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.

intelligent district heating

Intelligent district heating: A sustainable solution supporting the energy transition

Carsten Østergård Pedersen, Head of District Energy at Grundfos Holding A/S, speaks to Open Access Government about the enormous benefits of intelligent district heating, and why sustainability should remain at the heart of innovation.
uk nuclear power, carbon emissions

What is the future of UK nuclear power?

Nuclear power is an integral part of the UK’s plans to transition to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
zero carbon, transition

Zero Carbon: It’s easier than you think

Martin Kenzie, Sales Manager at 2G Energy, debunks the myth that an organisations transition to zero-carbon is complicated, disruptive and expensive.

TRI-HP Project: Developing trigeneration systems for multi-family buildings

Daniel Carbonell, TRI-HP Project Coordinator from SPF Institute for Solar Technology, explains how this EU funded project TRI-HP develops trigeneration systems based on heat pumps with natural refrigerants and multiple renewable sources, to provide heating, cooling and electricity to multi-family buildings.
green industrial revolution, stephensons rocket

Heat Networks: Johnson’s “rocket” for his Green Industrial Revolution

Stephenson’s Rocket was a major driver of the last industrial revolution two hundred years ago. Will the UK PM, Johnson, be able to deliver a similar principle that will be recognised in two hundred years from now?
digital power grid

Digital power grid: Making energy work harder for us in 2021

Chris Barlow, Innovation Director, Data Communications Company (DCC), discusses how the digitisation of the power grid will aid the UK’s net-zero carbon strategy.
Powerskin+

H2020 Powerskin+: Carbon-neutral non-residential buildings

Here we learn about Powerskin+, advanced next-generation multifunctional building skins for energy and carbon-neutral non-residential buildings.

Particulate photocatalysts: Producing hydrogen from water without recombination loss

Here, Professor Kazunari Domen, Shinshu University and The University of Tokyo, explains a particulate photocatalyst producing hydrogen from water by perfect photon-to-chemical conversion, which is essential to meet our future need for renewable hydrogen.
economic waste

The development of a renewable product prepared using economic waste in Taiwan

Ying-Chieh Lee from the Department of Materials Engineering, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, explores the development of a renewable product prepared using economic waste in Taiwan.
thermal energy, nano

Harvesting thermal energy by NanoMachines

Vladik Avetisov and Roman Iliev, the Principal Investigator and the Founder of the Molecular Machine Corporation Ltd, lift the lid on an innovative project that concerns the use of environmental heat as a natural source of thermal energy.
Accelerating rate calorimeters

Battery Safety: Accelerating rate calorimeters for the renewable energy sector

Dr Carlos Ziebert, Head of IAM-AWP’s Calorimeter Center, KIT, explains how the safety of stationary battery storage for renewables can be increased by battery calorimetry.
net-zero by 2050, birmingham energy

The largest challenge to achieve net-zero by 2050: Decarbonising heat

Professor Martin Freer, Director of Birmingham Energy Institute, University of Birmingham, details his thoughts on overcoming our largest challenge to achieve net-zero by 2050.
fuel cells and hydrogen

Moving forward with fuel cells and hydrogen

Morry Markowitz, President of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association underscores the importance of moving forward when it comes to fuel cells and hydrogen.
climate change and decarbonisation

Hydrogen, climate change and decarbonisation

Dr Gareth Hinds, Science Area Leader in Electrochemistry at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), tells us what we need to know about hydrogen in the UK, including broader comment on climate change and decarbonisation.
social and societal, energy poverty

The social and societal dimension of the energy transition

Christophe Quarez, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee explores the social and societal dimension of the energy transition.
hybrid heating system

Why hybrid heating systems are better than heat pumps for district heating schemes

Pete Mills, Commercial Technical Operations Manager at Bosch Commercial & Industrial, outlines why a hybrid heating system is a better option than a full heat pump for district heating schemes.
designing heat networks

“Let’s not settle for good practice when designing heat networks”

Ruben Vos, Heat Network Specialist from Hysopt, discusses the importance of investing in digital twin software when designing heat networks.
new build homes

How will new build homes be heated in the future?

Stuart Urquhart, Legal Director at UK law firm TLT LLP, walks us through how new build homes will be heated in the future.
District heating and cooling

How innovative district heating networks reduce the consumption of fossil energy

Roberto Fedrizzi, Coordinator Sustainable Heating and Cooling Systems at EURAC Research, explores how low-grade renewable and waste heat can be effectively recovered in district heating and cooling networks.
energy performance

EU Directive on the energy performance of buildings

Adrian Brewin, Co-Founder of Reid Brewin Architects, provides an opinion commentary about the EU Directive on the energy performance of buildings, including sustainability.

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