Industrial users will ‘bear the brunt’ to cut carbon

Industrial users will have to take the heat to achieve increased carbon reductions in the coming years as Governments around the world struggle to do so. That’s according to a new white paper by Schneider Electric Professional Services, which looked at the five global trends shaping the future of energy. It suggested “harsh lessons” from […]

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 […]

Chinese firms ordered to buy 15% wind power

China’s major electricity suppliers will be ordered to buy up to 15% of their power from renewable sources. Reports claim the companies will have to source between 5-15% from wind farms depending on their location although it may be years before the country’s wind power developers’ benefit from it. China has the world’s largest wind […]

Sri Lanka doubles its wind power capacity

Sri Lanka has doubled its wind power capacity with the addition of three new wind farms, its Power and Energy Minister announced. A total capacity of 30MW wind farms was connected to the grid last week, which cost Rs 7.2billion (£34.8million). The power from the plants will be sold to the state-run Sri Lanka Electricity […]