Underwater cable being laid
National Grid launches 149-mile-long Franco-British subsea cable to power 1m homes

By the end of its first year in operation, IFA2 is predicted to avoid 1.2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere

UK urged to reach 65% renewables by 2030

The low cost of renewable generation could accelerate the green recovery, according to a report

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 […]