Tag Archive for 'National Grid'

UK electricity generation from wind breaks records in December 2013

January 3rd, 2014 by RenewableUK

December 2013 was a record-breaking period for wind power in the UK, with more electricity generated from wind energy than in any other month. A slew of other records were shattered too, including the amount of electricity generated in a week and the percentage of UK electricity supplied by wind energy in a single month […]

UK wind energy feeds over 5 GW into National Grid for first time

February 4th, 2013 by RenewableUK

According to UK National Grid, wind energy has generated a record amount of electricity in Great Britain. The new high was reached on Sunday morning, 3 February 2013, when wind generated more than 5 gigawatts for the first time – more than 12% of the nation’s electricity needs for industry, businesses and households – enough […]

Howbery Business Park’s focus on sustainability attracting tenants

December 25th, 2012 by HR Wallingford Group Ltd

The UK’s first solar-powered business park has revealed significant energy and carbon savings in its first year since installing 3,000 ground solar panels. Oxfordshire-based Howbery Business Park, which counts the UK’s Environment Agency among its tenants, powered 34% of its park with solar energy from April to September 2012, beating its initial forecast of 25%. […]

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 […]

Wind generated electricity breaking records in the UK

September 17th, 2012 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the wind and marine energy association, is celebrating the record-breaking amount of electricity that was generated and supplied to the UK’s National Grid from wind energy on the morning of 14 September 2012. Wind turbines fed 4.131 gigawatts into the UK’s National Grid at 09.56 am on 14 September, which is sufficient electricity to […]

Ellen MacArthur launches new foundation

September 6th, 2010 by Ellen MacArthur Foundation

The Science Museum in London, a showcase of the most world-changing innovations in modern times, was a fitting venue for Ellen MacArthur to announce the launch of her new Foundation which is calling for people to ‘re-think, re-design and build a sustainable future’. This is the start of a very different journey for the world-renowned […]