Power Generation

South Somerset Council: Battery bank generates cash for frontline services

By |2020-07-07T09:42:29+00:00July 10th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Grid Balancing, National Grid, News, Power Generation, Solar and Battery|

A 25-megawatt battery-based energy storage system has been connected to the electricity grid to store surplus power from wind and solar plants. Located in a field near Taunton, it works by buying and storing electricity when it is cheap and then selling it at peak demand for a profit. It also helps the National

Solar can play an important part in the UK’s COVID-19 recovery, says CCC report

By |2020-07-07T09:38:26+00:00July 9th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Solar and other renewables have made some strong progress towards decarbonisation, but there is still more to be done. Between 2008 and 2019, power emissions fell by 68%, helping to drive a general 30% reduction in territorial emissions according to the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) 2020 Progress Report. This has been helped by

Record start to 2020 for renewable generation

By |2020-07-07T09:27:10+00:00July 7th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wind|

In Q1 of 2020, renewables generated a record 47% of the UK's electricity, according to new figures from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Together, wind, solar, hydro and other renewables smashed last year's total of 35.9% thanks to increased capacities and higher wind speeds through February when a number of

Solar and clear skies: Not a penny more, not a penny less

By |2020-07-07T09:24:23+00:00July 7th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Solar, Solar and Battery|

The nights are drawing in. It's been a long spring, and exceptionally clear skies have provided a golden opportunity for a little research this year. Back in March I wondered if the lack of pollution was delivering extra energy to clients' solar panels. Sadly, careful analysis comparing cloudless days with those of a year

A sustainable recovery from COVID-19 could save millions of energy jobs

By |2020-06-30T16:38:04+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Power Generation|

Pursuing a sustainable recovery from COVID-19 could boost economic growth, create millions of jobs and reduce greenhouse gases. The International Energy Agency (IEA) has outlined a number of measures nations around the world should pursue over the next three years to drive a sustainable recovery. These include $3 billion (£2.4 billion) worth of policy

How Energy Storage is Navigating the Pandemic

By |2020-06-23T21:55:23+00:00June 27th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Solar and Battery|

Despite widespread disruptions, postponement rather than cancellation will be the outcome for the majority of interrupted projects. Pandemic restrictions have considerably slowed down the pace of non-residential energy storage projects during the second quarter due to challenges related to customer acquisition, installation and interconnection. The market disruption is likely to continue into 2021 and

“Historic moment” as BP writes-off billions of reserves as stranded assets

By |2020-06-23T21:52:02+00:00June 26th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Pollution, Power Generation|

When you have been writing about the oil industry for decades, it is easy to slip into hyperbolic language when significant events happen. But yesterday was one of these moments. For years, climate activists have been warning Big Oil and their loyal investors that there would come a time when their most prized assets,

World has six months to avert climate crisis, says energy expert

By |2020-06-23T21:47:19+00:00June 25th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation|

International Energy Agency chief warns of need to prevent post-lockdown surge in emissions The world has only six months in which to change the course of the climate crisis and prevent a post-lockdown rebound in greenhouse gas emissions that would overwhelm efforts to stave off climate catastrophe, one of the world’s foremost energy experts

Domestic renewable energy installs rise 37% in ‘early signs’ of recovery

By |2020-06-23T21:33:03+00:00June 23rd, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery|

There are “early signs” of domestic renewable energy installations recovering, according to the MCS. As restrictions imposed due to COVID-19 are lifted by the government, there are signs that the UK’s domestic renewable energy installation market may be recovering, MCS chief executive Ian Rippin said. The MCS has been working with its stakeholder community

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