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Renewable energy ‘will supply 53% of Europe’s power by 2030’

That’s the forecast from Wood Mackenzie, which suggests most countries across the region are on track to deliver on their individual National Energy and Climate Plans

North England’s distributed power capacity ‘has quadrupled in last decade’

More than 4GW of wind, solar and other decentralised power is now directly connected to its network, up from just 1GW in 2009

Useful lifespan of wind farms increases to 30 years

A new report shows that for a project with a 30-year lifespan, the levelised cost of energy is around $33.5/MWh

UK’s renewable generation rose by 9.9% in second quarter of 2019

This rise, from 24.6TWh to 27.1TWh over the course of a year, was driven by an increase in clean capacity

World’s coal emissions ‘must peak in 2020 to keep climate change in check’

A new report warns the polluting fossil fuel must be cut from global electricity generation entirely by 2040

The Future of Business Energy by npower Business Solutions, Energy HQ

Episode 6: Women in energy

Coal’s share of UK power generation drops to record low of 0.7%

New statistics published by the government shows this is a record 63% lower than the same period in 2018

Coal generation in the EU ‘plummeted by 19% in first half of 2019’

New research shows use of the polluting fossil fuel to generate electricity has fallen in almost every coal-burning country across the region

India expects coal capacity to swell by a fifth in three years

Chief Engineer at the country’s Federal Power Ministry, Ghanshyam Prasad, said coal capacity is likely to reach 238GW by 2022

AMP Clean Energy and the University of Birmingham to develop ground-breaking heat storage solution

– New heat storage system will store heat in a quarter of the space of conventional systems
– Businesses will be provided with cheaper heat for 20 years
– Flexible generation plants which transmit the heat will be 90% efficient