IEA: “Surging electricity demand put world power systems under strain”

Global electricity demand grew by 6% in 2021, the largest percentage rise since 2010, the IEA said

Kwasi Kwarteng reportedly held private Met Office briefing with energy bosses

The briefing said that the UK will face mild and wet conditions through the winter

Britain ‘will have enough capacity to meet winter electricity demand’

In its new outlook report, the National Grid ESO expects sufficient margins over the winter to meet demand

Global electricity emissions up again this year driven by China

Emissions and electricity demand were 5% above the pre-pandemic levels of the first half of 2019, according to a new report

IEA: Electricity demand growth will require more fossil fuel production

It found renewables are not expanding quickly enough to meet the strong rebound in power demand this year, resulting in a ‘sharp rise’ in coal power consumption

Three Lions’ roar heats up grid!

A 960MW pick-up in demand was recorded at half-time, according to the National Grid ESO

Centrica expects to save more than £100m in 2021

The company said nearly 98% of its engineers have agreed to sign new contracts

‘US renewable power generation surpasses coal generation for 40 days’

In 2019, renewable generation in the US exceeded that of coal for 38 days, according to a new report

Weekday Irish electricity demand drops 20%

Electricity demand levels are also 254MW lower across the day over the same period last year

Covid-19 pandemic ‘hurts fossil fuel sector’

That’s the result of a decrease in electricity demand due to production halts in major factories globally, according to a new report