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    Wind Power Breaks Records in Britain, but Gas Remains on Top

    Wind Power Breaks Records in Britain, but Gas Remains on Top

    A record amount of electricity in Great Britain was produced by wind farms in 2022, but most of its power still came from gas-fired plants, according to the National Grid. Wind farms provided 26.8 percent of Britain’s electricity last year, up from 21.8 percent in 2021, reported Reuters. The biggest offshore wind farm in the […]

    2022 Was a Record-Breaking Year for Renewable Energy in the UK

    2022 Was a Record-Breaking Year for Renewable Energy in the UK

    A record amount of energy from renewable sources was generated in the UK in 2022, according to new research. The data was analyzed by academics from Imperial College London for Drax Electric Insights. The researchers found that 40 percent of the UK’s electricity was made up of solar, wind, biomass and hydropower last year, an […]

    UK Energy Customers Save More Than $3 Million by Using High Energy Appliances at Off-Peak Times

    UK Energy Customers Save More Than $3 Million by Using High Energy Appliances at Off-Peak Times

    In an effort to stop power shortages this winter, more than a million households and businesses in Britain are taking advantage of a National Grid program called the Demand Flexibility Service, which pays back customers who turn off high-energy appliances like dishwashers and ovens during specific peak times, reported Reuters. According to the National Grid, […]

    New Undersea Cables Could Help Ease UK Energy Crisis

    New Undersea Cables Could Help Ease UK Energy Crisis

    The need for high-voltage undersea cables for the transport of electricity from wind farms in Scotland to the National Grid has been approved by Great Britain’s Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (OFGEM), reported BBC News. This and other big projects in the works for Scotland would help alleviate some of the pressure of the […]

    UK Could Require All New Boilers to Be ‘Hydrogen Ready’ by 2026

    UK Could Require All New Boilers to Be ‘Hydrogen Ready’ by 2026

    The UK could ban new natural-gas exclusive boilers beginning in 2026.  According to a consultation announced Tuesday, the government is considering requiring all new boilers installed from 2026 to be hydrogen-ready, meaning that they could run on either gas or hydrogen. “Mandating hydrogen-ready boilers is an important step towards decarbonising homes,” Chief Executive of Energy […]

    England to Ban More Single-Use Plastic Items

    England to Ban More Single-Use Plastic Items

    In an attempt to deal with the growing plastic waste problem in the UK and the planet, the UK government is set to ban additional single-use plastic items like plates and cutlery in England, after banning straws, stirrers and cotton swabs there in 2020. From November of last year to February of 2022, a public […]