The focus on ensuring a secure and stable energy supply presents challenges while there is uncertainty over the future direction of UK government policy
Powering the Future 2015
The coalition government committed to becoming the “greenest government ever” and in 2014 the share of UK electricity generation from renewable sources hit a new high of 19.2 per cent. Yet the UK is set to miss its European Union target of sourcing 20 per cent of all energy from renewables by 2020. This report takes a look at uncertainty over the UK energy mix, solving the country's energy "trilemma", decarbonisation, new energy storage technologies, disruptive energy innovations, and the future of wind, solar, nuclear, hydro and tidal energy
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As an island nation, the UK has a largely predictable power source on its shoreline which should not be underestimated
As a fossil fuel, coal pollutes the atmosphere, but what are the prospects in a cleaner age for this source of energy which has been a mainstay of electricity supply for so long?
Scotland’s Energy Minister has hit back at the UK government’s decision to end subsidies for new onshore wind farms a year early