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Battery storage phenomenon predicted to hit the UK

Iain Hibbert
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In an interview with Business Green, MD of Chinese battery storage giant BYD (Build Your Dreams), Tom Zhao, says that making renewable energy more accessible is the key to growing the sector as a whole and he believes that the UK has great potential when it...

2017 was the UK's "greenest" year for electricity

Iain Hibbert
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National Grid statistics show that, thanks to a boost in renewable power, the UK had its greenest year ever in 2017, breaking thirteen clean energy records. Overall in 2017, renewable energy sources outstripped coal plant production three-fold, beating the...

Powering past coal: what this means for the renewable energy sector

Iain Hibbert
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At the One Planet summit in Paris earlier this month, French president Emmanuel Macron led a meeting of minds from 50 countries to discuss worldwide action against climate change ahead of 2020, the year the Paris Agreement is due to come into force. One of...

Electric car charging points in every new home?

Iain Hibbert
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Under new EU proposals, potentially every new or refurbished house in Europe must be equipped with an electric vehicle charging point from 2019. This draft EU directive follows the recent proposals by Norway, Holland and Germany that by 2025 (2030 for...

Battery storage leads charge to a smart renewable energy future

Iain Hibbert
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One of the main barriers to the renewable energy revolution has been the unpredictable nature of energy created from natural resources – the sun does not always shine, the wind does not always blow and the tide does not always turn. For this reason...

Energy decisions leave landowners confused

Edd Johnson
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In recent years, many farmers and landowners have been able to take advantage of the growth in renewable energy by leasing their land to energy companies. For many, this has become a vital source of income, however, two recent decisions have left many in...