US wind output hits new heights in December

EIA estimates that wind accounted for 9% of US electricity generation in 2020

UK emissions ‘fell by 44% between 1990 and 2019’

Latest stats show energy sector has decarbonised by 65.5% from 1990 but transport by just 4.6%

Octopus Energy unveils plans to make the UK ‘Silicon Valley of energy’ with 1,000 new jobs

The energy firm plans to double its existing workforce by the end of 2021

Almost half UK’s electricity generation was from renewables in the first quarter

Quarterly renewables share has never previously exceeded 40% of total electricity generation, according to the BEIS report

Repsol to build ‘first large solar community’ in Spain

The new service aims to bring solar energy to urban masses by connecting ‘roofers’ with ‘matchers’

Veolia produces hand sanitiser for waste and energy workers

The company has been using its own specialist laboratory facilities in Ellesmere Port to manufacture the sanitiser

‘UK can’t reach net zero unless it plants a forest twice the size of Birmingham every year’

Climate neutrality by 2050 is unlikely for the UK without also ‘drastically reducing air travel and halving meat consumption’, according to a new report

New tool evaluates green impacts of power generation

A new tool from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) aims to help evaluate the environmental impacts of various types of electricity. The organisation says by making comparative assessments of different kinds of generation, the Simplified Approach for Estimating Impacts of Electricity Generation (SIMPACTS) tool allows Member States to fulfil their specific energy needs whilst working […]

Hounslow Council appoints STC Energy

Hounslow Council appointed STC Energy to undertake bureau services for their corporate estate. Part of the service includes monitoring of the solar panel array and storage facilities at Western International Market. This £2m scheme conducted by Hounslow Council involved the installation of 6,000 solar panels on Western International Market and is the biggest solar scheme […]

UK energy firms ‘more reliant on coal than a decade ago’

Two of Britain’s largest energy suppliers are more reliant on coal than they were in 2005. That’s according to new figures released to the government by the Big Six energy companies. British Gas and SSE, which hold more than 40% of the market between them, are undermining attempts to cut the UK’s CO2 emissions, experts […]