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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 Suffers Huge Outage

Image Credit: Martin Bodman The UK power grid suffered a huge outage that affected almost one million people today....

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...

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...

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.

The National Grid Backs New PowerPaired Scheme

Forum for the future, a sustainability charity, has started up a new online matchmaking platform which plans to pair up community energy groups with public sector organisations or businesses that own sites or buildings which could be at the middle of a community owned scheme to provide renewable energy.

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.

World’s Longest 12 Megawatts Capacity Wind Turbine Blade Being Tested in Northumberland

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult will have the benefit of testing the longest world wind turbine blade stretching 107 metres long. Designed by LW Wind...

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...

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.