UK solar power briefly overtakes gas as top energy source

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The heatwave in Britain has broken multiple solar energy-generation records. UK solar energy made headlines this past weekend when the nation’s solar power briefly overtook gas power stations as the United Kingdom’s top energy source. Last week, solar broke the record for weekly output in the UK. Although UK solar energy installations have “virtually flatlined” over the past year, according to a report from The Guardian, a week of mostly cloudless days has contributed to a series of record-breaking highs for this renewable form of power generation. According to Sheffield…

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Green investments plummet in the UK

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Critics say the government has created a “hostile environment” for investors Clean energy has been growing in the United Kingdom in recent years, but the government is now facing new criticism in its support of this sector. Green investments in the UK are now lower than they have been in a decade, according to a report from the Environmental Audit Committee. Critics say that the government has created a hostile environment for investors. This is largely due to the government withdrawing its support for various forms of renewable power. Lack…

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Renewable energy beats nuclear power in the UK

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Data shows that solar and wind have outpaced nuclear energy Renewable energy has reached a new milestone in the United Kingdom. According to information from the government, wind and solar power generated more electricity last year than the country’s nuclear energy stations. Renewable energy generation grew by 29% last year compared to the 21% increase that nuclear power saw. Now, clean power represents more than half of the electricity generated in the UK. Notably, wind power saw significant success last year, adding a great deal of capacity to the country’s…

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Researchers decry flawed renewable energy models

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Researchers have issued warning concerning flawed models that do not account for real world challenges Researchers from Imperial College London are warning against the use of renewable energy models that do not account for the reliability of the supply chain. A new report from Imperial College London suggests that some models used to predict the future of clean power may not be accounting for real-world challenges. Researchers have expressly criticized models that did not consider transmission, energy storage, and system operability requirements. One model in the UK fails to account…

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Cost of renewable energy continues to plummet throughout the world

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Report predicts that clean power will be less expensive than fossil-fuels in two years Renewable energy is set to become less expensive than fossil-fuels within two years, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IREA). The report suggests that aggressive investments in clean power will lead to a steep decline in the cost of energy for consumers and businesses alike. Advances in technology have also made clean energy systems more efficient and less expensive to produce. This has made clean energy, as a whole, much more…

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UK and Canada team to embrace renewable energy and phase out coal

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Nations come together to cut their usage of coal power The United Kingdom and Canada have announced that they will be working together to end their use of coal in the coming years. Through this partnership, the UK hopes to phase out coal power by 2025, with Canada following suit by 2030. The two countries are set to invest more heavily in renewable energy in order to accomplish this task. The countries have confirmed their commitments to fighting climate change be reducing emissions and increasing their consumption of clean power.…

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Renewable energy sets a new record in the UK

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One third of UK electricity came from renewable sources Nearly one third of the United Kingdom’s electricity came from renewable energy sources during the second three months of this year, according to a government statement. Clean power has set a new record in the country, which has been increasing its focus on new forms of energy in recent years. During the first three months of this year, 26.9% of the UK’s electricity came from renewable sources. During the following three months, however, renewable energy accounted for 29.8% of the nation’s…

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Renewable energy generates more electricity in the UK than coal and gas

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UK generated more electricity from renewable energy sources than from its coal and gas systems Wind, solar, and nuclear power have become the largest contributors to the United Kingdom’s energy grid. The National Grid, which oversees the country’s energy infrastructure, notes that these three forms of power have reached a new milestone. The UK has been showing strong support for renewable energy in recent years. The government has invested heavily in wind energy, specifically. The government is eager to distance itself from fossil-fuels in order to meet its environmental goals…

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Scotland grants approval for another offshore wind energy project

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New offshore wind energy project wins the approval of the Scottish government The Scottish government has granted approval for another offshore wind energy system. The Dounreay Tri Floating Wind Demonstration Project, as the name suggests, is meant to showcase the capabilities of offshore turbines. These turbines have the potential to produce significant amounts of electrical power due to their ability to capture the strong wind currents that can be found at sea. Plans for the new project follow approval granted for two other offshore wind farms, which began development last…

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Over 400 UK churches make green energy switch

The Big Church Switch initiative has been successful. More than 400 churches in the United Kingdom are planning to make the switch to green energy to obtain the power they need for light and heat, as part of the Big Church Switch, a clean energy initiative launched by two Christian charities – Tearfund and Christian Aid – back in February. The initiative urged UK churches and households to use renewable sources of power instead of fossil fuels to help reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change. The hundreds of churches…

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Solar farms may help to protect endangered wildlife

Eco-friendly partnership seeks to promote biodiversity and protect threatened species in the UK. A new partnership, formed between solar developer Anesco and the wildlife charity Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), is making the most of the land used in and around large-scale solar farms across England and Wales to support biodiversity and protect endangered wildlife, such as skylarks and turtle doves. The partnership aims to create natural habitats for these birds and other threatened species. The green plan will help to create a natural habitat for birds…

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Energy UK shifts its focus to renewable energy

Lobbying group begins to show favor for clean power over fossil-fuels The United Kingdom’s largest energy lobbying group has changed its opinion on clean power. Energy UK represents six of the country’s utilities and has established a reputation for being an aggressive defender of fossil-fuels in the past. While the organization have pressured government officials to continue supporting conventional forms of power, Energy UK is now showing aggressive support for renewable energy. The organization notes that the change is needed in order to stay relevant. UK is providing more funding…

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Many UK cities make promise to run entirely on Green Energy by 2050

The majority of Britain’s major cities have made a vow to eradicate carbon emissions in 35 years in their cities. Ahead of next week’s vital international climate talks that will take place in Paris, over 50 UK Labour-run councils, including Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Sheffield and others, have pledged to run on 100% green energy by 2050, which Labour said would reduce the United Kingdom’s carbon footprint by 10%, according to a news report from The Guardian. The commitment will mean making the switch to more renewables…

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Approved waste to energy plan aims to benefit West Yorkshire

A £300 million Yorkshire W2E plant has won planning approval from the UK government. Multifuel Energy Ltd. (MEL), a joint venture between SSE plc and Wheelbrator Technologies Inc., was granted planning permission from junior energy minister Lord Bourne, to begin its plans to develop its Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 waste to energy (W2E) plant near Leeds, a city in West Yorkshire, England. Construction of the energy to waste plant could create as many as 500 jobs. The new plant will be operated by MEL and, at the peak of its construction,…

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Wind Power in The UK Market to 2025, Update 2015 – Market Segments, Size, Trend and Market Projections For Upcoming Years: MarketResearchReports.Biz

MarketResearchReports.Biz has announced addition of new report “Wind Power in The UK, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2015 – Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Investment Trends, Regulations and Company Profiles” to its database. Wind Power in The UK, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2015 Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Investment Trends, Regulations and Company Profiles is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information and understanding of the wind power market in the UK. Download Sample Copy of this Report at…

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Biopower in The UK, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2015 – Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Regulations and Company Profiles: ReportBazzar

ReportBazzar has announced a new report titled “Biopower in The UK, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2015 – Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Regulations and Company Profiles” to their offering. Browse Complete Report with TOC: Summary “Biopower in The UK, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2015 – Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Regulations and Company Profiles” is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information and understanding of the biopower market in the UK. The report provides in depth analysis…

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