Electricity could account for more than half the world’s energy mix by 2050, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
The agency’s latest report, Global Energy Transformation: A Roadmap to 2050, highlighted how the world’s power supply would double by the middle of the century, with renewable sources such as solar and wind generating the bulk of output.
IRENA calculated that a combination of renewable energy and expanded electrification can achieve 75% of the energy-rela...
Consumer electronics giant Apple will exceed its goal of bringing 4GW of renewable energy into its supply chain by 2020.
The company now expects its suppliers to be using 5GW of green power by the end of next year.
Forty-four suppliers have agreed to run their businesses on renewable energy, nearly double the number that had previously made the commitment.
Last year, Apple announced that its own facilities were already running on renewables.
Collaborations are key
Lisa Jackson, Apple’s Vice...
A call to arms has been issued to the energy industry to collaborate further on areas including ensuring grid system stability as the make-up of the generation mix changes.
National Grid’s new Electricity System Operator (ESO) arm has moved system stability to the top of its ten-strong list of priorities as part of its innovation strategy for the year ahead.
Kayte O’Neill, head of strategy and regulation at ESO, said the last 12 months had seen Great Britain make further progress with decarbon...
One third of the world’s power capacity is now provided by renewable energy following a surge in solar and wind capacity during the past year.
Figures from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) showed that 171GW of renewables were added globally in 2018, a 7.9% year-on-year increase.
Solar and wind together accounted for 84% of the increase, with global renewable energy capacity now standing at nearly 2.4 Terawatts (TW).
Hydro-electricity accounts for around half of the total, fol...
A company that sold investment opportunities in renewable energy plants has been shut down after it failed to pay back millions of investors’ funds.
UK Renewable Investments (AD) plc, based in Darlington, was wound up in the Business and Property Courts in Manchester and the Official Receiver has been appointed as liquidator.
The court heard that between July 2015 and September 2016 UKRI sold corporate bonds to 208 people. £2.5 million was raised and investors were told their funds would go to...