14:37 | Science tells us there’s enough energy in the first 10 kilometres below our planet’s surface to provide all our energy needs for millions of years. So why isn’t our entire planet powered by it?
14:35 | Arctic sea ice is disappearing faster than we thought!
12:31 | Smart grids delivering renewable energy across continents will require extremely long electricity transmission distances. China is tackling the issue by switching from AC to DC power and ramping up the output to 1.1 million volts.
13:22 | Lithium recycling wasn’t considered important ten years ago when fewer than 60,000 electric vehicles were sold worldwide. But today…
14:58 | Perovskite can give a big boost to the performance of existing solar cell technology. We take a look at how it works.
15:50 | Dramatic cost reductions, improved efficiencies, and a plethora of new innovations in how to store energy that can be delivered into the grid over long durations have all contributed towards a rapidly changing energy market.
11:37 | Global Green Recovery seems to be the buzz phrase exciting journalists and Social Media types in many parts of the world right now…
16:16 | This week we consider the pros and cons of Small Modular Reactors.
13:11 | This design that utilises tried and tested components that have been reimagined and re-engineered to perform a vital function for electricity grids, now and in the future.
15:52 | Jair Bolsonaro took power in Brazil in October 2018. Since that time he has waged a relentless war on one of the most delicate and essential ecosystems on the planet.
28:36 | Debunking myths about Climate Change is a crucial factor in closing the gap between public and scientific consensus. The good news is that the gap is narrowing quickly.
17:14 | Cobalt has become an important ingredient in the batteries powering much of today’s technology. Most of it comes from the mines of the DRC in Africa…
13:09 | Australia’s vast land mass, almost constant sun and wind, and access to an array of minerals and resources really does make it the ideal location for large scale hydrogen production powered by renewable technologies.
14:29 | Wind power now dominates Germany’s electricity sector, but the country also still burns millions of tonnes of coal every year.
29:07 | We review the movie Planet of the Humans and consider its implications for climate activism.
13:22 | Thanks to Russia and Saudi Arabia, global oil production has not decreased in reaction to the abrupt halt in our economies. Is this a ‘Perfect Storm’ that spells the end for BIG OIL?
13:32 | The Gulf Stream and the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation exert a huge influence on heat and energy distribution around our planet.
13:36 | How will global civilisation bounce back? We might actually have a once in a lifetime opportunity to reshape the way we run our societies.
14:32 | A new study by a research team co-ordinated by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory explains how California will lead the way to Carbon Negative Emissions.
13:55 | As entire countries are getting shut down around the world, with the rapid reduction of emissions that this causes, is the global dimming paradox about to be tested?
12:40 | Antarctica is home to some of the world’s largest ice sheets and glaciers. Now a new US / UK research collaboration has discovered that the rate of melt is even worse than scientists feared.
16:20 | How do Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates, and the companies they founded, measure up in their green credentials?
14:41 | Is GREENWASHING even still a thing or have big corporations finally started to tell us the truth?
18:18 | Carbon Negative is the bigger braver sibling of Carbon Neutral. But with coal still generating 40% of the world’s electricity, and 98% of the world’s vehicles still running internal combustion engines, how will we achieve the goal?
10:47 | As the oceans absorb heat and sea levels rise, another less well known store of Carbon is being threatened, with potentially disastrous consequences.
17:21 | Are we reducing our global coal consumption and moving to alternative sources of power quickly enough?
16:52 | Thorium as a fuel for Nuclear Power has been an aspirational goal since the 1960’s, but despite its apparent advantages, Thorium has never been adopted. This week we look at why.
14:48 | Bush fires have been a natural part of the Australian ecosystem for at least 400,000 years, but whenever human beings get involved we see a spike in the data record.
11:41 | Balancing grid voltage using solar farms during the night time is exactly what a new trial in the South of England achieved recently. We take a look at how this seemingly impossible feat was achieved.
14:32 | As yet another record breaking year of extreme weather events draws to a close, we take a look back at just a handful of examples from 2019.
11:59 | There’s been debate and dispute in recent years over whether Greenland, and Antarctica, are genuinely losing ice mass. But now a group of scientists has combined and consolidated their data to reach a solid, trustworthy result.
12:06 | Liquid Hydrogen has proven a very useful energy storage solution in industrial applications for some time, but can it really ever be put to practical and economically viable use in the global aviation industry?
12:43 | New research from Rice University has revealed a surprising link between extreme cold events and global warming.
15:13 | Team Trees’ target is to get 20 million new saplings in the ground by January 1st 2020. And it’s just as well, because the European Union (including the United Kingdom!) is busy destroying millions of trees across the south-eastern United States.
13:52 | Some think Cosmic Rays affect our climate and that the Grand Solar Minimum we’re now entering might mean this effect will increase. This week we take a look at the science involved.
11:50 | UIC has proved that a Lithium Carbon Dioxide battery can hold far more energy than a traditional battery. MIT has shown us a system that significantly improves the efficiency of capturing pure CO2 from ambient air streams.
12:25 | A team at Penn State University this week published a paper detailing a revolutionary new system that allows 200 miles of range to be added to a lithium ion EV Battery in just over 8 minutes.
17:15 | Our governments are failing us on Climate Change mitigation, and our own individual efforts can seem pointless. But our City Mayors, with help from Google’s Environmental Insights Explorer, are fighting back.
11:45 | Carbon Pricing. Carbon Tax. Emissions Trading. Call it what you will.
12:10 | Methane bubbling out of the arctic, accelerating the amplification of temperature rises in that region, plus a billion or so belching cows around the world spewing out millions of tons of CH4 every year. Are these the only culprits for increased methane?
11:17 | We all know the impact that fossil fuels, backed by huge government tax subsidies are having on the climate. What’s less well publicised are the mind boggling levels of investment that they have also been pouring into Oil, Coal and Gas.
17:04 | The IPCC have just released the third of three special reports on the perilous state of our our climate. We take a brief look at some of their headline findings and recommendations.
13:32 | Water is not something you expect to ooze out of your nice juicy rare rib eye. But the amount of water that goes into producing that slab of beef may surprise you.
11:23 | Regenerative Agriculture has been around for a very long time. The trouble is it’s just not the way most modern farming techniques are taught or practiced.
15:45 | Some people think that all we need to do is take some lessons from the way nature has always used it’s resources to regulate heat across our blue planet.
15:15 | Nuclear energy has been a source of somewhat emotive debate since its discovery in the 1930’s. We take a look at the current status of the global Nuclear Energy industry and the role it may play in the fast approaching energy transition.
16:26 | Our sun is reaching the end of it’s normal 11 year cycle and is now approaching a period of minimum solar activity. Some say it’s the real cause of climate change and that it’s going to wreak havoc with our weather systems.
16:19 | Electric vehicles. To buy or not to buy? All the major manufacturers are investing billions in research and development to bring us some spectacular electric choices.