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First solar farm in ‘red mud’ community renewable energy project joins the grid

First solar farm in ‘red mud’ community renewable energy project joins the grid

The first commercial solar farm in a project aiming to provide options for Australia’s struggling vignerons has gone live. The 187kw site in the South Australian town of Renmark was switched on to the electricity grid on September 26. It is the first of three similar-sized sites expected to be up and running before the […]

Increase in renewables has led to an unprecedented change in energy supply

Increase in renewables has led to an unprecedented change in energy supply

A new report launched at the 23rd World Energy Congress on 12 October reveals that the unexpectedly high growth in the renewable energies market, in terms of investment, new capacity and high growth rates in developing countries, is a key factor in this notable shift. It has contributed to falling prices and the increased decoupling […]

Launch of world’s largest tidal stream power project is a major step forward for renewables

Launch of world’s largest tidal stream power project is a major step forward for renewables

RenewableUK says today’s official launch of the MeyGen tidal stream project in Scotland – the largest project of its kind in the world – marks a significant step forward in the development of marine energy. One of the world’s largest tidal turbines, 15 metres tall, with blades 16 metres in diameter, and weighing almost 200 […]

STA responds to Policy Exchange report

STA responds to Policy Exchange report

  The new Policy Exchange report ‘Too Hot to Handle?’ highlights how extensively Government needs to act to decarbonise heat if the UK is to meet its legally binding carbon targets. The report comes as the solar thermal industry remains on tenterhooks for the final Government decision on its proposed reforms to the Renewable Heat […]

Battery storage and renewables are modernising Britain’s energy system

Battery storage and renewables are modernising Britain’s energy system

RenewableUK is responding to the results of today’s auction by National Grid to provide 200 megawatts of power to help balance Britain’s energy network. This service, called Enhanced Frequency Response, allows National Grid to balance supply and demand on a second-by-second basis. The results show that battery storage technologies won almost half of the contracts, […]

Government gives go-ahead to world’s largest offshore wind farm

Government gives go-ahead to world’s largest offshore wind farm

RenewableUK is responding to the news that the Hornsea Two offshore wind farm from DONG Energy has gained planning consent from the Business and Energy Secretary, Greg Clark. The project, located off the coast of Yorkshire, will have a capacity of up to 1.8 gigawatts (GW). This could meet the electricity needs of around 1.8 […]

Renewable energy still offers opportunity, says CAAV

Renewable energy still offers opportunity, says CAAV

Renewable energy continues to garner a larger share of the British energy market, and with the uncertainty posed by Brexit that trend is set to endure. According to Jeremy Moody, secretary and adviser to the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV), the renewable energy market is changing rapidly, with growing opportunities for landowners to capitalise […]

New report finds offshore wind industry can create jobs in east coast ports and boost wider UK economy

New report finds offshore wind industry can create jobs in east coast ports and boost wider UK economy

A strategic review of east coast port facilities has identified the enormous potential of the offshore wind sector to accelerate economic growth on the east coast of Britain. It has found that east coast ports, from East Anglia to Scotland, have the capability to support the ambitious pipeline of offshore wind projects which will be […]

Renewable energy outperforms coal in new official UK electricity statistics

Renewable energy outperforms coal in new official UK electricity statistics

The Government’s new annual energy statistics show that renewable energy sources are replacing coal as mainstream technologies generating power for British homes, offices and factories. Today’s figures confirm that 25% of the UK’s electricity was generated from renewables last year – an increase of 29% on 2014. Nearly half of this (48%) came from wind […]

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