With the UK aiming to reach net zero by 2050, a crucial part of the strategy is to transition to an electricity system with 100% zero-carbon generation and much of this is expected to come from renewable energy.
Renewable energy is already part of our electricity mix (the different energy sources that make up our electricity supply), but how much are we using currently, and how much more will we need in order to reach net zero?
Energy is at the heart of the climate challenge – and key to the solution.
Energy prices in the UK just keep on going up… and up.
By Elizabeth Atkin
Ørsted is proud to announce that the world’s largest installed windfarm, Hornsea 2, is now fully operational.
British Gas owner Centrica has seen its profits increase by five-fold while households worry about paying their bills this winter.
By James Hocakday
The MoneySavingExpert founder said he felt he had to ‘raise the alarm’ because the country would face ‘cataclysmic’ problems in the winter.
By Genevieve Holl-Allen
Shell will start building new renewable hydrogen plant in the Netherlands
Holland Hydrogen I to produce 60k kilograms of renewable hydrogen a day
By Jane Denton
Researchers say the Finnish innovation could help solve the problem of how to store renewable energy such as wind and solar.
By Emma Gatten, Environment Editor
By Anna Malos, Climateworks Centre - Country Lead, Australia, Monash University & Emi Minghui Gui, Climateworks Centre Energy System Lead, Monash University
An article from The Conversation.
By Neil McCulloch, Associate Fellow of Political Economy, Institute of Development Studies
From urban hydropower to microgrids and rooftop solar, Bristol Energy Cooperative harnesses green energy and the power of community to target a self-sufficent future.
By Duncan Jeffries
By Josh Jackman
The war in Ukraine has laid bare how energy resources are intertwined with political power and international security, plus how reliant we still are on fossil fuels to power our daily lives. This new podcast episode explores how we got to this point and what the future holds.
By Julie Weldon
Smart solar flowers or Smartflowers are large, mechanical blooms with solar panels for 'petals'. Some customers prefer this crafty invention over traditional rooftop panels. Here’s why.
The Labour leader said the Scottish Government’s opposition to nuclear energy meant the nation could miss out on millions of pounds of investment.
By Chris Green, Scotland Editor
Quick actions to help households use energy more efficiently would ease the current crisis and improve the UK’s long term energy security.
By Madeleine Gabriel
A town in Devon has become the first in Britain to get all its gas supply from renewable energy – made from animal manure.
By Metro Science Reporter
While gas and oil companies report billions worth of profits, vulnerable households are faced with rising costs and impossible choices. Find out why we’re facing an energy crisis, who’s to blame and what we can do about it.
By Dhara Vyas
Renewable energy capacity is set to expand 50% between 2019 and 2024, led by solar energy. This is according to The International Energy Agency (IEA)’s ‘Renewable 2020’ report, which found that solar, wind and hydropower projects are rolling out at their fastest rate in four years, making for the argument that the future lies in using renewable energy.
By Emily Folk