Low-Carbon Policy ‘Less Vital than Low Energy Bills and Security’

Ministers should establish a new energy commission to spur on construction of power stations because successive governments have failed to encourage enough fresh power capacity in the UK, according to a House of Lords report. Subsidy-backed growth in renewable energy projects, such as windfarms, has deterred the construction of new …

This Danish School Has Installed The World’s Largest Solar Facade

A new building in Copenhagen is covered by 12,000 colourful solar tiles, making it one of the largest building-integrated solar power plants in Denmark. The tiles completely cover the building and will provide it with 300 MWh of electricity per year, meeting over half of the new campus of Copenhagen …

CS Wind Confirms Investment in New UK Offshore Wind Turbine Tower Factory

The UK is to get a new offshore wind technology manufacturing plant, after CS Wind yesterday confirmed it is to build a new tower factory in Campbeltown, Scotland. The company said that as a result of a “multi-million pound investment” from DONG Energy it will proceed with the expansion plans …

France Announces Coal Power Phase Out Date

France this week became the latest country to vow to phase out unabated coal power from its energy mix, pledging that its last coal plant will shut by 2023 at the latest. French President Francois Hollande announced the target at the COP22 Climate Summit in Marrakesh earlier this week, providing …

UK Coal-Powered Electricity Projected to Fall by Record Amount

The amount of electricity generated from UK coal power stations is on track to fall by two-thirds this year, a decline which analysts said was so steep and fast it was unprecedented globally. Climate change thinktank Sandbag said the drop was due to a doubling in the price of a …

Global Carbon Intensity Falls as Coal Use Declines

The amount of carbon needed to power the global economy fell to record lows in 2015, as coal consumption in major economies plummeted. PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) annual Low Carbon Economy Index report has found that the global carbon intensity (emissions per unit of GDP) fell by 2.8%. This was more than …

Spain Will Be Run On 100 Per Cent Renewables, Energy Boss Vows

The director of one of Spain’s top power companies has predicted the country will eventually become 100 per cent relaint on renewable energy. Acciona boss Miguel Ezpeleta said there is currently enough wind energy being generated to power 29m Spanish homes every day. He told Australian news channel, ABC News: …