July 18th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The UK's dwindling interest in coal-fired power has long been known, but it looks like the effects of the country's coal phase-out are going to hit a monumental peak in 2018 as the country has surpassed 1,000 hours without using coal already in 2018.
May 22nd, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The Netherlands has announced that it will ban the use of coal for electricity generation from 2030 onwards, and that the two oldest plants must close by the end of 2024, in a move that Germany utility company RWE has deemed "ill judged."
April 25th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Just days after setting a record of 55 hours without using coal, Great Britain has smashed a new record by going a total of 76 hours without any coal generation.
April 20th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
In a Tweet posted on Thursday, the UK's electricity and gas owner National Grid confirmed that Great Britain had gone over 48 hours without any coal electricity generation, which was further confirmed to play out to be nearly 55 hours in total.
April 3rd, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Provisional statistics from the UK Government have confirmed previous analyses that the country's greenhouse gas emissions have reached levels not seen since 1890, thanks in part to the increase in electricity generation from wind and solar which together now account for the second largest source of electricity.
March 27th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
A new study published by researchers from Imperial College London and the University of Sheffield has shown that the UK's ability to cut emissions from electricity production by 25% in 2016 could be used as a model for other countries to adopt and quickly reduce global carbon emissions by 3%
March 22nd, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The development of coal-fired power plants fell significantly for the second year in a row in 2017, with new construction down by 73% between 2015 and 2017, thanks in large part to tighter restrictions in China and a lack of private financing in India.
December 29th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Renewable energy set several records in the UK in 2017, but the country still has a long way to go to reduce emissions from natural gas powered generating stations.
June 13th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
Wind and solar energy, as well as energy efficiency measures, are serving to replace the overwhelming majority of power which in the UK had previously been supplied by coal power, according to a new analysis conducted by Greenpeace's Energydesk.
March 7th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
New analysis by the UK's Carbon Brief website has shown that UK carbon dioxide emissions fell by 5.8% in 2016 due in part to a record 52% collapse of coal use
January 9th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
New analysis of figures from Carbon Brief has shown that the UK generated more electricity from wind than it did from coal during 2016, a first for the UK.
January 3rd, 2017 | by James Ayre
Around half of the electricity generated in the UK during the months of July 2016 through September 2016 came from renewable energy installations, according to recent reports
October 5th, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill
New analysis from energy and climate analysis site Carbon Brief has revealed that the United Kingdom’s solar industry generated more [&hellip
August 3rd, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill
For the second month this year, solar electricity generation beat out coal in the UK across the whole month of [&hellip
July 27th, 2016 | by James Ayre
Solar energy, and renewable energy as a whole, is stealing notable market share from coal energy in the UK, according [&hellip
May 17th, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill
New figures released this week in the UK show wind generated more electricity than coal for the first time ever. [&hellip
October 24th, 2012 | by Joshua S Hill
An opinion poll conducted by YouGov and commissioned by the Sunday Times has shown that a clear majority of the [&hellip
July 1st, 2012 | by Andrew
Electricity from onshore wind, offshore wind surged higher in the UK, leading a renewable energy sector that now supplies 11.1% of UK electricity. Power suppliers turned increasingly to coal-fired power generation, as well, however, as domestic natural gas production drops.