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Johnson pledges £160m to help UK wind generation increase to 40GW by 2030

By |2020-10-17T12:05:20+00:00October 25th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Wind|

Boris Johnson has pledged that the UK will be powered by offshore wind generation by 2030 in a speech this morning. As part of his address during the Conservative Party’s virtual conference, the Prime Minister announced the country’s offshore wind generation target is increasing to 40GW. This reaffirms a goal set out by the party

Renewable generation hits new highs confirming ‘revolution in power generation’

By |2020-08-04T16:39:16+00:00August 7th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wind|

Renewable generation hit a new record in 2019, generating 37.1% of the UK's electricity throughout the year. This was up from 33.1% in 2018, and reflected a 6.5% increase in renewable generation capacity, which rose to 47.2GW according to new figures released by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) today. Over

The Isle of Man targets renewables and all-island EV network net zero plan

By |2020-08-04T16:03:34+00:00August 6th, 2020|Electric Vehicles, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery, Wind|

The Isle of Man has released its plan for reaching net zero by 2050, setting its sights on 75% renewables by 2035. Whilst it is not covered by the UK’s 2050 target, the British Crown dependency itself committed to net zero greenhouse gas emissions in May 2019, and has since been working to develop

Renewable generation sees ‘largest year-on-year’ increase as it exceeds 40TWh in Q1

By |2020-07-21T12:57:55+00:00July 22nd, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wind|

The UK's renewable generation has seen the largest ever year-on-year increase, jumping by 30% in Q1 2020. Following on from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) publishing its quarterly report, the department has now given in depth figures specifically for renewables. It found that renewable generation climbed by 9.4TWh from 31.5TWh

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

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

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