Applications for Renewable Energy Projects Reaches New High in the UK

wind turbine construction

The number of applications for planning permission by new renewable energy projects reached a four-year high in the UK last year as demand for clean electricity continues to grow. According to an analysis of government data by energy consultancy PX Group, planning applications submitted across the UK for new wind, solar and bioenergy projects leapt …

Fastest Decline of Carbon Emissions in 30 Years as Electricity Sector Moves Away from Coal

Coal Fired Power Station

Carbon emissions generated by the global electricity sector fell by 2% in 2019, the biggest drop since at least 1990 when the International Agency began reported figures, as countries turned their backs on coal-fired power plants. According to a worldwide assessment by climate think tank Ember, coal-fuelled electricity declined 3% in 2019 which led to …

Is BP’s New Ambition to Become a Net Zero Company by 2050 Just a PR Exercise?

BP Carbon Fuel

Earlier in February this year BP, Britain’s biggest oil company announced that it aims to deliver net zero emissions across its operations and its oil and gas production by 2050 or sooner making it the latest major oil company to do so. BP’s new CEO Bernard Looney revealed the new targets which were the highlight …

100MW of UK Battery Storage to be Built by Pivot Power in New Landmark Deal

Pivot Power Battery

Pivot Power, EDF’s storage subsidiary has teamed up with Finnish technology company Wärtsilä and struck a landmark deal to deliver 100MW of energy storage in the UK. An order has been placed by Pivot Power for Wärtsilä to deliver 2 large-scale lithium-ion grid batteries which are 50MW of electricity storage apiece to Oxford and Kent …

A Homeowner’s Guide to Creating a Sustainable Property

Renewable energy is fast becoming a concern for governments all around the world, especially with environmental activists putting pressure on their local governments to enact large-scale changes. According to the BBC, The Welsh Government aims to have all new homes running on sustainable energy starting from 2025. Not only do these plans work towards the goal of …