Posts Tagged ‘Britain’s’

How green is Britain’s record on renewable energy supply?

About half of the power generated in the UK comes from low-carbon sources – here’s a breakdown of the four main sources of electricity As one of the UK’s renewable energy chiefs has pointed out, electric cars won’t tackle climate change if they run off fossil fuels. Matthew Wright, managing director of Dong Energy UK, […]

Nuclear power plants may not keep Britain’s lights on, say Lib Dems

Party raises concerns over nuclear costs as Vince Cable says record low wind power prices should lead to ‘radical reappraisal’ New nuclear power stations may not be the best option for keeping Britain’s lights on and meeting the country’s carbon targets, the Liberal Democrats have said. The party said there were legitimate concerns over nuclear’s […]

Britain’s energy dilemma: if not nuclear power, then what?

The delay to the construction of the controversial Hinkley point plant raises a question: what else can provide baseload power without polluting? Britain faces a problem in coping with its complex energy demands. It needs to provide extra energy to meet rising demands for power in coming decades but at a reasonable cost – while […]

Have wind turbines ruined Britain’s prized lobster haul?

The crustacean is a lucrative catch for North Sea boats. But its habitat is threatened Soon they will return. But when the small fishing boats of East Yorkshire’s Holderness Coast go back to Westermost Rough some time within the next few weeks, what they will find remains as murky as the waters they used to […]

Renewable energy is conquering quirky nature of Britain’s climate

New solar farms will make a big difference to the energy mix Britain’s energy supply is increasingly driven by the weather. As spring progresses, large numbers of new solar farms will make a noticeable difference to the energy mix. Wind farms on and offshore are also being brought on line. At the same time the […]

To Hull and back: the rebirth of Britains poorest city

Hulls twin loss of its fishing and shipping industries consigned it to a future of poverty, isolation and even ridicule. But now all that is about to change, because the city is putting its faith back in the North Sea Philip Larkin liked Hull, he once said, because its so far from everywhere else. On […]

Wind and other renewables generated a fifth of Britain’s electricity in early 2014

New windfarms, strong winds and a good winter for hydropower plants sent renewable energy generation surging to 19.4% of all electricity from January to March One fifth of all electricity was generated in Britain by windfarms or other green technologies in the first three months of the year, according to new statistics released by the […]

Britains renewable energy investment boom is a story rarely told | Ed Davey

The backing for eight renewable energy projects is the start of a longer investment journey to create green growth Low carbon energy investment is the cornerstone of Britains energy future and is already playing a leading part in the coalitions infrastructure growth plan. The central importance of secure, green energy was clear even before the […]

Britain’s wild weather: the silver linings in dark clouds

Heavy rains, tidal surges and storms aren’t just uniformly bad for the nation – they do some good too Nowhere in Britain has escaped the wild weather of the past three months. October was marked by exceptional rainfall and the St Jude storm, November was dry but windy, then came the tidal surge on 5 […]

Two of Britain’s big six sell windfarm high-voltage link for £317m

SSE and RWE sell link connecting Greater Gabbard windfarm in same week plug is pulled on Atlantic Array windfarm plans SSE and RWE, two of Britain’s big six energy suppliers, have sold to a consortium led by Balfour Beatty for £317m the high-voltage link connecting the Greater Gabbard windfarm off the Suffolk coast. The disposal […]