Tag Archive for 'energy bill'

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 […]

Economic study shows advantages of UK offshore wind energy

December 4th, 2012 by WWF

Investment in UK offshore wind energy would create more jobs and generate higher GDP than reliance on gas-fired power, with only marginal impacts on electricity prices, according to a Cambridge Econometrics report ‘A Study into the Economics of Gas and Offshore Wind‘ published on 4 December 2012 by WWF-UK and Greenpeace. “Much of the debate […]

November 2012 breaks records for the most UK electricity generated from wind energy

December 3rd, 2012 by RenewableUK

Three times in November 2012 wind energy broke its own record for electricity generation, most recently hitting over 4.5 gigawatts and accounting for 11.45% of total electricity demand in the UK, according to official figures from National Grid. A report ‘UK Onshore Wind Investment‘ by financial advisory firm Mazars found that 2012 has been the […]

Cutting electricity use with energy efficiency measures is cheaper than generating more electricity

November 29th, 2012 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

The UK Government has published proposals to dramatically reduce electricity demand across the whole UK economy. Cutting the amount of electricity used in Britain’s homes, businesses and industry can be much cheaper than paying firms to supply it; saving money through lower bills and reducing the need for new generation capacity. Just a 10% reduction […]

UK Government commits financial support to renewable energy sector

November 22nd, 2012 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind wave and tidal energy industries, has welcomed the announcement by the UK Government, committing HM Treasury to providing the right level of financial support to allow a massive expansion of the renewable energy sector during this decade, generating tens of thousands of jobs. After months of […]

Scotland’s massive wave and tidal energy potential will create jobs

October 31st, 2012 by RenewableUK

John Hayes, the UK’s Energy Minister, and Alex Salmond, the First Minister of Scotland, highlighted the enormous economic and environmental benefits of renewable energy, in speeches at RenewableUK’s annual conference in Glasgow. Mr Salmond announced a new target of generating the equivalent of 50% of Scotland’s electricity from renewable sources by 2015, on the way […]

Imperial College study makes case for targeted support for renewables

October 22nd, 2012 by WWF

With the UK’s DECC and HM Treasury apparently divided over energy policy, a paper, ‘On picking winners: The need for targeted support for renewable energy’, published on 23 October 2012 and funded by WWF-UK, highlights the importance of targeting policies to promote emerging clean energy solutions and cautions against simplistic solutions to policy. The report comes […]

Retrofitting domestic properties for improved energy efficiency

March 13th, 2012 by Catalyst Housing

According to the Carbon Trust, buildings account for approximately 40% of the carbon emissions in the UK, around half of this coming from domestic buildings. To find solutions to reduce carbon emissions from the domestic housing stock, Catalyst Housing undertook a ground breaking eco-refurbishment of two Victorian, ‘hard-to-treat’ homes in Reading, UK. The project, endorsed […]

Britain can save £700 million per year with better lighting technology

December 7th, 2011 by Carbon Trust

As Christmas lights are turned on up and down the British Isles, the Carbon Trust has revealed that British businesses and the public sector can make their own lighting more efficient and save up to £700 million per year. The Carbon Trust has launched a lighting technology guide offering British businesses guidance on how to […]