Electricity supply sources Q2 2015 (Image: UK gov)

Renewables beat coal in UK electricity mix

Some good news on renewables – despite government policy. Often when we talk about countries breaking renewable energy records, we focus on momentary spikes caused by exceptionally sunny or windy days. While these records are, in and of themselves, important—they still leave a bigger question hanging: How does the electricity grid cope when the sun

Car exhaust (Image: BBC)

Electric Cars Cut Greenhouse Gases and Energy Use

No surprise here for most EV drivers, but still good to see in black and white. Electric cars charged on the grid generally have a lower carbon footprint than internal-combustion vehicles–and their wells-to-wheels carbon emissions only shrink as more renewable energy comes online. That’s the conclusion of a new study on the environmental effects of