CCC Progress Report 2020 – The Heat Is On! More government action needed to hit climate targets

The Committee on Climate Change’s annual reports to Parliament might not sound like the most exciting reading, but this year’s report is more than usually important.

Smart homes ‘could help halve carbon emissions and energy bills’

Researchers say the mass adoption of solar, battery storage, intelligent controls and other smart energy technologies in the home could unlock a range of significant positive impacts

Sharp completes ‘mega solar facility’ in Vietnam

The new plant has an output of approximately 45MW, with annual power generation capacity estimated at 76,373 MWh/year

India moves to make power and renewable sectors self-reliant

The government seeks to reduce import dependency in a bid to boost domestic manufacturing and job opportunities

Denmark and India enter long-term power partnership

The nations have entered an MoU to enhance renewable assets, grid flexibility and long-term energy planning

Coal power
UK power grid goes coal-free for two months straight

National Grid ESO told ELN that tonight will mark 1,464 hours since the last coal generator came off the system on Thursday 9th April

UK’s power system emissions hit all-time low and wholesale power prices go negative

The two records were set over the weekend as renewable energy generation soared, coinciding with continued low demand due to the ongoing coronavirus lockdown

Maintaining flexible power system ‘critical to avoiding power cuts on road to net zero’

A new report highlights how a host of technologies helped stabilise the country’s energy system during a volatile start to 2020

Indian Finance Ministry announces structural reforms across the energy sector in light of Covid-19

The reforms form part of the £217.7bn Covid economic package, set out under the Self-Reliant India Movement

US wind sector delivers ‘strong first quarter’ despite coronavirus crisis

A record 1,800MW of new capacity was installed across the nation in the first three months of 2020