UK automotive industry quickly up to top speed

The Evoque being manufactured at Halewood. Photography attributed to JLR.
Posted on 26 Feb 2016 by Fred Tongue

In January, car manufacturers in the UK saw a strong start to 2016 with output up 8% compared to the same month last year, according to official figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

The total output of cars for the month was 137,552, which is the best January performanc…

Solar power cheaper than coal in Chile

The Abendgoa Solar company's Atacama-1 solar site is located in the Atacama Desert, Chile, which has the highest solar radiation in the world - image courtesy of Abendgoa Solar.
Posted on 24 Feb 2016 by Aiden Burgess
Chile’s solar industry continues to go from strength to strength as the country’s green energy boom has helped to keep down not only greenhouse gas emissions, but high electricity costs that have plagued Latin American countries.