Spending review does not give renewable workers ‘clarity’ on future of sector, trade body boss says

Spending review does not give renewable workers ‘clarity’ on future of sector, trade body boss says

She said: “Scotland’s renewable energy sector can help to power Britain’s infrastructure and deliver on the government’s commitment to achieving net zero emissions.“The Chancellor said that ‘the challenge of decarbonisation is real’, but pledged just £30 million extra for projects aimed at achieving the Government’s net zero target.

Latest fracking tremor believed to be UK’s biggest yet

Latest fracking tremor believed to be UK’s biggest yet

A large tremor that caused houses to shake has been triggered by the UK’s only active fracking site, amid rising alarm about the controversial practice.The 2.9-magnitude quake, recorded near Cuadrilla’s site near Blackpool on Monday morning, is believed to be the biggest fracking-related tremor seen in Britain.

France and Britain in a race for carbon neutrality by 2050

France and Britain in a race for carbon neutrality by 2050

Le Quéré, based on data from CITEPA (France) and BEIS (RU), Author provided Emissions from the building sector have declined over the past 10 years in both countries, with larger decreases in the United Kingdom.

Britain to launch new scheme to pay households for unused renewable power

Britain to launch new scheme to pay households for unused renewable power

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will launch a new scheme to pay households producing energy from renewable sources, such as solar panels, for their surplus electricity, the government said on Sunday.

Britain goes a week without coal power for the first time since the Industrial Revolution

Britain goes a week without coal power for the first time since the Industrial Revolution

Burning fossil fuels has a big impact on the environment and many countries, including the UK, are cutting emissions in an effort to tackle climate change.

Britain extends run of coal-free electricity to more than six days

Britain extends run of coal-free electricity to more than six days

It is well known that coal is becoming less and less important in Great Britain’s electricity mix, now accounting for under 10% of the country’s power output, and on track for the Government’s planned phase-out by 2025.Further, we regularly find ourselves reporting on this record-breaking “hours without coal” stories – as happened after Easter weekend a fortnight ago.

Great Britain Goes 90 Hours Without Coal Generation Over Easter Weekend

Great Britain Goes 90 Hours Without Coal Generation Over Easter Weekend

Great Britain went over 90 hours without producing electricity from coal over the Easter weekend, according to the country’s national grid operator, breaking its previous record set a year earlier.

Britain boasts record 90-hour coal-free Easter weekend

Britain boasts record 90-hour coal-free Easter weekend

Great Britain broke its record for the longest continuous period without generating electricity from coal-fired power plants over the Easter weekend, lasting for nearly 91 hours without coal.

Renewables generate one-third of Britain’s Q1 electricity supply

Renewables generate one-third of Britain’s Q1 electricity supply

EnAppSys published its first-quarter update for Great Britain last week, outlining the country’s electricity generation figures for the first quarter of 2019.While gas-fired power plants generated the most electricity for the quarter, at 32.2TWh or nearly 40 per cent of Britain’s total, renewable energy sources continue to creep closer.

Renewable resources supplied 33% of Great Britain’s electricity in first quarter of 2019

Renewable resources supplied 33% of Great Britain’s electricity in first quarter of 2019

Clean Technica: New figures by energy consultancy EnAppSys have shown that renewable energy sources generated 33% of the total volume of Great Britain’s generated electricity over the first quarter of 2019, while clean energy technologies (including nuclear) accounted for nearly 50%.

Britain targets a third of electricity from offshore wind by 2030

Britain targets a third of electricity from offshore wind by 2030

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain plans to generate a third of its electricity from offshore wind farms by 2030 and boost the value of exports of offshore wind services and equipment to 2.6 billion pounds a year, the government said on Thursday.

Storm Erik causes new peak for British wind generation

Storm Erik causes new peak for British wind generation

RenewableUK’s executive director Emma Pinchbeck said: “At one of the coldest times of the year, when we need it most, wind is generating over a third of Britain’s power needs, setting a new clean energy record.

Renewables In Britain To Overtake Fossil Fuels By 2020

Renewables In Britain To Overtake Fossil Fuels By 2020

Looking back, 2017 was the first year when low carbon sources (renewables plus nuclear) generated more of the UK’s electricity than fossil fuels, providing 50.1% of our power.

North Sea rocks could act as large-scale underwater renewable energy stores, study finds

North Sea rocks could act as large-scale underwater renewable energy stores, study finds

Rocks at the bottom of the North Sea may provide the perfect storage location for renewable energy, according to a new study. However, critics say the erratic nature of wind and solar energy will not be able to provide the constant supply required to power Britain’s grid.

Britain has shifted 30% of its electricity away from fossil fuels in just nine years

Britain has shifted 30% of its electricity away from fossil fuels in just nine years

It’s definitely possible, but the next decade will be more challenging for two main reasons: the demand for electricity is expected to rise rather than fall, and incorporating ever greater levels of variable renewable generation will need additional flexibility.

Britain Won’t Meet Its Smart Meter Rollout Deadline

Britain Won’t Meet Its Smart Meter Rollout Deadline

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said in 2013 and 2016 that the program would require £11 billion (USD $14 billion) of investment in installations, equipment and systems, a cost equivalent to £374 ($472) per dual-fuel household.

UK wind power sets new generation record

UK wind power sets new generation record

The UK wind power sector has set a new record for generation across its offshore and onshore markets. On Wednesday wind generated 32.2% of Britain’s electricity, more than gas which provided 23.5%, while nuclear supplied 17.9%, coal 8.7%, biomass 8%, imports 7.8% and hydro 1.7%.

Great Britain hits record-low share of fossil fuel generation

Great Britain hits record-low share of fossil fuel generation

“With coal out of favour within the GB power market, carbon price rises do not have much impact upon fossil fuel projects except to push the cost of generation up,” explained Paul Verrill, director of EnAppSys.

UK unveils energy price cap to help 11 mn households

UK unveils energy price cap to help 11 mn households

The energy price cap would save consumers a total of £1.0 billion annually Britain's energy watchdog on Thursday proposed a temporary price cap on gas and electricity that could benefit 11 million households, notably the most vulnerable exposed to excessive cost hikes.

World's largest windfarm opens off Cumbria coast

World's largest windfarm opens off Cumbria coast

“The project, completed on time and within budget, also marks another important step towards Orsted's vision of a world that runs entirely on green energy. Britain is considered to be the best location to generate wind power in Europe and the UK is the sixth highest producer of the renewable energy source in the world.

Can China connect technological prowess with global ambitions?

Can China connect technological prowess with global ambitions?

China has already staked a claim to global leadership in solar technology. China’s long-run investment perspective and bold capital outlays in the areas of technology, energy, environment, and transport have the potential to define the global future in the way Britain’s industrial revolution did two centuries ago.