Rolls-Royce plans mini-nuclear reactors for UK by 2029

The firm said the deployment of small modular reactors could make build costs more predictable and affordable, lowering the price of electricity for consumers

UK hits renewable energy record as wind shatters 16GW threshold

The new energy record was set on Sunday, when wind provided more than 40% of the nation’s power

Generation ‘must be part of the answer in decarbonising the UK’s energy systems’

That’s the verdict from Mark Rose, Director of Total’s Major Business, who spoke to ELN Editor Sumit Bose at Energy Live Expo earlier this month

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Renewable energy ‘will supply 53% of Europe’s power by 2030’

That’s the forecast from Wood Mackenzie, which suggests most countries across the region are on track to deliver on their individual National Energy and Climate Plans

North England’s distributed power capacity ‘has quadrupled in last decade’

More than 4GW of wind, solar and other decentralised power is now directly connected to its network, up from just 1GW in 2009

Useful lifespan of wind farms increases to 30 years

A new report shows that for a project with a 30-year lifespan, the levelised cost of energy is around $33.5/MWh

UK’s renewable generation rose by 9.9% in second quarter of 2019

This rise, from 24.6TWh to 27.1TWh over the course of a year, was driven by an increase in clean capacity

World’s coal emissions ‘must peak in 2020 to keep climate change in check’

A new report warns the polluting fossil fuel must be cut from global electricity generation entirely by 2040

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Coal’s share of UK power generation drops to record low of 0.7%

New statistics published by the government shows this is a record 63% lower than the same period in 2018