China Aims To Plug Renewable Energy Losses By 2020

China may be the largest renewable energy generator in the world, but it still has to sort issues related to integration of wind and solar power in the existing transmission grid. According to the National Energy Administration (NEA), curtailment of hydro, wind, and solar power projects is expected to drop …

Britain Delivers Greenest Ever Half Hour of Electricity Production

The UK enjoyed its greenest ever half hour period of electricity production on Monday morning, as wind and nuclear provided the bulk of electricity and coal was pushed off the grid entirely. Between 12.30am and 1am on Monday night the carbon intensity of grid electricity dropped to a record low …

Welsh Water Invests £250m to Produce Green Energy

Welsh Water is investing £250m to help produce its own energy needs and cut its £44m annual utility bill. It has agreed the figure in a loan with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to cover some of its investment costs. Bosses are meeting in Wrexham on Thursday at a waste …

Onshore Wind Delivers Almost a Quarter of Northern Ireland’s Power

Onshore wind capacity in Northern Ireland has passed the 1GW mark and is providing nearly a quarter of the country’s power, according to the latest generation figures from NI Electricity Networks. Following the opening of a number of new onshore wind farms, the latest figures show that there is now …

Report: Community Energy Projects Powering 130,000 UK Homes

More than 200 community energy organisations are now operating enough solar, hydro and wind schemes across the UK to power 130,000 homes, a new analysis of the nascent sector has revealed. The first ever Community Energy State of the Sector report today reveals that a total of 222 community energy …