2017: The ‘Greenest Year Ever’ for Electricity

The UK smashed 13 clean energy records last year in the ‘greenest year ever’ for electricity production in the country, according to WWF analysis of National Grid data. The sweep of new records was powered by the rise of green energy on the system, WWF said last week, with highlights …

Norway Proposes Major Cuts to Carbon Capture and Storage Budget

On the same day at the UK government finally unveiled new funding support for the carbon capture usage and storage sector (CCUS), the Norwegian government proposed cutting its own support for the technology by 90 per cent. Norway, which is seen as a leader in CCUS research, has proposed cutting …

Government Delivers £557m Green Energy Boost Ahead of Clean Growth Strategy Launch

The government has announced a further £557m of support for green energy projects ahead of the imminent launch of its flagship Clean Growth Strategy, which is expected later this week. Building on the sharp cost reductions in offshore wind seen in the last month’s clean energy auctions, the government said …

Wales Sets Renewables Target to Make Country World-Leader in Clean Energy

The Welsh government this week announced ambitious new clean energy targets that would make the country one of the world’s leading renewables hubs. Cabinet Secretary Lesley Griffiths announced Wales should aim to source 70 per cent of its power from renewables by 2030, building on progress that has seen renewables …