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

Workplaces across the UK ‘can be the power plants of the future’

Centrica Business Solutions says 81% of those firms already generating their own on-site power aim to step up the amount they generate over the next five years.

Brazil’s clean capacity ‘to top 60GW in 2030’

By this time, clean power is set to make up the second largest proportion of the mix, following behind only thermal generation

Health and safety of offshore wind sector continues to improve into 2018

The G+ Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation has highlighted a fall in the total number of health and safety incidents among its members last year

‘More of UK’s power to come from clean sources than fossil fuels in 2019’

National Grid expects electricity generation from sources such as solar and wind to exceed that from fuels such as gas and coal, for the first time on record

UK goes record-breaking 1,838 hours coal-free already this year

By cutting the polluting fossil fuel out of the energy mix, the country has cut five million tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere