Forecasts show 46GW increase of renewables by 2030

Forecasts show 46GW increase of renewables: Forecasts from Cornwall Insight’s ‘Benchmark power curve’ suggests that up to ~46GW of new build renewable technology  ̶  ~11GW onshore wind, ~10GW solar and ~25GW offshore wind  ̶  may need to be developed by 2030 to keep pace with 2050 net zero targets.   This large-scale deployment of very…
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Nearly 2/3rds of drivers want 2030 petrol & diesel car ban

Nearly 2/3rds of drivers want 2030 petrol & diesel car ban: The ban on new diesel and petrol cars should be brought forward by the UK Government to 2030 according to almost 65% of UK drivers. A survey by the Electric Vehicle Association (EVA) found, which also suggests an earlier phase-out date is believed by…
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Report commissioned by the NI government assesses the future of renewables in Northern Ireland

Report commissioned by the NI government assesses the future of renewables in Northern Ireland: A Cornwall Insight and Ionic Consulting report that was commissioned by The Department for the Economy NI was published by the department last week. The report – Future of Renewables in Northern Ireland – provided an assessment of the current state…
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Capacity of PV & battery storage to reach 32GW by 2030

Total capacity of small-scale PV and battery storage predicted to reach 32GW by 2030: Cornwall Insight Australia’s projections show that based on the current trajectory of small-scale PV systems and associated battery storage assets, the National Electricity Market (NEM) is already on the path to a very high Distributed Energy Resources (DER) scenario seen in…
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Brighton homes to get solar panels

Brighton homes to get solar panels: Hundreds of Brighton owned council homes could switch to solar power in a bid to improve area’s air quality and have their fuel bills cut. The upgrade to 500 households could reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 300 tonnes every year and help residents cut energy bills by up to…
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Community energy due to power 2.2m homes by 2030

Community energy due to power 2.2m homes by 2030: By 2030, community energy projects should be powering the equivalent of 2.2 million homes across the UK. That’s the verdict from Community Energy England (CEE), which says community-owned initiatives could generate 5,270MW by this time, supporting 8,700 jobs, saving 2.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions…
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Businesses promise to make their buildings net zero

Businesses promise to make their buildings net zero: Almost 100 organisations and businesses have agreed to the World Green Building Council’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment to make all of their buildings net zero by 2030. The tsunami of new members signing up to the scheme has helped to almost double participation in the programme…
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Irish electric vehicles sales lag behind 2030 target levels

Irish electric vehicles sales lag behind 2030 target levels: Research into Irish electric vehicle (EV) uptake by Cornwall Insight Ireland shows that EV sales are up 53% year-to-date. However, this still lags behind the Irish government’s Climate Action Plan 2019. The plan set a target to have 950,000 EVs on the road by 2030. The…
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