Renewable energy generation hit a record high in 2018, with gas, coal and nuclear all falling.
Our re-cap of the year continues with the biggest stories in May and June, as solar PV generation records tumble in the UK’s glorious sunshine and investment in energy storage technologies ramps up.
The future of the Capacity Market has been plunged into doubt after the European Court of Justice annulled the European Commission’s decision not to object to the scheme.
‘Rapid, far-reaching change’: IPCC recommends up to 97% of power from renewables to limit climate change
Rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented change is required to limit climate change to 1.5C, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned.
EDF Renewables has sold a minority stake in a portfolio of 24 of its UK wind farms for £701 million to pursue more renewable development.
Renewables’ share of electricity generation in the UK inched closer to one-third in the first three months of the year, topping 30%.
Energy secretary Greg Clark ended weeks of speculation yesterday evening (4 June 2018) by making a statement before the House of Commons, confirming that the government had indeed entered into negotiations over the proposed development of the 2.9GW nuclear reactor at Wylfa Newydd.
Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has doubled down on its efforts to reduce its power’s carbon intensity, aiming to halve its emissions per kilowatt hour once again by 2030.
Drax Group is to launch Europe’s first bioenergy carbon capture storage (BECCS) project, claiming that its success could bring ‘carbon negative’ power to North Yorkshire.