First hydrogen-powered train hits the tracks in UK

First hydrogen-powered train hits the tracks in UK

22nd August 2012 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Industry News

The UK's first hydrogen-powered train, built by a team from the University of Birmingham, has hit the tracks. The train, which can be viewed in the video below, can haul up to 4 tonnes for 2.7 kilometres.


Meeting future energy demand - how the UK may cope

Meeting future energy demand - how the UK may cope

20th August 2012 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Industry News

While there is no shortage of power capacity in the UK at the moment, the Telegraph questions whether this may change in the future. At present, there is almost 89 gigawatts (GW) on the grid


Marine energy worth a potential 4bn to UK economy

Marine energy worth a potential 4bn to UK economy

17th August 2012 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Industry News

A new report by the Low Carbon Innovation Co-ordination Group (LCICG) has suggested that the UK could capture 15% of the global marine renewable energy sector by 2050 - which could be worth up to £4bn to the country's economy, Click Green has written.


Scottish hydrogen hub given green light

Scottish hydrogen hub given green light

15th August 2012 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Industry News

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has given the 'green light' for a 'pioneering clean energy hub' in Scotland, the Information Daily reports. The hub, which will include Europe's largest hydrogen bus fleet, will be given funding of up to £3.3m.


CBI: UK has global leader potential

CBI: UK has global leader potential

15th August 2012 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Industry News

According to the CBI (Confederation of British Industry), the UK has the potential to become a global leader in the shift towards low carbon - but only if the government takes a different approach towards climate change and energy, edie.net has reported.