2022 was a difficult year for the European Union energy-wise. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February reduced the supply and upped the price of gas, while a summer drought strained its hydroelectric resources.
Researchers at the University of Cambridge announced Monday that they had developed the first-ever solar-powered system that could convert two types of waste into two different chemicals at the same time, in this case, carbon dioxide and plastics.
The UK government announced Monday that it would cut subsidies to help businesses weather the energy crisis by 85 percent, arguing that the current level of support was “unsustainably expensive,” as Reuters reported.
A new analysis shows how a just transition towards a green economy in California — one in which workers in the state’s fossil fuel industry would be able to find new employment and receive assistance if they’re displaced from their jobs — will be “both affordable and achievable,” contrary to claims from oil and gas giants and anti-climate lawmakers.
Electric vehicle (EV) sales reached record highs in the UK last year, even with total new car sales driven to their lowest level in three decades by supply chain disruptions. Nearly a third of all new cars sold in December 2022 were EVs and they made up almost 17 percent of vehicle sales throughout the year, overtaking new diesel car sales for the first time ever, reported The Guardian.
In September, 2022 the European Union (EU) decided that it would tax excess profits from fossil fuel companies in response to the energy crisis. One of those companies, however, is not taking kindly to the so-called “solidarity levy.” Exxonmobil announced on December 28 that it was suing the bloc over the windfall tax.
Air source heat pumps are becoming more popular in the UK as people look for ways to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels and cut their energy bills at the same time. Thanks to this, there are a growing number of brands introducing units to the market, which in turn is helping to drive prices […]