An electric supercar, the Nemesis, designed and built in the UK yesterday set a new land-speed record for electric cars when it reached speeds of 151 mph.
Shaun Kingsbury, a former investment partner at a private equity company, has been named as the chief executive of the UK government’s Green Investment Bank.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg used his speech at the Liberal Democrat party conference in Brighton yesterday to highlight his party’s commitment to green policies.
Official figures indicate that Scotland is on track to have the best renewables year yet with electricity generation up 13% for the first half of the year.
Energy company RWE npower has confirmed that its Didcot and Fawley power stations in the south of England are to close under new European regulations.
The Liberal Democrats have been defending their green credentials in the UK Coalition Government this week, with Energy Secretary Ed Davey backing a binding decarbonisation target for the power sector.
The US House of Representatives approved a bill on Friday that would remove much of the regulation of the coal industry, threatening the Environmental Protection Agency’s power to curb emissions from power plants.
Two-thirds of worldwide solar panels installations in 2011 were in Europe totalling 18.5 GW, according to a report from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre.
The European Union and China have signed an agreement promising to work together on reducing China’s greenhouse gas emissions and moving toward a low-carbon economy.