Power Generation

Emergency measures brought in to support consumers during COVID-19 crisis

By |2020-03-24T16:18:04+00:00March 27th, 2020|Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Cut, Power Generation|

UK suppliers along with the government have agreed on emergency measures, to help protect consumers and ensure their power stays on throughout the current pandemic. The agreement focuses on vulnerable people using pre-paid meters for their electricity who may not be able to make it out to top up their meters, or may fall

Energy Groups Make Plans to Deal with Coronavirus; EEI Issues Bulletin

By |2020-03-24T16:03:15+00:00March 26th, 2020|Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation|

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI), whose membership includes all investor-owned U.S. power companies, has told its members to prepare contingency plans for their operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Several U.S. grid operators already have announced measures designed to keep employees as safe as possible, while maintaining the reliability of the nation’s power supply.

Energy firms draw up crisis plans amid fears of loss of 80% of staff

By |2020-03-24T16:03:58+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Blog, Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Cut, Power Generation|

At Tanjent we are watching the electricity supply situation very closely, as our battery systems offer customers the ability during power disruptions and lockdowns to keep their lights on and their fridges and freezers powered (see the options here). . Nonessential work on power lines and gas pipes could be put back and extra

‘Unprecedented changes’ to electricity system help drive down emissions over last decade

By |2020-03-16T17:11:07+00:00March 19th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation|

Over the last decade, Great Britain has seen a faster rate of decarbonisation than anywhere else in the world thanks to its transition to renewable energy. Between 2010 and 2019, carbon emissions fell from 161 million metric tonnes to just 54 million metric tonnes according to a new report by Imperial College London for

ScottishPower seeks to challenge greenwashing with new 100% renewable tariff

By |2020-03-16T16:59:39+00:00March 18th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Wind|

ScottishPower has announced from today all new domestic fixed price tariffs will use 100% renewable energy that will be sourced entirely from its own wind farms. This will mean that all of the power generated by the company’s wind farms will be used exclusively by its domestic and commercial customers. Money made from the

BP to ‘fundamentally re-organise’ in pursuit of net zero by 2050 aim

By |2020-03-12T09:51:03+00:00March 12th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Pollution, Power Generation|

Global oil and gas major BP is to “fundamentally re-organise” its business, establishing a new low carbon power unit and doubling down on clean investments in a bid to become net zero by 2050. In a major strategy announcement unveiled today, new BP chief executive Bernard Looney, who took the reins last week, has

Budget 2020: Carbon capture given £800 million boost as renewables sidestepped

By |2020-03-12T09:48:00+00:00March 12th, 2020|Charging, Electric Vehicles, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation|

Funding boosts for carbon capture and storage (CCS), electric vehicles (EVs) and nuclear announced, as renewables are once again absent from the UK's Budget. Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered the Budget today (11 March 2020), with pledges for the green economy almost a footnote in the Red Book. CCS is to receive an injection of

Emissions flatline in 2019 thanks to surge in clean energy

By |2020-03-04T08:56:22+00:00March 4th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery, Wind|

Emissions flatlined in 2019 thanks to advances in clean energy, according to new research by the International Energy Agency (IEA). For the second year, emissions were 33 gigatonnes, despite a growth in the world economy of 2.9%. Globally emissions declined by some 170 million tonnes (Mt) in the power sector, or 1.2%, bringing many

Storm Ciara leads to record breaking weekend for wind generation

By |2020-03-04T08:52:28+00:00March 4th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation|

Over the weekend, Storm Ciara hit the UK causing wind power to surge, breaking two records. Gusts of up to 97mph, along with torrential rain pounded the country, causing electricity outages, flooding and travel chaos. During this, wind hit a new record for instantaneous generation, as well as a new record for power produced

Ofgem sets out nine-point plan to prioritise climate crisis

By |2020-02-21T13:00:11+00:00February 21st, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy|

Regulator aims to support investment in low-carbon technology while protecting households from price rises Britain’s energy regulator has said it will change how it governs the industry to help meet the government’s climate targets, after coming under fire for failing to prioritise the climate emergency. The regulator published a wide-ranging climate action plan on

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