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Hydrogen transport infrastructure coming to London & South East UK

February 3rd, 2013 by Air Products PLC

A consortium of companies with expertise in hydrogen transport infrastructure will begin work on the three year London Hydrogen Network Expansion (LHNE) project, a UK government-backed initiative co-funded by the Technology Strategy Board to create the UK’s first hydrogen powered transport system across London and the South East of England. The consortium, led by Air […]

UK R&D funds available to develop low carbon vehicle technology

November 12th, 2012 by Technology Strategy Board

UK Government funding of up to £16.5 million is to be made available for new research and development that will lead to significant reductions in CO2 emissions and position the UK at the forefront of low carbon vehicle technology. The announcement was made by UK Business Secretary Vince Cable during a visit to the MIRA […]

Organic photovoltaic cells ideal for low-power portable electronics

October 12th, 2012 by University of Warwick

A new breakthrough in solar technology means portable electronic devices such as e-book readers could soon be re-charged on the move in low light levels and partial shading. University of Warwick scientists, in collaboration with spin-out company Molecular Solar, have created an organic solar cell that generates a sufficiently high voltage to recharge a lithium-ion […]

UK government funds new electric & hybrid vehicle battery R&D centre

September 9th, 2012 by UK Department for Business Innovation and Skills

The UK Government pledged further support for the automotive industry on 5 September 2012 by announcing the creation of a new ‘UK Energy Storage R&D Centre’ for the advancement of electric and hybrid vehicle batteries. The £13 million centre, co-funded by the UK Government (£9 million) and industry (£4 million), will be created to capitalise […]

More funds for developing wave and tidal power technology in Scotland

August 30th, 2012 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, welcomed the announcement on the 29 August 2012 by the Scottish Government that it will provide nearly £8 million to help fund the testing of five prototype marine energy devices. The second round of WATERS funding, worth £7.9 million, will be […]

Isle of Wight begins shift to low carbon transport with Prius Plug-in

August 25th, 2012 by Ecoisland

Ecoislands, a global leader for sustainable communities, has formed a partnership with Toyota GB, as part of a shared commitment to alternative, low-carbon transport. Toyota joins leading technology partners, including IBM, Toshiba, Cable&Wireless Worldwide, Sliver Spring Networks, Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE), ITM Power and Southern Water, who are committed to helping to turn the […]

UK public and private sector invests in low carbon vehicle development

July 25th, 2012 by Technology Strategy Board

UK public and private sector investment totalling £56 million will lead to the development and demonstration of technologies to cut carbon emissions from road transport and accelerate the commercialisation of low carbon vehicles. Over £27 million of public funding, from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles and the Technology Strategy Board, together with £29 million […]

UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult headquartered in Glasgow

February 10th, 2012 by UK Department for Business Innovation and Skills

The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult will have its HQ at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow with an operational centre at the National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) in the North East of England. The national centre will focus on technologies for offshore wind, wave and tidal power and is designed to bridge the gap between […]

Steps towards a low-carbon future

May 26th, 2011 by Vince Cable

Below are excerpts of a speech, “Steps towards a low-carbon future” given by Vince Cable, UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, in Liverpool on 26 May 2011. —- The challenge of creating a low-carbon future is a pressing one, yet the thinking and analysis behind it are not new. I have never […]

Vince Cable, UK Secretary of State for Business, announces major investment in green technology

May 26th, 2011 by UK Department for Business Innovation and Skills

Vince Cable, UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills,  announced on 26 May 2011 the start of a competition to form an Offshore Renewable Energy technology and innovation centre. The new centre will focus on technologies for offshore wind, wave and tidal power. The UK Government has committed more than £200 million over […]