Last year renewables ‘generated more electricity than fossil fuels for first time ever’

Nearly 42.9% of the UK’s electricity last year came from renewables and 38.5% from fossil fuels, according to a new report

Expert team appointed to advise Citizens Assembly UK on climate change

They will advise the 110 people who will meet for the first time at the end of January to consider how the UK’s 2050 net zero goal can be reached

‘Massive growth’ in energy storage charts path towards net zero

The total capacity of battery storage planning applications has soared from nearly 6,900MW a year ago to more than 10,500MW today

New industry group floats offshore wind strategy

The group will meet regularly with the aim of providing a vision for large-scale deployment of floating wind farms in the UK

New onshore wind installations at lowest level since 2011

New analysis reveals the figure fell by nearly 80% last year

Britain blown away by new wind energy record

Onshore and offshore wind farms hit a new high of 14.9GW between 6pm and 6.30pm last Wednesday

UK energy storage sector sees massive surge

Planning applications to install battery storage capacity have soared from just 2MW in 2012 to a total of 6.87GW this year

Scottish wind turbine maker goes into provisional liquidation

Trade body slams government for cuts to the Feed-in Tariff, which support small-scale renewables and due to close to new applicants in April 2019

British firms secure almost half of UK’s offshore deals

  Almost half (48%) of the investment in planning, building and running offshore wind projects has been awarded to British companies. That’s a 5% increase from the previous report published in 2015, according to latest figures from RenewableUK. That means the sector has almost hit its target of sourcing 50% of its work in Britain […]

UK Government ‘must invest in affordable green power’

The UK Government needs to keep consumer energy bills down by investing in domestic, affordable, low carbon power. In its manifesto wish-list, RenewableUK suggests onshore and offshore wind in particular are likely to present the cheapest form of energy moving into the future. The renewable trade association’s document, published in the run-up to the general […]