International consultancy McKinsey has said that renewable energy is a pivotal part of meeting the 1.5 degree climate limitations, but drastic change is needed to expand in time.
Coal generation in the UK has fallen by 35% in the last month due to COVID-19.
Drax is transitioning its executive management structure for its generation business.
SSE has today (31 March) closed its last coal-fired power station, Fiddler’s Ferry.
Drax CEO Will Gardiner spoke to Current± about why ending coal made sense, what will happen to the remaining units post-2022 and how bioenergy alongside carbon capture and storage (BECCS) fits into the future energy mix.
Drax announces it is to eliminate coal from its generation from next year, as it unveils financial results for 2019.
The government is planning to bring the phase-out date for coal generation in the UK forward to 2024.
In today’s episode, Liam Stoker looks at what the clean energy transition is doing to power grids in the Middle East, while Liam and Andy Colthorpe explore the Australian bush fires and the nation’s tricky relationship with coal, set against far more ambitious decarbonisation moves in Germany.
Low carbon energy stalled in 2019 with just 1TWh of generation added, according to new analysis by Carbon Brief.