From coal to charge: SSE’s mega battery project breaks ground

The 150MW battery energy storage system at Ferrybridge, West Yorkshire is expected to inject 300MWh of flexible capacity into the national grid

UK hits record 80% peak zero carbon electricity generation in June

Wind power has emerged as the second largest source of electricity generation in the UK

UK wind farm forced to cut output as coal plant supports grid

The Seagreen offshore wind farm off the east coast of Scotland was ordered to reduce its output, while the Ratcliffe-on-Soar coal-fired power station was paid to support the UK’s power supply

Wind power overtake coal in US energy race

The overall share of renewable energy sources in the US electrical mix has reached over a quarter, according to a report

UK’s sole coal plant: Another winter energy crisis ahead?

Fears of a potential winter energy crisis are intensifying as talks between the National Grid and energy companies Drax and EDF fail to keep two additional coal power plants operational

Global coal production and consumption reach record high

Global coal production increased by over 7%, reaching a record high of 175 exajoules, according to the Energy Institute Statistical Review of World Energy 2023

‘UK abandons proposed law to ban coal power generation’

Experts warn that the government’s shift in position allows for the possibility of using coal power plants again if needed to prevent blackouts

Ministers to scrap ban on new coal mines

The government faces criticism as it intends to remove the ban on opening new coal mines

Octopus urges National Grid to drop coal for cheaper option

The energy supplier urges National Grid to replace coal with customer flexibility as a solution to meet high energy demand periods

Heatwave: UK activates coal plant, cost revealed

Coal power units were brought back online in the UK to meet high electricity demand during the heatwave, marking the end of a 46-day period without coal generation