EU Reaches a Significant Milestone as Renewables Become their Biggest Source of Electricity

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Renewable Energy sources such as Wind, solar, hydro and bioenergy generated more electricity than fossil fuels in the European Union in the first six months of 2020. According to a new report, renewables dominated the electricity market by producing 40% of the 27 member states’ electricity overtaking fossil fuels which accounted for just 34%. Ember, …

New Solar Cell Technology Could Revolutionise the Industry

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Scientists are constantly investigating ways of improving the efficiency of solar PV. Recently there have been two major developments in solar cell technology that could greatly improve the way energy is harvested from the sun. Scientists say that the two studies which have been published in Nature Energy and Nature Photonics, will transform the efficiency, and significantly …

Transport for London Looks to Renewables to Power London’s Tube Network

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London’s tube network could soon be entirely powered by renewable energy directly bought from wind and solar farms. London’s Mayor, Sadiq Kahn has revealed plans to change the way that the Transport for London (TfL) Tube network is supplied with electricity. The move towards a greater use of renewable energy has been in the offing …

Relaxation of Planning rules to Triple UK Energy Storage Capacity

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The UK government has announced the relaxation of planning laws to make it easier to construct large batteries for the storage of renewable energy. The UK Energy Department BEIS (department for business, energy, and industrial strategy) hopes that the change in the law will triple the UK’s energy storage capacity. The UK currently has more …