Read our top five energy related news stories from the last couple of weeks. Energy is always in the news in one way or another, from renewable energy technology advancements and the latest from the ‘big six’ energy suppliers to advancements in energy saving and sustainability. In this blog, we share more about our favourite energy news stories from the last couple of weeks:
- UK wind power tops nuclear over a whole quarter for first time: It was the second most productive form of power generation across the first three months of 2018, following gas. Read more here
- Theresa May unveils plan to halve building energy use by 2030: May said in a speech: “By making our buildings more energy efficient and embracing smart technologies, we can slash household energy bills, reduce demand for energy, and meet our targets for carbon reduction.” Read more here
- One third of global electricity needs' could be provided by the world’s tidal range: The review estimates that 5792 TWh could be produced by tidal range power plants - using tidal lagoons and barrages to convert energy from the predictable rise and fall of the world’s oceans. Read more here
- Scotland sets sight on 90% emissions reduction by 2050: The target will be legally binding, subject to the consent of the Scottish Parliament. Read more here
- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make a royal arrival in electric Jaguar: Prince Harry drove his bride Meghan Markle from Windsor Castle to nearby Frogmore House in the low carbon car, which was originally built in 1968 and has been recently converted to battery power. Read more here
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