Almost a thousand residents and businesses shape Nottingham’s 2028 carbon-neutral action plan

The plan includes measures to build more net zero homes, to expand low carbon heating and to maximise the potential of the city’s waste management system

Michigan switches on its ‘largest’ wind park

The park is part of a project involving four new wind parks that will come online in 2020 and avoid 1.2 million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually

US injects $38m of funding into marine technology

Funds will support the development of hydrokinetic turbines, which will supply energy to remote communities and utility-scale applications

Businesses offered £19m to drive supply chain processes for electric switch

Britain will need to switch to electrification across many sectors, from automotive to energy distribution, in order to meet its 2050 net zero goal

Guest Blog: Mark Tarry – Flexible generation where it’s needed most

As Ofgem begins a review of how network usage and access is charged, AMP Clean Energy’s chief financial officer Mark Tarry explains why the focus of reforms should be on location

UK fossil fuel dependency falls to record low

Fossil fuel dependency in the third quarter (Q3) of 2016 was 2% lower than the same period a year before and at a record low level. That’s according to new statistics from BEIS, which show dependency fell to 78.7%. This was despite increases in the production of oil (8.1%) due to new fields and less maintenance downtime. Gas […]

National Grid Winter Outlook: Reaction

National Grid’s news that the power margin for this winter is at 6.6% has been welcomed by the energy sector. Jonathan Marshall, Energy Analyst at the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) said the operator’s Winter Outlook shows that the UK continues “to have a reliable electricity system” as it goes through this “period of […]

Solar ‘can match Hinkley’s energy output in two years’

Solar power could deliver the same energy as Hinkley Point C in “less than two years and at a comparable cost”, it has been claimed. In an open letter to the Prime Minister, Mark Turner, Operations Director at Lightsource Renewable Energy said solar is better positioned than the yet to be built nuclear plant which […]

Japan to sign nuclear deal with Turkey

Japan has struck a deal estimated to be worth more than $20 billion (£12.86bn) to build a new nuclear power station in Turkey. Reports claim the Turkish Government will sign an agreement later today with the Japanese Government. The nuclear plant in the northern city of Sinop in the Black Sea is expected to produce […]

Scotland’s renewable generation enough to power every home

Scotland saw a record year for renewable energy last year – with total generation enough to power the equivalent of every home in the country. New statistics showed the amount of renewable electricity generated in 2012 rose almost 7% compared to the previous year to more than 14,600GWh (Gigawatt hours). If electricity demand last year […]