Energy

Under the magnifying glass: A new type of solar energy

What’s Going On Here? Technology has been developed to produce carbon-free energy from the sun, powerful enough to rival fossil fuels. This is the first time renewable energy has been able to be used for powering heavy industries, such as the manufacturing of concrete, steel and petrochemicals. What Does This Mean? The technology is called ‘concentrated solar power’. It works by using…

UK CO2 Down To Pre-1890 Levels!

What’s Going On Here? 2017 saw UK CO2  emissions drop to 1890 levels… yes Eighteen Ninety, back when the population was half the size and Queen Victoria was still strutting her stuff. The drop in CO2 emissions is the result of a 19% cut in COAL usage from 2016 levels. WoooWooo (or not in the case of train travel). Less coal use has seen an increase in the use…