Green Energy

19 May

Report claims Britain to run out of fossil fuels in five years' time

Yellow flameNew research has suggested Britain will run out of fossil fuels such as oil, coal and gas in as little as five years. The report from the Global Sustainability Institute claims the shortages will increase the country's dependency on imports from Russia, Norway and Qatar. Britain has 5.2 years of oil, 4.5 years of coal ...

15 May

Government set to cut support for new solar farms above 5MW

Green Energy - Solar PanelsThe Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) is to scrap its support for solar farms of a capacity above 5MW from April 1, 2015, it has announced. Such solar farms will now have to compete with other renewable energy sources for financing: This has resulted in condemnation of the move from a host of ...

09 May

Good Energy invests in tidal lagoon project

Green Energy PlugGood Energy has invested in a pioneering £850 million tidal lagoon project located in Wales. The green energy supplier has taken a stake of £500,000 in Tidal Lagoon (Swansea Bay) PLC, the company responsible for the development in Swansea. It's also secured the option to purchase 10 per cent of the 495GWh (gigawatt hour) of ...

07 May

Study: 1,000 projects not needed as UK has passed renewable energy quota

Green Energy - Turbines WindmillsA new study has suggested Britain has already approved more than enough renewable energy projects to hit targets imposed by the EU. The Renewable Energy Foundation report claims this means more than a 1,000 projects still in the pipeline are effectively surplus to requirements according to analysis. The UK has an EU target of 15% ...

25 April

Government approves eight new renewable energy projects

Green Energy PlugThe government has announced that it has given its approval for eight new renewable energy projects. The projects include the conversion of energy plants, currently powered by coal, to run on biomass and the construction of offshore wind farms situated on the coasts of Norfolk and Yorkshire, in Liverpool bay, and just off the Moray. ...

14 April

Davey agrees with UN report, calls for Europe to be as ambitious as UK

Green Energy - Turbines WindmillsClimate Change Secretary Ed Davey has backed a new UN report calling for a massive shift in how energy shift in energy creation, but also called for Europe to be as ambitious as the UK on the issue. The report - issued at a press conference in Berlin on Sunday (April 13) - has encouraged ...

10 April

Good Energy sees pre-tax profits reach £3.3m in 2013

Green Energy PlugWiltshire-based green energy supplier Good Energy has revealed that it saw its pre-tax profits more than double in 2013, having attracted around 14,500 new customers during the past 12 months. Good Energy's total customer base rose by 32 per cent, which helped its pre-tax profits hit £3.3 million. The number of customers on its electricity ...

09 April

New solar farm in Lincoln set to be the biggest in the UK

Green Energy - Solar PanelsA new solar energy farm in Lincoln is being touted as the largest of its kind in the country after it was granted planning permission. The solar farm at an old RAF base in Faldingworth is set to be the size of 210 football pitches with 196,000 panels. Although it has not yet officially confirmed ...

02 April

Good Energy's new Hampole wind farm starts to generate electricity

Green Energy - Turbines WindmillsGreen energy supplier, Good Energy, has revealed that its brand new South Yorkshire wind farm has begun generating and exporting renewable electricity. Located in the village of Hampole, near Doncaster, the wind farm cost around £16 million to construct, features four turbines and  has a total generation capacity of 8.2MW - enough electricity to power ...

21 March

Good Energy trials new smartphone app for HomeGen customers

Green Energy PlugGreen energy supplier Good Energy has unveiled a new smart phone app designed to allow customers to easily claim incentive payments on the energy they generate from solar panels fitted to their homes. The app will initially launch on a trial basis and will support the supplier's HomeGen scheme. This scheme allows customers with domestic ...