China cleans up coal in the transition to renewable energy

China is cleaning up its carbon footprint with a root-and-branch approach to its energy network. The country is on a radical drive cut its coal use, motivated both by its obligations under the Paris Agreement and also the urgent need to improve air quality across the country. Despite being the world number one for installed […]

Floating turbines give Scotland’s wind industry the edge

Scotland has an admirable record with renewable energy, particularly when it comes to community-owned projects. But the country is aiming to increase its renewable energy installations across the board as part of an optimistic drive. One contributing factor is a willingness to experiment with new technologies – one company which is trialling tidal energy recently […]

Energy theft: The dangers you need to know about

Energy theft is an issue that causes major problems both for the energy supplier and energy consumer. At best, it’s an illegal activity that can cost fellow consumers a lot of money. At worst, it can cause dangerous incidents and fatalities. This is a crime, but it also carries serious safety risks. Here’s what you need […]

Everything you need to know about the European Super Grid

Renewable power is taking off across the globe; the UK has become the home of the worlds’ largest wind turbines, while battery technology is becoming a viable technology from America to Australia. So how can we better facilitate low-carbon energy in an ever-changing industry? A recent report by the environmental organisation Greenpeace estimates that a “super […]

Could hydrogen be the energy storage solution of the future?

The take-up of renewable energy sources is well underway all across the world, but as countries concentrate their efforts on moving to renewable sources, they must focus, too, on the issue of intermittency. Intermittent generation is an urgent problem for renewable energy, and one which can potentially be solved with energy storage. That is to […]

The Energy Bulletin: In the news July 2017

July has seen both positive and negative developments across the sector. As well as the spiralling cost of Hinkley Point C to the taxpayer, there have been recorded cyber attacks against the UK and Ireland’s energy networks. This is offset by the news that Tesla will install the world’s largest battery in South Australia to […]

The Energy Bulletin: Regulations round-up July 2017

Storage and Flexibility BEIS published a series of announcements on 24/07/17 focusing on storage and flexibility to coincide with Greg Clark’s appearance in Birmingham to give his first major speech on Industrial Strategy since the General Election. The measures unveiled specific to battery storage include: A £246m funding commitment to ensure the UK leads the […]

Piezoelectricity could help Californian roads to generate clean ‘crystal’ energy

With almost 30,000,000 registered drivers in California, the state’s extensive road network caters to millions of drivers every day. But the California Energy Commission (CEC) and the California Institute of Technology have seen an opportunity. The two organisations are planning to make use of the kinetic energy of cars travelling over road surfaces, by embedding […]

Graciosa is latest island to go green with 70% renewable power

One of the nine islands in the Azores Archipelago, Portugal, has become the site of a renewable energy revolution – the latest in an international trend in green energy islands. Graciosa, the third smallest island of the Azores with a population of just over 4700, has ditched fossil fuels for a combination of wind energy, […]

World’s largest wind turbines are supplying Opus Energy customers

The UK is now home to the largest wind turbines in the world, and they’re helping to power Opus Energy customers. The Burbo Bank wind farm in Liverpool Bay is using 8 MW wind turbines, the largest installed turbines the world has seen to date. The project is an offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea near […]