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This week’s headlines: a slump in onshore wind investment last year should send a warning to the Government over its net zero ambitions; National Grid’s pension fund strikes a £185m renewable investment deal; new figures show UK low carbon generation growth stalled in 2019; and a Danish investor is to back a storage and solar pipeline across the UK.
14 01 2020
News article - 14 January 2020
This week’s headlines: measures to reduce the risk of blackouts are to be put in place after a major outage last year; green power outstripped fossil fuels for the first time over a full year in 2019; the new Government sets out its environmental commitments; and the UK’s largest subsidy-free solar farm starts generating.
07 01 2020
News article - 7 January 2020
This week’s headlines: network companies will have to operate on lower returns when the next price control period starts in 2023; the energy industry has called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to act swiftly to live up to his promises following the election result; smaller players can now access the Balancing Mechanism; and the last coal-fired power station.
17 12 2019
News article - 17 December 2019
This week’s headlines: battery storage across Britain will need to rise by at least ten-fold if net-zero is to be achieved; a new portal is launched to help match communities with sites to install renewable generation projects; and a think-tank warns that nationalisation of the energy industry may hold back decarbonisation.
10 12 2019
News article - 10 December 2019
This week’s headlines: major companies are increasingly looking to use their influence with suppliers and policymakers to encourage wider take-up of renewable energy; the number of battery storage projects in the pipeline in the UK has risen dramatically; and renewable energy projects are set to make their debut in the Capacity Market.
03 12 2019
News article - 3 December 2019