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Category: United Kingdom

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UK won't need new gas plants after 2025 coal phase-out

UK won’t need new gas plants after 2025 coal phase-out

UK is on track to phase-out coal by 2025, but won’t need to build any new large-scale gas plants in order to keep the lights on.

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UK water utility partners with LightsourceBP for 10 solar farms

UK water utility partners with LightsourceBP for 10 solar farms

Northumbrian Water signs deal with LightsourceBP to build 10 solar farms and help achieve its goal of being carbon neutral.

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UK wind farms deliver record 37% of nation's electricity

UK wind farms deliver record 37% of nation’s electricity

Strong winds and offshore wind farms helped deliver record 39.6% of UK electricity on Sunday morning.

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Analysis: UK carbon emissions in 2017 fell to levels last seen in 1890

Analysis: UK carbon emissions in 2017 fell to levels last seen in 1890

Carbon Brief analysis shows the UK’s CO2 emissions from fossil fuels fell by 2.6% in 2017, driven by a 19% decline in coal use.

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Lessons for Australia from UK electricity market mistakes

Lessons for Australia from UK electricity market mistakes

The UK electricity market offers convincing evidence that capacity markets aren’t needed, and we should focus, instead, on supporting technologies – like battery storage.

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Energy incumbents are going on a ‘gorging spree’

Energy incumbents are going on a ‘gorging spree’

Big fossil-fuel-based utilities are overcharging their customers, going on a “’gorging spree” while they still can.

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UK sets out clean growth strategy and major renewable energy auction

UK sets out clean growth strategy and major renewable energy auction

The UK Government has announced an ambitious new Clean Growth Strategy to drastically cut carbon emissions and combat climate change.

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UK opens first subsidy-free solar farm, complete with storage

UK opens first subsidy-free solar farm, complete with storage

The 10 MW Clayhill solar farm and storage facility, developed by Anesco, was officially opened by UK climate change minister Claire Perry.

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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.