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P&O Ferries spends €260m on hybrid ships that can't be charged up
Sources suggest there has been a baffling level of miscommunication between P&O and authorities in Dover and Calais.
Kenyan physics teacher turns old laptops into e-bike batteries
When Kenyan physics teacher Paul Waweru’s electric motorbike stopped working, he couldn’t travel to work. Then he turned to old laptop batteries.
Experts identify three ‘positive tipping points’ for climate action
A new report has identified three actions that could speed up decarbonisation.
Sea salt batteries could be a cheap, green alternative to lithium
Lithium - the main component in most electric batteries - can be costly to mine. But researchers have made a breakthrough with alternative ‘molten salt’ batteries.
How automotive batteries are being turned into solar power storage
As concern over climate change and the need for clean energy sees an increasing number of people switch to electric cars, these vehicles are fast gaining a larger market share. But some experts are asking how green the batteries that run them really are?
Vapes are a 'new threat' to the planet, experts warn
Research by Material Focus found that around 1.3 million single-use e-cigarettes are thrown away in the UK every week.
‘We can’t eat lithium’: South Americans strike back at mining industry
Lithium extraction requires vast amounts of water, and is jeopardising people's lives and livelihoods in Argentina, Bolivia and Chile.
Massive French lithium mine set to open as electric car sales surge
French minerals company Imerys is set to open a massive lithium mine in France which could produce 34,000 tonnes of the rare earth metal per year.
This French start-up makes microbatteries the size of a breadcrumb
The microbatteries developed by ITEN are just a few millimetres thick and could be used across a range of consumer electronics.
Are AirTags banned on flights? Here’s what the airlines say
Lufthansa and IATA think AirTags are safe to use on flights - so why are the bag-tracking devices still banned?
Underground ‘bugs’ could be the future of solar energy storage
The soil battery is one of dozens of 'adventurous' projects that have just been granted €17 million from the UK government.
The first hybrid battery train is making its way to Europe
The so-called hybrid “tri-mode” means the train can switch between battery, electric or diesel and can operate on electrified and non-electrified lines.
Dutch students devise carbon-eating electric vehicle
The all-electric Zero Emission Mobility (ZEM) car uses carbon capture technology to absorb CO2 as it drives.
Cheaper electric vehicles are coming despite high battery costs
The new Equinox EV is only slightly more expensive than regular compact SUVs.
This low cost battery could cut the cost of green energy in your home
Scientists at MIT have invented a new battery to back-up renewables, at a sixth of the cost of the standard model.
US tax credits for electric vehicles spark talk of possible trade war
The credits encourage manufacturing in the US but foreign car companies say they are discouraging international trade.
This paper battery with a water switch could help cut electronic waste
The team behind the paper battery say it could be used for smart labels, environmental sensors and even medical devices.
How batteries will supercharge the renewable revolution
The cost of solar and wind energy keeps going down - now we need storage to take fossil fuels out of the picture completely.
Europe's net zero industrial plant is coming to Spain
Plans for a green hydrogen generation plant and a wind power generation and smart wind turbine assembly plant are also underway.
Solar and wind energy can now be stored in ‘sand batteries’
A cheap way to store heat at 500C all year round, sand could help ease Europe’s energy problems.