Landmark CfD auction secures two offshore wind contracts at 37% less than the cost of Hinkley

Yesterday BEIS (Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy) confirmed the latest Contract for Difference auctions in which two major wind projects from Dong Energy and EDPR with Engie secured contracts. It said that a record amount of renewable capacity is set to generate over 3GW of electricity, enough to power 3.6 million homes.  ...

read more


£246m of energy funding for transition to low carbon economy

Further to energy funding announcements made earlier this year, Business Secretary Greg Clark has now released the Industrial Strategy, which commits over £1 billion of funding over the next four years.   The funding focuses on six key areas covering everything from healthcare and medicine to robotics, artificial intelligence, satellites, space technology and ‘materials of...

read more


Milestone day for UK energy supply with coal free production

Another milestone for UK energy supply. National Grid report a coal free 24 hours but how does this relate to wider energy trends?   Less than a month after National Grid reported that Transmission system demand for the afternoon dipped below the overnight demand for the first time ever thanks to solar generation, the UK...

read more


BEIS release energy statistics for 2016 and there are a few surprises

The Department for Business Energy and Industry Strategy (BEIS) released their annual energy report today with updated energy statistics from Q4 and the whole of 2016. The results are mixed with some good news, as coal production falls by 51% to an all time low and renewables still represent over 45% of electricity generation.   Household...

read more