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UK renewable generation surged to new high in 2019

Renewable energy provided a record 37.1% of the UK’s electricity in 2019 – up from 33.1% in 2018, according to the latest government statistics. The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Digest of UK Energy Statistics 2020 reveals that renewable generation capacity increased by 2.9GW to 47.2GW in 2019, which was mainly driven […]

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Renewables eclipse other power sources

New data has revealed that renewables accounted for more electricity than any other power source in Great Britain for the first quarter of 2020, as blustery winds spurred renewables generation to 45% of the entire electricity mix. New quarterly data from analysts EnAppSys has found that between January and March 2020, 45% of electricity generation […]

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New tech needed to improve energy storage

In order for wind and solar to compete with fossil fuels, new ways of storing renewable energy must be found. Currently, lithium ion batteries are the go-to solution. Already used to bank backup power for hospitals, offices and even towns, they remain too expensive for most grid-applications, even with experts saying that the prices are […]

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The government abandons opposition to subsidising new onshore windfarms

Four years after ministers abolished support for new onshore wind projects, the Government has dropped its opposition to new onshore wind ‘competing for contracts to generate clean power’. The change follows the government’s pledge to reach its net zero target by 2050, a goal that the Committee on Climate Change has said could be reached […]

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