Renewables drove global power additions in 2021

Renewable Energy

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) says renewable energy continued to grow and gain momentum despite global uncertainties. By the end of 2021, global renewable generation capacity amounted to 3,064 Gigawatt (GW), increasing the stock of renewable power by 9.1 per cent. Although hydropower accounted for the largest share of the global total renewable generation […]

COP26: Call made for renewable energy job creation

More than 130 renewable energy leaders, under the auspices of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Coalition for Action, have launched a Call to Action for COP26, encouraging all governments at national, regional, and local levels to ensure access to high-quality, sustainable jobs during the energy transition. Limiting the earth’s temperature rise to 1.5oC by […]

GUEST BLOG: Wind energy sector growth – UK & beyond

Renewable Energy

By Hire Torque Globally, we’re constantly moving towards greener initiatives in order to safeguard valuable resources and protect the planet. In the past, we have been heavily reliant on fossil fuels like coal and gas. Formed over millions of years, our rate of consumption makes these energy sources unsustainable, driving us to develop more environmentally […]

Industry Spotlight: Delivering renewable heat – a 2020 vision…

In my previous column, I looked back on the renewable energy targets that were set across the UK in 2009 and looked ahead to consider the likelihood of these being met by 2020. The biomass heat sector is experiencing low growth at present, primarily due to the collapse in fossil fuel prices and continuing RHI […]

UEA: Investment in energy storage ‘vital’…

Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) has suggested that government subsidies should be used to encourage investment in energy storage systems if renewable power is to be fully integrated into the sector. The research, led by Dr Konstantinos Chalvatzis and Dr Dimitris Zafirakis of the university’s Norwich Business School and published in the […]