Global demand for electricity is predicted to rise by 4.5% in 2021 – equivalent to 1,000TWh – following heavy reductions as a result of COVID-19.
Green Alliance’s latest net zero policy tracker shows the UK “risks complacency” as it finds emissions will be nearly 40% higher in 2030 than needed to hit decarbonisation targets.
The Octopus Energy Group is set to expand into the green hydrogen sector, touting the benefits of the technology for "parts of the economy electrification can’t reach".
Investment company Temasek has partnered with BlackRock to invest in next-generation net zero solutions, such as renewable energy technologies.
This month’s episode of the Solar Media Podcast, sponsored by Honeywell, is out now, featuring discussion on long-duration energy storage, grid stability and how solar is at risk of prolonged curtailment in Vietnam.
Over 260GW of renewable energy capacity was added worldwide in 2020, beating the previous record set in 2019 by almost 50%.
Wind and solar have driven a record fall in global coal generation in 2020, although this was heavily impacted by the low electricity demand caused by COVID-19.
Scotland has fallen just short of its goal of 100% of its electricity consumption being from renewables in 2020, reaching 97.4% in the year.
The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has lent its weight to calls for the Green Homes Grant to be rolled over beyond the end of March 2021.