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 for Business, Energy and Industrial …

Green Light for ‘Next Generation’ 1.2GW East Anglia Offshore Wind Farm

Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark has given the green light for ScottishPower Renewables to develop a 1.2GW offshore wind project 46 miles off the coast of East Anglia that will use ultra-efficient ‘next generation’ turbines. The company announced today it has been given planning consent for its East Anglia THREE offshore wind project, which …

UK Renewables Hit Record Production

Clean energy delivered record amounts of power to homes and businesses around the country during the first three months of this year, according to official figures published yesterday that underscore the growing influence renewables wield on the UK electricity grid. New data from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) revealed that renewables …

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 1.029GW of onshore wind capacity …

Offshore Wind Energy 2017

WindEurope and RenewableUK will join forces to host the world’s largest offshore wind conference and exhibition, taking place in London on 6-8 June 2017. Offshore Wind Energy 2017 will attract more than 10,000 professionals and showcase over 500 exhibitors from all sectors of the offshore wind industry. Offshore Wind Energy 2017 is the largest offshore …

RenewableUK Sets Out Manifesto for ‘Strong’ Clean Energy Sector and ‘Stable’ Policy

RenewableUK has become the latest green trade body to set out its manifesto wish-list ahead of the anticipated launch of the main party’s election manifestos next week. The group, which represents over 400 businesses from the wind and marine energy sectors, yesterday published a short report entitled Powering Britain that sets out a series of …

Energy UK Calls on Government to Deliver ‘Low Carbon Future’​

The energy industry has today stepped up calls for a major overhaul of the UK’s energy policy regime in order to ensure carbon targets are met “at least cost to consumers”. Trade body Energy UK has published a major new report, entitled Pathways to a Low Carbon Future, which underscores the industry’s support for the …