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'Important milestone': StoreDot touts EV batteries able to fully charge in five minutes

businessgreen.com

Hopes that electric vehicles (EVs) could soon charge up as quickly as it take to fill up conventional fossil fuel cars have moved one step closer to reality, after an Israeli start-up today claimed it has produced the first commercially-viable batteries capable of charging up in just five minutes...

Necessity or distraction? How carbon capture and negative emissions debates are starting to heat up

businessgreen.com

Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, and Global Witness have all raised concerns about the creeping reliance on unproven carbon removal methods in...

EVs to jump to 5m in SSEN distribution area as country moves to net zero

current-news.co.uk

Across the north of Scotland and central southern England alone, the number of electric vehicles (EV) is likely to increase to over 5 million by 2050. Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks...

Fossil fuel generation falls to record low as renewables dominate energy market

current-news.co.uk

Fossil fuel generation has more than halved over the last decade, hitting a new record low in 2020. Just 102.7TWh was produced by coal and gas-fired plants combined last year, compared...

More Renewable Energy Used in 2020 Than Fossil Fuels For the First Time in World’s 4th Largest Economy

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For the first time in history, a combination of wind, solar, and other renewables overtook Germany’s coal, oil, and gas, for use as the country’s fuel source during 2020...

Could solar power stations floating in space be the answer to our energy needs?

independent.co.uk

It sounds like science fiction: giant solar power stations floating in space that beam down enormous amounts of energy to Earth. And for a long time, the concept – first developed by Russian scientist Konstantin...

New York announces $11m for fast EV chargers

energylivenews.com

New York has announced funding totalling $11 million (£8.3m) to build the state’s network of fast charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs). The Direct Current Fast Charger programme...

Markets rise after lockdowns prompt oil price plunge

bbc.co.uk

Markets have turned higher as investor optimism rises ahead of the US presidential election on Tuesday. The three main share indexes in the US all gained ground on Monday, reversing course after sharp falls last week...

Liverpool sees 222% rise in cycling since first lockdown, saving 6,313 tons of CO2

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Liverpool has recorded a 222% rise in cycling since the first coronavirus lockdown, saving 6,313 tonnes of carbon dioxide. That’s according to new research released by Utility Bidder, which explores a “huge national increase” in cycling since...