Tag Archive for 'RenewableUK'

UK renewable energy production record set in second quarter of 2017

September 29th, 2017 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK is highlighting UK Government statistics which show that a record proportion of the UK’s electricity was generated by renewables in the second quarter of 2017 – with wind producing more than any other clean energy source. Figures from the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy covering April to June 2017 show that […]

Renewables industry unifies around key tests for next UK Government

September 7th, 2014 by RenewableUK

Leading UK renewable energy trade bodies have come together to launch “key tests” for the UK political parties ahead of the next UK general election. The grouping, which includes ADBA (Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association), the British Photovoltaic Association, the Renewable Energy Association, RenewableUK, Scottish Renewables, and the Solar Trade Association, has launched a renewables […]

Wind energy’s growing importance for UK electricity generation

September 4th, 2014 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK said that August 2014 was an exceptional month for wind energy, with new records set and electricity generation levels exceeding both nuclear and coal generation, according to official National Grid statistics. On five separate occasions, wind energy overtook coal-fired plants for electricity generation over a single day, which is the first time this has […]

UK economy could gain £6.7 billion per year and create 150,000 jobs by 2020 in marine renewable energy

March 18th, 2014 by RenewableUK

The report, ‘Generating Energy and Prosperty – Economic Impact Study of the offshore renewable energy industry in the UK’ by the UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, shows that the UK economy could gain £6.7 billion per year and create 150,000 jobs by 2020 in offshore wind, wave and tidal energy. Jennifer Webber, RenewableUK’s Director of […]

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 Energy Secretary says that UK needs to retain its global lead in offshore wind energy generation

November 6th, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK welcomed a ringing endorsement of the wind, wave and tidal energy industries by the UK Energy Secretary Edward Davey at the trade association’s annual conference in Birmingham. Mr Davey used his speech to “confirm and reconfirm the UK Government’s commitment to renewable energy.” He described onshore wind as “a huge success story and we […]

Scottish government gives consent for 86 Megawatt tidal energy project

September 18th, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK has welcomed news that MeyGen Ltd. has been awarded consent by the Scottish Government for an 86 Megawatt tidal energy project, following the completion of the statutory approval process with the regulator Marine Scotland. Located in the Pentland Firth, off the north coast of Scotland, this project has the potential to generate up to […]

The virtuous circle of community owned renewable energy projects

September 9th, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK has welcomed a report published by the influential think tank ResPublica which says local community groups should be given greater opportunities to get more involved in developing and owning local renewable energy projects such as wind and solar farms. The study “The Community Renewables Economy” reveals that there’s been a fourteen-fold increase in the […]

Prime Minister says inauguration of world’s largest offshore wind farm represents a great day for Britain

July 5th, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK welcomed the ringing endorsement of offshore wind energy by the Prime Minister David Cameron. David Cameron paid tribute to the UK’s offshore wind industry while speaking at the official opening of London Array, the world’s largest offshore wind farm. “This is a great day for Britain and a big win for renewable energy,” he […]

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 […]