Five years of falling carbon dioxide emissions in the world’s leading economies will come to an end this year as pollution rises by 0.5%, according to new figures.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) said higher oil and gas use in Europe, the United States and Asia would outweigh growth in renewables and a fall in coal.
Although the IEA noted that the rise in emissions was lower than the increase in economic growth – which stood at 2.4% – the agency described the figure as “particularly worr...
Wind energy has hit a new generation record, according to figure from National Grid.
The statistics reveal that Britain’s onshore and offshore wind farms hit a new high of 14.9 gigawatts (GW) between 6 and 6.30pm on the last Wednesday in November.
Analysis by Drax Electric Insights shows that this was 33% of Britain’s electricity needs at a time of high demand, and that it beat the previous record of 14.5GW set on 9th November.
National Grid said that overall on Wednesday wind generated 32.2%...
Concerns have been voiced over the £60 million budget announced by the UK Government for the upcoming third Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction being staged next Spring.
The funding will support “less-established” technologies for the delivery years 2023-24 and 2024-25.
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) plans to impose a capacity cap of 6GW. An offshore wind administrative strike price has been set at £53-56/MWh, while the new remote island onshore wind te...
Britain’s renewable energy industry has hit a major milestone after the total renewables capacity overtook that of fossil fuels for the first time.
The country’s renewables capacity has risen to 42GW, passing the 40.6GW combined capacity of coal, oil and gas-fired power stations.
Renewable capacity has tripled over the past five years with significant growth in solar farms and offshore wind farms being connected to the grid.
Over the same period, a third of the UK’s fossil fuel capacity has b...
The Contracts for Difference (CfD) regime will undergo further changes once next year’s round of auctions is completed, the UK Government has announced.
In its response to the latest report from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said it would consider “further refinements”.
The CCC has called for onshore wind and solar farms to be allowed to bid for CFDs because they are the cheapest forms of renewable energy.BEIS said i...