Many nations face a dual challenge: They want to reduce their carbon footprint to fight climate change and at the same time have to retire their ageing and inefficient conventional power plants and replace them with new and clean sources of energy.
16 September 2016 02:42 GMT
Given that energy is the essential bedrock of a healthy economy, it is both frustrating and bewildering to watch a protracted national debate like the one accompanying the Brexit referendum and see how little time and attention has been allotted to energy policy.
09 September 2016 08:47 GMT
This week’s decision to award planning permission for the 1.8GW Hornsea Project Two development in the North Sea is a vital signal from the UK government, showing at last the beginnings of an industrial strategy based around low-carbon technology.
17 August 2016 01:10 GMT
The European offshore wind market saw a dip in grid-connections in the first half of 2016. After a record-year in 2015 with 3.3GW of new capacity feeding into the grids, a modest 525MW was connected in the first six months of 2016.
09 August 2016 09:25 GMT
Onshore wind is now among the UK’s cheapest sources of new power generation, and by 2020, it is expected to be the cheapest. But how many consumers know this? Does your partner know? Or your neighbour? Probably not…
07 June 2016 06:52 GMT
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