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Renewable power accounts for nearly 8% of global electricity generation

Renewable energy is derived from resources that are not exhaustible, and its overall production and use usually generates minimal greenhouse gases. In light of the current greenhouse gas-driven warming of the climate and the associated impacts and risks, a global transition to low carbon energy is underway with renewable energy at the forefront. You can find further information below about the technologies, costs and current developments within each of the seven major types of renewables:

You can find a list of the latest news and articles in the section below.

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Renewables up, carbon emissions down in 2017

2018-8-1
Once again, large falls in both coal production and use, together with the continuing rise in electricity generated from renewable energy sources, were the key changes in UK energy statistics for 2017...

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Britain’s nuclear ambition must make way for renewable energy, warns commission

2018-7-11
Britain’s first independent infrastructure review has warned against plans to invest billions of pounds in new nuclear power stations in favour of cheaper wind and solar power. The National Inf...

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Supply of renewable energy minerals may be at risk

2018-7-4
The growth of renewable energy that we all welcome requires concomitant growth in the production of the unusual minerals which, for example solar PV and battery technologies, rely upon. Keith Nuthall ...

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Two new tools to remotely appraise scope for renewables

2018-6-22
Two organisations have launched software tools that should allow householders and building operators to get a first approximation of whether their home or site is suitable for installing solar and oth...

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Renewables make up 70% of new power capacity, but lag in heating and transport

2018-6-18
Renewable power made up 70% of net additions to global power generating capacity last year, according to REN21’s Renewables 2018 Global Status Report (GSR). But the report emphasises the progre...

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Technical guidance publications

G+ Safe by Design workshop report: WTG access and egress

2018
This publication is available to download for free for registered users.The latest G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation (G+) Safe by Design workshop focused on the issues associated ...

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Fuels for gas turbine engines

2018
Published by Landfall Press; Author: Eric Goodger. Since its emergence during WW2 as a viable alternative to the piston engine,the gas turbine engine has enjoyed a period of rapid development, be...

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Good practice guideline the safe management of small service vessels used in the offshore wind industry

2018
This publication is available to download for free for registered users of this website.In 2013 the G+ commissioned the development of the good practice guideline: The safe management of small service...

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G+ Safe by Design workshop report: Davit cranes

2017
This publication is available to download for free.This G+ Safe by Design workshop was focused on the design and operation of offshore wind turbine generator (WTG) transition piece (TP) mounted davit ...

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Technical workshop proceedings: Decentralised energy

2017
This publication is available to download for free by registering/logging in to this site.These proceedings provide a summary of topics presented and discussed at an EI technical workshop on decentral...

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