Summer is coming, so what does that mean for the electricity network? Last week the National Grid published their outlook for the summer – and it’s a forecast which is an exciting reflection on the growth of renewable energy in the UK. The increase in solar panels for private houses has driven a significant drop in demand from the National Grid, another step forward for renewable energy in the UK.
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The National Grid have revealed plans for a subsea electricity cable which would connect the two countries’ electricity markets, allowing green Norwegian electricity to power millions of UK homes. The €2 billion project will increase the UK’s supply of green energy whilst breaking the world record for the longest subsea electric connector. The project, due for completion in 2021, is set to provide 14% of the UK's yearly electricity consumption - bringing the country cheaper and more sustainable electricity.
New research has surfaced as part of an electricity market analysis which shows how the UK is performing in terms of its 'energy mix'. Last year, we experienced a rise output from renewable energy sources as coal-fired energy generation continued its gradual decline. This is great news for those with an interest in energy efficiency and green living, or anyone who has already embraced the new wave of energy efficient electrical heating appliances. So how exactly is our energy being produced and is this trend likely to continue?
You might not think it, but a report has surfaced that puts UK farms near the top of a list of 'untapped' energy sources in the move to a low carbon, renewable Britain. We're not talking about wind farms or solar farms either, just your regular crop-producing, animal rearing farms. With such a strong emphasis on clean and affordable energy to power our appliances at home, could this be one of the breakthroughs the Government is after?
The days are getting shorter and your thermostat is likely getting higher to counter the cold nights. It's that time of year when we're all thinking about energy management and how to balance comfort with rising prices. Some people might well save money by switching to renewable energy sources, but do you know you can actually make money by investing in it? You might be powerless to stop your bills going up, but by investing in renewable energy you could easily earn at least 7%...
With EU energy targets quickly approaching, bills fluctuating enormously, and growing public concern over how the next generation are going to generate and store energy, the next Government is going to have a great deal of work to do. Not only to win back public trust and sway opinion, but to start the country down the right energy path. The Renewable Energy Association (REA) have recognised this and set about publishing a comprehensive 'manifesto' for renewable heat, power and transport...
The UK has just developed and launched its very first floating solar panel, and it can generate up to 200 Kw of power. The panel is based in Berkshire, and it's part of a wider scheme designed to promote ideas and blueprints for technologies that could be adopted up and down the country to generate clean, affordable electricity for homes. Excellent news for those homeowners already taking advantage of energy saving electric heating or other energy efficient appliances...
In this past year, the UK has become one of the world's most 'climate friendly' countries after a record 32% jump in renewable energy generation. This might be hard to believe amid the controversy surrounding prices and the market in general, and the fact the Government have all but abandoned their pro-green plans such as ECO and the Green Deal, but it's true - we've got a lot to be pleased about when it comes to a renewable future. So where do we rank?
The National Grid have recently published information on their '2014 Energy Scenarios' package which the company's director, Cordi O'Hara, thinks is a useful tool for the industry in difficult times. Energy has its own place in the spotlight lately as every policy and company move is scrutinised, and while many have referred to the National Grid and what they should or shouldn't be doing, they've remained rather quiet. Until now.
A recent breakthrough in the production and development of solar cells is destined to make solar panels cheaper and safer in the near future, according to scientists. It's rumoured that the new panels will see investment and interest in solar panel development soar in the coming years, giving the UK another avenue to explore when it comes to the matter of renewable energy.