Current renewable energy deployment trends suggest the power sector remains off track to deliver the emissions reductions required to meet global climate goals, but a new report from UCL’s Institute for Sustainable Resources has argued there are considerable grounds for optimism that net zero emission power networks can be engineered in the coming decades. The report, which was released late last week, acknowledges that while a linear extrapolation of renewables deployment trends suggests the sector is off track to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, clean power electricity generation is in fact set to meet Paris-consistent benchmarks if growth is extended against an ‘S-curve’ dynamic that has been observed in technological transfomations of the past.
Business Green 12th Oct 2020 read more »
Energy suppliers can claim to offer environmentally-friendly green tariffs by paying as little as 93p per customer per year to renewable power plants, it has emerged. Companies which supply electricity to Britons can buy green energy certificates cheaply from wind farms and hydroelectric power stations. They then have the right to call their tariffs ‘renewable’, even if the power they’re supplying might come from ‘dirty’ fuel such as wood pellets and other non-renewable sources.
Daily Mail 11th Oct 2020 read more »