Coal made up only 1% of UK’s energy generated during third quarter of 2019

That’s according to a raft of new statistics released by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, covering the period from July to September

Renewables ‘to become France’s main energy source by 2027’

GlobalData predicts clean power’s share of the generation mix will soar to 42.9% by 2023, up from 19.9% in 2018

Moixa breaks 10k battery milestone in Japan

The firm claims it is now managing the world’s largest single fleet of smart batteries

Australia
Australia’s National Electricity Market breaks 50% renewable milestone

The market, which is Australia’s main grid, saw clean power make up half of all electricity produced during one trading period for the first time on Wednesday

New gas engine order aims to prepare UK for intermittent future

Statera Energy has signed an agreement with MAN Energy Solutions for the supply of ultra-efficient natural gas reciprocating engines

Offshore wind industry ‘to be worth $1 trillion by 2040’

The International Energy Agency (IEA) suggests global offshore wind capacity may increase 15-fold over this timeframe

North England’s distributed power capacity ‘has quadrupled in last decade’

More than 4GW of wind, solar and other decentralised power is now directly connected to its network, up from just 1GW in 2009

UK’s renewable generation rose by 9.9% in second quarter of 2019

This rise, from 24.6TWh to 27.1TWh over the course of a year, was driven by an increase in clean capacity

Ørsted becomes first customer of world’s biggest offshore wind turbines

The firm will use GE’s new Haliade-X 12MW turbines to power its Skipjack and Ocean Wind projects based off the US coast

Renewables ‘set to make up 65% of Ireland’s energy capacity by 2030’

GlobalData says this growth will require massive investment in offshore wind and solar photovoltaic capacity