THE WORLD’S FIRST COMMERCIALLY-AVAILABLE AEROPLANE POWERED BY HYDROGEN HAS TAKEN TO THE SKIES ABOVE BEDFORDSHIRE. A full-size hydrogen-powered commercial aircraft has completed a successful flight over the skies of Bedfordshire, in a world first. The company behind the maiden flight is a
THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION HAS PUBLISHED THE RULES FOR A NEW EU RENEWABLE ENERGY FINANCING MECHANISM, TO APPLY FROM THE START OF 2021. This Financing Mechanism will make it easier for Member States to work together to finance and deploy renewable energy
PLANNING HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR A NEW INNOVATIVE NOTTINGHAMSHIRE ENERGY SCHEME THAT WILL PRODUCE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AND ONLY EMIT WATER VAPOUR AND AIR. Full planning permission has been approved for a Nottingamshire hydrogen energy scheme at Featherstone House Farm, in Bilsthorpe.
UK MINISTERS INTEND TO PUBLISH AN “AVIATION RECOVERY PLAN” THIS AUTUMN SETTING OUT HOW THEY WILL GET THE SECTOR BACK ON TRACK, AS INDUSTRY STAKEHOLDERS CONTINUE TO PRESS FOR ACTION AMID THE STALLED RESTORATION OF PASSENGER SERVICES. The government outlined the
The UK Government is working on a new hydrogen strategy that will “deliver a world leading hydrogen market”, according to business secretary, Alok Sharma. During an Environmental Audit Committee session on September 10, Sharma confirmed that the forthcoming energy white paper
THE COSTS TO PRODUCE GREEN HYDROGEN WILL FALL BY 64% BY 2040, ACCORDING TO A NEW STUDY RELEASED BY RESEARCH FIRM WOOD MACKENZIE. The high costs to produce low carbon hydrogen are the most significant barrier to its mass adoption for
CHINA HAS APPROVED THE CONSTRUCTION OF FOUR NUCLEAR REACTORS, TWO IN COASTAL ZHEJIANG PROVINCE AND TWO ON THE SOUTHEASTERN ISLAND OF HAINAN, AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF $10.2BN. The State Council, China’s cabinet, cleared the way at the end of last
NEW RESEARCH SUGGESTS THAT POWER COMPANIES ARE FALLING BEHIND WHEN IT COMES TO EMBRACING GREEN ENERGY SOURCES SUCH AS WIND AND SOLAR. The study found that only one in 10 energy suppliers globally has prioritised renewables over fossil fuels. Even those that
THE UK’S NUCLEAR INDUSTRY SAYS THE COSTS OF BUILDING NEW POWER PLANTS COULD BE SLASHED BY AS MUCH AS 30% BY 2030 A cross-industry team working as part of the government-backed Nuclear Sector Deal has set out the key factors it
THE GLOBAL GRID-CONNECTED ENERGY STORAGE MARKET IS EXPECTED TO GROW BY MORE THAN 5GW IN 2020 DESPITE THE DISRUPTION CAUSED BY THE GLOBAL COVID-19 PANDEMIC, ACCORDING TO IHS MARKIT. The report also predicts the market will top 15 gigawatts in 2025.