British Renewables Score Record-Breaking Quarter

New evidence of the growing role of renewables in Britain’s electricity sector emerged yesterday with the release of data highlighting record breaking performances from the wind, solar, biomass, and hydropower sectors in the first quarter of this year. Using data from Elexon, biomass and coal energy giant Drax this week …

Massive 600MW Dutch Offshore Wind Farm Starts Generating Power

One of the world’s largest offshore wind farms has been officially opened, delivering 600MW of clean power capacity to Dutch grid. The Gemini wind park, which is located 85km off the coast of the Netherlands, was unveiled yesterday after it was completed both under budget and ahead of schedule. The …

BT Inks £185m Wind Power Deal

Two major new corporate renewable energy deals have been inked this week, with BT signing a £185m contract with a Scottish wind farm and building materials specialist Wienerberger agreeing to purchase power from DONG Energy’s offshore wind farms. BT announced it has agreed a 15-year, £185m Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) …

AB InBev to Brew Up Greener Beer with 100 Per Cent Renewables Order

Anheuser-Busch InBev has committed to source 100 per cent of the power it purchases from renewable sources by 2025, making the brewing giant the latest in a string of high profile firms to switch to clean power. The company announced yesterday that it will shift 6TWh a year of purchased …

25 US Cities Commit to 100 Per Cent Renewable Power

There are now 25 cities and towns in the US committed to sourcing 100 per cent of their power from renewables, after Madison in Wisconsin and Abita Springs in Louisiana both agreed last week to draw up plans to reach the target. Following respective city council votes, both cities have …

Scottish Government Grants Planning Approval to Latest Floating Wind Farm

The Scottish government’s plans to establish the country as a world-leading hub for floating wind turbine technology took another step forward last week when planning approval was granted for the third demonstration project in Scottish waters. On Friday, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy Paul Wheelhouse approved planning consent for …

Amazon Delivers ‘Win-Win’ Solar Rooftop Drive

Amazon has opened up a new front in its renewable energy push, announcing plans to install rooftop solar arrays on 50 distribution and sorting centres worldwide by 2020. The ecommerce giant confirmed yesterday it will kick off the new investment drive with the deployment of “large-scale” rooftop solar systems at …