Renewable Power ‘Already Cheapest Kind of Electricity in Many Countries’

Renewable power is already the cheapest source of electricity in many parts of the world. That’s the verdict from a new report published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which suggests the cost advantage of renewables will extend further as prices continue to fall in the next decade. It …

Low-Carbon Electricity Outstrips Fossil Fuel Electricity in 2017

2017 was a record-breaking year for clean electricity in the UK, with new analysis from Carbon Brief today revealing more power came from low-carbon sources than all fossil fuels combined for the first time since the industrial revolution. Between 2009 and 2017 the share of nuclear and renewable power doubled …

REN21: Solar PV ‘Star Performer’ in 2016

According to a new analysis of data, last year solar was the “star performer” in terms of new electricity generation, as renewables once again outstripped fossil fuels. The annual survey by REN21, the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century, found that “Newly installed renewable power capacity set new …

OVO Energy Powers Up Smart Electric Vehicle Charging Drive

Energy supplier OVO Energy has today launched a suite of new services designed to support the growing market for electric vehicle (EVs) and related smart grid technologies. The company announced that it has entered into a partnership with an EV charging network operator, which will see OVO provide 100 per …

Reports: World Bank Warns of Environmental Risk from Clean Energy Transition

Growing demand for metals and minerals used in clean technologies could present new environmental challenges for the planet unless decarbonisation efforts are effectively managed, the World Bank has warned. In order to meet the Paris Agreement goal of keeping average global temperature increases within 2C of warming, economies around the …