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Hornsea 2 – A sea change for UK Wind Power

Wind power provides an ever growing amount of electricity for the United Kingdom and by the end of July 2019, it consisted of 9,929 wind turbines...

Toxic Air Reduction Imminent in the UK with the Introduction of a Clean Air...

Air quality in the UK could soon be enhanced after Chris Philp, a Conservative MP, introduced a Clean Air Act. The legislation in itself...

UK Power outage – Was Wind Power to blame

Last week the UK suffered a serious outage of power from the National Grid which affected almost a million people and brought the east...

Subsidy-free 46MW Onshore Crossdykes Wind Farm will power 45K Homes

South west Scottish areas of Galloway and Dumfries are the host of the Crossdykes Wind Farm expected to generate 46 megawatts courtesy of a...

Geothermal Energy Potential in Minewater Can Heat Over 180 Million Homes in the UK

The UK is already looking to net zero emissions of greenhouse gasses by 2050, an ambitious undertaking requiring all manner of clean energy sources...

ABB Providing HVDC To Connect The Worlds Largest Wind farm To The UK

ABB has been chosen by the energy companies Equinor and SSE Renewables to connect the world’s largest offshore windfarms to the transmission network of the UK.

Hitachi Cancels £16bn Nuclear Power Station in Wales

The UK nuclear power station to be built in Wales is to be scrapped. Hitachi has announced the cancellation of its multi-billion pound UK...

2019 Was The Cleanest Year To Date As Renewable Electricity Eclipsed Fossil Fuel Generation

During 2019, almost half of the electricity consumed in Britain was produced by a zero-carbon method. This included wind, solar and nuclear power which generated 48.5% of all electricity, compared to 43% from fossil fuels.

Nuclear Power Needed In UK To Meet Carbon Emission Targets

A new fleet of nuclear power plants will be needed by the UK if it wants to meet its carbon emission targets, says the Nuclear Industry Association during their annual conference.

400,000 Jobs Required in the Energy Sector to Reach Net Zero

Analysis on the national grid and the UKs target to reach net zero carbon by the year 2050 has discovered that around 120,000 jobs will need to be created and filled in the energy sector by 2030 and about 280,000 jobs on top of that by the year 2050.