Saudi Arabia to invest in renewable energies

The Gulf state’s plans to lean towards renewable energy sources comes along with, as said by Oil minister Khalid al-Falih, ‘significant investment in nuclear energy’. It is linked to the country’s desire to move away from economic dependence upon crude oil by 2030. By investing in alternative energy sources, Saudi...

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World’s largest offshore wind farm off Yorkshire coast

World’s largest offshore wind farm off Yorkshire coast

Planning permission has been granted for the world’s biggest offshore wind farm to be constructed off the Yorkshire coast. The new wind project is set to have 300 wind turbines connected to the grid, providing enough low-carbon energy to power 1.6 million homes. Funded by the Danish company Dong Energy,...

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Solar and wind power projected to be cheaper than nuclear by the time Hinkley nuclear plans are completed

Solar and wind power projected to be cheaper than nuclear by the time Hinkley nuclear plans are completed

The declining costs of generating wind and solar power and the increasing costs of generating nuclear power suggest that renewable options will be cheaper by 2025.  New nuclear power will cost more to generate than solar and wind power by the time Hinkley Point nuclear power station is completed according...

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A quarter of UK electricity now from renewable sources

In 2015 renewable energy provided 25% of the UK’s electricity, up from 20% the previous year, with gas displacing coal as the top contributor. Once considered the lifeblood of this country, for the first time coal is now marginally behind gas as the dominant source of electric energy in the UK,...

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Schools in the dark about using solar panels

Schools in Westminster and Hammersmith and Fulham are failing to exploit renewable energy, according to Friends of the Earth (FoE). According to a report published by the charity, the two boroughs come bottom in the UK for utilising solar panels. Kensington and Chelsea is close behind.   The report shows...

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