Renewables ‘covered almost a third of French energy consumption’ in second quarter of 2020

The country’s total renewables capacity reached 54,7GW at the end of June, an increase of 2,4GW during the last 12 months, according to a report

Renewables ‘secure 44% share of UK electricity mix’ in second quarter of 2020

This is the second-highest share ever recorded in the published data, according to a BEIS report

New sustainability reporting research reveals uplift in corporate Net Zero ambitions but a lack of clear strategy

EcoAct, the international climate and sustainability consultancy, has this week released its 10th Anniversary edition of the Sustainability Reporting Performance of the FTSE 100.

EU investigates Belgian electricity capacity scheme

The Commission is concerned the measure may discriminate against certain technologies, like renewable capacity, or unfairly limit participation of cross-border capacity

Government proposes tax on gas suppliers to fund green gas production plants

It expects the effect on consumer bills to be ‘relatively minor’, estimated to peak at around £6.90 on an annual gas bill

Galloper offshore wind farm secures green credentials

It received the ISO 14001 certification, an internationally-recognised Environmental Management System, which highlights continuous improvement and reduced environmental impact

Lightsource BP starts construction of ‘bee-friendly’ solar farm in California

The project is designed to provide a renewable community power source while restoring pollinator habitats

Solar and wind ‘reach 67% of new power capacity added globally in 2019’

Almost 45% of capacity added was solar, which became the fourth-largest source of power on a capacity basis, according to BNEF’s new report

Offshore energy technology developers offered free access to test facilities in Europe

The MaRINET2 project is open to developers of offshore wind, wave and tidal energy at full system, subsystem, component and sensor level

Government consults on support for marine renewables

It will examine how the UK can ‘build back greener’ through marine renewable energy projects, including floating offshore wind farms, tidal stream and wave energy