Former Manchester coal plant to house world’s largest battery storage project

Former Manchester coal plant to house world’s largest battery storage project

UK based energy development company Carlton Power has taken an important next step in building what is being touted as the world’s largest battery energy storage project, a 1040MW/2080MWh installation at the site of a former coal-fired power plant.

Carlton Power says it has received planning permission from Trafford Council in Greater Manchester, and -subject to a final investment decision – will build the massive batter at the Trafford Low Carbon Energy Park, no far from the famous Old Trafford home ground of football giants Manchester United.

This information comes from the website of Renew Economy.


Telosa – Creating a more equitable and sustainable future

Telosa – Creating a more equitable and sustainable future

Telosa aims to create a new city in America that sets a global standard for urban living, expands human potential, and becomes a blueprint for future generations.

We believe in a safe and welcoming community that freely exchanges ideas and information to build accountability, competency, authenticity, and trust.
We believe people should have equal access to opportunity and share in the prosperity that they help create.
We believe everyone is an important and valued member of the community and their voice should be heard, contributing to new possibilities.

This information comes from the website of TELOSA.

Nottingham to lead the way in city-centre regeneration

Nottingham to lead the way in city-centre regeneration

Heatherwick Studio has revealed plans to use the remains of the half-demolished 1970s Broadmarsh shopping mall as part of its post-pandemic vision for Nottingham city centre

The proposals by Thomas Heatherwick’s practice for the long-troubled 8ha plot feature a major ‘green space which will permeate the whole site and weave in and out of the [centre’s] frame’.

The vision, drawn up with socially responsible development company Stories, also includes 750 new homes in the shadow of Nottingham Castle, recreating ‘lost street connections’, the overhaul of the city’s cave network, the transformation of the existing Severns House into a hotel and 37,000m² of office and conference space.

The concept, which received initial backing from Nottingham City Council today (7 December), has been billed as a ‘once in many generations’ opportunity for Nottingham to ‘lead the way in city-centre regeneration following the impacts of Covid-19 and online retailing’.


Read the whole article in Architects’ Journal.




Pipistrel nears launch of new hydrogen-powered 19-seater

Pipistrel nears launch of new hydrogen-powered 19-seater

Slovenia’s Pipistrel Aircraft, best known for its range of lightweight two-seaters, is nearing the launch of a new hydrogen fuel-cell- and battery-powered 19-seat hybrid that it hopes will revolutionise the commuter-category segment.

Dubbed the “Miniliner”, the aircraft could enter service by 2030, the company says, and will offer a substantial cut in operating costs against current designs.

Pipstrel says the Miniliner will be able to perform short point-to-point services between cities, boosting connectivity for underserved locations, or what it calls “microfeeder” flights into bigger hubs.

Power from the fuel cells will be sufficient for most departures, but batteries are provided to boost short-field performance, allowing departures from runways down to 800m (2,620ft). This, it says, will allow access to 80% of Europe’s airports.

While Pipistrel sees the optimum flight length as between 160-215nm (300-400km), the Miniliner will be able to fly for around 1,000nm on a single tank of liquid hydrogen.

Read the whole article in FlightGlobal.

The Peace Building

The Peace Building

A place where we can build a global culture of peace.

The Peace Building is set to be the first ever peace museum and education centre in London. It will be a meeting point where all generations can learn about peace builders through history; share stories of peace movements; and remember the countless victims of conflict. It will be a space where we can start to build a global culture of peace. Together.

There are eight war museum in London. We need a peace museum to provide an alternative discourse and champion the power of peace building.

The Peace Building will inspire and equip people of all ages to act peacefully in all aspects of their lives; from the individual level (fostering inner peace) and our relationships with others – to streets and communities (including the global community). We will work hard to become a centre of excellence in peace education through our learning programmes for schools and colleges – both in the centre and through outreach. The centre will also provide public spaces to reflect, relax and explore… Including a cafe, exhibition space, a reference library, studios, meeting rooms, a space for quiet reflection, and an events space for talks, lectures, conferences and concerts.

This information comes from the website of The Peace Building.

The world’s largest private initiative regarding the ocean: REV Ocean

The world’s largest private initiative regarding the ocean: REV Ocean

REV Ocean is focussed on reversing negative environmental conditions in the ocean by increasing knowledge and developing concrete sustainable solutions.

From understanding to sustainable solutions with four unprecedented ocean initiatives:

1) Exploring our blue planet with the world’s largest and most advanced research and expedition vessel.

2) Connecting data, people & technology to drive sustainable ocean governance and blue economy. Constructing an intelligent, all-encompassing and open-access Ocean Data Platform.


3) Gathering decision-makers, NGOs, scientific communities and other key stakeholders at the World Ocean Headquarters at Fornebu, Oslo.

4) The Plastic REVolution Foundation has been established to find the best opportunities to support Ghana and pilot solutions that can be scaled-up globally.

Basic income and why it is a good idea.

Basic income and why it is a good idea.

“Ideas can and do change the world,” says historian Rutger Bregman, sharing his case for a provocative one: guaranteed basic income. Learn more about the idea’s 500-year history and a forgotten modern experiment where it actually worked — and imagine how much energy and talent we would unleash if we got rid of poverty once and for all.

This information comes from the TED Talk by Rutger Bregman.

For more information about Rutger Bregman visit his website.

Alice – electric aircraft

Alice – electric aircraft

Eviation Alice is an electric aircraft designed to take 9 passengers up to 1,000 km at more than 240 knots.

Our solution is electric from conception. Starting from scratch we take a holistic approach to aircraft design, allowing us to fully optimize the benefits of electric aviation. Our state-of-the-art aircraft is powered by four key capabilities:

Electric by design
Radical and holistic re-thinking of the airframe, propeller and motor maximizes energy management and flight efficiency.

Ultra-light design
Our battery takes up 65% of the aircraft’s weight, and it takes a state-of-the-art all composite body to makeup for that.

High energy density battery
Combining Lithium-ion for high power needs and a proprietary Aluminum-Air system for range, hitting the 400Wh/kg mark and more

Built from day one as an Optionally Piloted Vehicle,
for increased flexibility and expansion of services today, and full autonomy when regulations permit.

This information comes from the website of Eviation.


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