Wind generation toppled several records in Q1 2018, contributing towards a record high of 25TWh of renewable generation.
Government data has revealed that the UK’s ever-expanding renewables fleet set a new generation record last year, providing more evidence – if any were needed – that the country’s energy transition is well underway.
A new record for wind generation was set in the UK last weekend against the backdrop of an increasingly competitive subsidy-free race in Europe.
Vattenfall has announced plans to invest up to €100 million in developing solar plants over the next two years.
Writing for Clean Energy News, Louis Shaffer, distributed energy segment manager at Eaton EMEA, considers two key developments in store for the UK’s renewable energy industry this year.
Electricity produced by the UK’s wind turbines reached record levels this week after 13.6GW of output was recorded which, combined with high output, sent settlement periods into negative pricing.
Independent energy supplier So Energy has claimed to be the first in the UK to offer its customers the choice of where their energy is supplied from.
EDF Energy Renewables has sold its majority stake in five onshore wind farms to pursue other renewable projects in the UK.
Renewables and nuclear combined to generate more than half of the UK’s power for a second successive quarter in Q3, but energy monitoring firm EnAppSys has warned of looming factors that could prevent their share from growing further.
UK renewables provided nearly one-third of total electricity generation in Q2, setting a new record.
The UK experienced the greenest summer ever according to National Grid, which has released figures showing that over half of the electricity generated over the period was from low carbon sources.
Drax Power has hit back at a report which questioned the economic case for biomass, insisting the technology was the “only reliable, flexible” renewable that can be deployed at scale in the UK.
Powering the UK on wind and solar is not only possible, but the “smart economic choice” according to a new report which has condemned the future prospects of biomass in the country.
Unilever has confirmed that it has powered all of its UK manufacturing sites entirely by renewables since April after clinching a wind farm deal with Dutch utility Eneco for 15 of its locations.
Siemens has signed a new joint venture agreement with German decentralised power expert Allgäuer Überlandwerk (AUW) to expand on its existing smart grid business.
Technology giant Google has said it will be powering all of its operations with renewable energy by next year, and has committed to taking its pledges even further by supporting new technologies in the coming years.
Confectionary giant Mars has led calls at COP22 this week for business leaders to take ‘bold action’ on renewable power.
Walmart, the US owner of UK supermarket chain ASDA, has committed to derive 50% of the group’s energy demand from renewable sources by 2025.
Irish cleantech company Airsynergy has announced the launch of a suite of renewable energy and cost cutting products for the UK market, including small scale wind turbines with substantial generation capabilities.