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UK’s Solar Power Generation

The UK’s solar panels generated more electricity than coal for the first time. On Saturday 9 April, solar generated 29 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity, 4% of the total power used that day and more than the 21GWh output from coal (3% of demand). This pattern was repeated on Sunday, with solar (6%) outpacing coal […]

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UK Renewable Power Generation and Grid Carbon Intensity

Since 2nd June 2015 we have been monitoring the contribution of renewable power generation and carbon intensity of the UK National Grid. A ‘spot’ reading is taken at midday each day. The addition of wind, solar and hydro-power to existing power generation (gas, coal and nuclear) is starting to make real inroads into the average […]

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To Frac or not to Frac?

As a Renewable Energy consultancy, we should probably be firmly opposed to Shale gas exploration in the UK. At Carbon Zero Consulting, we believe that for the next 30 – 40 years, while renewable and nuclear power technology capacity is expanded, there will be a major gap in readily available power generation capacity as old, […]

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