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Category: United Kingdom

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UK govt launches £246m battery storage investment round

UK govt launches £246m battery storage investment round

UK government launches four-year, £246m investment round to boost research and development in battery technology.

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Coal provided just 2% of UK power in the first 6 months of 2017

Coal provided just 2% of UK power in the first 6 months of 2017

Five years after meeting 40% of U.K.’s electricity supply, new data shows that coal only met 2% of the country’s power needs in last 6 months.

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UK’s ‘stunning Sunday’ of 70% low-carbon power offers glimpse of near future

UK’s ‘stunning Sunday’ of 70% low-carbon power offers glimpse of near future

Sunny and windy Sunday afternoon in the U.K. sees carbon intensity power production level fall below 100g of CO2 per kWh for first time ever, gifting country’s energy market glimpse into future power generation mix.

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Factcheck: Right wing columnists blame Grenfell Tower fire on ‘green targets’

Factcheck: Right wing columnists blame Grenfell Tower fire on ‘green targets’

Were green targets to blame for the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy? Murdoch columnists in Australia say so, but here’s a debunk to this ugly nonsense.

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Even BP recognises that reduced coal use is slashing emissions

Even BP recognises that reduced coal use is slashing emissions

BP data shows impact of reduced coal use in emissions, including China. Australia, however, joins smaller emerging economies in lifting emissions.

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Wind, solar, energy efficiency replaces coal generation in UK

Wind, solar, energy efficiency replaces coal generation in UK

Since the start of the coalition government in 2010, coal’s role in the generation mix has fallen to historic lows.

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DONG Energy to integrate battery storage into Burbo Bank offshore wind farm

DONG Energy to integrate battery storage into Burbo Bank offshore wind farm

Danish wind energy giant DONG Energy plans to integrate a self-proclaimed “first of its kind wind power and battery hybrid system” to off shore wind farm.

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Graph of the Day: UK has first coal-free day since industrial revolution

Graph of the Day: UK has first coal-free day since industrial revolution

UK goes without coal power for 24 hours; a first since start of industrial revolution, but set to become “more and more common.”

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Offshore wind costs maintain falling trend in Germany, Denmark, Holland

Offshore wind costs maintain falling trend in Germany, Denmark, Holland

Competitive auctions are causing developers to drop their expectations for government subsidies for off-shore wind projects.

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Halving of coal demand pushes UK carbon emissions down 6%

Halving of coal demand pushes UK carbon emissions down 6%

UK CO2 emissions fell by 5.8% in 2016, a drop that, according to new analysis, comes from a record 52% drop in coal use.

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Wind energy setting records around the world, can't shake policy uncertainty

Wind energy setting records around the world, can’t shake policy uncertainty

Wind energy had a big year in 2016, particularly in the US and Europe  – yet it still faces an unpredictable policy future.