‘Unusual lull’ in wind power sparks National Grid energy warning

The Electricity System Operator says low levels of wind, generational outages and the balance of imports and exports are to blame for the impending power shortage

‘UK could become net exporter of electricity by 2040s’

A new report suggests this is a likely scenario regardless of what trade agreements are brokered post-Brexit

Tonik Energy goes bust

The gas and electricity supplier provided around 130,000 domestic customers with their energy – these customers will continue to receive a supply

New Zealand welcomes first floating solar project in wastewater facility

The project, which covers one hectare of water surface is forecast to generate enough electricity to power 200 homes

Wildfire smoke causes California’s solar generation to plunge by a third

Smoke contains airborne particulate matter, which reduces the amount of sunlight that reaches solar panels

Renewables ‘secure 44% share of UK electricity mix’ in second quarter of 2020

This is the second-highest share ever recorded in the published data, according to a BEIS report

Electricity under lockdown: cheaper, cleaner, but harder to control

The latest Drax Electric Insights report shows the impact lockdown had on our electricity system. The report, conducted via Imperial Consultants, by academics from Imperial College London, is an independent analysis of Great Britain’s electricity system during the second quarter of 2020.

‘Globally significant’ lithium resources found in Cornwall’s geothermal waters

Cornish Lithium says geothermal waters in the south-west of the UK contain some of the world’s highest grades of lithium

Almost 80% of Europe’s electricity could be ‘fossil fuel-free by 2030’

The share of renewables in the generation mix gained almost 10% points in one year, according to Eurelectric

David Gilbey

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