Cleantech and renewables are expected to become two of the most important sectors of the economy according to a survey of UK business leaders, commissioned by the department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS). The new survey questioned business leaders from across eight sectors and found that nearly half... Read more
British Gas business to acquire Newnova Group Ltd Centrica plc, through its British Gas Business division, announced it has acquired Newnova Group Limited, which trades under BMS Solutions Ltd and BMS Setpoint Ltd, for a cash consideration of up to £3.5 million. British insurers prepare for ‘worst case’ climate... Read more
UK universities need to set carbon targets UK universities should commmit to reducing carbon emissions by 80 per cent by 2050, according to a joint consultation between the Higher Education Funding Council for Education, Universities UK and GuildHE. Doosan Babcock launches world’s largest OxyCoal™ firing demonstration Doosan Babcock today... Read more
September 2009 16 – 18 September World Bioenergy Clean Vehicles & Fuels 2009 Stockholm, Sweden 17 – 18 September Platts European Smart Grid Strategies: Achieving a Successful Transition Berlin, Germany 21 September Ernst & Young Global Renewable Energy Awards London 21 – 22 September Renewable Energy Finance Forum (REFF)... Read more
Mayor’s energy- busting building makeover helps ‘boys in blue’ go green Wembley police station has become the first building to get an eco-makeover from the Mayor of London’s scheme to make public buildings greener and save taxpayers’ money on fuel bills. Energy bills ‘need to be simplified’ A price... Read more
UK government urged to focus on energy efficiency for low-carbon switch The Cumbria Green Business Forum says the Government’s Low Carbon Transition Plan will require a much greater emphasis on business energy-efficiency measures. The plan plots out how the UK will meet the cut in emissions set out in... Read more
East End London could soon be much more than the subject of West End put-downs and soap-opera drama a la “EastEnders,” thanks to London Thames Gateway’s major plans to make it the UK’s first “Eco Region.” The biggest regeneration area in Europe, the Thames Gateway region has for centuries... Read more
Clean technologies and renewable energy — especially offshore wind and wave — could generate up to £70 billion for the British economy, according to new analysis from the Carbon Trust. The study quantifyies for the first time the economic benefits of investing in a range of clean technologies. By... Read more
Outside of the dismal finance situation at the moment, the daily news from the world of cleantech tends to sound overwhelmingly positive: Researchers here have made a breakthrough that could lead to super-batteries. Scientists there have found a way to potentially produce hydrogen fuel cheaply and easily. A startup... Read more
Cleantech news as it happens — check back for regular updates: European researchers have developed novel concept devices using ferromagnetic semiconductors. Spintronic devices have created enormous advances in microelectronics, leading to faster, instant-on start times and orders-of-magnitude increases in data storage capacity; The largest space telescope ever constructed in... Read more