Posts tagged: London

Coffee grounds could be used to make biodiesel says Bath University

By Robin Whitlock A new research study conducted by Bath University in the UK has found that oil can be extracted from coffee grounds and then subsequently transformed into biodiesel. The study, recently published in the ACS Journal Energy & Fuels, explains how the oil can be extracted by soaking the coffee grounds in an […]

New mobile phone runs on solar power

By Tatum Anderson A solar-powered mobile phone aimed at consumers without access to electricity goes into production later this month. LONDON: A solar-powered mobile phone aimed at consumers without access to electricity goes into production later this month. The first phones to be manufactured will be sold in Papua New Guinea, Tonga and Vanuatu in […]

The Local Energy Co-Operative Revitalising London Estates

Agamemnon Otero is coming: the entrepreneur is behind a wave of community initiatives empowering ordinary Londoners. By Tom Smedley     The Roupell Park estate in Brixton, south London, is home to (along with around 3,000 people) two community renewable energy schemes. One is a multi-million pound combined heat and power (CHP) system which began […]

World’s largest solar bridge completed in London

By Stuart Robarts     Work has finished on what is now the largest solar bridge in the world. Blackfriars Bridge, part of Blackfriars Station in London, has been fitted with 4,400 photovoltaic panels, which are expected to reduce the station’s CO2 emissions by an estimated 511 tonnes (563 tons) per year. Work began in […]

John Lewis switches to 100% renewable energy

Retail giant joins the ranks of Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s and Ikea by investing in clean technology to cut emissions The John Lewis Partnership (JLP) is the latest UK retailer to commit to reducing carbon emissions by switching to renewable energy. More than 380 stores as part of the JLP, which includes Waitrose supermarkets and […]