Solar sector expected to double but it needs to triple

Solar sector expected to double but it needs to triple The UK’s solar sector is expected to double in size by 2030 – however, to meet targets for net zero it is needed to triple, says Solar Energy UK. Solar Energy UK claims that 40GW of solar capacity needs to be in place by 2030…
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Firms without net zero plans get no more public contracts

Firms without net zero plans get no more public contracts: Businesses without obvious carbon reduction goals will not be in a position to bid for major government contracts valued over £5 million from September forward. The government has reported businesses that pursue public sector contracts will be required to issue carbon reduction plans stating their…
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Heat pumps plan may fail due to lack of engineering skills

Heat pumps plan may fail due to lack of engineering skills: The government’s scheme to increase heat pump installations is doomed to fail because of the engineering skills shortage. According to a new study by the consumer website Heating Hub, that suggests over 90% of the UK’s heating system engineers are not trained to correctly…
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Sugar in your fuel tank for UK by 2021

Sugar in your fuel tank for UK by 2021: Soon drivers are going to be ready to fill their fuel tanks with a fresh greener blend of fuel oil at petrol stations as of September within the UK. E10 which is the name of the new fuel, is going to be a mix of petrol…
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CCC advises government to rethink Cumbrian coal mine

CCC advises government to rethink Cumbrian coal mine: The Climate Change Committee (CCC) has advised the government to reevaluate planning permission given for a Cumbrian coal mine. The Cumbrian Metallurgical Coal project involves a new underground coal mine situated on a brownfield site in Whitehaven, west Cumbria. The plan is expected to convert about 2.7…
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UK projects presented £8m for world’s 1st net zero zone

UK projects presented £8m for world’s 1st net zero zone: Six projects throughout the UK have been given a share of £8 million in government funds in a attempt to build the ‘world’s first’ carbon neutral industrial zone by 2040. Undertakings in the West Midlands, Tees Valley, North West, Humber, Scotland & South Wales will…
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UK government to develop 2 million green jobs by 2030

UK government to develop 2 million green jobs by 2030: The government has launched a new to taskforce boost the formation of two million green jobs by 2030.  Amidst the top priorities of the Green Jobs Taskforce will be to create a long term skills plan for delivering net zero and ensure the UK has…
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Rolls-Royce unveils UK scheme for 16 mini-nuclear plants

Rolls-Royce unveils UK scheme for 16 mini-nuclear plants: A group of UK companies headed by Rolls-Royce has unveiled plans to set up 16 mini-nuclear plants in Britain. Each condensed nuclear power station will offer 440MW of electricity, that is sufficient to power a city of 450,000 homes for 60 years. The projects will bolster the…
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Ireland will need to more than double its renewables

Ireland will need to more than double its renewables capacity over the next 25 years to meet 2050 targets: Findings from Cornwall Insight’s ‘All-Island forward curve’ – a comprehensive market and asset-level power price modelling service – shows that Ireland will need to more than double its renewable capacity over the next 25 years if…
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