UK renewables soar as coal fades away

Renewable electricity made up a record 29.8% of the UK’s energy mix in the second quarter of this year. The government report detailing this landmark figure also shows the clean energy growth came as output from coal fell by half to a record low of 2.1%. The Renewable Energy Association (REA) analysed the data and […]

Wind takes the crown for US renewables

Wind power provided 8% of US electricity generation last year, more than from any other renewable source. That’s according to new data from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), which shows wind turbines have contributed more than a third of the nearly 200GW of utility scale capacity added since 2007. The increase in US wind development […]

Solar’s shining as it pulls ahead of US energy mix

Around 39% of new capacity added to the US grid in 2016 was solar energy. This nearly doubled solar’s previous record and topped all other sources of energy generation for the first time ever, according to a new report from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). On average, one new megawatt of solar capacity […]

EDF’s energy legacy for 2012

ELN takes a trip to the Olympic Park to talk with EDF about their new stadium side pavilion.