For the first time Renewable energy sources (including power from wind, solar, hydro and wood pellet burning) have generated more electricity that gas and coal in Britain. This totalled 50.7% as reported by the National Grid as of Wednesday 7th June 2017 midday
May 2017 saw Britain introduce the world’s leading wind turbine technology in Liverpool. The turbines stand at an impressive 195 metres total length, with blades measuring over 500ft. This is also the first time that the 8MW turbines have been used commercially anywhere in the world! It was installed by the Danish company ‘Dong Energy’ completing over 30 of the world’s largest turbines, in Liverpool Bay – this was part of the bigger extension project Burbo Bank. The project went live on May 17th 2017.
After moving up an impressive 4 places since last 2016 on EY’s renewable energy country attractiveness index (RECAI) – the UK is now back in the top 10 destinations for Renewable Energy.
Tesco stores in Britain will be switching to fully renewable electricity in 2017, and their worldwide stores will follow on from by 2030. This will provide a heightened demand in the renewable sector. We look into why this is important to Tesco and hope others will follow
April saw news that Gatwick Airport will be the first in the world to turn waste into energy on its premises...