Posts Tagged ‘overtakes’

Wind power overtakes nuclear for first time in UK across a quarter

News of milestone comes as MPs say policy changes have caused collapse in investment in renewables Britain’s windfarms provided more electricity than its eight nuclear power stations in the first three months of 2018, marking the first time wind has overtaken nuclear across a quarter. The renewable energy industry hailed the milestone as a sign […]

Wind Power Overtakes Coal in Europe

Last year, 86 % of the 24.5 GW of new generating capacity installed in the EU came from renewable energy sources, specifically from wind, solar, biomass and hydro, breaking the previous record of 79% in 2014. This new water mark makes clear that the EU is seeking to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions by […]

UK wind power overtakes coal for first time

Green groups hail analysis showing collapse in coal due to power station closures and rising carbon taxes Windfarms across the UK generated more electricity in 2016 than coal power plants for the first time, according to an analyst’s estimates. Three major coal power stations closed last year, causing coal electricity generation to plummet to 9.2%, […]

China overtakes EU to become global wind power leader

Booming market grew 27% in 2015 edging past European Union for first time, says industry group. Climate Home reports China installed half of all new wind capacity worldwide last year, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The country added an “astonishing” 30.5 gigawatts (GW) to boost installations to 145.1GW, the Brussels-based industry group […]

Solar Overtakes Wind Power as Australia’s Top Source of Renewable Energy, says GlobalData

October 7, 2015 Solar Photovoltaic became Australia’s largest source of renewable energy in 2014, with a cumulative installed capacity of 4 Gigawatts , overtaking wind power, which totaled 3.8 GW, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s report* states that renewables have become an integral part of the energy policy in Australia and, […]

Renewable energy overtakes nuclear as Scotland’s top power source

Clean energy produced more power in Scotland than nuclear, coal or gas for the first time, in first half of 2014 industry figures show, reports BusinessGreen Renewable energy in Scotland from wind farms, hydro power plants and other clean technologies provided the single largest source of electricity to the country for the first time, in […]