The UK’s grid operator asked three reserve coal units to be ready to supply power and consumers to curb demand on Tuesday, as it tries for a second consecutive day to plug the gap left by a dearth of wind generation.
Three UK coal plants have been ordered to begin warming up in case they are needed for the country's energy supply as the cold snap bites.
Annual emissions of the super-destructive greenhouse gas sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) equate to the annual carbon dioxide CO2 emissions of a staggering 100million cars.
National Grid says its North Sea Link interconnector to Norway has boosted UK energy security and paid for its own carbon costs after just six months in operation.
National Grid has warned that there could be blackouts this winter if gas power plants are not able to keep running due to the energy crisis.
The first planned blackouts in decades might hit parts of the country this winter if power plants cannot get enough gas to keep running, the body that oversees Britain's electricity grid has warned.
Vattenfall has contracted Siemens Energy and Aker Solutions to deliver grid connection infrastructure for the Norfolk Boreas wind project off the coast of East Anglia.
UK ministers were warned that energy-intensive industries were at risk of work slowdowns and site closures due to soaring energy prices even before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine exacerbated the crisis.
Britain’s relative immunity to natural-gas supply cuts from Russia may be about to run out.
National Grid is asking UK companies how much electricity demand they will be able to cut next winter to help keep the lights on.
UK wind power production hit a record on Wednesday thanks to blustery weather spinning turbines across the country and out at sea.
The deployment programme being implemented in South Wales is unlike those being proposed by the other UK industrial clusters.
The war in Ukraine has jolted European politicians into finally understanding that overdependence on imported energy can carry extreme risks. What they haven’t understand yet though is that you can’t just turn off one set of taps and turn on another.
While energy production is at the forefront of many energy transition discussions, moving that energy around is equally important.
Aberdeen South’s SNP MP Stephen Flynn has slammed the UK Government over what he is calling the “great Scottish renewables robbery”.
Issues with a major subsea cable project have ignited fresh fears about plans for a major project to hook Shetland up to the UK’s electricity grid.
National Grid and Scottish Power Transmission have agreed to pay a record redress package of £158 million for delays to the Western Link subsea cable project, following an investigation by Ofgem.
Engineering and consulting group Wood has been awarded a five-year contract by National Grid to provide controls and metering upgrades for its UK gas transmission assets, and to review hydrogen blending in the gas network.
UK coal-fired power generation jumped to the highest in a month, with wind generation slumping just as morning demand picked up.
Some of the North Sea oil and gas industry’s biggest players, including Neptune Energy, BP and TotalEnergies, are in the running to pick up a gong at the OGUK Awards.
The first megawatts of electricity will flow between Norway and the U.K. Wednesday along the longest submarine power cable in the world.
The UK has come a long way in tackling climate change over the last decade. The data for the last five years demonstrates decarbonisation increasing at pace, culminating in the greenest year on record for Britain’s electricity system in 2020 - average carbon intensity (the measure of CO2 emissions per unit of electricity consumed) reached a new low of 181 gCO2/kWh. In total, the country was powered coal-free for over 5,147 hours in 2020, compared with 3,666 hours in 2019, 1,856 in 2018 and 624 in 2017.
A wind farm in the northern Highlands recently hit a major milestone after it exported electricity to the National Gird for the first time.
The UK power generation industry is headed for its greenest year yet as more capacity for renewables is added and coal plants are needed less often.
As we endure these challenging times, the climate emergency persists, and the planet continues to be threatened. Without a strong and stable economy, the funds to invest in a greener, cleaner future simply won’t be there. Even with the fall in carbon emissions, our modelling shows that the pandemic will only reduce demand through to 2050 by 8%.1