UK risks missing overall renewable energy targets

2018-08-24T13:44:16+00:00August 2018|

Last year was a stellar year for renewable generation capacity in the UK, putting the country on track to meet its target for renewable-produced electricity. However, slow progress on heat and transportation means the UK now risks missing overall renewable energy targets, Greentech Media reports. 2017 saw highest annual increase share of electricity generations Energy [...]

Third of London councils sign up to Mayor’s Solar Together renewable energy initiative

2018-08-24T14:15:23+00:00August 2018|

Homeowners in London are signing up for reduced power bills thanks to 'Solar Together' initiative launched by London Mayor Sadiq Khan. His Solar initiative, launched this year with a pilot scheme in the boroughs of Brent, Ealing, Merton and Sutton, has expanded and now more than a third of boroughs have joined. Collective Buying Power [...]

Calls for clarity on solar’s exit from Feed-in Tariff

2018-08-24T14:24:13+00:00July 2018|

The UK government has published a new consultation discussing proposals to close Feed-in Tariffs and export tariffs for renewables. The Solar Trade Association (STA) is now calling for clarity on what will happen if tariffs are closed, urging the government to work with the industry to provide a sustainable solution. The Call for Evidence comes [...]

UK climate goals could be ‘predominantly’ met via wind, solar, batteries and DSR

2018-08-24T15:17:01+00:00June 2018|

According to a new study on climate goals, solar and wind energy, along with the flexibility provided by battery storage and demand response, could predominantly help the UK meet growing power needs. As Energy Storage News reports, it suggested that the UK power system could decarbonise by 2030 without relying on biomass, new nuclear or [...]

2017 was record-breaking year for renewables

2018-08-24T15:22:59+00:00June 2018|

According to the latest REN21 Renewables Global Status report, renewable energy projects accounted for 70% of all new power additions in 2017, with global capacity increasing 178GW. But what else did the report uncover? Edie highlighted these key findings: Developing countries leading renewables investment Worldwide, new investment in renewable power totalled $279.8bn in 2017, up [...]

UK’s energy security could be put at risk by huge tariffs on electricity imports

2018-08-24T15:41:35+00:00June 2018|

A cross-industry study from Aurora Energy Research suggests that the UK should reduce its increasing dependence on interconnectors that import electricity from other European markets. While ‘Energy security in an interconnected Europe’ notes the electricity interconnection with the rest of Europe could provide British electricity consumers with a range of benefits, it says these would [...]

More renewables investment needed to meet UK’s climate targets

2018-08-24T15:54:36+00:00June 2018|

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has warned that the government will not meet its climate targets if investments in renewable energy and other low carbon sources continue to reduce. UK’s low-carbon economy has fallen to its lowest level since the financial crisis in 2008 According to the Guardian, investment in the UK’s low-carbon economy has [...]

Battery storage, flexible tech and renewables can replace coal

2018-08-24T16:02:49+00:00May 2018|

The government has pledged to switch off coal plants by 2025 and the World Wide Fund for Nature has argued that they should seek alternative replacements instead of building new large gas-fired power stations, the Guardian reports. The environmental group believes that renewables, battery storage and flexible technologies should be used to fill the gap [...]

Solar energy for business is at a positive tipping point – not just a necessity but an accessible commercial opportunity

2018-08-28T13:46:57+00:00May 2018|

Necessity the 'mother' of invention Nothing generates change as swiftly as need; they say that “necessity is the mother of invention” and there is no doubt that necessity has fuelled (pardon the pun), the growth in renewable energy. However, it is worth keeping in mind that this is still a reasonably nascent industry; so the [...]