General election 2019: Labour pledges billions for home energy upgrades

The party says a huge programme to fund household energy-saving would reduce bills and create jobs.

BBC Science News | Nov. 3, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: carbon-footprint solar-power renewable-energy renewable-energy-in-the-uk labour-party

How liquid air could help keep the lights on

The UK will build the first ever liquid air energy storage plant, based on an idea from a backyard inventor.

By Roger Harrabin | Oct. 22, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: inventions renewable-energy engineering energy-industry

UK in two-week coal-free record

The UK has not used coal to generate electricity since 17 May, the longest period since the 1880s,

BBC Science News | May 31, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: national-grid uk-economy renewable-energy climate-change

Climate change: Bug covered 'bionic mushroom' generates clean energy

Mushrooms for lunch inspire scientists to try to generate electricity from a fungus covered in bacteria.

By Matt McGrath | Nov. 7, 2018 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: renewable-energy climate-change

Poralia rufescens jellyfish spotted off coast of California

The Poralia rufescens is swimming off the coast of southern California in the Pacific Ocean.

By Roger Harrabin | Oct. 20, 2018 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: electric-cars wind-farms greenhouse-gas-emissions wind-power diesel-engines renewable-energy oil-gas-industry diet-nutrition agriculture food-industry fracking climate-change energy-industry


Why is this African village letting mosquitoes in?

The genetically modified insects are part of a project which aims to tackle malaria in Africa.

By Roger Harrabin | Oct. 19, 2018 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: electric-cars wind-farms greenhouse-gas-emissions wind-power diesel-engines renewable-energy oil-gas-industry diet-nutrition agriculture food-industry fracking climate-change energy-industry


New Forest brothers show off UK's biggest ever pumpkin

Twin brothers have been showing off the biggest pumpkin ever to have been grown indoors in the UK.

By Roger Harrabin | Oct. 18, 2018 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: electric-cars wind-farms greenhouse-gas-emissions wind-power diesel-engines renewable-energy oil-gas-industry diet-nutrition agriculture food-industry fracking climate-change energy-industry

Europe's new koalas arrive at Longleat

Five southern koalas have been flown from Australia to the UK to create a back-up population.

By Roger Harrabin | Oct. 12, 2018 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: electric-cars wind-farms greenhouse-gas-emissions wind-power diesel-engines renewable-energy oil-gas-industry diet-nutrition agriculture food-industry fracking climate-change energy-industry

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