Wind power

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Coal power stations fired up and customers paid to cut energy use in UK cold snap
National Grid asks Drax and EDF to start warming three plants and says it will activate its live demand flexibility service on Monday evening

Miles Brignall

22, Jan, 2023 @10:47 PM

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This is an era of plentiful, cheap, renewable energy, but the fossil fuel dinosaurs can’t admit it | Zoe Williams
For a couple of days this month, wind power supplied over half the UK’s electricity. You wouldn’t know it, says Guardian columnist Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

20, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Cash and the crown estate: a look at the British monarchy’s funding deal
The taxpayer funded sovereign grant will not accrue extra money from the monarch’s £1bn-a-year offshore wind leases. But the crown still has revenue from oil and gas drilling rights and real estate

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

19, Jan, 2023 @4:54 PM

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King Charles grants us a windfall from wind: now it is crucial we question ownership of the seabed | Molly Scott Cato
A monarchy ‘gift’ to the Treasury should not detract from the anachronistic convention of crown estate rights over land and sea

Molly Scott Cato

19, Jan, 2023 @3:55 PM

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UK net zero report: what are its recommendations and conclusions?
What seeks to be comprehensive review actually contains huge gaps and is devastating assessment of Tories’ failures

Fiona Harvey Environment editor

19, Jan, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Sunak’s stop-start policies harming UK green investment, says net zero tsar
Exclusive: Lack of confidence in ‘inconsistent’ government is huge barrier to investors, finds Chris Skidmore

Helena Horton and Fiona Harvey

12, Jan, 2023 @4:32 PM

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Households in Yorkshire ‘most willing to live near windfarm’
Midlands and north-east of England also show strong demand, says supplier Octopus Energy

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

09, Jan, 2023 @12:00 AM

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Great Britain’s windfarm electricity at record in 2022 but gas up too
Wind-powered electricity rose to 26.8% of 2022 usage while gas-fired power, at 38.5%, continued growth as largest single source

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

06, Jan, 2023 @2:20 PM

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Energy efficiency ‘war effort’ needed to cut bills and emissions, say MPs
Ministers missed crucial opportunities but should use energy windfall tax to speed up insulation efforts, committee says

Damian Carrington Environment editor

05, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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UK sets new record for wind power generation
New record of 87.2% also set for share of electricity on grid coming from renewables and nuclear

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

03, Jan, 2023 @6:36 PM

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The 19th-century engineer who was ahead of his time on wind power
James Blyth invented a windmill in 1887 that generated electricity to light his Scottish holiday cottage

Jeremy Plester

22, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Britons save £3m by using power-hungry appliances at quieter times
National Grid push to use devices such as washing machines and dryers at low-demand periods ‘paying dividends’

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

14, Dec, 2022 @4:06 PM

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