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  • Electricity generation from renewable sources rose to a record high last year, accounting for an estimated one-third of the UK total, according to analysis by Carbon Brief.Adding the contribution of nuclear plants, low carbon sources supplied just over half (53%) of UK generation in 2018, with the s...

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  • The regulation of electricity needs to be redesigned to meet the challenges of decarbonisation, and to realise a ‘decarbonisation dividend’, according to a new report: ReDesigning Regulation.The report suggests that the impact of decarbonisation, decentralisation and digitalisation requires a manage...

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  • To coincide with the tenth anniversary of the Climate Change Act receiving Royal Assent in the UK in November 2008, the Energy Institute convened a ‘virtual panel’ of ten figures who were in leading positions at the time - six of them now Fellows of the EI - to reflect on how it came to pass, what i...

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  • Installed power line length and capacity around the world will triple by 2050 to meet the growth in electrification and in new renewables, suggests a new report by DNV GL.The company says ‘massive’ expansion is expected in the world’s electricity transmission and distribution systems, thanks to the ...

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  • Electricity demand fell by 0.8% in 2017 from 356.7 TWh in 2016 to 353.8 TWh in 2017. A breakdown of the electricity demand shows losses accounted for 7.5% and final consumption accounted for 85%. Final consumption decreased by 1% in 2017 largely due to warmer temperatures (the average daily temperat...

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  • Although there is much attention being given to tidal stream power plants, which depend on flowing seawater, tidal range technology – barrages and lagoons which rely on the rise and fall of the tides – is more established and has a very large global potential. Bangor University’s Dr Simon Neill has ...

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  • Production of electricity from hydroelectric plants has increased on average 0.6% per year from 1990 to 2017. There has been a rapid growth of electricity generation from other renewable sources from 1990 to 2017 which has caused a decrease in the share of electricity produced from hydro from 89.4% ...

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  • Electricity production from renewables sources (excluding generation from pumped storage plants) reached 2731.8 TWh in 2017. The US produced 720.4 TWh of electricity from renewables in 2017 which was the highest of all countries followed by Canada with 443.1 TWh then Germany with 218.3 TWh. Renewabl...

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  • Between 1990 and 2017 electricity from solar photovoltaics and solar thermal increased from 748 GWh to 280,087 GWh. Solar photovoltaics was the fastest growing of all renewable electricity technologies with a 34.8% annual growth rate. In 2017 the USA produced the most solar PV electricity follo...

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  • Geothermal electricity is the 4th largest source of renewable electricity. In 2017 the US was the highest producer with a share of 34.9% of the OECD total, New Zealand was the second highest producer with a share of 14.4% and Italy was the third highest producer with a share of 11.9%. The average an...

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