Guest Blog: Steve Holliday – Net zero means getting consumer engagement right

The Energy Institute’s incoming President Steve Holliday FREng FEI discusses the Energy Barometer 2019 and why consumer engagement has to be the next front in the war on climate change

Wind and solar ‘could make up half of global grid by 2050’

Bloomberg New Energy Finance suggests the falling costs of wind, solar and battery technologies will help keep global temperatures from rising more than 2°C by 2030

‘Political inaction to blame for slow climate progress’

Renewable think tank REN21 suggests bolder and ‘less erratic’ policy decisions are required to make energy systems more environmentally-friendly

Renewables are a ‘no-regrets’ insurance policy against UK’s nuclear gap

The Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit suggests wind and solar would be able to fill the gap created by nuclear facility closures and cancellations

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 […]

Britain powers on without coal for a fortnight

As coal plants take up to six hours to warm up and become available on the system, the new record will be set at 3.12pm today

Guest Blog: Mark Tarry – The new baseload: renewables + flexibility

The UK has placed itself on a low carbon trajectory, with legally binding climate change targets to reduce greenhouse gases by 80% by 2050.

Guest Blog: Richard Burrell – Widening our renewables portfolio in the subsidy-free solar world

Entering a new market is always an exciting time for any business. This could not be truer of joining the UK solar market as it enjoys something of a renaissance in a post-subsidy environment.

UK eighth most attractive for global renewable energy investment

China and the US retained the 1st and 2nd positions respectively in the latest edition of EY’s renewable energy country attractiveness index

Starbucks issues $1bn sustainability bond

It will help fund the company’s commitments, which include energy efficiency, renewable energy, water and waste reduction projects