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Gas price spike to add £29 billion to UK electricity bills next year

Ember forecasts an extraordinary increase in electricity prices when compared to government projections.

  • United Kingdom
  • Europe
  • Gas
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UK biomass emits more CO2 than coal

Analysis by Ember finds that burning wood is the electricity sector’s second largest CO2 emitter after fossil gas.

  • United Kingdom
  • Europe
  • Bioenergy
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Response to National Grid’s FES2022 call for evidence

The assumption that burning biomass is carbon neutral and that the addition of CCS means that BECCS generates negative emissions is highly problematic.

  • United Kingdom
  • Bioenergy
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British public and businesses back clean power 2035

British public and businesses back clean power 2035. Fuel poverty and the climate crisis are worsened by the UK’s reliance on fossil gas power.

  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • G7
  • G20
  • Gas
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Fossil gas costs drive UK electricity price increases

UK electricity prices have tripled in the last year, with 86% of this caused by the soaring costs of fossil gas imports.

  • United Kingdom
  • Europe
  • Gas
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The UK Clean Power Plan

Comparative analysis by Ember shows that a UK gas phase-out in the power sector is possible by 2035 or before.

  • United Kingdom
  • Europe
  • Gas
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Clean power by 2035 to meet climate targets says National Grid

Less than 1% unabated fossil fuels and at least 80% wind and solar in the power mix required to meet UK climate targets in National Grid’s new analysis.

  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • G7
  • G20
  • Wind
  • Solar
  • Gas
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Top 15 Wind and Solar Power Countries in 2020

Analysis following Ember's Global Electricity Review reveals the highest national shares of wind and solar globally.

  • Germany
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • Europe
  • Wind
  • Solar
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The Role of Biomass in Achieving Net Zero: Call for Evidence

Further research is needed to understand the biomass supply chain before the country embarks on a commercial-scale BECCS project in the UK.

  • United Kingdom
  • Bioenergy