Scotland’s renewable electricity production has reached record-high levels

24/12/2013 12:19 Renewable


According to the figures published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change( DECC), last year, renewables met a record-breaking 40.3% of gross electricity consumption, increasing in comparison to 36.3% in 2011 and 24.1% in 2010, confirming the Scottish Government believes that it is on course for half of electricity use to come from renewable sources by 2015, an interim target ahead of the goal of having the sector generate the equivalent of 100% of the country's electricity needs by 2020.

Scottish renewable electricity provided 36 per cent of the UK’s renewable energy generation in 2012. Scotland continues to produce more energy than it uses, with more than 26% of electricity generated here last year being exported, figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change showed. Nuclear power provided 34.4% of electricity generated in Scotland in 2012, while about 30% came from renewables, 24.9% came from coal, 8% from gas and 2.8% from oil and other sources.

Shell to develop $10b Bonga field

13/02/2019 08:14:00

OIL giant Shell’s Bonga South West/Aparo (BSWA) deepwater project, located in Oil Mining Lease (OML) 118 in the Niger Delta, is set for development, it was learnt yesterday.


Ireland's ESB, Coillte mull 1-GW renewables development JV

13/02/2019 08:06:00

Irish energy producer and distributor ESB said on Monday it is holding bilateral discussions with local forestry company Coillte to create a renewables development joint venture targeting 1 GW of capacity by 2030.


Daily (12.02.2019): European power prices for 2020 delivery tumbled on Monday tracking weaker coal and carbon markets

12/02/2019 11:39:00

Uncertainty about the restart of the trade talks between U.S. and China outweighed the support from OPEC-led supply cuts on Monday. A strengthening dollar put more pressure on prices. Consequently, oil prices retreated, with Brent oil trading nearly 1% down at $61.51 a barrel. WTI futures edged 0.6% lower at $52.41 a barrel.