2018: What’s happening this year in renewable energy innovation?

A brand new year is upon us, and it looks like a brighter, greener future is on the horizon. The ever-changing energy market looks set to see some big shifts this year, both in the UK and internationally, that are contributing to a wider trend of renewable energy and technology acquisition. We’ve seen a few […]

Will we have a renewable energy-powered Christmas?

2018 could be the year that we’re dreaming of a green Christmas. Last year, more than 40% of the electricity generated on Christmas Day came from renewable sources. We can thank our seasonally windy weather for some of this – wind power alone was contributing 27.7% of electricity at the Christmas Day peak. Last year […]

How technology and renewable energy is curbing air pollution

In recent years, air quality has become a hot topic of discussion. One of the underlying issues affecting air quality is pollution. How is our air getting polluted? As the mayor of London has discovered, air quality in the UK is bad, with many cities regularly exceeding European legal limits of pollutants in the air. […]

The UK’s (new) biggest solar farm is just around the corner

The UK could get its largest solar farm in 2020, and it could be built without any government support. Spread across almost 900 acres of the Kent countryside and with a generation capacity of 350 MW, the Cleve Hill installation would generate enough electricity to power as many as 110,000 homes. The scale of the […]

A renewable review: Five cool things that happened in 2017

New milestones, falling costs and growth for the UK – 2017 has been another great year for renewable energy, building on some of the successes of 2016 and seeing further innovations, improvements and exciting developments. Read on for some of the best news to come out of the renewable energy sector over the past 12 […]

How man-made coral is unlocking the potential of tidal power

Wave power is a relatively untapped source of energy that could play a huge role in satisfying energy demand in years to come. Estimates vary on just how much energy could be generated by wave power, but research published earlier in the year estimated that, in the future, wave power technologies could contribute up to […]

Sri Lanka reveals plans for 100% renewable energy by 2050

A recent reported jointly published by the Asia Development Bank and the United Nations Development Programme has laid out the long-term plan for Sri Lanka’s eventual transition to 100% renewable energy in electricity generation. The publication, 100% Electricity Generation Through Renewable Energy by 2050 – an Assessment of Sri Lanka’s Power Sector, offers an in-depth […]

Reaching boiling point: When solar panels overheat

Solar power plays a huge role in the global energy mix. In 2016, it was estimated to make up almost 230 GW of capacity across the world. The proliferation of the technology is thanks to the rapid uptake of the technology in countries such as China and Germany. Solar is so popular because the source […]

The Current: Top renewable news Autumn 2017

It’s been a remarkable few months for renewable energy. The release of the National Grid’s Future Energy Scenarios report offers interesting insights into the future of the UK’s energy mix, while the development of the Gemini wind farm in the North Sea is helping to reduce emissions in the Netherlands. development of the world’s first floating […]

Denmark’s journey to 50% renewable energy by 2050

Denmark is relatively small, with a population of just over five million, and the country has set itself big targets for sustainability and renewable energy. With capital city Copenhagen aiming for carbon neutrality by 2025 and Aarhus, the second-biggest city, targeting carbon neutrality by 2030, Denmark is making big steps towards achieving those goals. In […]