher in the 1970s than today.

Noah Godfrey, Energy Data Analyst - PhD in Modelling Flexibility in Future UK Energy Systems, University of Birmingham • conversation
Jan. 22, 2021 ~7 min

Why a green electricity grid depends on weather forecasts improving

Ramping up fossil power sources is no longer a good option in an energy-supply crisis. Bring in the weather forecasters.

Hannah Bloomfield, Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Reading • conversation
Jan. 14, 2021 ~5 min

Climate change: Africa's green energy transition 'unlikely' this decade

Hopes that Africa could "leapfrog" fossil fuels and move to renewables are not being realised.

Jan. 11, 2021 ~5 min

Why I'm feeling hopeful about the environment in 2021

The BBC's Tom Heap explores exciting emissions-saving ideas that could help save the planet.

Jan. 4, 2021 ~6 min