- Coal generated a record low 6% of the UK’s electricity this spring, official figures show. The share of coal in the power mix fell from 20% in the same period last year. Ferrybridge C, in West Yorkshire, and Longannet, in Scotland, have both closed, and Drax, in North Yorkshire, has switched from the fossil fuel to burning biomass. [The Guardian]
- Despite unprecedented policy uncertainty across the region, Europe is expected to install more than 140 GW of wind capacity over the next ten years, according to new analysis from MAKE Consulting. According to the Europe Power Outlook 2016, about 60% of the new installations will be erected in Northern Europe. [CleanTechnica]
- Grassroots Solar of Dorset, Vermont, announced an exclusive partnership with industry leader sonnenBatterie, Inc, an energy storage company based in Germany. The sonnenBatterie system works with new or existing solar systems to store excess power, and will feed the household’s electrical needs when the power is out. [Vermont Biz]
- New York Governor Andrew M Cuomo announced the completion of Long Island’s 35,000th residential solar project, marking a 320% growth in solar over the last four years. The Governor’s Clean Energy Standard would supply 50% of the state’s electricity from renewable energy resources by 2030. [LongIsland.com]
- The UK has signed its £18 billion contract with France and China to build the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, giving the final go-ahead for construction at the site in Somerset. The deal was finalized at a low-key ceremony in London, just two months after Theresa May put the entire project under review. [The Guardian]
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