UAE to build new 500MW solar plant

The nation’s Federal Electricity and Water Authority has invited expressions of interest for the development of the photovoltaic clean power plant in Umm Al Quwain

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OECD renewable energy production in October up 5% on previous year

The latest Monthly Electricity Statistics report from the International Energy Agency shows this accounted for 27.5% of total net production

Hinkley Point B hits 300TWh milestone

This means the facility, which originally came online in 1976, now holds the UK record for generating more electricity than any other nuclear power station in the country

US gains on China in clean investment stakes

Bloomberg New Energy Finance says despite China remaining the world’s largest investor in renewables, with $83.4 billion of new spending in the sector last year, this was 8% down on 2018

Germany to pay out around €40bn in coal phaseout plan

The country aims to end coal power by 2038 at the latest and will compensate utilities, mines and state governments when it does so

Brexit ‘can prove a catalyst for decarbonisation and driving EV adoption’

That’s the suggestion from George Freeman MP, Minister of State at the Department for Transport, who spoke at the release of a new report published by the Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce

Wind and solar power to dominate new US electricity capacity in 2020

The renewable energy sources are forecast to represent almost 76% of new capacity additions

Consumers ‘must be in the driving seat for the EV revolution’

The Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce has published a new report outlining the steps it says must be taken by government and industry in order to get EVs onto the UK’s roads

EDF races to build Sizewell C in ‘optimal window’

The firm says securing a funding deal for the proposed nuclear power station in Suffolk is vital as ongoing delays and setbacks could make the project too costly

HS2 poses ‘unacceptable risks’ to carbon-storing habitats and biodiversity

A new report published by the Wildlife Trusts claims the planned high-speed rail line connecting London and northern England will ‘push nature closer to the brink’