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A green Christmas? 41% of electricity used on Xmas Day was renewable

A study shows that 41% of the power used in UK homes on Christmas Day came from wind, sun, hydro-power and biomass.

Wind power helped to fuel a ‘green Christmas’ in 2016

Published on the Sky News website on the 29th December 2016

 

Renewable sources provided 41% of electricity used in the […]

High pesticide levels on oilseed rape crops harm wild bees, scientists prove

Species that feed most on the bright yellow flowers of the crop treated with controversial neonicotinoids have fallen by as much as 30%

Oilseed rape crops must be intensively managed for farmers to attain high yields, and this means high use of pesticides. Photograph: Chris Strickland/Alamy Stock Photo

Published on The Guardian website […]

Britain gets no power from coal for 'first time on record'

Coal plants are increasingly unprofitable to run CREDIT: PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS

Published on The Telegraph website on the 10th May 2016

By Emily Gosden, energy editor

 

Britain generated no electricity from coal on Tuesday morning for what is believed to be the first time since the 19th century, in a major milestone in the […]