World's largest offshore wind farm opens in Cumbria: £1bn project can power 600,000 homes

The world’s largest operational offshore wind farm is set to open today in Cumbria.Located 12 miles off Walney Island in Barrow in Furness, the Walney Extension has 87 turbines – each around twice...

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Carbon intensity falls below crucial 2030 target threshold on back of high winds

The  carbon intensity of the UK’s power grid fell below the targets set for 2030 over the bank holiday weekend, as high levels of wind generation led the way for low carbon sources to meet...
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British public favours renewable-heavy, decentralised power system

The British public is in favour of a significantly decarbonised, decentralised energy system and wants the government to support the transition to such a system, a new survey has found....

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Green tariffs offer cheaper supply for consumers as savings gap widens

Consumers can save an average of £273 by switching to a green supply from a standard variable tariff (SVT) offer by the Big Six energy suppliers as the rise in renewable electricity has meant...

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UK renewables enjoyed ‘rapid’ growth in 2017

The UK’s power sector continued on its trajectory towards “rapid” adoption of renewables in 2017, according to official government statistics.The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial...

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Beyond Bitcoin: how blockchains can empower communities to control their own energy supply

As the cost of solar panels, wind generation and battery storage falls, individual households and consumers are increasingly generating their own electricity, becoming less reliant on the power...

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Grab the ‘golden opportunity’ to go green: UK urged to ditch nuclear in favour of renewables

The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has urged the government to take up the “golden opportunity” to go green and ditch its nuclear vision in favour of cheaper renewables.The...

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Each year, Bloomberg New Energy Finance peers far into the future to predict the trends that will shape energy markets in the years to come. Its New Energy Outlook 2018 report has just been...

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Energy Storage Wars: The Next Big Thing In The Power Sector

In order to combat the devastating effects of climate change and ensure a clean future for coming generations, massive investments and research are being undertaken in renewable energy solutions....

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The Transition Trinity: Electric Car, Solar and Home Battery

The Global Energy Transition often seems to be about big infrastructure projects, like offshore windfarms and grid battery storage. However, what's happening at the home level is arguably more...

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