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Thursday 17 August 2017
17 August 2017 - NEWS UPDATE
Renewable Energy

Wind and solar PV electricity generation rise by 30%

Wind and solar PV electricity electricity generation increased year-on-year by nearly 30%, according to the latest set of statistics from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

Renewable Energy

Independent renewables generating £768m a year after 24% rise in projects

Commercial-scale renewable energy projects developed by businesses, communities, farmers and the public sector are now generating £768m worth of electricity a year - enough to power 3.9 million households, according to new figures.

Community Energy

Bristol Solar City plan could deliver 1GW of energy and hundreds of jobs

The 'Bristol Solar City' initiative has been welcomed by the leading partners on the £8m Ready for Retrofit programme, Regen SW and the Energy Saving Trust, as an opportunity to create hundreds of new jobs and deliver 1 GW of solar power across the West of England area.

Business

UK renewable generation provides a big investor opportunity

Onshore and offshore wind generation in the UK are two of the strongest contenders for attracting funds from businesses and investors, according to the newest edition of PA Consulting Group's Energy Investment Map, which launched this week.

Research

Ofgem report warns of power blackouts within two years

Energy regulator Ofgem has warned that the risk of power shortages is likely to happen faster than previously expected.

Renewable Energy

Committee on Climate Change calls for more support for renewable energy sector

The Government's independent advisor on climate change has delivered its annual progress report on achieving carbon reduction targets and called for more support for the renewable energy market.

Marine

Marine renewables specialist joins Invest in Cornwall

Regional development agency Invest in Cornwall has announced the appointment of Amanda Pound to the position of Marine Renewables Business Development Specialist.

Green Living

Energy saving measures boost house prices

Energy saving improvements made to a property could increase its value by 14 per cent on average - and up to 38 per cent in some parts of England - new research has shown.