Guest Blog: Richard Burrell – Time to turn up the heat on decarbonisation targets

Decarbonising the UK’s heat network is one of the biggest energy challenges we face. The role of bioenergy, including biomass, in helping meet net zero heat emissions, has been convincingly outlined by the Renewable Energy Association’s (REA) Bioenergy Strategy report this week.

UK ‘must use bioenergy with carbon capture and storage to go net-zero’

The Renewable Energy Association has called on policymakers to ensure these technologies fulfil their potential as valuable tools to decarbonise the economy

Biomass can help deliver much-needed UK heat decarbonisation

Biomass could play a pivotal role in heat decarbonisation and help the UK meet its renewable heat targets, AMP Clean Energy said today. Around 6% of heat in the UK currently comes from renewable sources, but EU targets require it to double to 12% by 2020. The Renewable Energy Association (REA) report ‘Bioenergy in the […]

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Biomass ‘now provides 11% of UK’s electricity’

The Renewable Energy Association says this is equivalent to four Sizewell B Nuclear power stations

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UK’s EV industry ‘must prioritise consumer ease of use’

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) says collaboration and interoperability are key to wide-scale adoption

Government ‘must take charge on shift to EVs’

A clear government strategy is needed if the UK is to rapidly shift from combustion to electric vehicles (EVs). That’s according to the Renewable Energy Association (REA), which suggests ambitious policies combined with advancements in global and regional markets could drive the phase out of diesel and petrol engines before they’re banned in 2040. The […]

EV industry collaboration starts the engine

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) hosted its first Electric Vehicle Group meeting last week. More than 70 individuals from leading electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing, grid management and charging infrastructure companies attended to start the collaborative process of accelerating the sector’s growth. The group will focus on developing intelligent charge point infrastructure, building links with the […]

Fresh trade groups for solar and energy storage

The Renewable Energy Association has formed two new trade groups, UK Solar and UK Energy Storage. Until last year, the REA was linked with the Solar Trade Association but they parted ways and with the new group, it seems, will speak more for solar firms itself. REA Chief Executive Dr Nina Skorupska said: “Solar power is one […]

Biomass loopholes ‘big enough to drive a logging truck through’

Green campaigners have attacked the revised sustainability criteria for the UK’s burgeoning biomass electricity industry. The Department of Energy and Climate and Change (DECC) says its “tough” new demands will mean biomass-fuelled generators must hit targets on how much carbon is emitted and whether enough trees have been replanted, with rules kicking in from April 2015. […]

£25m fund for sustainable UK biofuel projects

A £25 million fund has been launched for the construction of waste-to-energy and other advanced biofuel plants in the UK. Companies can bid for a share of the fund by proposing new ideas for viable demonstration-scale plants that can drive the development of the UK’s biofuel industry. The cash will be made available by the […]