Low-Carbon Energy Makes Majority of UK Electricity for First Time

Low-carbon energy was used to generate more than half of the electricity used in the UK for the first time last year, according to official data. A rapid rise in renewable energy, combined with low-carbon electricity from nuclear reactors, made up almost 53% of generation in 2018, the government’s annual …

Clean Energy Transition ‘Will Be Harder and Costlier Without Nuclear’

The transition to a clean energy economy will be much harder and more costly without nuclear power. That’s according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), which suggests four billion tonnes of additional carbon emissions could be generated if the proportion of power produced by nuclear resources …

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German Onshore Wind ‘Collapse’ Jeopardises EU Renewable Energy Goals

The “collapse” in the growth of onshore wind energy in Germany is jeopardising both the nation’s and the EU’s renewable energy targets. The warning comes from trade body WindEurope, which says Germany installed only 134MW of new onshore wind capacity in the first three months of 2019 – its worst …

“If Everyone Does a Little, We Will Achive Only a Little”

Do you think that small acts of individuals plunge into the river of synergy and reflect onto the society as a whole? You are not lonely in perceiving our world functioning this way. We are prone to comfort ourselves into the self-sufficiency of our small deeds for which we would …

Coal Prices Continue to Rise, Becoming More Costly Than Solar and Wind Alternatives

Around three-quarters of US coal production is now more expensive than solar and wind energy in providing electricity to American households, according to a new study. “Even without major policy shift we will continue to see coal retire pretty rapidly,” said Mike O’Boyle, the co-author of the report for Energy …

IEA: Global Carbon Emissions Hit Record High in 2018

Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions hit a new record last year, with an increase of 1.7% globally. That was a result of higher energy consumption, which grew by 2.3% – nearly twice the average rate of growth since 2010, according to latest figures from the International Energy Agency (IEA). …

Offshore Wind ‘Could Provide Half of UK’s Power Demand’

Offshore wind could provide a cost-effective and low carbon route to providing at least half of the UK’s future electricity demand. That’s the verdict made in a new report commissioned by the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC), which claims a long-term government strategy would enable private investment into the sector …