energy
Gas Distributor Prepares for Hydrogen Home Heating Trial

Energy supplier SGN has chosen the towns within the Levenmouth region to be the first in the world to host a hydrogen-based home heating network, and hopes to have the trialists plumbed in to the new energy source in three years' time. Read More >>

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UK Fracking Companies Exploit Loophole to Continue Their “Exploratory” Works

Companies covered by the UK's apparent moratorium of fracking operations haven't exactly sent all their staff home for the rest of the year and put a pallet board over the holes they made, as any site works they can declare merely "exploratory" may continue apace – a loophole some MPs are now asking to have closed. Read More >>

environment
Petrochemical Giant BP Amuses World with Net-Zero Ambition

One of the world's largest enablers of carbon output is declaring a push to make itself a net-zero carbon producer by 2050, with BP – the P of which stands for Petroleum (the B is for Bollock-loads-of) – claiming it wants to "help the world get to net-zero" by some emissions-offsetting sleight of accounting, that will be technically correct if you ignore what it does at the bottom of various seas. Read More >>

energy
London Launches its Own Gas & Electricity Provider

London's mayor has pressed a large ceremonial plastic "on" switch today, designed to highlight the launch of London Power – a bespoke new electricity and gas provider for people in their small subdivisions of homes in the big city. Read More >>

environment
Keele University Starts Running on Greener Hydrogen Gas Mix

Stoke-on-Trent is home to a cutting-edge trial attempting to green-up the UK's gas cooking and heating supplies, with the boilers and burners of Keele University now huffing on natural gas that's been cut to include 20 per cent hydrogen. Read More >>

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Cuadrilla Promises to Pay Off the Loudest Complainers

People living within the Lancashire quake hotbed in and around a village we assure international readers really is called Little Plumpton are in for a pay day, as fracking firm Cuadrilla has agreed to compensate homeowners who have genuine cases of damage being caused to their houses by the series of small and not so small tremors triggered by fracking operations. Read More >>

energy
Cuadrilla “Demobilises” at Controversial Preston Fracking Site

Cuadrilla appears to have ended the fracking part of operations at its site in Lancashire, although it remains in business and is testing the flow rates of gas from a second well it pumped full of water back in August; before the quakes came and forced it to suspend all fracking. Read More >>

energy
Cuadrilla Live-Blogs Bank Holiday Fracking Earthquakes

The third fracking quake to hit Lancashire in the space of a week was the biggest one yet, so well done to everyone at Cuadrilla if that's what they're trying to achieve by pumping water into the ground to make the gas come out. Read More >>

environment
Mini Quake Gives Lancashire Frackers the Day Off Again

The pumps of Cuadrilla that sit atop its Lancashire fracking testbed have been switched off again, thanks to the ground activity triggering the largest seismic event yet last night. Read More >>

renewable energy
Wallace and Gromit’s Favourite Cheese Will Help Heat Thousands of Yorkshire Homes

If you're lactose intolerant, you'll know all about the delightfully flatulent symptoms that follow in the wake of nibbling on hunks of cheese and bowlfuls of ice cream. Now imagine your bowels are a power plant and you can turn those farts into renewable energy. Read More >>

energy
Engineers OK Switching Our Gas Grid to Hydrogen

The Institution of Engineering and Technology has been tasked with investigating the possibility of eliminating natural gas from our heating and cooking systems, and yes, they say we could switch to hydrogen without having to dig up and replumb the nation, drastically reducing the UK's burnt-stuff output in time for 2050's net-zero carbon target date. Read More >>

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Pumped-Out North Sea Gas Fields Could be Refilled With CO2 by the Mid-2020s

Scientists are about to try to make new use of the sucked-out spots under the North Sea we've created by piping out gas to warm our homes, with a new carbon capture and storage project hoping to use existing undersea pipework to pump our unwanted CO2 into long term storage where the gas used to live. Read More >>

energy
Bristol Energy Company Sells Gas Generated From Sewage

A renewable energy company is supplying the people of Bristol with a unique and potentially endless source of clean energy -- gas made from rotting sewage. Read More >>

energy
Hopefully This Poo-Powered Composting Street Light is Not the Future

A street light up the Malvern Hills is doing something exciting. It's shining away, guiding walkers out on their walks, with the energy it uses coming from a composting system that's powered by rotting bags of dog poo. Read More >>

environment
The US Finally Admitted That Fracking Contaminates Drinking Water

A new report by the US Environmental Protection Agency concludes that hydraulic fracturing is capable of contaminating drinking water at virtually every stage in the process. The admission won’t sit well with the Tories or US President-elect Donald Trump, both of whom have vowed to expand the controversial practice. Read More >>