South Korea Strengthens Grid to Take On More Renewables

South Korea took action this month to strengthen its grid in preparation for a major boost in renewable energy generation. At the beginning of the month, the state-owned Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) picked U.S. infrastructure provider GE Power to build a 4-gigawatt high-voltage DC (HVDC) transmission link from the …

US Renewables Account For 18% Of Energy Mix, Hot On The Heels Of Nuclear

Renewable energy deployment grew at a near-record pace in 2017, increasing by 14% to account for 18% of total US electricity generation, double its contribution a decade ago, and bringing it hot on the heels of the nation’s nuclear energy fleet, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s new Sustainable Energy …

2017: The ‘Greenest Year Ever’ for Electricity

The UK smashed 13 clean energy records last year in the ‘greenest year ever’ for electricity production in the country, according to WWF analysis of National Grid data. The sweep of new records was powered by the rise of green energy on the system, WWF said last week, with highlights …

‘My Priority’: Macron Promises to Use Nuclear and Renewables to Deliver Emissions Cuts

Fresh from the success of hosting the One Planet Summit in Paris last week, French President Emmanuel Macron yesterday underscored his commitment to decarbonising the country’s energy system. In an interview with broadcaster France 2, Macron said nuclear and renewables would remain the key planks of the country’s emission reduction …

Report: UK’s ‘Outdated’ Onshore Wind Ban Blocks Cheapest Form of New Energy

The government’s “outdated” ban on developing new onshore wind farms on mainland Britain is blocking access to the cheapest available form of new electricity generation, and having a negative impacts on bills, climate change targets, and businesses. That is the conclusion of new research by the Energy and Climate Intelligence …

National Grid Declares 2017 ‘Greenest Summer Ever’

August and September may have seemed like a bit of a washout for those hoping to enjoy a scorching end to the summer, but green energy enthusiasts will be toasting a successful end to the season today with news 2017 was the ‘greenest’ summer on record. According to new data …

Offshore Wind Power Cheaper than New Nuclear

Energy from offshore wind in the UK will be cheaper than electricity from new nuclear power for the first time. The development, revealed in figures from the government, has been seen as a milestone in the advance of renewable energy. The plummeting cost of offshore wind energy has caught even …