Jeremy Corbyn has claimed grid operators have failed to connect renewables to the grid while overcharging their customers, branding them “even worse” than energy suppliers that “jack up prices”.
Electricity consumption rose in every European country apart from the UK, which also contributed the highest growth in renewables in the past three years alongside Germany, according to new analysis of the European power sector.
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The UK government must issue firmer, more ambitious decarbonisation policies as a “matter of urgency” if it is to meet its fourth and fifth carbon budgets.
The UK’s clean energy generators continued to break records in the final throes of 2017 but the industry has issued warnings against complacency.
As 2017 draws to a close, Clean Energy News looks back on what has been a considerably interesting year for the energy transition. In the first of a series of articles running this week, we recap the best stories of 2017, beginning today with January through March.
An official from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has pushed back against claims that “question marks” hang over government decarbonisation plans, stating that good progress had been made.
Climate change minister Claire Perry has said she would be “personally disappointed” if the UK used ‘flexibilities’ to fill the shortfall in meeting the fourth and fifth carbon budgets identified in her own Clean Growth Strategy (CGS).
The Green Investment Group has today launched a new service to help medium and large energy users adopt distributed energy systems.
Earlier today chancellor Philip Hammond delivered the Autumn Budget which, amongst a raft of other measures, pledged new funding to drive electric vehicle growth but dealt what some have labelled a “catastrophic blow” to new renewable deployment in the UK. Here is how the green economy has responded.
Budget 2017: Government unveils EV funding bonanza, confirms no new low carbon levies
The UK working alongside Canada has launched an international alliance committing at least 25 nations and states to accelerate the phasing out of unabated coal power in favour of clean energy growth.
Danish energy giant DONG Energy is to rebrand itself as Ørsted in a move designed to shake off its fossil fuel foundations.
Next week Conservative party members congregate for their annual political conference. Most media coverage and political conversation in Manchester will be dominated by the party’s current political trilemma of Johnson, May, Brexit. Blogging for Clean Energy News, The Whitehouse Consultancy's Paul Thompson looks at where the Clean Growth Plan might sit in that agenda, and what we might see when it's finally unveiled.
Ministers at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have ducked a series of questions surrounding the supposedly imminent publication of its delayed clean growth plan.
The UK is decarbonising its economy faster than any other country in the G20, new analysis by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has claimed.
Oxford is set to become home to what is thought to be the largest electric vehicle charging pilot of its kind in the world with a project that will see 100 charging stations deployed on the city’s residential streets.
The government has today been urged to bolster its ambitions for the UK’s green economy as it prepares to publish its long awaited Clean Growth Plan (CGP).
Centrica has further boosted its new energy technologies credentials after £200,000 was invested in artificial intelligence (AI) start-up Grid Edge by the company’s energy focused impact investment fund Ignite.
Any failure on the UK’s part to continue to co-operate with the European Union on energy and climate change post-Brexit would threaten to unnecessarily complicate the country’s carbon reduction plans.
Business groups representing thousands of companies with hundreds of billions in revenue have called on Theresa May to set out clear polices and “display the vision, leadership and clarity” needed to build a low carbon economy.
The demands of the Paris climate change agreement can only be met if greater levels of digitalisation are implemented to transition the global energy sector into one fuelled by renewables, according to asset management service provider Kaiserwetter.
A hundred companies have now pledged to adopt 100% renewable electricity under The Climate Group’s RE100 initiative, marking a significant milestone for the scheme which three years ago had just 13 founding member companies.
Brexit has become one of the leading concerns for energy professionals according to a new survey carried out by the Energy Institute (EI), which also found that the majority of those asked expect the UK to fall short of its carbon targets as a result of poor energy policy.
The Carlsberg Group has pledged to eliminate all carbon emissions from its breweries by 2030, taking the immediate step of transitioning to 100% renewable electricity by 2022.
A renewables ‘revolution’ has continued to build pace in Scotland according to WWF Scotland after data covering May showed that generation from solar and wind assets provided a significant proportion of energy.
Some of the UK’s largest development and environment groups have urged the country’s next prime minister to slam Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.
The leaders of the UK’s top political parties have condemned Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate change agreement, with some branding the decision “appalling”.
The Scottish National Party (SNP) has followed the Conservative and Labour Party manifestos with a pledge to cap energy prices in its bid to win seats in next week’s general election.
The global energy transition will not “play by the rules” and will be driven largely by disruptive consumers as they flock towards decentralised generation.