Enviromental

Stories related to the environment and power generation / transmission

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.

Consistent Rise In Use Of Renewable Energy In Turkey

Renewable power generation in Turkey has been on the rise since the nation brought in the ‘Renewable Energy Law’ back in 2005. Progress was steady in the earlier years however recently it has increased.

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.

Over 100 Scientists Call On Israel Government To Change Energy Policy

Over 11 leading Israeli scientists have signed a letter to their nation’s energy minister, Yuval Steinitz, to go against the countries decision to construct a new network of natural gas power plants.

Australias National Grid Has Over Half Of Its Electricity Generated From Renewable Sources For...

For the first time ever, renewable energy has provided for 50% of the demand for Australia’s power grid.

Electricity Produced From Coal Power Plants On Track For Record Decrease

The total use of coal fired electricity around the world is on track for a record fall in use this year. This is only the third time levels have dropped in 40 years.

Greenhouse Gases Reach New Highs And Break Records Again

The atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide, broke records in 2018 and went on to reach new highs.

Recent UN Report States Carbon Emissions Gap Still Growing

Nations will have to further cut their carbon emissions five times over to stop global warming of more than 1.5 degrees Celsius, a new report from the UN has stated.

China Still Increasing Their Coal Power Plant Total Capacity

As most countries actively try to reduce the amount of electricity produced from coal fired power plants, China have added enough electricity produced from coal power to power over 31 million homes in the last 18 months.

German Wind Energy Sector Struggling To Find Growth

The German wind power sector is currently struggling, and the German Government and wind power industry representatives recently met up to try and solve the issue.