Renewable Energy

UK risks losing out to Europe in home battery boom, report warns

By |2019-08-13T14:41:15+00:00August 21st, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Controversial tax hike could leave country lagging behind as continent powers ahead The UK risks being left behind in Europe’s home battery boom because of a controversial tax hike on solar-battery systems, according to a report. The energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie has predicted that Europe’s home battery capacity could climb fivefold in the next five

Energy Storage Boom Goes Into Overdrive

By |2019-08-05T11:49:22+00:00August 16th, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Continuously falling battery costs, and rising capacity and usage of clean energy are set to result in booming global stationary energy storage over the next two decades, which will require total investments of as much as US$662 billion. That’s one the key findings of the latest report on new energies by research company BloombergNEF (BNEF)

‘Bolder action needed’ to meet Paris climate goals

By |2019-08-05T11:48:07+00:00August 15th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy|

Without bolder action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions the world will not meet the goals set by the Paris climate accord, according to a new report by Wood Mackenzie. Analysis in the 'Energy Transition Outlook' indicates that the world is on a trajectory for global warming above pre-industrial levels of three degrees Celsius rather than

Why Energy Storage Is Proving Even More Disruptive Than Cheap Renewables

By |2019-08-05T11:39:55+00:00August 13th, 2019|Battery Storage, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

The falling price of renewable energy has been dominating the headlines, but more dramatic change is happening behind the scenes, where battery storage is disrupting the way utilities provide power. The change is driven not just by cheap renewables and cheap batteries, but by the electronics that link them together, said Mark Ahlstrom, the president

Energy storage could reduce emissions that cause climate change

By |2019-08-05T10:49:22+00:00August 11th, 2019|Battery Storage, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Electricity grids that incorporate storage for power sourced from renewable resources could cut carbon dioxide emissions substantially more than systems that simply increase renewably sourced power, a new study has found. The study, published today in the journal Nature Communications, found that storage could help make more efficient use of power generated by sources such

Low-carbon energy makes majority of UK electricity for first time

By |2019-08-05T10:32:26+00:00August 6th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wind|

Rapid rise in renewables combined with nuclear generated 53% in 2018 A rapid rise in renewable energy, combined with low-carbon electricity from nuclear reactors, made up almost 53% of generation in 2018, the government’s annual review of energy statistics revealed. Renewable energy sources set a new record by meeting a third of the UK’s power

Parliament Responds to the Battery VAT Petition

By |2019-08-02T12:12:30+00:00August 2nd, 2019|Blog, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

We have had a reply to the VAT petition from the Treasury. See below for the full wording. Interestingly it shows that the UK government fought against the VAT rises with the EU but were defeated by the Court of Justice of the European Union siding with the European Commission.

The UK’s shift to clean energy is about to get really, really tough

By |2019-07-29T16:41:01+00:00July 31st, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy|

Renewable electricity in the UK has had a great year, but with our homes and transport still almost totally reliant on carbon the hardest part of the zero-carbon future is still ahead It’s been a bad year for fossil fuels in the UK. In May, Great Britain went two weeks without burning any coal for

David Attenborough tells MPs the hard truth on climate change, but they can’t afford to listen

By |2019-07-22T12:21:56+00:00July 24th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy|

Sir David Attenborough regularly battles it out with the Queen for the title of the county’s “most trusted person” – a fact he always puts down to a single cause. “I have never done a commercial. Never. Ever,” he said in a newspaper interview in 2006. “If I have any quality on the screen, it’s

The good, the bad and the ugly in the UK’s green finance crusade

By |2019-07-22T12:12:53+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wind|

If you missed last week’s launch of the UK Green Finance Strategy, it is entirely possible you’re not alone. The 80-page document may make for dry reading for all but finance diehards, but the issue it sets its sights on is consequential: the inescapable truth that the world is failing to invest in clean energy

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