Up to 17GW of renewables eligible for CfD AR4

Up to 17GW of renewables eligible for CfD AR4: Cornwall Insight’s Renewable Pipeline Tracker service has examined the potential capacity that could enter the Contract for Difference (CfD) Allocation Round (AR) 4, with the analysis showing there is currently 17GW* of technologies likely to be eligible to bid. This analysis is based on Cornwall Insight’s…
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Q220 energy switching rates fall again

Q220 energy switching rates fall again: In the second quarter of 2020 the number of customers switching energy supplier has continued to fall. Ofgem’s latest figures state, which suggest electricity transfers decreased between the second quarter of 2019 and the second quarter of 2020 by 13.1%. Compared to 1,531,000 in the same quarter of 2019,…
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Q220 had a 44% renewable share of energy mix

Q220 had a 44% renewable share of energy mix: In the second quarter of 2020, the share of the UK’s electricity generated from renewables was 44.6%. Recent BEIS figures show, which suggest this is the second-highest share on the published data series. There was a decrease to 35.1%, findings also reveal, in the share of…
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Fastest electric jet test completed by Rolls-Royce

Fastest electric jet test completed by Rolls-Royce: The ground-testing stage of a technology has been completed Rolls-Royce has announced, that it says will power the ‘world’s fastest’ all-electric jet. The world record speed for electric planes will be attempted to be broken by the jet early next year. A replica of the jet was used…
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Offshore wind & geothermal mine water wins funding

Offshore wind & geothermal mine water wins funding: 17 projects have been chosen by the government that will each receive funding of up to £50,000 to respond to some of the world’s most pressing challenges, including climate change. Construction of large-scale offshore wind farms in the Celtic Sea from 2025 onwards is one of the…
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Green aerospace gets £400m funding

Green aerospace gets £400m funding: A new round of funding worth £400 million to make the aerospace sector greener, has been launched by the government. To secure future manufacturing in the UK, it includes a FlyZero initiative aiming to bring together 100 experts to commence work on zero emission aircraft technology. The development of high-performance…
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Parameters for new capacity auctions set out

The parameters for the next Capacity Market (CM) auctions to ensure the UK continues to have sufficient electricity capacity to meet demand, have been set out by The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). In a letter from Kwasi Kwarteng, Minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth, he confirms the parameters for the…
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Legislation changed for larger battery storage projects

Legislation changed for larger battery storage projects: Planning legislation has been changed to encourage the development of storage in larger batteries for renewable energy from solar and wind farms. This decision notes The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) was made to boost investments in larger battery facilities and speed up net zero…
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Vattenfall’s offshore wind project gets green light

Vattenfall’s offshore wind project gets green light: Energy giant Vattenfall has been awarded development consent by the UK Government for a major offshore wind farm to be constructed. Situated off the Norfolk Coast in East Anglia the 1,8GW Norfolk Vanguard offshore wind project will provide enough energy to power almost two million homes every year.…
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