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Coal generated 0.19% of electricity in April, May and June

Coal generated 0.19% of electricity in April, May and June: April, May and June saw Britain cover its electricity needs across with as little as 0.19% coal generation in the mix. It has been reported that during this period there was also the longest run without coal for the UK since 1882. GB Grid: Last…
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250 UK homes to get free heat pumps

250 UK homes to get free heat pumps: Low carbon heat pumps are set to be installed in a total of 250 homes across  250 homes across Newcastle-upon-Tyne for free from July. BEIS and E.ON have launched the scheme with the intention of investigating ways of encouraging people to take a greater uptake in adopting…
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Good Energy buys majority stake in EV charging map app

Good Energy buys majority stake in EV charging map app: Good Energy will be increasing its share in Zap-Map, the app for electric vehicle (EV) charging sites it has announced. In March 2019 the energy supplier had previously invested £1.08 million in the company taking a 12.9% share in Zap-Map’s parent company Next Green Car.…
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Low carbon vehicles get £73.5m government investment

Low carbon vehicles get £73.5m government investment: £73.5 million governmental investment is heading for the UK automotive sector for advanced technology to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Companies from Newcastle to Newport will research and develop recyclable batteries, low carbon technologies and motors for cars, electric taxis and vans. Businesses set to benefit include BMW Motorsport…
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BEAMA & RenewableUK to build low carbon system

BEAMA and RenewableUK trade associations have agreed to work together to build a low carbon energy system. The partnership will see both trade associations develop products and services for the global energy market in a bid to help companies . The partners will focus on attracting investments for the electrification of heat and transport and…
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Powering Past Coal Alliance signs six finance giants

Six global finance giants have signed up to the Powering Past Coal Alliance (PPCA) today to support moving from coal power generation to clean energy. The Church of England Pensions Board, Aberdeen Standard Investments, Legal & General, Desjardins Group,  Robeco and Swiss Re join more than 100 total members and ten existing PPCA finance sector…
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COVID-19 impacts on low-carbon investments

COVID-19 impacts on low-carbon investments: The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many sectors across the UK, and investment in low-carbon infrastructure has paused in many markets. Daniel Atzori, Research Partner at Cornwall Insight, comments on the likely impacts of the COVID-19 crisis in low-carbon infrastructure finance and investor confidence.   “Despite the decrease in electricity prices…
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Highest offshore wind load factors recorded since 2015

Highest offshore wind load factors recorded since 2015: Latest research from Cornwall Insight highlights that because of the elevated wind speeds experienced in January onshore wind load factors averaged 42% for the month, and older offshore sites (pre-2016) reached an average of 52%. Newer (post-2016) windfarms fared much better with offshore wind farms load factors…
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UK falling behind in E10 fuel uptake 

UK falling behind in E10 fuel uptake: The European ethanol fuel market has seen a steady increase in both production and consumption over the past few years and is forecasted to grow with wider adoption of biofuels across Europe. However, the uptake of E10 – a petrol grade fuel containing 10% ethanol – in the…
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Renewable growth drives common goals for electricity networks across the globe

Renewable growth: Electricity networks globally are experiencing significant increases in the volume of renewable capacity as countries seek to decarbonise their power sectors without affecting the security of supply. The scale of this change is creating new challenges for power networks and those responsible for keeping the lights on. The latest insight paper from Cornwall…
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