Renewables cover record 44% of Northern Ireland's power demand in 12 months

09/09/2019 11:35 Renewable


Renewable energy sources in Northern Ireland met 44% of the country’s total power consumption in the 12 months to June 2019, setting an all-time record, new statistics show.

The figures, released by the Department for the Economy on Thursday, indicate an increase of 7.4 percentage points in the share of renewables when compared to the previous period between July 2017 and June 2018. Renewables generation stood at 3,426 GWh and the country’s total electricity consumption reached 7,788 GWh.


The 44% share represents the “highest rolling 12-month proportion on record,” while the rolling 12-month average percentage of power consumption covered with renewables passed the 40% threshold for the first time in January-December 2018, with 40.7% achieved.


Wind power provided 85.3% of the overall renewables generation in the 12 months ended June 2019, up from 83.9% in the previous period. The share of solar stood at 3.2%, while that of biomass at 3.6%.


Biogas from Organic Waste could Cover 20% of World Gas Fuel Demand

24/03/2020 10:19:00

Energy produced from organic waste could cover a fifth of global gas fuel demand in the form of low-carbon biogas and biomethane, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).


Russia Moves In On European Gas Markets As Oil Prices Crash

24/03/2020 10:15:00

Russia sees a silver lining in the oil price collapse—it now believes that the oil price war will help it win the war for natural gas market share in Europe. Russia’s gas giant Gazprom, the single largest supplier of natural gas to Europe, has watched with apprehension the growing volumes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States that have arrived on European shores over the past two years.


Total to slash over $2.5 billion from E&P business as oil crisis bites

24/03/2020 10:07:00

In an effort to alleviate the concequences of the recent oil price plunge, French oil major Total has revealed its plan to reduce the capex for 2020 by more than $3 billion and save about $800 million in operating costs compared to 2019. Total will also suspend its buyback program.