Creating a sustainable energy future
Bechtel and Hexicon floating wind turbine image

Bechtel and Hexicon to demonstrate floating wind technology

6 months ago
Floating wind developers Bechtel and Hexicon have decided to partner for large-scale demonstration projects in the UK.
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RenewableUK

Wind Energy

6 months ago
Renewables provide nearly a third of UK power in the UK and half of this is generated by from wind energy. Generation from onshore and offshore wind in the UK are central to the shift to an energy system fit for the future. 
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Rooftop solar panels

Will the pandemic trigger a boom for rooftop solar?

6 months ago
The UK solar sector emerged relatively unscathed from the pandemic in 2020 and now believes that it can benefit from the new work from home culture, which has seen domestic energy costs soar. We talk to Solar Energy UK to find out more.
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Solar panels

Over 1GW of new solar farms added to UK pipeline during September

6 months ago
Developers and planners of new solar sites are continuing to operate at a frantic pace, with no signs of slowing down. Indeed, there are now several different types of developer vehicles in the mix within the UK, with JV’s being announced almost on a weekly basis.
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Solar panels

The UK Plans to Double Subsidies for Solar and Onshore Wind in 2021

6 months ago
2020 saw a substantial shift in the UK government’s plans to tackle the climate crisis. The government aims to double the capacity of renewable energy it will subsidise in 2021 by backing onshore, offshore, and floating wind projects, plus solar energy, wind, and tidal schemes.
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Wind turbines at Bowbeat photograph by Murdo MacLeod

UK electricity from renewables outpaces gas and coal power

6 months ago
The UK’s renewable electricity outpaced its fossil fuel generation for the first time in 2020 and could remain the largest source of electricity in the future, according to an independent climate thinktank.
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Biomass burning
Should the UK end tax breaks on burning wood for power?

A new report from climate change think tank Ember reveals the cost of burning wood for power, with energy billpayers committed to subsidies of more than £13 billion, including £10bn at Drax power station alone. In addition to the direct subsidy, they estimate biomass generators are receiving carbon tax breaks of £333 million a year.

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