Decarbonisation ‘Must Accelerate to Stay in Line with Paris Agreement’

The shift towards a low carbon energy system must accelerate to stay in line with the goals outlined in the Paris Agreement. That’s the verdict offered in a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which suggests this is vital to keep the rise in average global temperatures …

UK Renewable Energy Capacity Surpasses Fossil Fuels for First Time

Renewable capacity has tripled in past five years, even faster growth than the ‘dash for gas’ of the 1990s. The capacity of renewable energy has overtaken that of fossil fuels in the UK for the first time, in a milestone that experts said would have been unthinkable a few years …

28,000 Jobs at Risk in North of England over Low-Carbon Economy

As many as 28,000 jobs will be lost in the north of England in the next 12 years under the government’s drive towards a low-carbon economy, a thinktank has warned. The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) said in its report that the region could be at the heart of …

UK Renewable Energy Competitive Auction Yields Record Lows & In Excess Of 3 Gigawatts

A total of eleven new electricity projects totaling more than 3 gigawatts were awarded contracts by the UK Government today in the country’s latest competitive auction for Contracts for Difference, including three offshore wind farms which included an impressive low strike price of only £57.50 per megawatt-hour. The UK Department …

Plans for Sahara to Export Solar Power to Europe Revive

TuNur Ltd filed a request in the Tunisian Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energy for the authorisation of a 4.5GW solar energy export project destined to fuel Europe. The mega-solar project is envisioned to be located in a newly established solar complex in the Sahara Desert in Southwest Tunisia- …

Government Urged to Back EU Sharing Cities Electric Vehicle Project

A cross-party group of politicians has called on the government to throw its weight behind an EU-wide working group aimed at accelerating the uptake of clean, low carbon technologies across European cities. In an open letter published in the Sunday Telegraph yesterday 15 MPs, Peers, and MEPs highlighted the environmental …

Growth in Green Jobs Slows as Industry Waits for Government Action

The growth in the number of green jobs being created across the country has slowed over the last year thanks to the “bonfire” of clean energy policies under the current government, according to new research published today by the Renewable Energy Association (REA). The REA found that 125,940 people were …