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Most consumers would opt for companies that use renewables

Most consumers would opt for companies that use renewables

73% of consumers in the UK would choose products from companies that use renewable energy over those that don’t, according to a new survey. The...
Shell joins Global Wind Energy Council

Nordex Group awarded largest ever single contract for 595 MW

The Nordex Group will supply a Brazillian wind farm with a capacity of 595 MW for Enel Green Power in its largest ever single...
Minesto completes initial commissioning trials of marine energy kite

Minesto initiates commissioning program in Welsh waters

Marine energy developer Minesto has initiated the commissioning program of its first tidal energy project in commercial scale in North West Wales. Initial sea trials...
First half sees Europe add 4.5 GW of wind energy

Wind generates a fifth of UK electricity, BEIS figures show

Wind power generated almost of a firth of the UK’s entire electricity in the first quarter of 2018, according to new figures from the...
Flexible energy options make power systems cleaner, cheaper

London’s first ‘virtual power station’ set for launch

London’s first ‘virtual power station’ powered by domestic solar panels is to be launched. UK Power Networks, the company that delivers electricity to more than...
Acciona commissions fourth wind farm in Australia

Acciona commissions fourth wind farm in Australia

Acciona has started the commissioning process of the 132-MW Mount Gellibrand Wind Farm, which has involved an investment of $258 million in Victoria, Australia. As...
NTR acquires 38.4MW in UK solar assets

Lightsource BP delivers first Indian solar project

Lightsource BP, the developer, financer and operator of solar energy projects, has completed a renewables project in Maharashtra, India. The project was financed in partnership...
25.2% efficiency for perovskite-silicon solar cell research collaboration

25.2% efficiency for perovskite-silicon solar cell research collaboration

Oxford PV has reported 25.2% efficiency for a perovskite-silicon solar cell research collaboration. The 1 cm2 perovskite-silicon two-terminal tandem solar cell was engineered collaboratively with...
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has welcomed the EU’s decision to increase its renewable energy target from 27% to 32% 2030. “The EU’s decision to increase its renewable energy target from 27 per cent to 32 per cent by 2030 is a move that consolidates Europe’s position at the forefront of the global energy transformation, and establishes a positive decarbonisation pathway in line with its commitments under the Paris Agreement,” said IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin. “It is also recognition that the new economics of renewable energy have propelled it to the forefront of energy policy and investment decision making as governments around the world look to address long-term climate and economic agendas. “Our renewable energy roadmap analysis, delivered to the European Commission earlier this year, identified that higher shares of renewable energy in the EU were cost-effective and would have a net positive economic impact. “This ambitious and achievable new strategy will drive significant additional investment activity, creating thousands of new skilled jobs and improving health and wellbeing whilst decarbonising the European energy system. “We welcome the decision and believe it can act as a source of encouragement to global policymakers, and as a clear reminder of the centrality of renewable energy to both economic prosperity and climate stability.” In February, IRENA presented a report entitled Renewable Energy Prospects for the European Union – at the request of the European Commission, outling the EU’s cost effective potential to increase its share of renewables to 34% by 2030 with a net positive economic impact.

IRENA welcomes EU decision to increase renewable energy target

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has welcomed the EU’s decision to increase its renewable energy target from 27% to 32% 2030. “The EU’s decision...
UK’s energy storage capacity ‘set to soar’

UK Power Reserve and Fluence partner battery storage

UK Power Reserve has partnered with Fluence, a global provider of energy storage technology and services, to deliver the first phase of its 120MW...

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Ørsted to invest £23bn in green energy

Ørsted to invest £23bn in green energy

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Flexible energy options make power systems cleaner, cheaper

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