A trial deployment of Moixa's residential storage systems have been supported by the UK government in a competitive demonstration scheme. (Image: Moixa)

UK energy minister defends record on energy storage

The UK’s minister for energy has said that her government is not planning any framework of incentives for energy storage, but said nonetheless that public funds can help “bridge the gap” between ideas and commercialisation. Amber Rudd, a minister at the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), attended an event hosted in Westminster, London

Driving school: your children will learn to drive with Renault Zoe

Renault has introduced a special version of “driving school” Zoe. It’s to allow learner drivers to familiarize themselves with the electric car in their first hours of driving. Available since January, the Zoe dedicated to driving schools had been formalized in October, since the Paris Convention of Network driver education centers (RECs). Fitted directly in

Audi A3 e-tron, Mitsubishi Outlander and BMW i3 plug-ins

Audi A3 e-tron vs BMW i3 & Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Plug-in cars promise great efficiency, but is Audi’s new A3 e-tron hybrid a better bet than range-extending i3 and Outlander? Eco-friendly plug-in models are slowly gaining in popularity, so it’s no real surprise that after decades of experimentation Audi has finally decided to jump on the petrol-electric bandwagon. The new A3 e-tron is based on

“UK’s first eco town” to run EV initiatives

Dubbed “the UK’s first eco town”, the NW Bicester development in Oxfordshire will run a range of ultra-low emission vehicle initiatives including an electric car club for the first phase of its development. The NW Bicester project is being developed by A2Dominion, which is teaming up with ultra-low emission vehicle leasing company Fleetdrive Electric to

Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, Chevron CEO John Watson, ConocoPhillips CEO James Mulva, Shell president Marvin Odum and BP America president Lamar McKay are sworn-in to testify before a US House of Representatives subcommittee hearing on energy in 2010. (Image: Michael Reynolds/EPA)

Investors ask oil companies to disclose refineries’ risks from climate change

Shareholders ask the five largest US oil companies – Valero, Exxon Mobil, Marathon Petroleum, Phillips 66 and Chevron – to disclose the risks their operations and facilities face from rising sea levels and storm surges [Published 26 Feb] Investors and nonprofits on Thursday asked the five largest US oil companies to disclose risks to their