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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

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

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

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

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