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World’s largest offshore wind project gets go ahead

World’s largest offshore wind project gets go ahead: More than two million homes in the Netherlands could see their electricity needs covered by the renewable energy produced by what claims to be the ‘world’s largest wind project’. The green light has been given to Vattenfall for the plant’s final investment decision, which means construction will…
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Campaigners warn consultation loophole could lead to deforestation

Campaigners warn about consultation loophole: London, 29th May 2020 – Today, hundreds of environmental campaigners are calling on the UK Government to take urgent climate action by ensuring that future renewable subsidies are not used to fund burning trees in UK power stations. Over 770 individuals [1] as well as 20 environmental campaign organisations [2]…
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Over 10GW of renewables projects in the next CfD round

Over 10GW of renewables projects could be competing in the next CfD round: The government announced the reinstatement of ‘Pot 1’ technologies – which includes onshore wind and solar PV – in the next Contracts for Difference (CfD) Allocation Round 4 (AR4) in 2021. Research from Cornwall Insight’s Renewable Pipeline tracker highlights how competitive the…
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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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Renewables pipeline swells to over 24.5GW

Renewables pipeline swells to over 24.5GW: Latest figures from the Renewable Energy Planning Database revealed that the total capacity of renewable energy and storage projects across England, Scotland and Wales classed as ‘awaiting construction’ or ‘under construction’ stands at 24.7GW of the total pipeline capacity. The majority of this is classed as ‘awaiting construction’. Further…
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Contracts for Difference Allocation Round 3 results

Cornwall Insight comments on the Contracts for Difference Allocation Round 3 results   Responding to the Contracts for Difference (CfD) Allocation Round 3 results, James Brabben, Wholesale Manager at Cornwall Insight, said: “Record low clearing prices in CfD Allocation Round 3 indicate the continued and rapid cost reductions for offshore wind resulting from competitive auctions.”…
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