Green Energy News

The SPARC emission-free power plant

MIT and Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) have published a new series of papers outlining the progress of the SPARC project, which aims to create...

European Commission launch a €1bn call for green research projects

The European Commission has launched a €1bn call for research projects that respond to issues caused by the current climate crisis. The Commission is...

UK Green Gas Levy to reduce CO2 emissions by 21.6 million tonnes

The UK Government have announced the launch of a Green Gas Levy to reduce emissions from the gas grid and prevent 21.6 million tonnes...

The role of citizens in achieving a low-carbon future

Cittadinanzattiva’s Mariano Votta and Tiziana Toto discuss the SI(e)NERGIA and NUDGE projects in the context of how the behaviour of citizens can play a...

UK announces new plan to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced today on World Electric Vehicle Day (9 September 2020) the UK Government’s ambitious plan to accelerate the adoption...

European Commission to launch a new critical raw materials action plan

This week the European Commission has presented its 2020 List of Critical Raw Materials alongside a foresight study on the future use of critical...

Wave energy innovation: Waves4Power is ready to grow

Swedish firm Waves4Power aims to ‘generate a better future’ by driving innovation in the burgeoning field of wave energy. Electricity production traditionally relies on burning...

Float Europe® can help Ireland achieve its renewable energy goals

Float Europe® proposes a concept that can assist Ireland’s renewable energy sources to respond to European 2030 renewable energy...

Hydropower vs wind energy – securing the world’s electricity supply

Jose Manuel Chamorro from The University of the Basque Country, Spain, speaks to Innovation News Network about the environmental impact of hydropower plants and...

Sustainable innovation and the role of interdisciplinary collaboration

Florent Allais from AgroParisTech speaks to The Innovation Platform about the importance of combining biotechnologies, green chemistry, and downstream processes when fostering sustainable innovation. Faced...

Graphene can be used to increase the durability of hydrogen fuel cells

A new paper suggests that chemically altered graphene can be used to increase the durability of hydrogen fuel cells for cars. The paper, published in...

€100m to fund research into battery life expectancy and battery recycling

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany, has recently announced the investment of a further €100m in battery research, aiming to increase...

Green Energy

Green Energy can be generated by renewable, natural energy sources such as solar, wind, geothermal, hydro, wave and tidal power.

These green energy sources are naturally replenished and have a lesser impact on the environment than the burning of fossil fuels, such as oil and coal, both of which which take thousands of years to form and in a finite supply.

Green energy is also a preferred power source as it creates less pollution in both it’s extraction and consumption.