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Priti Patel MP, former International Development Secretary, has criticised the big multilateral development banks for refusing to allow UK taxpayers’ money to be used to support energy projects that are not classed as renewable, pointing out that just over a billion people are still without access to electricity. renewables are important, but the reality is…

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The man who showed that black holes give off radiation, now known as Hawking radiation, has died – 55 years after doctors told him he had two years left to live. According to fellow physicist Max Tegmark, having been told he would die young made Stephen Hawking push for actions that would ensure that humanity…

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Their report, published in January, finds that: The Government has made a strong commitment to achieving the UK’s climate change targets. Policies and proposals set out in the Clean Growth Strategy will need to be firmed up. Gaps to meeting the fourth and fifth carbon budgets remain. These gaps must be closed. Risks of under-delivery…

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Reported in yesterday’s Guardian: Two of Britain’s biggest energy companies have called on Philip Hammond to strengthen a carbon tax that has driven a dramatic collapse in coal power generation, arguing it is essential for the shift to cleaner energy. The carbon tax they’re referring to is the carbon price floor, which currently stands at…

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There are only a handful of hydrogen-powered vehicles in the UK – so far – but could this be the future of carbon-free driving? And with a new £23m grant scheme from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) to fund new fuelling stations and business fleets, it has government backing. This motoring revolution was…