Energy Tutorials & How-Tos

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Posted by Jake Stones on November 7, 2018

UK now generates more renewable energy than it does fossil fuels

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Posted by Esther Kezia Thorpe on October 23, 2018

A third of UK businesses are now generating their own power

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Posted by Emma Sims on September 10, 2018

Tesla is helping to power an entire island

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Posted by Emma Sims on September 7, 2018

World’s largest offshore wind farm opens off England’s coast

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on June 11, 2018

This solar-powered box wrings water out of thin air and could help solve the problem of water shortages across the globe

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Posted by Victoria Woollaston on June 8, 2018

A Bill Gates-backed firm just found a cheap way to make diesel from thin air

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Posted by Victoria Woollaston on May 31, 2018

Google and E.ON bring Project Sunroof to the UK to help homeowners switch to solar

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Posted by Alex Lee on April 30, 2018

Russia’s “floating Chernobyl” nuclear power plant has just set sail

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Posted by Alex Lee on April 25, 2018

Nanowires could hold the key to safer, less flammable Lithium-ion batteries

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on April 20, 2018

UK goes 55 hours without coal for the first time in 136 years

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on April 18, 2018

OVO wants to let electric car owners sell their excess energy

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Posted by Edward Munn on April 10, 2018

Apple announces all of its shops, offices and data centres are now powered by “100% renewable energy” – but there’s a catch

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Posted by Michael Roberts on March 28, 2018

Mapping shipwrecks off the UK coast could unlock the secrets of World War I – and help solve our energy woes

What is a solid-state battery used in a Toyota Yaris
Posted by Nicole Kobie on March 20, 2018

What is a solid-state battery and why is James Dyson so excited about it?

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Posted by Edward Munn on March 19, 2018

The UK just broke its previous record for energy generated by wind power

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Posted by Edward Munn on March 13, 2018

The world’s first rechargeable proton battery doesn’t create any waste and could solve our reliance on lithium

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Posted by Alex Lee on March 8, 2018

Electric clocks are running slow all over Europe thanks to a Serbian-Kosovo power dispute

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Posted by Edward Munn on March 1, 2018

National Grid warns some gas supplies in the UK might not last until the end of the day

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on February 27, 2018

Energy harvested from thin air could power gadgets for years

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Posted by Sandra Vogel on February 8, 2018

How the cloud can empower citizens to make energy decisions

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Posted by Edward Munn on February 6, 2018

The UK built more offshore wind farms than any other European country

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Posted by Edward Munn on February 5, 2018

Tesla is helping to construct a 250MW virtual power station in South Australia

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Posted by Alan Martin on February 1, 2018

The UK still has some way to go to hit its 2020 renewable energy target

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Posted by Edward Munn on January 30, 2018

Mercedes aims to build a “global battery network” for its new electric cars

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Posted by Alan Martin on January 29, 2018

Our changing lifestyle seems to be saving a lot of energy

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Posted by Hugo Griffiths on January 22, 2018

Nissan’s Energy Solar to start selling solar panels and home batteries in the UK

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Posted by Jonathan Bray on January 18, 2018

Nissan Leaf 2018 review: UK’s most popular EV gets better

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Posted by Vaughn Highfield on January 16, 2018

China opens the world’s largest air purifier in a battle against smog

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Posted by Vaughn Highfield on January 15, 2018

Chernobyl goes green as solar plant nears completion

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Posted by Alex Reis on December 21, 2017

Artificial photosynthesis: The two-in-one technology that could save the planet

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Posted by Dave Howell on December 21, 2017

We need to talk about batteries and their potential to save the planet

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Posted by Victoria Woollaston on November 23, 2017

Elon Musk’s Tesla just switched on the world’s largest battery in Australia

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Posted by Victoria Woollaston on November 21, 2017

Tesla stealthily launches $45 portable Powerbank; sells out within hours

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Posted by Vaughn Highfield on November 20, 2017

London’s buses will soon run on COFFEE

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Posted by Alex Lee on November 17, 2017

Goodbye, coal! 27 nations and states pledge to kill off the dirty fossil fuel

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on November 13, 2017

Lamp posts in London are being turned into charging points

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Posted by Victoria Woollaston on November 9, 2017

A monster solar farm – the largest in the UK – is being planned for Cleve Hill in Kent

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Posted by Alex Lee on October 13, 2017

Iceland switches on first true “negative emissions” plant that sucks in CO2 and turns it into stone

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Posted by Victoria Woollaston on October 12, 2017

Clean Growth Strategy: UK outlines plans to cut our energy bills and get us all driving electric cars

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on October 9, 2017

UK’s first mega-battery plant opens to cope with surge in renewables

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Posted by Abigail Beall on September 22, 2017

Forget solar and wind, evaporated water could be the renewable energy source the world needs

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Posted by Abigail Beall on September 22, 2017

Scottish tidal power station breaks world records producing enough energy to power 2,000 homes

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Posted by Alan Martin on September 20, 2017

These do-it-yourself solar panels pay for themselves (and can be used by renters)

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Posted by Abigail Beall on September 20, 2017

Global warming limit of 1.5°C is still in reach, study says

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Posted by Victoria Woollaston on September 20, 2017

Stomach-churning show reveals the grim contents of London’s 130-tonne monster ‘fatberg’ of human waste

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Posted by Victoria Woollaston on September 19, 2017

This Pi wireless charger will power your phone from a foot away

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Posted by Victoria Woollaston on September 13, 2017

Wireless charging: How Apple’s AirPower Qi charging mat works

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Posted by Abigail Beall on September 8, 2017

This water-based battery won’t catch fire and is powerful enough to charge household appliances

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Posted by Victoria Woollaston on September 3, 2017

Korea hydrogen bomb: What is a hydrogen bomb and how is it different to an atomic bomb?

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Posted by William Stanton on August 15, 2017

Tesla has started manufacturing its solar roof tiles