The UK government’s latest figures on energy production and use, released yesterday, reveal that while coal use is at its highest share in 14 years, renewable electricity is still growing steadily.
As the US and China conclude discussions of trade relations, the Commerce Department has slapped still tariffs on wind towers from China and Vietnam.
Swedish energy company Vattenfall is joining the Carbon Trust’s Europe-wide effort to drive down the costs of offshore wind power.
The European Union is still making progress on renewables, with its energy share increasing to 13.4% in 2011, but the UK is still lagging in the league table of nations, according to the latest figures.
The European Commission yesterday announced the award of €1.2 billion to 23 innovative renewable energy projects under the NER300 funding programme.
The UK government’s long-awaited Energy Bill will go before Parliament this afternoon for its second reading.
The UK government has today announced revised subsidies for large solar installations that are not as low as previously feared.
UK-based solar energy company Solarcentury has been granted planning permission from the local council for a 6.3 MW solar park near Southampton in southern England.
The 175th and final turbine was installed on the £2 billion London Array yesterday, marking the end of construction of the world’s largest offshore wind farm.
Europe’s largest onshore wind farm in Romania is now fully operational, while the US is backing offshore wind with the launch of seven new projects.