Renewables

Asian countries prioritising development over climate goals

Asian countries prioritising development over climate goals

Countries across Asia are increasingly finding themselves torn meeting emissions reductions targets and meeting economic development goals, and in many cases are prioritising development over limiting emission. Asia has 2,000GW of coal fired power plants that are either under construction or fully operational, with China and India increasing coal power […]

Renewable sector concerned over Australia’s green energy push

Renewable sector concerned over Australia’s green energy push

Elon Musk has accepted that Australia must be cautious over its transition to renewables, stating that developers of wind and solar energy farms are not meeting industry standards. The French clean energy company Neoen, which has work alongside Musk’s Tesla on a battery farm in South Australia, has reiterated concerns […]

Warning of blackouts in Scotland after decision to go green

Warning of blackouts in Scotland after decision to go green

A new report has found Scotland risks multiple days of blackouts, resulting in deaths and civil unrest as a result of the country’s dependence on renewable energies. A significant gap in Scotland’s electricity system as a result of the closure of coal power stations and the unpredictability of renewables could […]

EU renewables progress slows

EU renewables progress slows

The European Union has seen progress slow on renewable energy and energy efficiencies, raising questions over whether the bloc will be able to reach its 2020 and 2030 targets. The European Environment Agency (EEA) said that rising energy consumption was to blame for the union’s slowdown in progress and could […]

Customers left in debt after backing government energy scheme

Customers left in debt after backing government energy scheme

Hundreds of families across Scotland have found themselves in debts of up to £21,000 after signing up to a government backed energy scheme. A “rogue company” has tricked over a thousand Scottish customers into buying energy saving measures, including solar panel, insulations and underfloor heating, on finance and were misled […]

Government cuts wind subsidies

Government cuts wind subsidies

The UK Government has cut subsidies for offshore wind farms, forcing projects to seek cost cutting measures to help push their proposals forward. Energy minister Claire Perry announced, in May, subsidy contracts worth up to £60 million a year for new projects – one third of the value of subsidies […]

Concerns raised over Scottish wind turbines

Concerns raised over Scottish wind turbines

Mountaineering groups in Scotland have called out against wind turbines following the announcement of proposals that will see turbines almost double in size. The controversial argument over wind turbines in Scotland is set to heighten following plans to double the size of wind turbines close to the end of their […]

£4.8m spent on turning off wind turbines

£4.8m spent on turning off wind turbines

Wind farm operators were paid a record £4.8 million to switch off their turbines for one day after it became too windy. In extreme weather conditions, when there are exceptional levels of wind, the National Grid is unable to handle the amount of extra energy produced by wind turbines and […]