Back 100 per cent renewable energy for the UK! You can directly help the campaign to ensure that the UK energy system is fully sustainable by backing us to commission and promote a study of implementation of a 100 per cent renewable energy scenario in the UK. This would be achieved within a net zero carbon scenario by 2050. We shall use this study to campaign for the adoption of a 100 per cent renewable energy target and argue that this is a practical and desirable course to take to avoid the problems associated with nuclear power and fossil fuels.
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New nuclear and gas plants ‘unnecessary’ for net zero energy system. Refraining from building new nuclear and gas plants will not have a significant impact on the overall costs of creating a net zero energy system, a new report has found. The report, compiled by Energy Systems Catapult, models six pathways to net zero by 2050, including one which would see renewable technologies meet 98 per cent of all electricity demand.
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The UK should grow its solar capacity to 210GW by 2050, unlocking a low cost transition to net zero, a new report has found. Wind and solar will need increased investment to grow to generate 98% of the electricity mix, up from 27% in 2020, according to the report, published by energy provider Good Energy with modelling from the Energy Systems Catapult (ESC). This will require over 200GW of solar, as well as 150GW of wind and 100GW of lithium-ion battery energy storage, the Renewable Nation: Pathways to a Zero Carbon Britain report has said. A substantial amount of that growth is possible by the end of this decade, with 100GW of solar and 70GW of wind needed to produce 84% of the country’s electricity by 2030. The report – which is the first to use the ESC’s Storage and Flexibility model, which itself combines long-term investment planning with hour-by-hour grid balancing – found that no new nuclear beyond that under construction currently was needed for net zero.
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