Few people would have predicted in 2010 that by the end of the decade, electricity generation from renewables would outpace nuclear.
Britain greets a new decade with substantially cleaner electricity, but challenges lie ahead to decarbonise its transport and heating.
Evidence from the UK and around the world suggests private ownership results in more efficient companies, more investment and more renewable energy.
The most vulnerable people bear the brunt of an ineffective energy system that prioritises profit over the consumer.
Just one small part of the UK’s energy future.
The UK has made huge progress in decarbonising its energy mix, but the hard work has just begun.
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But electric vehicles will pose a significant challenge over the next decade.
A better tomorrow?
Brexit may be an unexpected boon for the UK's climate leadership. Here's how the UK can seize the initiative.
The UK's "illegal" backup power subsidy scheme effectively subsidised fossil fuel power generation. Lets use the hiatus to build a more flexible, low carbon energy system.
Low level carbon monoxide poisoning leads to a wide range of nonspecific but significant symptoms – making it very difficult to detect.
Energy experts are getting excited about a proposed solar farm in Kent and what it could mean for a clean energy future.
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As coal continues to collapse, large new wind farms are coming online. Electricity generated in Britain is the cleanest it's ever been.
The legacy of the dirtiest of fuels – coal – has the potential to deliver a low carbon energy future.
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The country's electricity is now the cleanest it has been in 60 years.
The government promises cash for communities that accept fracking, but cannot know whether it can keep that promise or not.
The first flower grown on the International Space Station.
Have some much needed non-Brexit news.
Britain's future could be bright – but first the grid needs a major upgrade.
Because knowledge is power.
Small nuclear reactors are one step closer to powering the UK's future energy requirements.
Numerous milestones have been reached over the past year as the coal is ditched for lower-carbon alternatives.
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Imagine a wind turbine, but underwater, not fixed to the seabed, and able to work 24/7.
Each lump is an effective – if dirty – primary battery.
Fancy new battery technology is great – but still far off the scale required to put a serious dent in carbon usage.
Who cares if you left the gas on?
The international gas market was once constrained by pipelines and long-term trade deals. Now, it is rapidly globalising. Cross-border trade and investment in gas is growing, and national gas markets are…