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Charging Ahead?

... sources, where intermittent renewables provide an increasing share of the growing demand from wider electrification – and where more and more consumers and businesses will be looking to sell excess power ...

Creating a more inclusive and diverse energy sector

... Human Resources Business Partner, SSE Renewables The Conference is supported by Accenture and SSE Renewables and is free to attend. Abbie Sampson, Energy UK’s Director of External Affairs and ...

A Capacity for Change

Last week, the government announced that both wind and solar would be allowed to compete as participating technologies in the Capacity Market (CM). Energy UK has long called for renewables to participate ...

Lord Spicer - Part of Energy UK's Genealogy

... body known as the ‘Electricity Council’. The AIEP’s early members - pioneers of renewable energy, CHP schemes and some who hoped to compete on a bigger scale –were the ‘disruptors’ of their day. The Energy ...

Energy UK responds to BEIS Committee report on CCUS

... g sectors where there are few cost-effective alternatives, such as industrial processes, shipping, haulage and heating. And, as we’ve seen with renewables like offshore wind, becoming a world leader in n ...

Future Perfect?

... led the way in the country’s efforts to tackle climate change with the growth of renewables bringing us to a situation where over half of our electricity generation now comes from low carbon sources. But ...

Map to the Future

... urgent action is required if we are to continue meeting our climate change commitments.   “As a sector we’ve led the way so far by halving emissions in the last ten years with the growth of renewables ...

Capacity Crunch

... to a low carbon future by being technology neutral and including renewables.   Reform is infinitely preferable to upending the whole system overnight, otherwise we risk throwing the baby out with the ...

Energy UK marks a decade of the Climate Change Act

...  During this time the cost of renewables, such as wind and solar, has plummeted not only making clean energy increasingly cheaper but also boosting the UK economy with an estimated 400,000 people employed ...

Energy and our environment

... has increased from 20% when the Act became law to 51% now, with renewables representing 30%; England’s renewable capacity grew almost tenfold from 2,618 MW in 2008 to 25,801 MW in 2017; The power ...

Network charging

...  would bring: More efficient transmission of electricity Faster restoration of electricity after power disturbances Reduction in peak demand Better integration of renewable energy generatio ...

Renewables  ...

Renewable technologies use natural energy to make electricity. Fuel sources include wind, wave, marine, hydro, biomass and solar. It is also made using sources of natural energy that are quickly replaced, ...

Environmental Regulations

... having decreased by 86% between 1990 and 2016 and 62% solely from 2015-16. Renewable generation occupying a larger share of the market has also played a large role in GHG emission reductions, with renewable ...

About generation

... for the deployment of renewable generation and batteries as well as the increased usage of Demand Side Response (DSR) with all increasing through 2018.  We’ve also had some less expected outcomes with ...

Energy UK comments on budget submission

... sources of renewable power such as solar and onshore wind. And if we are to continue to build on the energy industry’s success in reducing emissions, we urgently need to have clarity on future carbon pricing ...

Energy UK responds to IPCC report

... thanks to the growth of low carbon generation and renewables in particular. Our sector is committed to going further and faster towards a carbon neutral, and ultimately carbon negative, power generation ...

Energy UK responds to latest Energy Trends from BEIS

Commenting on BEIS’s latest Energy Trends publication, Energy UK’s chief executive Lawrence Slade said: “The energy sector has made huge advances in decarbonising with renewable generation at a record ...

Energy UK responds to wind capacity milestone

... and other renewables make to the UK’s diverse energy mix. Whilst offshore projects continue to thrive along with falling costs, it’s vital both for our continuing transition to a low carbon energy system ...

Increasing diversity and inclusion in energy

... Hood Energy, RWE, Scottish Power Renewables, SSE and Shell were amongst the companies taking part in the roundtable.  Minister of State for Employment, Alok Sharma said:    “The UK employment rate ...

Don’t mess up our energy system

... optimised, allowing for cost-efficiencies across systems. The deployment of large amounts of variable generation renewable energy – wind and solar, means that larger, liquid, connected markets across Europe ...

The EMR success story can go further in next chapter

... order to help generators develop supply chains and plan more effectively for future investment; The Capacity Market should allow renewables to participate in future and should also look to see how innovative ...

Energy UK looks to put the heat on

...  housing types and environments” In the report Energy UK calls for the Government to: Review the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and other programmes for supporting low carbon heating alternative ...

Energy UK responds to news of Capacity Market review

Responding to a speech by Energy Minister Claire Perry, where she announced a formal review into the capacity market later this year, Lawrence Slade, chief executive of Energy UK said:   “Renewables ...

Energy UK responds to T4 Capacity Market auction results

...  assets. We will continue to work with government as the Capacity Market evolves, including the possible inclusion of renewables in future auctions, and in the forthcoming review of Electricity Market Reform. ...

Energy UK responds to the Government's Environment Plan

... for those programmes which have successfully delivered change – and ensure they include the lowest cost renewables.    “It’s vital the decarbonisation of heating and electrification of transport follow ...

Energy UK responds to the 2017 Autumn Budget

... which drives down the cost of decarbonisation, benefits customers and the wider economy.     “Postponing further support for renewables until 2025 denies the opportunity for other technologies and ...

Energy UK responds to publication of Helm review

... the cost of renewables is falling significantly. However when costs outside of suppliers’ control are levied onto customer bills we should be clear about these as well as working hard to minimise them.  ...

Energy UK comments on BEIS statistical releases

... that renewable energy is now an integral part of our energy mix, supporting our view that future investment must support a variety of different technologies.   "As the recent offshore wind auction ...
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