- The UK’s grid operator confirmed wind power generation rose 15% during 2014 from 24.5 TWh to 28.1TWh, enough to supply the needs of more than 6.7 million households. Overall, grid-connected windpower met 9.3% of the UK’s electricity demand during 2014, up from 7.8% in 2013. [Business Green]
- Planned renewable energy projects combined with energy savings could decarbonise the Scotland’s power sector by 2030, claims WWF-back study. Scotland has a separate goal of providing 100% of electricity demand from renewables by 2020, but with coal and gas still on the grid. [The Guardian]
- India has set a target for a renewable energy installed capacity of 41,400 MW by 2017 and 72,400 MW by 2022. To achieve the 2022 target, India will have to add over 40,130 MW of renewable capacity, costing about $46.22 billion. The new transmission lines needed will bring the total cost to $83.35. [AZoCleantech]
- Norway is close to agreeing on a €2 billion investment to construct a 700 km underwater power line that would allow the UK to import hydroelectric power as Britain attempts to solve its power crisis. A firm decision to build the line between the two countries would be made early this year. [Financial Times]
- For January through October, renewables accounted for 13% of US electric generation, up from 12% for 2013 according to the US Energy Information Administration. Only solar installations of 5 MW or more were counted. With smaller installations, the figure would be about 13.7%. [CleanTechnica]
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