Low Carbon Economy

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The Low Carbon Economy is a central resource for the low carbon economy, connecting people and businesses with low carbon products and services, information, initiatives, and each other.
 
We created The Low Carbon Economy in 2006 to capitalise on everything we have learned over the years at Fuel Cell Markets, and to apply our unique knowledge, resources and experience towards assisting the development of a low carbon economy as a whole.
 
Our unique drive and resources have enabled us to create an exceptional company uniquely positioned to deliver a truly useful online resource which has the potential to help millions of people and businesses across the globe.
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2021
16 Feb 2021

Switching to Electric Vehicles Made Easier by NatWest and Octopus

NatWest Group has today launched a joint offering with green energy tech company Octopus Energy to help people and businesses go green, demonstrating the bank's commitment to playing an active role in tackling climate change as part of its purpose-led strategy.
2020
18 Nov 2020

World's First Blue Energy Island

Nova Innovation, has secured an investment of £1.2 million from the Welsh Government for its Enlli tidal energy project in north Wales. The Enlli project creates the opportunity to generate electricity from the natural ebb and flow of the tide between Ynys Enlli - 'The Island in the Currents' - and the mainland of the Llŷn Peninsula. It has the potential to help the 'Island in the Currents' switch from a dependency on diesel generation to become the world's first blue energy island.
15 Jul 2020

Award for Game-Changing EV Platform Technology

REE has been named as one of ten game-changing companies by Bloomberg for its breakthrough EV platform, which is completely flat, scalable and modular and offers customers full design freedom to create the broadest range of EV and autonomous vehicles for current and future use.
22 May 2020

AMTE Power and Britishvolt sign MoU for UK's Landmark GigaFactory

AMTE Power and Britishvolt announce plans to investigate collaborating to build the UK's first full cycle battery cell GigaPlant, servicing the automotive and energy storage markets.
30 Jan 2020

Powering Amazon HQ2 With 100% Renewable Energy

Pittsylvania County in Virginia will be the home of a new solar farm, which will power Amazon's new headquarters along with other Amazon-owned operations across the Commonwealth. The project is planned for completion by the summer of 2021. Amazon has contracted 82 megawatts of the new 120 MW solar farm, which is expected to generate 172,500 megawatt hours of renewable energy annually.
2019
4 Dec 2019

Flexitricity Appoints New CEO

Leading flexible energy specialist Flexitricity has appointed a new CEO to spearhead growth plans that will help drive the UK Government's 2050 net zero ambitions.
26 Sep 2019

JinkoSolar and others commit to 100% green power target

JinkoSolar has committed to the RE100 and EP100 initiatives. The RE100 initiative brings together the world's most influential companies committed to 100% renewable power. To reach this global climate goal and drive a low carbon economy, each company has committed to source 100% of the electricity used across their global operations from renewable sources.
24 Sep 2019

Amazon buys 100,000 Rivian electric trucks

Amazon and Global Optimism announced The Climate Pledge, a commitment to meet the Paris Agreement 10 years early. Amazon becomes the first signatory of this pledge. The Climate Pledge calls on signatories to be net zero carbon across their businesses by 2040—a decade ahead of the Paris Accord's goal of 2050.
18 Jun 2019

UK investment in electric car battery development

Companies across the country are set to benefit from £23 million government investment to help them develop the latest electric vehicle technology.
29 May 2019

ORE Catapult highlights need for more data experts in offshore wind

New research is highlighting the advantages to the UK offshore wind sector of investing in in-house data expertise to realise the benefits of the fourth industrial revolution.
2018
4 Jan 2018

Project aimed at doubling range of next generation EVs

Nexeon and its partners have been awarded £7million in Innovate UK funding for a project to develop significantly better materials for Li-ion batteries. The work is an essential step to achieving electric vehicles with a range of 400 miles and above.
2017
27 Jul 2017

£246 million to boost expertise in battery technology

The launch of the first phase of a £246 million government investment into battery technology to ensure the UK builds on its strengths and leads the world in the design, development and manufacture of electric batteries.
24 Jan 2017

Gatwick first UK airport to join global renewable electricity alliance

Gatwick is the first UK airport to join more than 80 of the world's most influential companies in a programme designed to generate a massive increase in the demand for renewable electricity.
2016
27 Jul 2016

First ever round the world solar flight completed

Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg have succeeded in their crazy dream of achieving the first ever Round-The-World Solar Flight.
2011
9 Nov 2011

Bladon Jets wins second technology strategy board award

A consortium led by micro gas turbine company Bladon Jets has been awarded funding from the Technology Strategy Board to continue its development of an Ultra Lightweight Range Extender (ULRE) for next generation electric vehicles.
29 Aug 2011

Fishermen go low carbon with HK Electric-sponsored micro PV panels

The local fishing industry today sailed into a low carbon era with some 500 vessels and mariculture rafts taking part in a programme sponsored by HK Electric, a subsidiary of Power Assets, to use micro-photovoltaic (PV) panels to harness solar energy for daily operations.
6 Jun 2011

New e-mobility event is better for component suppliers

Those making subsystems, components and materials for electric vehicles gain little from meeting only the high profile electric car companies at e-mobility events. The queue is very long to supply these companies and the pricing is often extremely challenging. By contrast, a look at the big picture of electric vehicles by land, water and air reveals a huge number of often highly profitable niche applications.
2010
15 Dec 2010

Intelligent Energy's joint venture secures 3.7million investment

Fuel cell combined heat and power joint venture secures further £3.7million investment
5 Oct 2010

East of England charging towards an electric vehicle revolution

Government backs region's major project to install electric vehicle plug-in points
21 Sep 2010

Development of roll out solar cells

Rhodia, an international chemical company, has joined with the UK's Carbon Trust in a £4.5 million investment in solar energy start-up Eight19 to develop organic photovoltaic technology.