National Grid buys renewables developer in $100m deal

The acquisition of Geronimo Energy was made through the grid operator’s non-regulated unit, National Grid Ventures

SSE calls on government to increase offshore wind cap

This year’s Contract for Difference (CfD) auction includes a capacity cap of 6GW for low carbon power

Centrica and SSE on the road to zero emission fleets by 2030

The owner of British Gas operates the third largest fleet in the country and SSE the seventh largest

‘Decarbonisation, digitisation and decentralisation see energy transition accelerate’

A new report suggests a range of new technologies have rapidly shifted from being considered emerging trends to becoming ‘integral parts of the energy system’

‘The number of local authorities reducing their emissions is falling’

Energy Systems Catapult suggests better energy planning is needed to improve how local areas prepare for decarbonisation

Guest Blog: Richard Burrell – Finding a pathway to much-needed UK heat decarbonisation

Whilst we continue to create energy milestones, such as the UK not using any coal to generate electricity for 18 days, renewable heat generation is not making the same headlines.

Shipping firms ‘failing to invest in critical decarbonisation tech’

A new report from CDP warns this is despite the sector being at risk of missing targets set by the International Maritime Organization

IEA: UK must scale up clean energy investment in transport and heat

It welcomed reforms that aim to promote decarbonisation and innovation in clean energy technologies but said there is ‘significant potential’ for improvements outside the UK power sector

Biomass can help deliver much-needed UK heat decarbonisation

Biomass could play a pivotal role in heat decarbonisation and help the UK meet its renewable heat targets, AMP Clean Energy said today. Around 6% of heat in the UK currently comes from renewable sources, but EU targets require it to double to 12% by 2020. The Renewable Energy Association (REA) report ‘Bioenergy in the […]

Britain powers on without coal for a fortnight

As coal plants take up to six hours to warm up and become available on the system, the new record will be set at 3.12pm today