A major milestone in the UK’s power sector decarbonisation was reached in September as, for the first time, there was more renewables capacity on the grid than fossil fuels.
There must be rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented change in global energy systems if the impact of climate change is to be limited to 1.5C, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned.
Solar PV could be the UK’s most significant power generation technology by as early as 2030, with 33GW of installed capacity, according to National Grid.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has issued an urgent warning to the UK government, stressing the need for it to act now and address gaps in its measures to meet the fourth and fifth carbon budgets.
Solar could play a pivotal role in a future energy system without jeopardising security of supply, a new report has revealed.
The bank holiday sunshine helped solar PV become the UK’s dominant source of electricity for three hours on Sunday afternoon.
Renewable generation set a new record in the UK throughout Q2 2017, however there have been repeated warnings for government as solar deployment continued to falter.
Solar power contributed 17% of total renewable energy generation in Q3 2017 totalling 3.2TWh, according to the latest report from energy monitoring firm EnAppSys.
Water utility Welsh Water has announced plans to increase its own suite of onsite renewables as part of a wider decarbonisation effort.
Andrea Leadsom has reiterated the government’s stance on climate change policy following the outcome of the EU referendum, claiming the country remains committed to dealing with the issue.