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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.

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...

Renewable Energy Sources Produce More Electricity Than Fossil Fuels In The UK

For the first time since the industrial revolution, renewable energy sources produced more electricity for homes and businesses in the UK than fossil fuels....

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.

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...