New law will hold B.C. government accountable for climate action

New law will hold B.C. government accountable for climate action

This legislation demonstrates clear resolve to be open and transparent about progress being made, and to continue to solicit external advice to inform the decisions and ongoing leadership needed to cut pollution, sustain our economy and enhance the lives of all British Columbians.”.

Macquarie announces major 20GW clean energy drive

Macquarie announces major 20GW clean energy drive

Macquarie Group intends to build a 20GW renewables pipeline over the next five years through its Green Investment Group (GIG), the green finance bank it purchased from the British government in 2017.

New windfarms will not cost billpayers after subsidies hit record low

New windfarms will not cost billpayers after subsidies hit record low

The UK’s next wave of offshore windfarms will generate clean electricity at no extra cost to consumers after record low-subsidy deals fell below the market price for the first time.New offshore wind projects will power millions of British homes under “zero-subsidy” support contracts within the next four years, following a record-breaking government subsidy auction.

'World's first' solar-powered rail line opens in the UK

'World's first' solar-powered rail line opens in the UK

Network Rail, which manages most of the railway infrastructure on the British mainland, has earmarked billions of pounds to electrify rail lines, and aims to do so with solar power if the pilot project is successful.

Tahltan Nation announces largest clean energy investment in B.C. history

Tahltan Nation announces largest clean energy investment in B.C. history

It is believed to be the largest clean energy investment by a First Nation in B.C.The Tahltan Nation has purchased a five per cent stake in Northwest British Columbia Hydro Electric Facilities for $124.3 million from Axium Infrastructure Canada and Manulife Financial Corporation.

With Its Island Grid, the UK Is Forced to Take the Lead in Developing Local Energy Markets

With Its Island Grid, the UK Is Forced to Take the Lead in Developing Local Energy Markets

While new energy trading platforms are being piloted across the world, “international projects are more about testing technology than they are about creating a marketplace,” said Mark Futyan, distributed power systems director at Centrica, the British utility and global energy giant.

Why the climate protests disrupting London are different

Why the climate protests disrupting London are different

The coordinated direct actions across the city have been organized by Extinction Rebellion, a movement founded last year to demand a more aggressive climate target from the British government: net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2025.

New law makes it easier for British Columbians to buy electric cars

New law makes it easier for British Columbians to buy electric cars

VICTORIA—Dan Woynillowicz, policy director at Clean Energy Canada, made the following statements in response to the B.C. government’s introduction of new legislation that will require automakers to sell a growing percentage of electric vehicles in the province: “British Columbians are excited about electric cars and the chance to cut both their fuel costs and pollution.

Another Route to All-Electric Flight: Convert Existing Planes

Another Route to All-Electric Flight: Convert Existing Planes

On March 26, British Columbia-based Harbour Air, North America’s largest seaplane airline, and the electric propulsion startup magniX announced they would partner to build the “world’s first all-electric airline.” They plan to do so not by developing new planes for delivery in the mid-2020s but instead by equipping Harbour Air’s existing fleet of mostly single-engine piston and turbine airplanes with electric motors and lithium-ion battery packs.

Oil giants spent $1 billion on climate lobbying and ads since Paris pact, says report

Oil giants spent $1 billion on climate lobbying and ads since Paris pact, says report

A new report by a British think tank estimates that since the 2015 Paris Agreement, the world’s five largest listed oil and gas companies spent more than $1 billion lobbying to prevent climate change regulations while also running public relations campaigns aimed at maintaining public support for climate action.

Wind power generated more than one third of British electricity last week

Wind power generated more than one third of British electricity last week

“This comes just after last week’s announcement of the Offshore Wind Sector Deal, which will see our industry grow to support 27,000 highly-skilled jobs by 2030, and the UK’s offshore wind supply chain generating billions every year in exports, as well as providing more goods and services for offshore wind projects in UK waters.”.

James Bond to drive electric Aston Martin in new movie

James Bond to drive electric Aston Martin in new movie

According to reports, the film – whose working title of Shatterhand was recently debunked – will see Daniel Craig’s 007 behind the wheel of an Aston Martin Rapide E, one of only 155 electric cars being built by the British manufacturer.

BP and McKinsey Agree Renewables to Be the Dominant Power Source by 2040, Diverge on Numbers

BP and McKinsey Agree Renewables to Be the Dominant Power Source by 2040, Diverge on Numbers

Consulting company McKinsey & Company and global oil major British Petroleum both recently released 2019 outlooks for the global energy sector, and though both forecast that renewables will grow markedly in the coming years, the results present sharply divergent understandings of just how much.

Storm Erik causes new peak for British wind generation

Storm Erik causes new peak for British wind generation

RenewableUK’s executive director Emma Pinchbeck said: “At one of the coldest times of the year, when we need it most, wind is generating over a third of Britain’s power needs, setting a new clean energy record.

Moorside’s atomic dream was an illusion. Renewables are the future

Moorside’s atomic dream was an illusion. Renewables are the future

It took a decade from Tony Blair signalling the UK’s renewed interest in nuclear power in 2006 for France’s EDF Energy and the British government to sign a generous subsidy deal and green-light Hinkley Point C , the UK’s first new nuclear plant in a generation.

Hitachi to halt work on UK nuclear project

Hitachi to halt work on UK nuclear project

Japanese conglomerate Hitachi Ltd. will halt work on a nuclear power project in the U.K. and take a one-time charge as negotiations with the British government over funding stalled, the Nikkei reported.

LNG Canada means B.C. will need to double down on hitting climate targets

LNG Canada means B.C. will need to double down on hitting climate targets

And British Columbians must hold their government to account for delivering a climate solutions plan that starts immediately with policies and incentives that put us on track to cut carbon pollution and build a clean economy.”

Booming electric car sales drive lithium rush in Portugal

Booming electric car sales drive lithium rush in Portugal

Archer's British mining firm, Savannah Resources, expects to open "Europe's most important lithium mine" in 2020 here in the remote highlands of Tras-os-Montes, Portugal's poorest and least-known region.

Trade body warns of investment threat to onshore wind

Trade body warns of investment threat to onshore wind

A BEIS spokesman said: “Our renewables sector is a British success story and we already have 7,000 onshore wind turbines across the UK, generating enough electricity to power seven million homes.