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The History of Electricity (and the Future of Electric Power)

Electrical energy has always been around us, but for most of human history, we haven’t understood it or been able to control it. That all changed in the 18th and… [Read More]

Understanding Electrolysis: From Energy Production to Hair Removal

Electrolysis is the name of a scientific process that can derive hydrogen fuel from water. It’s also the name of a cosmetic procedure that uses electricity to remove unwanted hair… [Read More]

Electric Shock: What Is Is, How It Feels, and Why It’s Dangerous

An electric shock can be a mildly unpleasant sensation or a life-threatening emergency depending on the strength of the electrical current and the duration of contact. Knowing how to prevent… [Read More]

Electrical Outlets In Your Home: Everything You Need to Know

How many types of electrical outlets do you use in a given day? Chances are you have more than one type of outlet in your home, but you may not… [Read More]

Tidal Energy: Can It Be Used to Generate Electricity?

Wind, solar, hydropower, and other types of renewable energy are becoming a major part of the green energy transition around the world. The Texas power grid alone gets up to… [Read More]

Shell launches sale of stakes in a group of UK North Sea oilfields

Shell (LON: SHEL)  has launched the sale of its stakes in a group of oilfields in the UK North Sea, according to marketing materials. The post Shell launches sale of… [Read More]

WATCH: XR protests held at Aberdeen’s Christmas Village

Those enjoying the festivities at Aberdeen's Christmas village were met with Extinction Rebellion activists today as they protested the Rosebank oil field. The post WATCH: XR protests held at Aberdeen’s… [Read More]

Medgaz launches more compression, considers hydrogen in 2023

Medgaz wil carry out a study in 2023 on the possibility of blending hydrogen and gas in the pipeline, which runs from Algeria to Spain. The post Medgaz launches more… [Read More]

Aberdeen-based Plexus plans returns to roots in search of profits

Aberdeen-headquartered Plexus (LON: POS) plans a return to return to a market it left four years ago after another set of losses in its half-year results. The post Aberdeen-based Plexus… [Read More]

Public invited to have say on first phase of £215m BP Aberdeen hydrogen project

Members of the public have been invited to have their say on the first phase of plans for a £215m hydrogen scheme planned by BP and Aberdeen City Council. The… [Read More]

Octopus Energy Saving Sessions are here to encourage customers to shift their power usage away from peak times and will be able to earn OctoPoints and rewards for doing so,… [Read More]

Octopus is at the forefront of the push to move away from petrol-based cars to electric vehicles, EVs. That’s why we were delighted to partner with Fully Charged, the YouTube… [Read More]

Our energy specialists provide end-to-end support for Octopus Energy customers in Leicester, Brighton, London and beyond. Meet Team A and Team B, Octopus' oldest service 'teams', who look after customers… [Read More]

Energy needs to change, and fast. The only way to really discover what the right answers look like is to build solutions in the real world with real customers.As Octopus… [Read More]

Our energy specialists provide end-to-end customer support from Leicester, Brighton, London and beyond. All our staff are part of little mini-teams of [Read More]

State Of Colorado Launches First EV Education Campaign

The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) recently launched an EV education campaign. They did this to raise awareness of state and federal EV tax… [Read More]

The Evolution From ICE To Electric Vehicles — From Former GM Service Manager

Robert Nicol has a pedigree that is soaked in petrol and diesel, and yet he has been able to evolve from fossil fueled vehicles to electric vehicles. His father worked… [Read More]

If Thanksgiving Didn’t Break the Grid, then Neither Will EVs

By Assaf Oron Having followed media stories about EVs for ~10 years, I’m familiar ad nauseum with all the well-worn anti-EV tropes. With my very teeny megaphone, I’ve done my little… [Read More]

MIT Researchers Solve Dendrites Mystery To Creating Smaller & Lighter Batteries

A breakthrough regarding dendrites made by MIT researchers may finally open the way to the building of a new type of rechargeable lithium battery that is safer, lighter, and more… [Read More]

VinFast To Deliver First 999 EVs In USA

VinFast just marked a major milestone in its global expansion journey with a ceremony for the first batch of its EVs being exported to the US. VinFast notes that the… [Read More]

Led by reformer Gustavo Petro, Colombia’s new leftist government, the first in its long history, aims to both reduce its dependence on fossil fuel exports and achieve 100% clean electricity… [Read More]

South Korea is jeopardizing its ability to meet its 2030 methane reduction target under the Global Methane Pledge due to the country’s plans to massively expand fossil-based hydrogen, according to a recent study by… [Read More]

Africa will host international climate talks on 6-18 November 2022 and the African Union has been busy trying to get the rest of the world’s attention on the continent’s expectations… [Read More]

It was unthinkable that a leftist government could ever take office in Colombia – and then this summer it happened. Historically power has been held by the nation’s upper classes… [Read More]

After a year serving in Germany’s Bundestag, the climate-champion and Green MEP Kathrin Henneberger now finds herself struggling to defend the progress made by her predecessors. In response to Germany’s… [Read More]

Ten Clean Energy Stocks of 2022/3 – July Returns

Here are the numbers.  I hope to write some market commentary to go with them soon. Disclosure: Long all the stocks in the 10 Clean Energy Stocks model portfolio. The… [Read More]

Five Green REITs

by Tom Konrad Ph.D., CFA Why Green Buildings are Profitable Buildings Buildings are responsible for approximately a third of greenhouse gas emissions, so making buildings more efficient and switching them… [Read More]

By Tom Konrad, Ph.D., CFA With the launch of my (green dividend income focused) hedge fund early this year, I had to take a hiatus from publishing my annual list… [Read More]

Restarting 10 Clean Energy Stocks Series

By Tom Konrad, Ph.D., CFA With the launch of my (green dividend income focused) hedge fund early this year, I had to take a hiatus from publishing my annual list… [Read More]

Advantage Biodiesel

By Tom Konrad, Ph.D., CFA Because of rising fertilizer prices, farmers are planting more soybeans than corn.  Soybeans are a legume, meaning that they can fix their own nitrogen in… [Read More]

Over the years, most Americans have typically paid a fixed price per kilowatt-hour (kWh) of electricity that they use at home – no matter the time of the week they… [Read More]

There are many steps you can take today to lower your power bills, decarbonize your home and otherwise become a more informed, empowered energy consumer. From getting a better grasp… [Read More]

Whether through a gas stove, a water heater, the car in your garage or the electricity coming from the power company, most American homes today still rely heavily on fossil… [Read More]

Any house can be made into a smart home. By adding just a few devices here and there, you can improve the energy efficiency, comfort, safety and convenience of your… [Read More]

Summer’s here, and for many Americans, that means hitting the open road. But with gas prices still hovering around $5 per gallon nationally, your Great American Road Trip might prove… [Read More]

The race is on. Accenture explains why US energy companies will soon be fighting to be methane-mitigation pacesetters. [Read More]

A review of energy sector M&A approaches over the past decade sheds light on four inorganic growth pathways energy companies should consider. [Read More]

Accenture and the World Economic Forum identify five actions to get industries on track for net zero. [Read More]

Accenture identifies three IT enablers of innovation that upstream operators should develop or strengthen to remodel technology. [Read More]

Learn about the six key insights into why—and how—the energy transition must be accelerated. [Read More]

The wind farm will be situated in Plunge region, Northwest of Lithuania, with a total installed capacity of up to 218 MW, with total expected investment of approximately €300 million. [Read More]

Tree Energy Solutions and EWE have announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding to build an electrolyser in TES’ Green Energy Hub in Wilhelmshaven. [Read More]

RES has submitted a planning application for its 21-wind turbine Bloch wind farm to the Scottish government’s Energy Consents Unit for determination. [Read More]

Energy Development Corporation has been awarded a U.S. Trade and Development Agency grant for a feasibility study to support the development of a geothermal power plant in the Philippines. [Read More]

Renewable development could be an ideal import exit strategy for Croatia’s power industry ahead of anticipated rising electricity demand, says GlobalData. [Read More]

Small Modular Reactor cost overruns: the same old problems haunt new nuclear in Utah

Much hope is being placed on Small Modular Reactors (SMR) making new nuclear plants competitive. But David Schlissel at IEEFA summarises their research into the publications, updates and statements coming… [Read More]

What does the “global carbon budget” mean? Have we got 9 years left?

Piers Forster and Debbie Rosen at the University of Leeds and Robin Lamboll and Joeri Rogelj at Imperial College London, writing for Carbon Brief, look at the carbon budget estimates… [Read More]

Can Enhanced Geothermal Systems be used as grid-scale batteries? Anywhere!

The US Department of Energy aims to cut the cost of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) by 90% by 2035. Standard geothermal power comes from tapping existing hydrothermal reservoirs. But most… [Read More]

How governments are defusing political opposition to the energy transition

What’s holding up the energy transition? Not the hardware, says the energy sector: proven clean energy solutions abound and any bottlenecks are continually being addressed by innovation. Not the money,… [Read More]

IEA says peak coal is a few years away, but China’s demand for energy suggests not

Lucas Davis at the Haas School of Business questions the IEA’s optimism revealed in its latest World Energy Outlook 2022 that predicted coal will peak in the next few years.… [Read More]