Tag Archive for 'clean energy'

Labour Manifesto will include a commitment to decarbonise UK’s electricity supply by 2030

June 13th, 2013 by RenewableUK

Tom Greatrex, the UK’s Shadow Energy Minister, announced that the next Labour Manifesto will include a commitment to decarbonise the UK’s electricity supply by 2030. He said Labour has a “relentless desire to take forward the offshore wind industry” which it will put into practice if it wins the next election in 2015. The Shadow […]

World’s largest operational offshore wind farm goes on-line

April 9th, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK has welcomed the announcement that all 175 turbines at the world’s largest operational offshore wind farm, London Array, are now generating clean electricity. The turbines were installed in the Thames Estuary between January and December 2012. First power was generated in October 2012 and with the 175 th turbine now online, Phase One of […]

UK clean wind energy subsidy less than 3 pence per household per day

March 26th, 2013 by RenewableUK

Wind energy costs as little as 2.67 pence per UK household per day according to statistics released by Ofgem on 21 March 2013. The news that the cost of wind is so low comes as the UK’s energy regulator revealed that together onshore and offshore wind accounted for nearly 59% of renewable energy generation in […]

How is Germany bringing about a ‘Clean Break’ from fossil fuels?

November 14th, 2012 by InsideClimate News

A modern industrial economy, the biggest and most powerful in the European Union, is making a clean break from coal, oil and nuclear energy. Germany already gets 25% of its electricity from renewables and is on track to be running on 80% renewable energy by 2050. Some predict it could even reach 100% by then. […]

IEA report urges energy efficiency and faster adoption of clean energy

May 1st, 2012 by International Energy Agency

While progress is being made on renewable energy, most clean energy technologies are not being deployed quickly enough, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in an annual progress report presented to ministers and representatives of nations that together account for four-fifths of global energy demand. The report, Tracking Clean Energy Progress, highlights the rapid progress […]

Bloomberg New Energy Finance 2011 review of renewable energy investments

January 22nd, 2012 by Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Bloomberg New Energy Finance reports that global investment in clean energy reached a new record of $260 billion in 2011, up five percent on 2010 and almost five times the total of $53.6 billion in 2004. Investment in solar far outstripped that in wind, and perhaps of most note, US clean energy investment moved back […]

UK plummeted to 13th in Clean Energy investment race

April 2nd, 2011 by The Pew Charitable Trusts

Clean energy investment in the United Kingdom dropped by 70 percent in 2010, and the nation’s position among G-20 leaders fell from fifth in 2009 to 13th, according to new research released today by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The UK’s dramatic drop in private investment was in stark contrast to global trends.

Global clean energy investment reached $243 billion in 2010 with over 22 percent of global total invested in China

April 2nd, 2011 by The Pew Charitable Trusts

Global clean energy finance and investment grew significantly in 2010 to $243 billion, a 30 percent increase from the previous year. China, Germany, Italy and India were among the nations that most successfully attracted private investments, according to new research released by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

GfK NOP poll for Friends of the Earth finds opposition to new UK nuclear power stations grows

March 21st, 2011 by Friends of the Earth

More than a third of British people (37 per cent) say they are now more likely to oppose replacement nuclear power stations in the UK following events in Japan in the last week, according to a new poll by GfK NOP for Friends of the Earth. Almost half of the people surveyed (44 percent) said […]

Green Investment Bank Commission publishes report “Unlocking Investment to Deliver Britain’s Low Carbon Future”

July 1st, 2010 by Richard Lord

The Green Investment Bank (GIB) Commission has produced a report, Unlocking Investment to deliver Britain’s low carbon future, stating that Britain may need up to £550 billion in investment to achieve 2020 carbon emission reduction targets. “The investment required to meet UK climate change and renewable energy targets is on a scale not seen since […]