Energy News

Open Access Government’s Energy category can offer a wide range of articles exploring research and issues from around the world. 

You can find articles on the research of clean, sustainable living along with energy efficient households and businesses. We have also included topics such as energy innovations in Asia and advancements in new energy technology.

Renewable energy investments along with ocean and hydrogen research are popular topics covered in the category that are regularly updated.

Find more energy pieces within the environment category there are many sustainable and efficient energy pieces there.

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Demystifying the promise of mini nuclear

Mini nuclear can be a relatively safe and fast energy alternative, but the UK government needs an efficient energy strategy to lead us to net zero when using it.
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Castle Hill Hospital solar field: The Photo Voltaic Power Station

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust recently opened its 5MW Photo Voltaic Power Station (solar field) at Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham, East Yorkshire.
Methane Bubbles frozen in Abraham Lake in Clearwater County, near Nordegg, Alberta, Canada. Elliot Peak lit by the sunset in the background. Canadian Winter scene

Time is running out to meet Global Methane Pledge commitments

Despite efforts made to cut methane emissions in 2022, not enough has been done to meet Global Methane Pledge commitments, says Kayrros.
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How can the UK government better address its lacking energy strategy?

The UK government needs to tackle the worsening energy crisis – but its current energy strategy is lacking efficient solutions.
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Help businesses set carbon reduction targets

Aditya Kumar, Director of Product Management at Honeywell Building Technologies, details how companies can meet the Government’s net-zero goals using carbon reduction and management software.
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Is net zero by 2050 a pipe dream?

Saranjit Singh, VP Telecommunications and Utilities APAC, SS&C Blue Prism discusses whether net zero by 2050 is achievable, or nothing but a pipe dream.
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Councils can save residents £1600 off their annual energy bills with rooftop solar

Rooftop solar energy provided by councils could help the UK through the energy crisis, saving on costs and lowering national carbon emissions.
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Achieving net zero: decarbonising the NHS and the public sector

In this Q&A with Simon Duncan, the Director of B2B Solutions at E.ON, he outlines the key considerations for decarbonising the NHS and the public sector.

Understanding scope 3: Why supporting suppliers to cut carbon is good for everyone

Guy Battle, CEO of Social Value Portal, explores how Scope 3 standards offer a new perspective and a clear path forward for those ready to take the next steps on their decarbonisation journey.
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Direct use of geothermal – there is more to geothermal than just power

Focus on geothermal resources is shifting and direct use of geothermal is receiving more and more attention.
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Unlock sustainable heating in Europe now

Only 13% of thermal energy in Europe is produced by renewable energy sources and 40% from natural gas alone(1). Therefore, unlocking local, green produced, sustainable heating now is a must.
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How heat pump technology can help to decarbonise the NHS

Jason Speedy, chief operations officer at leading heating solutions manufacturer Groupe Atlantic, outlines the importance of decarbonising the NHS, and how heat pump technology can support its net zero journey.
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How to save energy costs in a net zero world

Looking at large energy consumers, Martin Kenzie, Sales Manager at 2G Energy Ltd, analyses how to save energy costs when transitioning to a net zero world.
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Geothermal energy in the clean energy transition

Aarthi JanakiRaman & Shrinivas Tukdeo from TechVision, Frost & Sullivan, tell us what we need to know about geothermal energy and its role in the clean energy transition.
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Do more to tackle energy poverty

Ioannis Vardakastanis, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee, argues that the EU and Member States must do more to tackle energy poverty and protect vulnerable consumers.
Smokestack pipe factory pollution in the city, Fuel Power Plant Smokestacks Emit Carbon Dioxide Pollution

Fossil fuel companies will not achieve their Paris Agreement targets

Paris Agreement targets set out by governments and large companies have been projected to be missed, after decarbonisation scenarios were analysed for the future.
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COP27: Africa’s agenda for an energy transition

When discussing African development and climate change at COP27, Africa needs to be supported by an agenda for its energy transition.
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EC scheme to support biomethane production plants

The European Commission has approved an Italian scheme, through the Recovery and Resilience Facility ('RRF'), to support the construction and the operation of new or converted biomethane production plants.
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The thermal energy device which converts body heat to electricity

A newly developed thermal energy device presents a new way to continuously power wearable electronics, with a 6.5 times increase in power density compared with other generators.
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Reconfiguring the whole energy system for a net zero future

In order to achieve a net zero future, the UK needs more tangible support to achieve net zero ambitions – including better infrastructure for sustainable energy.

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