Renewable Energy

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

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

Sharma refuses extension to Thanet offshore wind farm

By |2020-06-16T15:49:49+00:00June 19th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Wind|

Energy secretary Alok Sharma has turned down an application for a development consent order (DCO) by Vattenfall Wind Power Ltd to extend Thanet offshore wind farm. The Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) application sought permission to construct and operate up to 34 wind turbine generators and associated offshore and onshore infrastructure approximately 8km off

Renewable power stocks outperform fossil fuels across the board

By |2020-06-02T14:49:28+00:00June 6th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, National Grid, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wind|

Renewable power shares are outperforming fossil fuels in the stock market, but obstacles are still standing in their way. A new report produced by Imperial College London and the International Energy Agency (IEA) found that renewables offered investors higher total returns than fossil fuels, and had a lower annualised volatility, making them lower risk

Surging wind helps renewables overtake fossil fuels in Q1

By |2020-06-02T13:00:56+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, National Grid, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wind|

For the first time ever, more electricity came from renewables than fossil fuels throughout the whole of Q1 2020. During the first three months of the year, over 40% of Britain’s electricity came from renewable energy sources, with 30.6% coming from gas according to Drax’s newest Electric Insights Quarterly. This was bolstered by a

COVID-19 to hurt but not halt renewable energy growth says IEA

By |2020-05-26T11:07:18+00:00May 29th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery, Wind|

While COVID-19 looks set to hurt renewable growth in the short term, it will not halt it according to a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA). In the agency’s Renewable Market Update report, it shows that globally there will be 167GW of renewable power capacity added in 2020, a 13% drop from

CCC calls for a coronavirus recovery plan that supports net zero

By |2020-05-11T11:38:25+00:00May 13th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wind|

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has called for low carbon and climate-resilient infrastructure to be at the heart of the government’s approach to rebuilding the UK after COVID-19. In an open letter sent to Prime Minister Boris Johnson today, the CCC outlined five measures that should be taken as the country moves on

Covid-19 crisis will wipe out demand for fossil fuels, says IEA

By |2020-05-04T20:21:05+00:00May 8th, 2020|Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wind|

Renewable electricity may be only source to withstand biggest shock in 70 years Renewable electricity will be the only source resilient to the biggest global energy shock in 70 years triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, according to the world’s energy watchdog. The International Energy Agency said the outbreak of Covid-19 would wipe out demand

Solar hits new milestones as renewables become world’s cheapest choice

By |2020-05-04T20:01:14+00:00May 6th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wind|

“Dramatic” recent gains have pushed solar’s levelised cost of electricity below US$30/MWh and will see the industry break the US$20/MWh average in a decade, BloombergNEF (BNEF) has said. New analysis from the consultancy found that utility-scale solar and onshore wind new-builds have become the cheapest option in countries home to two-thirds of the world’s population,

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