German Coal conversion to Heat Pump Energy Storage

German coal plant

Germany, like many other countries, has coal plants used to produce power all over the country. However, due to new investments in renewables and tackling climate change, it is now being investigated whether these coal plants could be used as energy storage assets instead. The German aerospace centre has been investigating this possibility.  The idea involves using a molten salt storage tank in place …

UK’s Long Term Water Issues

Reservoir UK

There are new concerns from the environment agency that the UK could face water shortages in the future. The number of people living in the UK is rising and climate change means our weather is warmer than average. Concerns have been rising over recent years and the environment agency released a report outlining the concerns about the amount and quality of rainfall.  …

Councils Try Crowdfunding for Renewable Energy Projects

council chamber

Local councils are turning to wider communities to fund new renewable projects. The idea is like crowd funding; the community can use a platform called Abundance to donate as little or as much as they can towards a project in their area that could benefit the entire community.   Swindon Council is the first to use Abundance, which allows people to buy debentures (similar to bonds) and they …

New Biofuel in Aviation

Refueling Airplane

Climate change is being tackled in different ways all over the world, transport being one of the major hurdles to overcome when it comes to greenhouse gasses. Now experts are looking to the skies to tackle climate change and have come up with a solution to the problem of planes releasing toxic chemicals into the air.  Planes in Europe, it is hoped, could run …