11:08 | Now a new energy storage system puts green hydrogen production firmly into the hands of the consumer. On site, in their own home. Safely and reliably. Could this one be a game changer?
17:48 | Switching to renewables is an important step towards a more sustainable future. Optimising the efficiency of those mining and processing operations can hugely reduce their impact.
10:25 | Wet bulb temperature sounds almost comical, but the implications of it’s extremes could not be more serious.
13:51 | Passive House, or Passivhaus, is an energy efficient building design standard for new builds all over the world. But what about existing buildings that already account for almost 40% of all global greenhouse gas emissions?
14:02 | A new micro-hydropower technology is working with the natural flow of water and wildlife rather than against it, to bring much needed constant baseload power to off grid areas in remote areas of developing nations.
12:04 | Our oceans have been absorbing carbon dioxide and heat energy from our warming atmosphere for decades. But we’re reaching a point where even those vast bodies of water are struggling to cope. So what next?
11:18 | The energy storage sector is becoming a pretty crowded field as more and more companies come up with solutions that will be crucial to dealing with the intermittency of renewable technologies.
25:54 | India and China will most likely be key to the success or failure of our transition to a sustainable future. They’re now jostling for geopolitical power too.
11:11 | Biomass is held up by governments around the world as a net-zero carbon alternative to fossil fuels. Just like most aspects of climate change mitigation though, the reality is far more complicated than that.
14:02 | Some businesses are banking on throwing money at carbon offset schemes like large scale reforestation to enable them to carry on business as usual.
10:40 | Climate Change comes into sharp focus in 2021 / 22.
10:37 | Solar Power is set to be the dominant transformative form of power on the mighty subcontinent of India as it moves away from its dependence on coal and towards a more sustainable future.
25:54 | Liquid metal batteries are being hailed by some as the most transformative and revolutionary energy storage technology since John B. Goodenough came up with lithium ion batteries several decades ago.
9:47 | Two new companies have developed systems that mimic the effect of pumped hydro by raising and lowering extremely large and heavy weights up and down over huge height distances.
12:46 | Vertical Farming has been in and out of the news for a decade now.
11:21 | What are the principles of Passive House?
18:00 | Folks in the energy industry are apparently getting quite excited about the concept of hydrogen energy storage in ammonia.
12:01 | Steel has become an essential material in our modern world. But the steel making industry is responsible for 7% of all global greenhouse gas emissions.
12:11 | Batteries in electric vehicles and electronic devices make up a very large proportion of the overall mass. But what if you didn’t need to bolt the batteries to any part of the bodywork at all?
13:54 | A growing number of ecologists and land managers are turning to regenerative agriculture as the fastest way to draw CO2 back out of the atmosphere.
16:24 | All of the world’s biggest truck making firms are racing to get their hydrogen or battery electric vehicles to market in the next couple of years. Will we have the infrastructure ready to accommodate them? Can we afford it?
12:12 | The summer of 2020 saw record breaking heatwaves across the Arctic region. Those warm temperatures also caused the thawing of permafrost and sediment on the seabed allowing the release of very high concentrations of methane. Have we now reached the tipping point?
10:47 | An all organic Redox Flow battery has been developed by a team of researchers in Sweden. Could this be the system that finally makes global grid scale storage a reality?
14:56 | Existing cooling systems cause the atmosphere to warm even faster through CO2 emissions and refrigerant chemicals that are thousands of times more powerful as greenhouse gases. So what can we do to square the circle?
16:53 | Carbontech is a developing industry dedicated to drawing carbon dioxide out of our atmosphere and locking it up in products, buildings and infrastructure.
13:19 | A research team at Washington University in St Louis, Missouri has just published details of a power brick that actually is a brick. A red house brick to be precise.
13:35 | Geothermal energy could be potentially transformational for our power grids. But you and I can also get in on the act by drawing our own domestic heating from beneath our gardens (or communal gardens if you live in an apartment block).
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.