Renewable generation hit a new record in Q3, producing 38.9% of the UK’s electricity.
Secretary of state for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Andrea Leadsom, spoke to the BEIS Committee on the 15 October, highlighting that the departments “number one priority” is meeting the UK's net zero goal.
According to new analysis by Carbon Brief, in Q3 this year the UK’s windfarms, solar panels, biomass and hydro plants generated 29.5 terawatt hours (TWh) of power, while coal, gas and oil generated just 29.1TWh.
Outages at two nuclear power plants in Great Britain prevented the country from experiencing a “landmark” quarter for renewables, energy analysis firm EnAppSys has said.
Energy Storage News editor Andy Colthorpe reports back from Solar Power International 2019 in Salt Lake City, Solar Media's editor in chief Liam Stoker discusses what's next for nuclear after EDF's latest Hinkley Point C update, and the two reflect on an important week for the climate crisis as Greta Thunberg inspires global protests, as well as the ire of a handful of detractors.
EDF’s Hinkley Point C nuclear project is at greater risk of running 15 months behind schedule and could cost the firm up to £2.9 billion more than previously estimated, the French power giant has confirmed.
The government is exploring new funding models for nuclear and Carbon Capture Usage and Storage (CCUS) projects, announcing up to £18 million for the development of small modular reactors (SMR).
Electricity generated from renewables almost doubled nuclear as coal fell to a record low in the second quarter of this year, EnAppSys found.
The UK’s electricity system price spiked to £375/MWh for more than an hour on Monday, as market conditions prompted renewed volatility.