Posts Tagged ‘UK’s’

Weatherwatch: the UK’s climate is ideal for renewable energy

Britain is a leader in offshore wind but lacks political will to invest in other emerging technologies A maritime climate with wind, sun and waves and an island surrounded by shallow seas with a high tidal range makes the UK probably the best-placed country in the world to take advantage of renewable energy. Britain is […]

UK’s wasted chances to recycle and renew | Letters

Britain should follow China’s example on renewables, writes Feargal Dalton, and Ian Paul urges the UK to step up to the recycling challenge. Neil Sinclair wants a fossil fuel-free February, while Grace Hewson wants a plastic-free newspaper In view of the appalling revelations that the UK has been shipping vast quantities of plastic to China […]

Wind turbines ‘could supply most of UK’s electricity’

Dong Energy chief executive hails ‘inflection point’ as he confirms plan to sell company’s oil and gas division Wind turbines could soon supply most of the UK’s electricity, the boss of the country’s largest wind farm operator has said, as he confirmed plans to sell its oil and gas division. Dong Energy said the sale […]

Record 46% of UK’s electricity generated by clean energy sources in 2015

Official figures show low-carbon sources accounted for almost half of national electricity supply last year – outstripping coal for the first time Almost half the UK’s electricity came from clean energy sources such as wind and nuclear power last year, official figures have revealed. Renewables accounted for a quarter of the country’s power supplies in […]

Let’s use Tata Steel to build the UK’s wind turbines and green economy

Thousands of Tata steel workers may soon be in need of employment. The vast majority of the infrastructure for a decarbonised energy sector is still to be built. Is it really that hard to put two and two together? Following the announcement by Tata Steel that its Port Talbot plant is haemorrhaging money and will […]

Good Energy promises UK’s first subsidy-free windfarm

Green power company believes it can build onshore windfarm in Cornwall with local people helping finance it, despite government scrapping subsidies The UK’s first onshore windfarm to be built without government subsidy is now under planning in Cornwall, to be financed in part by the local community. The Big Field wind farm, near Bude, will […]

Treasury tax plans will ‘decimate’ UK’s community energy projects

More than 100 green groups warn that changes to tax relief on community solar and wind projects will be the ‘final nail in the coffin’ for their prospects Efforts by local communities to install their own solar panels and wind turbines will be decimated by Treasury changes to tax relief, more than 100 green energy […]

UK’s new energy and environment ministers opposed green energy

Matthew Hancock called for cuts to wind power subsidies while Liz Truss claimed renewable power was damaging the economy The new set of Conservative environment and energy ministers announced on Tuesday bring a track record of opposing renewable energy, having fought against wind and solar farms, enthusiastically backed fracking and argued that green subsidies damage […]

Where are the UK’s windfarms?

David Cameron is considering going into the next election promising restrictions on the construction of windfarms. Which areas currently have the most? David Cameron is considering going into the the next election promising restrictions on the number of windfarms. It is understood Cameron and George Osborne, the chancellor, proposed a cap on the electricity output […]

UK’s first ‘new generation’ wind turbine installed on Cornish farm

The first of a new generation of farm-scale wind turbines has been installed on a farm at Liskeard in Cornwall where it will generate the equivalent electricity used by almost 150 homes. View full post on Wind Power News