Community Renewables

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A transition to renewable energy sources on a local scale, focusing on Yorkshire. Community projects to introduce and use renewable resources such as solar and wind to reduce to carbon footprint of institutions, organisations and businesses in Yorkshire.

Jan 18

Analysis: Low-carbon sources generated more UK electricity than fossil fuels in 2017 - Carbon Brief

2017 was a milestone for clean electricity in the UK - Climate Action Programme

Britain has broken 13 clean energy records in 2017, putting it on course to be the greenest year ever. - WWF

Oct 17

Clean Growth Strategy

Northern Energy Strategy launched

Giant battery comes online at Sheffield biomass plant

Government announce £557m of support for green energy

Solar leads the charge in another record year for renewables

£2m Centre of Excellence for the offshore wind industry launched

Sept 17

'Winds of change are blowing and Yorkshire has golden chance to reap benefits of renewable energy'

Fracking, nuclear and wind: which would you rather have in your backyard?

Backlash after report claims that wind and solar are cheaper than biomass

DONG's Hornsea Two cost cut in half

August 2017

New power station station in North Lincolnshire seeks go-ahead to generate more electricity

Nearly 140 countries could be powered entirely by wind, solar and water by 2050

The Impact of BREXIT on Energy in the North - IPPR North report

July 2017

Enabling Investment in Established Low Carbon Electricity Generation - Arup

World's first floating offshore wind farm in Scotland - BBC video

Danish offshore wind electrical firm opens first UK office in Hull

First blades leave Hull for Race

National Grid's Future Energy Scenarios 2017 launched

Germany increases proportion of power from renewable sources to 35%

June 2017

Transformation Moment - Can Britain make it to the Age of Clean? - Alan Simpson

Meeting Carbon Budgets: Closing the policy gap 2017 Report to Parliament - Committee for Climate Change

UK onshore output soars 20%

Mar 2017

UK breaks solar energy record on sunny March weekend - Business Green

Solar power growth leaps by 50% worldwide thanks to US and China - Guardian

Feb 2017

Green energy is evolving, so why aren’t the attitudes of ministers? - Independent

Wind and solar power are disrupting electricity systems - The Economist

Bumper year for UK offshore wind construction in 2016 - Energy Live News

Humber Renewables Awards 2017 finalists revealed - Hull Daily Mail

Community Energy England State of the Sector survey - deadline 20 February

UK offshore wind 'will lower energy bills' more than nuclear - Guardian

Over 86% of new power installations in Europe were from renewable energy, says WindEurope report

Research, reports and briefings

Unleashing Europe’s offshore wind potential - A new resource assessment - Wind Europe - June 17

Renewable energy - keeping the UK's lights on - Friends of the Earth - March 17

The renewable energy century - Friends of the Earth - November 2016