Government Delivers £557m Green Energy Boost Ahead of Clean Growth Strategy Launch

The government has announced a further £557m of support for green energy projects ahead of the imminent launch of its flagship Clean Growth Strategy, which is expected later this week. Building on the sharp cost reductions in offshore wind seen in the last month’s clean energy auctions, the government said …

Report: UK Firms Tapping £290bn Global Renewables Market

UK renewable energy firms are consistently signing multi-million pound export contracts, securing themselves a foothold in a fast-expanding global market worth $290bn a year. That is the conclusion of a new study from trade body RenewableUK, which assesses the export activity of an illustrative sample of 36 of its members …

Ireland all Ears on Green Plans

Dublin has launched a public consultation on a new national planning framework that will include canvassing public attitudes to the further deployment of renewable energy. The government is seeking views on the development of infrastructure in the country up to 2040. A position paper on the framework said Ireland will …

Renewable energy increased in 2015

Renewable generation capacity increased by 152 gigawatts (GW) or 8.3% during 2015, the highest annual growth rate on record, according to  new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Capacity Statistics 2016 finds that as of the end of 2015, 1,985 GW of renewable generation capacity existed …