Reductions in network operators’ budgets could result in electricity grids becoming the “weak link” in the power sector transformation.
The UK’s first citizens’ assembly on climate change has called for strong leadership and a focus on a green recovery in its final report.
Costs of deploying renewable electricity generators continue to fall as new government statistics show dramatic cost reductions for solar and wind out to 2040.
In Q1 of 2020, total renewable generation grew by 30% on the same quarter the year before according to new statistics from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Falling renewables costs and speedy deployment mean that Britain should aim for the technology to meet two thirds of electricity needs by 2030.
A green recovery from COVID-19 could be delivered through increased support for onshore renewables, according to investor Thrive Renewables.
The UK's renewable generation has seen the largest ever year-on-year increase, jumping by 30% in Q1 2020.
A combination of residential solar, storage and smart controls could "dramatically reduce" the evening peak.
In Q1 of 2020, renewables generated a record 47% of the UK's electricity, according to new figures from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).