ECIU & NRP Report: Renewables could meet half of UK’s electricity demands by 2030, at price parity with fossil fuels

The Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) today launched New Resource Partner’s report, subtitled A Layman’s Guide to Affordable, Flexible, Clean Power, at a press conference in Westminster with Hugo Chandler (NRP) Paul Massara (Electron), Catherine Miller (University of Exeter), James Heappey (MP Wells).

A report commissioned by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) from New Resource Partners finds that an electricity system featuring 50% of generation from wind and solar can keep Britain’s lights on even during an extreme three-week ‘wind lull’ in the middle of winter. And the cost of such a system would be no higher than expanding use of gas-fired power stations.

The report highlights the importance of the four ‘flexibility mechanisms’ – demand shifting, storage, international trade and flexible power plants – as features of the smart grid.

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You can view the full report via this link.


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