Renewable power has outperformed fossil fuels for the first time ever in the UK the latest figures from the government show. In the third quarter of 2019, renewable sources accounted for 38.9 per cent of the total electricity generated in the country. This is narrowly ahead of gas, which accounted for 38.8 per cent of the UK’s electricity generation in the same three-month … [Read more...] about Renewables Biggest Energy Source In UK
There are few who deny that we need to change the way our homes are powered and heated to do our bit to avert the global climate crisis. But in a society that’s so dependent on fossil fuels, and particularly gas when it comes to heating our homes, it can be hard to see how this can change quickly. Possible recently published a report which suggests that some of the answers … [Read more...] about How Parks Could Help Decarbonise The UK’s Heating
Energy demands are set to increase in the future and this could have a very real impact on businesses and their operations, with 33 per cent of companies in the UK already saying that they have experienced power outages in the last 12 months. Research from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) shows that 27 per cent of businesses expect that their reliance on electricity … [Read more...] about Has Your Business Been Affected By Power Cuts?
Renewable energy in Cumbria would be essential for the Labour Party to deliver on its manifesto pledge to significantly cut carbon emissions in the next decade. Interestingly though, the party quietly dropped the net zero carbon by 2030 pledge that had originally been agreed by members at its conference in September. The pledge, originally brought by grassroots campaign … [Read more...] about Labour Drops Net Zero Carbon By 2030 Pledge
The UK government has set a target of bringing carbon emissions in the country to net zero by 2050, but it’s a long way off achieving this ambition. Research from PwC recently pointed out that, although the UK has the most rapid rate of decarbonisation among the G20 since 2000, it is still not doing enough to meet its own climate change goals. According to the firm, the … [Read more...] about UK ‘Needs To Focus On Heating’ To Decarbonise