UK Smashes Solar Power Record

Solar power has broken records in Britain in Friday as the country basked in temperatures as high as 28 degrees. According to the National Grid solar generation hit its highest ever level in Friday, delivering 8.7GW, the equivalent of 24.3 per cent of national demand. That day figures sail past the …

Iran Talks Up Plans for $3bn Renewable Energy Push

Iran has become the latest Middle Eastern country to announce ambitious plans to beef up its renewable energy capacity, outlining proposals to invest $3bn in delivering 5GW of new clean energy capacity. Speaking at an event this weekend to mark the opening of two 7MW solar farms in the Hamedan …

China and India Tipped for Multi-Billion Dollar Renewables Investment Surge

The Asian renewables market can expect a dual boost this year, as the Chinese and Indian governments both look to step up investment in clean energy infrastructure. According to Reuters’ reports, China’s energy agency today announced plans to invest 2.5 trillion yuan ($361bn) in renewable power generation by 2020 as …

Report: Low-Carbon Now Dominates UK Power System

More than half of the electricity generated in the UK now comes from low carbon sources such as wind, solar, nuclear energy and biomass, according to a new study which underlines the stunning transformation taking place in the UK energy sector. The study, released today by Imperial College London in …