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

Biggest UK solar plant approved

Climate change: Go-ahead for controversial solar farm - the UK's biggest

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
May 28, 2020 ~2 min

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 • bbcnews
Nov. 3, 2019 ~5 min

The long history of solar power

The falling cost of solar power is helping it to disrupt the global energy market.

By Tim Harford • bbcnews
Sept. 10, 2019 ~8 min

Solar panels: Thousands of customers complain

People who took out large loans say the thousands of pounds in savings they were promised have not materialised.

By Ed Hanson • bbcnews
Sept. 8, 2019 ~3 min

Climate change: Report raises new optimism over industry

Cutting emissions from heavy industry would generate savings and boost economic growth, commission argues.

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
Nov. 19, 2018 ~5 min

Large-scale wind and solar power 'could green the Sahara' - BBC News

Installing huge numbers of solar panels and wind turbines in the Sahara desert would have a major impact on rainfall, vegetation and temperatures, researchers say.

By Matt McGrath • bbcnews
Sept. 7, 2018 ~5 min

Solar Impulse: A repaired plane and team - BBC News

All big projects have their crunch moments, and these pinch points will very often define the people involved.

Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
April 16, 2016 ~6 min

Solar Impulse grounded until 2016 - BBC News

The Swiss team trying to fly a solar-powered plane around the world has abandoned its effort for this year.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
July 15, 2015 ~3 min

Solar Impulse grounded for 2-3 weeks - BBC News

The record-breaking Solar Impulse plane will be grounded in Hawaii for at least two weeks because of battery damage.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
July 11, 2015 ~3 min