Below is this week’s summary. It should be a one minute read relevant to UK energy with links to documents for those who wish to read more.
(Click a bullet point to open the relevant article)
Monday – 6th April
- International Renewable Energy Agency has announced that almost 3/4 of new global electricity generation capacity was from renewable sources during 2019.
Tuesday – 7th April
- UK has 8.5 GW of ground-mounted, large-scale solar power generation capacity. The capacity was zero in 2010 (for context UK demand was 28 GW at time of writing).
- UK Environmental Audit Committee is launching an inquiry targeting technologies which can help meet net-zero emissions targets. First session focuses on offshore wind. UK has the biggest offshore wind market in the world.
Wednesday – 8th April
- Article shows that renewables were the greatest contributor to UK electricity generation for a full quarter for the first time. During Q1 2020, 44.6% of power came from renewable sources. 29% came from gas plants; 15% from nuclear, 3.7% from coal and 7% imported.
Thursday – 9th April
- Thousands of British households were paid to use electricity from a supplier last week as good weather caused a surge in renewable energy and demand was low.
- Houston Chronicle reports that the first (4) LNG tankers from USA in a year are heading to China due to progress in trade talks.
Friday – 10th April