‘World needs to spend $9.2 trillion a year on physical assets to hit net zero’

The extra amount that is needed for a net zero economy is equivalent to half of the global corporate profits, new report finds

Are Brits paying far too much for their energy?

UK’s electricity tariffs are among the most expensive in the world, according to new research

Space the new frontier in renewable energy?

Scots energy group and ESA team up to use satellites to improve wind farm efficiency

Global CO2 emissions dive 8.8% in first half of 2020

The drop is larger than during the financial crisis of 2008, according to a report

Siemens Gamesa debuts 170-metre rotor turbine in Sweden

Each turbine is estimated to provide enough power for approximately 5,000 European homes a year, while avoiding the emission of 15,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide

Big producers hit record with renewables and nuclear

The share of low carbon electricity generation by major power producers rose 7.2% to a record high of 50% in the second quarter of this year. That’s according to new data released by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) which tracked energy production and consumption over the period – it shows this […]

UK’s energy production in 2016 up 1.2%

Total energy production across the UK in 2016 was 1.2% higher than the year before. That’s according to new provisional data from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) that suggests this increase, which follows a rise of 9.6% between 2014 and 2015, was due to rises in output from the oil, gas, […]

US energy production up for sixth consecutive year

Total energy production in the US has risen for the sixth consecutive year. New figures from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reveal energy production reached a record 89 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) – equivalent to 91% of total usage. Liquid fuels production drove the increase, with an 8% rise for crude oil and a […]

Gas to surpass coal in US energy mix this year

Natural gas-fired generation is expected to surpass coal production in the US this year. That’s the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) forecast as part of its Short Term Energy Outlook report. It states gas initially exceeded coal generation on a monthly-basis in April last year but this year will be the first time it will surpass […]

UK energy production ‘largest growth since 2002’

UK energy production grew by 1.5% in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same time last year. That’s according to a new government report. Total production stood at 31.1 million tonnes of oil equivalent in the first four months this year. That’s the highest since 2002 “though production is still generally falling as growth […]