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Met Office: Climate crisis impact on UK

Met Office: Climate crisis impact on UK: The Met Office’s annual climate report shows  the climate crisis is exerting an “increasing impact”. Its latest annual State of the UK Climate review shows the UK set a new all‐time high temperature record in July (38.7°C), the record high for winter being (21.2°C), which was also broken.…
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£10m funding to tackle UK air pollution

£10m funding to tackle UK air pollution: The funding is being made available for research and innovation consortia to proactively tackle new and emerging air quality challenges in the UK. UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is inviting proposals under the second wave of the Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) Clean Air Programme to investigate solutions to…
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£500m boost for Ford’s export market

£500m boost for Ford’s export market: The UK Government has announced a £500 million loan to boost Ford’s export activities, increase investment in reducing vehicle emissions and secure thousands of British jobs. Liz Truss who is the International Trade Secretary said Ford has received a £625 million loan facility from commercial banks with support from…
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COVID-19 impacts on the TPI industry

COVID-19 impacts on the TPI industry: While the discussion continues around the impacts of COVID-19 on energy suppliers, the effects have reached all parts of the energy value chain. The latest research from Cornwall Insight’s ‘Third-party intermediaries in the business and industrial energy supply market report’ highlights the effects of the COVID-19 lockdown on the…
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Renewable generator revenues fall due to lockdown

Renewable generator revenues fall due to COVID-19 lockdown: Research from Cornwall Insight’s Green Power Forecast reveals there has been a sharp decline in generator revenues. Solar and wind technologies have been particularly impacted by low demand levels due to the COVID-19 lockdown.   Solar PV captured prices were, on average, 8.4% and 14.9% below baseload…
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Renewable pipeline shows evidence of developer appetite

Renewable pipeline shows evidence of developer appetite: Research from Cornwall Insight’s Renewables Pipeline Tracker reveals there is ample evidence of developer appetite for future renewables investments in the UK.   The research highlights the total capacity of tracked sites in the pipeline stands at 38.7GW across 845 locations. The majority of projects are classed as…
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COVID-19 impacts: reduction in inertia levels

COVID-19 impacts: reduction in inertia levels: Analysis by Cornwall Insight reveals that inertia* levels have been falling over time as the proportion of synchronous generation has declined. The below graph highlights the drop in inertia and shows 2020 levels are significantly lower.   While we are not even halfway through the year the shape of…
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