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Analysis: UK auction reveals offshore wind cheaper than new gas

Analysis: UK auction reveals offshore wind cheaper than new gas

Offshore wind auction results means that these projects are close to being subsidy-free, helping shift the conversation from renewables being expensive, towards how cheap, variable zero-carbon power can be integrated into the UK grid.

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UK renewables auctions set record low price for offshore wind

UK renewables auctions set record low price for offshore wind

Offshore wind now cheaper than nuclear and gas in UK, after second subsidy auction will see two developers build offshore wind farms for just $US75.83/MWh.

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Solarcentury and IKEA launch residential home battery in UK

Solarcentury and IKEA launch residential home battery in UK

The new product, available to U.K. online customers, will retail from £3,000 for a standalone battery, or from £6,925 for the solar panel-plus-battery package.

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Energy independent vehicles key to solving grid problems

Energy independent vehicles key to solving grid problems

The UK National Grid has announced that peak impact of electric cars in the UK will be equivalent to capacity of 6 nuclear plants.

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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.