Mixed reactions on EMR Delivery Plan

There have been mixed reactions from renewable trade bodies on the Government’s plan to reform the electricity market. DECC today published its revised decision on strike prices for renewable generators in the Electricity Market Reform (EMR) Delivery Plan following consultation on the draft plan published in July. It confirms the lower levels of strike prices […]

Green light for £450m marine energy park

A major £450 million marine energy park in northern England was finally given the go-ahead by the Government yesterday. Located on the south bank of the Humber, the Able Marine Energy Park (pictured) will include facilities for the manufacture, assembly and installation of offshore renewable technologies and is expected to create 4,000 jobs. Able UK […]

Highlights of our Drax debate on the future fuel mix

Watch highlights of our debate held in conjuction with Haven Power at Drax power station earlier this month. Listen as our panel of Tony Ward, Maf Smith, Fergus McReynolds and the CEO of UK Coal Kevin McCullough discuss the impact of the future fuel mix on businesses.

UK wind generation exceeds 5GW

The UK generated a record of more than 5GW of energy from wind power, according to National Grid. The new high was reached on Sunday, with 5058MW of wind generated on the system between 11.00 and 11.30 AM. It made up more than 12% of the nation’s electricity needs, which is enough to power more […]

UK to meet 2020 renewables target

The UK is on track to meet its first interim target of generating 15% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020. DECC has just published the UK Renewable Energy Roadmap Update, which suggested the Government is confident that 30% of the UK’s electricity will come from renewables by the end of the decade, with wind […]

UK must take note of Energy Select Committee’s proposals

The UK Government should take note of the “clarion call” from the Energy Select Committee to stop its dash for gas and set a decarbonisation target for the power sector. The comment from RenewableUK follows Tim Yeo, the Chair of the Committee, warning the UK could be left behind if the Government doesn’t set the […]

Energy Bill will provide investment certainty

Low carbon associations in the UK have welcomed the Government’s proposals for reforming the electricity market in the Energy Bill. The Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA), the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) and RenewableUK said the Bill provides investment certainty and give confidence to businesses. The groups are urging the Government to work together to […]

British public favour wind to oil and gas

Around 69% of the British public want the current level of wind energy increased or maintained. That’s according to a new poll by YouGov, which claims a clear majority of the public want more wind farms to be built. More than half of the people questioned said the number of wind farms should be higher […]