GE to convert gas-fired power station into battery storage facility

Pylons photographed in the U.K. The project involving Centrica and GE will store energy from onshore wind farms in Lincolnshire. Gareth Fuller | PA Images | Getty Images A decommissioned gas-fired power station in Britain is set to be repurposed and converted into a battery storage facility, with those involved in the project saying it … Read more

Albertans asked to cut back on electricity use Tuesday night as ‘grid alert’ issued for province

Albertans asked to cut back on electricity use Tuesday night as ‘grid alert’ issued for province

Albertans were asked to reduce their electricity consumption on Tuesday night as the entity responsible for the province’s electrical system issued a “grid alert.” “(Grid alerts are issued) when the power system is under stress and we’re preparing to use emergency reserves to meet demand and maintain system reliability,” the Alberta Electric System Operator said … Read more

EV drivers in Britain see jump in public charging cost

The U.K. has laid out plans to ramp up the number of electric vehicles on its roads over the next few years. Coldsnowstorm | E+ | Getty Images Electric car drivers in the U.K. have seen the cost of using a public, “rapid” charger on a pay-as-you-go tariff rise by 42% since May, according to … Read more

Electric vehicle (EV) sales set to hit an all-time high in 2022, IEA says

Tesla electric cars photographed in Germany on March 21, 2022. According to the International Energy Agency, electric vehicle sales are on course to hit an “all-time high” this year. Sean Gallup | Getty Images News | Getty Images Electric vehicle sales are on course to hit an all-time high this year, but more work is … Read more

ANALYSIS: Curing Canada’s energy paralysis may mean new climate targets, renewed political will – National

ANALYSIS: Curing Canada’s energy paralysis may mean new climate targets, renewed political will - National

If there’s been one constant tension in Confederation in the last 20 years, it has been the struggle between those who believe Canadian federal and provincial governments should do all they can to exploit Canada’s vast energy resources and those who insist fossil fuels must stay in the ground so that Canada can lead the … Read more

U.S. approves Kigali Amendment to curb climate-warming chemicals

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to the media after the 51-50 vote passed the “Inflation Reduction Act of 2022” on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S. August 7, 2022.  Ken Cedeno | Reuters The Senate has voted to ratify a global climate treaty that will phase down the use and production of hydrofluorocarbons, … Read more

EU approves up to $5.2 billion in public funding for hydrogen projects

Part of a hydrogen-powered train photographed in Germany on Aug. 24, 2022. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen expressed support for hydrogen during her State of the Union address on Sept. 14 Carmen Jaspersen | AFP | Getty Images The European Commission on Wednesday approved up to 5.2 billion euros (roughly $5.2 billion) in … Read more

Big businesses trumpet ESG credentials. Scrutiny is on the rise

As the 2020s progress, discussions about climate change, the environment and issues related to equality and diversity are at the forefront of many people’s minds. The corporate world is no exception, with banks, energy producers and a host of other major businesses keen to trumpet their sustainability credentials through advertisements, pledges, social media campaigns and … Read more

UN’s Guterres says ‘polluters must pay’, calls for tax on fossil fuels

Antonio Guterres photographed in New York last September. On Tuesday, he said fossil fuel firms and their “enablers” needed to be held to account. John Minchillo | Pool | Getty Images News | Getty Images The U.N. secretary general said Tuesday that developed economies should impose an extra tax on the profits of fossil fuel … Read more

The U.S. looks to rival Europe and Asia with massive floating offshore wind plan

The Block Island Wind Farm, photographed in 2016, is located in waters off the east coast of the United States. DON EMMERT | AFP | Getty Images The White House said Thursday it was targeting 15 gigawatts of floating offshore wind capacity by the year 2035, as it looks to compete with Europe and Asia … Read more